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Occupational Therapist Schools
  • Universities and colleges: 74 schools, 74 programs
    • National: 12 schools
    • Public: 9 schools
    • Private: 53 schools
  • Junior colleges: 5schools, 5 programs
    • Private: 5schools
  • Vocational schools: 109 schools, 121programs
    • National and public: 1 school, 1 program
    • Private: 108schools, 120programs
    • 3-year: 62 programs
  • 4-year: 58 programs
  • Total: 188 schools, 200 programs

The asterisk (*) in the section which tells ‘WFOT Approval’ shows the new schools which has no graduates so far.

Prefecture Name of School / University Year 
Begun
Student  capacity Duration Post grad. Course Available WFOT Approval
Aichi Aichi College of Well-being and Rehabilitation 2005 40 3years  ○
Aichi Medical College 2008 40 3years
Chubu University 2010 40 4years Master
Fujita Health University 2004 40 4years Master, Doctor
International Institute of Medical Therapy 2003 40 3years
Nagoya College of Physical & Occupational Therapy 2002 40 4years
Nagoya Isen College of Medical Care & Welfare 2008 40 4years
2008 Closed 4years
Nagoya University 1984 20 4years Master, Doctor
National Hospital Organization Higashi-Nagoya National Hospital, School of Occupational Therapy 1979 20 3years
Nihon Fukushi University 2008 40 4years
Seijoh University 2002 40 4years Master
Semui College Group, Tokai College of Medical Sciences 2007 40 3years
Nagoya Iken Sports 2016 40 3years *
Akita Akita University 1990 18 4years Master, Doctor
Aomori Hirosaki University 1980 20 4years Master, Doctor
Hirosaki University of Health and Welfare 2009 40 4years
Tohoku Medical College 2003 30 4years
Chiba Chiba Kashiwa Rehabilitation College 2001 40 3years  ○
Chiba Medical Welfare College 1998 30 4years
Chiba Prefectual University of Health Sciences 2009 25 4years
Teikyo Heisei University 2008 40 4years
Yachiyo Rehabilitation College 2004 40 3years
International University of Health and Welfare: School of Health Science at Narita 2016 40 4years *
Ehime Ehime Juzen School of Allied Medical Professions 1981 40 3years
Kawahara Medical Science Institute 2007 40 4years
Shikoku Chuo Medical and Welfare General College 2007 40 3years
South Ehime Medical Academy 2013 30 3years
Fukui Fukui Health Science University 2017 40 4years  *
Fukuoka International University of Health and Welfare (Fukuoka) 2005 40 4years Master, Doctor
Aso Rehabilitation College Day 2001 40 3years
Night 2002 40 4years
Fukuoka Iken 2008 40 4years
Fukuoka International College of Health and Welfare 2001 40 3years
Fukuoka Rehabilitation College 2002 40 4years
Fukuoka Tenjin Medical Rehabilitation Academy 2003 40 3years
Fukuoka Wajiro School of Rehabilitation 2007 40 3years
Kitakyushu Rehabilitation College 2003 40 3years
Kokura School of Rehabilitation 2004 40 3years
Kurume Rehabilitation Institute 2003 40 4years
Kyusyu Medical Sports Vocational School 2017 40 3years  *
Kyushu Nutrition Welfare University 2011 40 4years Master
Teikyo University, Fukuoka Faculty of Medical Technology 2005 40 4years
Yanagawa Rehabilitation School 1990 40 4years
Fukushima Koriyama Tohto Academy Educational Fundation 1998 40 4years
Gifu Gifu Junior College of Health Science 2011 30 3years
Heisei College of Health Sciences 2014 40 3years
Sunvillage International Health and Welfare College 1998 40 3years
Gunma Gunma University 1984 20 4years Master, Doctor
Gunma University of Health and Welfare 2012 25 4years
Maebashi Medical Welfare College 2001 40 4years
Ota College of Medical Technology 2002 40 4years
Hiroshima Fukuyama Medical Welfare College 2002 40 4years
Hiroshima Cosmopolitan University 2013 40 4years
Hiroshima International University 2011 40 4years
Hiroshima University 1992 30 4years Master, Doctor
IWAD Environmental Welfare and Rehabilitation College (Night Course) 2017 35 3years *
Prefectural University of Hiroshima 1995 30 4years Master
Hokkaido Health Sciences University of Hokkaido 2013 40 4years Master, Doctor
Hokkaido Bunkyo University 2007 40 4years
Hokkaido Chitose College of Rehabilitation 2017 40 4years *
Hokkaido Rehabilitation College 1996 40 4years
Hokkaido University 1981 18 4years Master, Doctor
Hokuto College of Health and Welfare 1996 30 4years
Japan Health Care College 2015 40 4years *
Sapporo College of Rehabilitation Sciences 2001 40 4years
Sapporo Medical Technology Welfare Dental School 2016 40 3years *
Sapporo Medical Rehabilitation College Day 2008 40 3years
Night 2008 40 3years
Sapporo Medical University 1983 20 4years Master, Doctor
Hyogo Heisei Rehabilitation College Day 2006 30 3years
Night 2006 30 3years
Himeji Dokkyo University 2006 40 4years
Hyogo University of Health Sciences 2007 40 4years Master
Kansai Rehabilitation College 2001 40 3years
Kobe College of Medical Welfare 2008 40 4years
Kobe Co-Medical College 2000 40 3years
Kobe University 1982 20 4years
Kobegakuin University 2005 40 4years Master, Doctor
Hakuhoukai Medical Technical School Ako 2005 40 3years
Ibaraki AHRU Medical Care and Welfare Professional Training College 2001 40 4years
Ibaraki Prefectural University of Health Sciences 1995 40 4years Master, Doctor
Ishikawa Kanazawa Rehabilitation Academy 2000 40 3years
Kanazawa University 1979 20 4years Master, Doctor
Kinjo University 2013 35 4years Master, Doctor
School of Nanao International medical and Welfare College 2007 35 3years
Iwate Iwate Rehabilitation College 1980 40 3years
Kagawa Anabuki Rehabilitation College 2002 40 3years
Shikoku Medical College 1997 36 4years
Kagoshima Kagoshima Daiichi Medical Treatment Rehabilitation College 2002 40 3years
Kagoshima Medical Professional College Day 1996 40 4years
Night 2003 40 4years
Kagoshima University 1986 20 4years Master, Doctor
Kamimua Gakuen Vocational College 1996 40 3years
Kanagawa Chigasaki Rehabilitation College 1998 30 4years
International University of Health and Welfare at Odawara 2006 80 4years
Kanagawa University of Human Services 2003 20 4years Master
Kitasato University 1994 40 4years Master, Doctor
Shonan University of Medical Sciences 2015 40 4years *
Showa University 1997 30 4years Master, Doctor
Yokohama College of Rehabilitation 1998 40 4years
Yokohama YMCA College 2002 40 4years
Kochi Kochi Rehabilitation Institute 1993 40 4years
Tosa Rehabilitation College 1993 40 4years
Kumamoto Kumamoto College of Medical Care and Rehabilitation 1981 40 4years
Kumamoto Ekimae Nursing and Rehabilitation College 2008 40 4years
Kumamoto Health Science University 2007 40 4years Master
Kyushu Chuo Rehabilitation Gakuin 2006 40 4years
Medical College Seishoukan 2000 40 4years  ○
Kyoto Bukkyo University 2006 40 4years
Kyoto College of Medical & Health 2012 40 4years
Kyoto University 1982 18 4years Master, Doctor
Mie Humanitec medical and welfare college 1999 40 4years
Miyagi Sendai School of Health and Welfare 2007 40 4years
Sendai Seiyo Gakuin College 2013 40 3years
Sendai Rehabilitation College 2003 25 3years
Tohoku Bunka Gakuen University 1999 60 4years Master, Doctor
Tohoku Fukushi University 2008 40 4years
Tohoku Medical Care College 2011 40 3years
Miyazaki Kyusyu University of Health and Welfare 1999 40 4years Master, Doctor
Miyazaki Hokenfukushi Training School 2004 35 3years
Nagano Nagano University of Health and Medicine 40 4years
2015
Shinshu University 1983 18 4years Master, Doctor
Nagasaki Nagasaki Medical College 1997 40 3years
Nagasaki Rehabilitation College 2006 40 3years  ○
Nagasaki University 1985 18 4years Master, Doctor
Nara Kansai Gakken Medical Welfare College 1998 40 3years
Hakuho College 2016 40 3years *
Niigata Niigata University of Rehabilitation 2013 40 4years Master
Niigata University of Health and Welfare 2001 40 4years Master, Doctor
Seiryou Rehabilitation College 1995 40 3years
Oita Oita College of Rehabilitation 1995 30 3years
Toka Medical Skills College 2001 30 3years
Okayama Kawasaki Junior College of Rehabilitation 1974 20 3years
Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare 1995 40 4years Master, Doctor
Kibi International University 1995 40 4years Master, Doctor
Okayama Institute for Medical and Technical Sciences 1992 40 3years
Tamano Institute of Health and Human Services 2001 40 4years
Okinawa Okinawa College of Rehabilitation and Welfare Day 1993 30 3years
Night 2003 30 4years
Ryukyu Rehabilitation Academy Day 2002 40 3years
Night 2004 40 3years
Osaka Aino University 2004 40 4years
Hanna Central College of Rehabilitation 1996 40 3years
Kansai University of Welfare Sciences 2011 50 4years Master
Minoh Gakuen Fukushihoiku Technical College 1998 40 3years
Morinomiya University of Medical Sciences 2016 40 4years *
Osaka College of Medical & Welfare Day 2002 40 3years
Night 2002 40 4years
Osaka College of Rehabilitation Night 2013 40 3years
Osaka Health Science University 2009 30 4years Master
Osaka Isen College of Medical Care & Welfare Day 2000 40 4years
Night 2000 40 4years
Osaka Kawasaki Rehabiritation University 2006 60 4years
Osaka Prefecture University 1994 25 4years Master, Doctor
Shijonawate Gakuen University 2005 40 4years
Yamato University 2014 40 4years
Saga Nishikyushu University 2007 40 4years Master
Technical School of Medical and Welfare Ryokuseikan 1995 40 4years
Saitama Ageo Central Medical College 2006 40 3years
Bunkyo Gakuin University 2006 40 4years Master
Mejiro University 2005 60 4years Master
Nihon Institute of Medical Science 2007 40 4years
Saitama Prefectural University 1999 40 4years Master, Doctor
Shiga Shiga School of Medical Technology 1996 40 3years  ○
Shimane Matsue Co-Medical College 2002 40 3years
Rehabilitation College Shimane 1998 40 4years
Shimane Rehabilitation College 1998 30 4years
Shizuoka Fuji Rehabilitation Institute 2005 40 3years
Seirei Christpher University 2004 30 4years Master, Doctor
Shizuoka College of Medicalcare Science 1996 40 3years
Tokoha University 2011 40 4years
Tochigi International University of Health and Welfare at Otawara 1995 80 4years Master, Doctor
Maronie College of Health & Welfare Sciences 2000 24 4years
Tokushima Tokushima College of Medical Sciences and Welfare 1993 40 3years
Tokushima Kensyokai College of Health and Social Care 2000 40 3years
Tokyo Japanese School of Technology for Social Medicine 1980 35 4years
Kanto Rehabilitation College Night 2000 40 4years
Kyorin University 2011 54 4years Master, Doctor
School of Nihon Rehabilitation College Day 2000 35 4years
Night 1997 35 4years
Shoei Rehabilitation College Day 2004 40 3years
Night 2005 40 4years
Syuto Iko College of Medical Care & Welfare Day 2009 40 4years
Night 2009 40 4years
Tama Rehabilitation Academy 1996 40 3years
Teikyo Heisei University 2002 60 4years Master, Doctor
Tokyo College of Welfare Day 1998 40 3years
Night 2001 40 3years
Tokyo Metropolitan University 1986 40 4years Master, Doctor
Tokyo University of Technology School of Health Sciences Department of Occupational Thrapy 2010 40 4years
Tokyo YMCA College of Human Care 2000 30 3years
University of Tokyo Health Sciences 2012 30 4years
Tottori Tottori City College of Medical Nurse 2015 40 3years
YMCA College of Medical & Human Services in Yonago 1994 40 4years
Toyama Toyama College of Medical & Human Services 1996 30 3years
Toyama Rehabilitation Medical Health & Welfare College 2017 40 4years *
Yamagata Yamagata College of Medical & Sciences 1995 40 4years
Yamagata Prefectural University of Health Sciences 1997 20 4years Master
Yamaguchi Yamaguchi Allied Health College 1996 40 4years
YIC Rehabilitation College 2003 40 4years
Yamanashi Health Science University 2003 80 4years
Teikyo University of Science 2008 40 4years