Occupational Therapy Education Programs

Occupational Therapy Education Programs

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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: 5 schools
  • Vocational schools: 109 schools, 121 programs
    • National and public: 1 school, 1 program
    • Private: 108 schools, 120 programs
    • 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 National Hospital Organization Higashi-Nagoya National Hospital, School of Occupational Therapy 1979 20 3 years  
Nagoya University 1984 20 4 years Master, Doctor
Seijoh University 2002 40 4 years Master
Nagoya College of Physical & Occupational Therapy 2002 40 4 years    
International Institute of Medical Therapy 2003 40 3 years  
Fujita Health University 2004 45 4 years Master, Doctor
Aichi College of Well-being and Rehabilitation 2005 40 3 years  
Semui College Group, Tokai College of Medical Sciences 2007 40 3 years    
Nihon Fukushi University 2008 40 4 years  
Aichi Medical College 2008 40 3 years  
Nagoya Isen College of Medical Care & Welfare 2008 40 4 years    
Chubu University 2010 40 4 years Master
Nagoya College of Medical Health 2016 40 3 years    

 

Prefecture Name of School / University Year
Begun
Student capacity Duration Post grad. Course Available WFOT Approval
Akita Akita University 1990 18 4 years Master, Doctor
Aomori Hirosaki University 1980 20 4 years Master, Doctor
Tohoku Medical College 2003 30 4 years  
Hirosaki University of Health and Welfare 2009 40 4 years  

 

 

Prefecture Name of School / University Year
Begun
Student capacity Duration Post grad. Course Available WFOT Approval
Chiba Chiba Medical Welfare College 1998 30 4 years  
Chiba Kashiwa Rehabilitation College 2001 40 3 years  
Yachiyo Rehabilitation College 2004 40 3 years  
Teikyo Heisei University 2008 40 4 years  
Chiba Prefectual University of Health Sciences 2009 25 4 years  
International University of Health and Welfare 2016 40 4 years   *
Ehime Ehime Juzen School of Allied Medical Professions 1981 40 3 years  
Shikoku Chuo Medical and Welfare General College 2007 40 3 years    
Kawahara Medical Science Institute 2007 40 4 years    
South Ehime Medical Academy 2013 30 3 years    
Fukui Fukui University of Health Sciences 2017 40 4 years   *
Fukuoka Yanagawa Rehabilitation School 1990 40 3 years  
Aso Rehabilitation College Day 2001 40 3 years  
Night 2002 40 4 years  
Fukuoka Rehabilitation College 2002 40 4 years    
Fukuoka Tenjin Medical Rehabilitation Academy 2003 40 3 years    
Kitakyushu Rehabilitation College 2003 40 3 years  
Kurume Rehabilitation Institute 2003 40 4 years  
Kokura School of Rehabilitation 2004 40 3 years  
International University of Health and Welfare (Fukuoka) 2005 40 4 years Master, Doctor
Teikyo University, Fukuoka Faculty of Medical Technology 2005 40 4 years  
Fukuoka Wajiro School of Rehabilitation 2007 40 3 years  
Fukuoka College of Medical Health 2008 40 4 years  
Kyushu Nutrition Welfare University 2011 40 4 years Master
Kyusyu Medical Sports Vocational School 2017 40 3 years   *
Fukuoka International College of Health and Welfare 2019 40 4 years   *
Fukushima Koriyama Tohto Academy Educational Fundation 1998 40 4 years  
Isyo Sosei University 2019 40 4 years   *

 

 

Prefecture Name of School / University Year
Begun
Student capacity Duration Post grad. Course Available WFOT Approval
Gifu Sunvillage International Health and Welfare College 1998 40 3 years    
Gifu Junior College of Health Science 2011 30 3 years  
Heisei College of Health Sciences 2014 40 3 years  
Gunma Gunma University 1984 20 4 years Master, Doctor
Maebashi Medical Welfare College 2001 40 4 years    
Ota College of Medical Technology 2002 40 4 years    
Gunma University of Health and Welfare 2012 35 4 years  
Hiroshima Hiroshima University 1992 30 4 years Master, Doctor
Prefectural University of Hiroshima 1995 30 4 years Master
Fukuyama Medical College 2002 40 4 years    
Hiroshima International University 2011 40 4 years  
Hiroshima Cosmopolitan University 2013 40 4 years  
Hiroshima International Medical Welfare Vocational School Night 2017 35 3 years   *

 

 

Prefecture Name of School / University Year
Begun
Student capacity Duration Post grad. Course Available WFOT Approval
Hokkaido Hokkaido University 1981 18 4 years Master, Doctor
Sapporo Medical University 1983 20 4 years Master, Doctor
Hokuto Professional Training College of Health and Welfare 1996 30 4 years  
Hokkaido Rehabilitation College 1996 40 4 years  
Sapporo College of Rehabilitation Sciences 2001 40 4 years  
Hokkaido Bunkyo University 2007 40 4 years  
Sapporo Medical Rehabilitation College Day 2008 40 3 years    
Evening 2008 40 3 years    
Health Sciences University of Hokkaido 2013 40 4 years Master, Doctor
Japan Health Care College 2015 40 4 years  
Sapporo Medical Technology Welfare Dental School 2016 40 3 years    
Hokkaido Chitose College of Rehabilitation 2017 30 4 years   *
Hyogo Kobe University 1982 20 4 years  
Kobe Co-Medical College 2000 40 3 years  
Kansai Rehabilitation College 2001 40 3 years  
Hakuhoukai Medical Technical School Ako 2005 40 3 years    
Kobegakuin University 2005 40 4 years Master, Doctor
Heisei Rehabilitation College Day 2006 30 3 years    
Night 2006 30 3 years    
Himeji Dokkyo University 2006 40 4 years  
Hyogo University of Health Sciences 2007 40 4 years Master
Kobe College of Medical Welfare, Sanda Campas 2008 40 4 years    
Himeji Medical College 2018 40 3 years   *
Prefecture Name of School / University Year
Begun
Student capacity Duration Post grad. Course Available WFOT Approval
Ibaraki Ibaraki Prefectural University of Health Sciences 1995 40 4 years Master, Doctor
AHRU Medical Care and Welfare 2001 40 4 years  
Ishikawa Kanazawa University
(Formaly: School of Allied Medical Professions, Kanazawa University, 1979.4 – 1996.3)
1979 20 4 years Master, Doctor
Kanazawa Rehabilitation Academy 2000 40 3 years  
School of Nanao International medical and Welfare College 2007 35 3 years    
Kinjo University 2013 30 4 years Master, Doctor
Iwate Iwate Rehabilitation College 1980 40 3 years  
Kagawa Shikoku Medical College 1997 36 4 years  
Anabuki Rehabilitation College 2002 40 3 years  
Prefecture Name of School / University Year
Begun
Student capacity Duration Post grad. Course Available WFOT Approval
Kagoshima Kagoshima University 1986 20 4 years Master, Doctor
Kagoshima Medical Professional College 1996 40 4 years  
Kamimua Gakuen Vocational College
(Fortmely: Kamimura Gakuen College of Rehabilitation and Health Care, 1996.4-2010.3)
1996 40 3 years  
Kagoshima Daiichi Medical Treatment Rehabilitation College 2002 40 3 years  
Kanagawa Kitasato University 1994 40 4 years Master, Doctor
Showa University 1997 30 4 years Master, Doctor
Chigasaki Rehabilitation College 1998 30 4 years  
Yokohama College of Rehabilitation 1998 40 4 years  
Yokohama YMCA College 2002 40 4 years  
Kanagawa University of Human Services 2003 20 4 years Master
International University of Health and Welfare, Odawara campus 2006 40 4 years  
Shonan University of Medical Sciences 2015 40 4 years   *
Kochi Tosa Rehabilitation College 1993 40 4 years  
Kochi Professional University of Rehabilitation 2019 40 4 years   *
Kumamoto Kumamoto College of Medical Care and Rehabilitation 1981 40 4 years  
Medical College Seishoukan 2000 40 4 years  
Kyushu Chuo Rehabilitation Gakuin 2006 40 4 years  
Kumamoto Health Science University 2007 40 4 years Master
Kumamoto Ekimae Nursing and Rehabilitation College 2008 40 4 years  
Kyoto Kyoto University 1982 40 4 years Master, Doctor
Bukkyo University 2006 40 4 years  
Kyoto College of Medical Health 2012 40 4 years  
Kyoto Tachibana University 2018 40 4 years   *
Prefecture Name of School / University Year
Begun
Student capacity Duration Post grad. Course Available WFOT Approval
Mie Humanitec College of Rehabilitation & Soccial Welfare 1999 40 3 years    
Suzuka University of Medical Science 2019 40 4 years   *
Miyagi Tohoku Bunka Gakuen University 1999 60 4 years Master, Doctor
Sendai Rehabilitation College 2003 25 3 years  
Sendai School of Health and Welfare 2007 40 4 years  
Tohoku Fukushi University 2008 40 4 years  
Tohoku Medical Care College 2011 40 3 years  
Sendai Seiyo Gakuin College 2013 40 3 years    
Miyazaki Kyusyu University of Health and Welfare 1999 40 4 years Master, Doctor
Miyazaki Health and Welfare Academy 2004 35 3 years    
Prefecture Name of School / University Year
Begun
Student capacity Duration Post grad. Course Available WFOT Approval
Nagano Shinshu University 
(Formarly: School of Allied Medical Sciences Shinshu University, 1983-2007)
1983 18 4 years Master, Doctor
Nagano University of Health and Medicine 2015 40 4 years  
Nagasaki Nagasaki University 1985 18 4 years Master, Doctor
Nagasaki Medical College
(Formerly: Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Allied Medical Sciences, 1984.10 – 2004.3)
1997 40 3 years    
Nagasaki Rehabilitation College 2006 40 3 years  
Nara Kansai Gakken Medical Welfare College 1998 40 3 years  
Hakuho College 2016 40 3 years  
Naragakuen University 2019 40 4 years   *
Niigata Seiryou Rehabilitation College 1995 40 3 years  
Niigata University of Health and Welfare 2001 40 4 years Master, Doctor
Niigata University of Rehabilitation 2013 40 4 years Master
Prefecture Name of School / University Year
Begun
Student capacity Duration Post grad. Course Available WFOT Approval
Oita Oita Rehabilitation College 1995 30 3 years  
Toka College of Medical Technology of Occupational Therapy 2001 30 3 years  
Okayama Kawasaki Junior College of Rehabilitation 1974 25 3 years  
Okayama Institute for Medical and Technical Sciences 1992 40 3 years  
Kibi International University 1995 40 4 years Master, Doctor
Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare 1995 40 4 years Master, Doctor
Tamano Institute of Health and Human Services 2001 40 4 years  
Okinawa Okinawa College of Rehabilitation and Welfare Day 1993 30 3 years  
Night 2003 30 4 years  
Ryukyu Rehabilitation Academy Day 2002 40 3 years  
Night 2004 40 3 years  
Osaka Osaka Prefecture University 1994 25 4 years Master, Doctor
Hanna Central College of Rehabilitation 1996 40 3 years  
Minoh Gakuen Fukushihoiku Technical College 1998 40 3 years  
Osaka College of Medical & Welfare Day 2002 40 3 years  
Night 2002 40 4 years  
Aino University 2004 40 4 years  
Shijonawate Gakuen University 2005 40 4 years  
Osaka Kawasaki Rehabiritation University 2006 60 4 years  
Osaka Health Science University 2009 30 4 years Master
Kansai University of Welfare Sciences 2011 50 4 years Master
Osaka College of Rehabilitation Night 2013 40 3 years  
Yamato University 2014 40 4 years    
Morinomiya University of Medical Sciences 2016 40 4 years   *
Kansai University of Health Sciences 2016 40 4 years   *
Shimane Rehabilitation College
Prefecture Name of School / University Year
Begun
Student capacity Duration Post grad. Course Available WFOT Approval
Saga Technical School of Medical and Welfare Ryokuseikan 1995 40 4 years  
Nishikyushu University 2007 40 4 years Master
Saitama Saitama Prefectural University 1999 40 4 years Master, Doctor
Mejiro University 2005 60 4 years Master
Bunkyo Gakuin University 2006 40 4 years Master
Ageo Central Medical College 2006 40 3 years  
Nihon Institute of Medical Science 2007 40 4 years  
Tokyo Kasei University 2018 40 4 years Master, Doctor *
Shimane Shimane Rehabilitation College 1998 30 4 years  
Rehabilitation College Shimane 1998 40 4 years  
Matsue Co-Medical College 2002 40 3 years    
Shizuoka Shizuoka College of Medicalcare Science 1996 30 3 years  
Seirei Christpher University 2004 30 4 years Master, Doctor
Fuji Rehabilitation Institute 2005 40 3 years  
Tokoha University
(Formerly: Hamamatsu University, 2009 – 2016)
2011 40 4 years  
Prefecture Name of School / University Year
Begun
Student capacity Duration Post grad. Course Available WFOT Approval
Tochigi International University of Health and Welfare, Otawara Campus 1995 80 4 years Master, Doctor
Maronie College of Health & Welfare Sciences 2000 24 4 years  
Tokushima Tokushima College of Medical Sciences and Welfare 1993 40 3 years  
Tokushima Kensyokai College of Health and Social Care 2000 40 3 years  
Tokyo Japanese School of Technology for Social Medicine 1980 35 4 years  
Kanto Rehabilitation College Night 2000 40 4 years  
Kyorin University 2011 54 4 years Master, Doctor
School of Nihon Rehabilitation College Day 2000 35 4 years  
Night 1997 35 4 years    
Shoei Rehabilitation College Day 2004 40 3 years  
Night 2005 40 4 years  
Syuto Iko College of Medical Care & Welfare Day 2009 40 4 years    
Night 2009 40 4 years    
Tama Rehabilitation Academy 1996 40 3 years  
Teikyo Heisei University 2002 60 4 years Master, Doctor
Tokyo College of Welfare Day 1998 40 3 years  
Night 2001 40 3 years  
Tokyo Metropolitan University 1986 40 4 years Master, Doctor
Tokyo University of Technology School of Health Sciences Department of Occupational Thrapy 2010 40 4 years  
Tokyo YMCA College of Human Care 2000 30 3 years  
University of Tokyo Health Sciences 2012 30 4 years  
Tottori Tottori City College of Medical Nurse 2015 40 3 years  
YMCA College of Medical & Human Services in Yonago 1994 40 4 years  
Toyama Toyama College of Medical & Human Services 1996 30 3 years  
Toyama Rehabilitation Medical Health & Welfare College 2017 40 4 years   *
Prefecture Name of School / University Year
Begun
Student capacity Duration Post grad. Course Available WFOT Approval
Yamagata Yamagata College of Medical Arts & Sciences 1995 40 4 years  
Yamagata Prefectural University of Health Sciences 1997 20 4 years Master
Yamaguchi Yamaguchi Allied Health College 1996 40 4 years  
YIC Rehabilitation College 2003 40 4 years  
Yamanashi Health Science University 2003 80 4 years  
Teikyo University of Science 2008 40 4 years