School of Health Sciences at Fukuoka

Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Hope for tomorrow with language communication skills and recovery of eating and swallowing functions

Speech-language skills are an essential communication tool for our social life, and they also play an important role in human inner development of thinking and feeling. Speech therapists are specialists in examining, assessing, training and coaching people with speech-hearing disabilities and swallowing problems. Our new curriculum enables students to gain knowledge and skills for the rehabilitation of language. Students acquire practical skills through clinical training courses. Though the national certifi cate for speech therapists is quite new, the need for this profession is growing rapidly in accordance with the aging society. Not only in hospitals and medical institutions, speech therapists also help people after discharge by supporting them. Speech therapists bring the “hope” of living well to people with speech and hearing disabilities.

Equipment for phonation
Equipment for phonation
Examination for developmental disorder in speech-language ability
Examination for developmental disorder in speech-language ability

Features of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Our department is the one and only university in Fukuoka prefecture to train speech therapists with an excellent teaching staff and clinical training facilities for practice courses.
Our goal is to foster speech therapists who are always willing to embrace new ideas, and most of all who can cherish their clients.

Four-year Curriculum

Four-year Curriculum (Four-year Curriculum)

Four-year Curriculum (Four-year Curriculum)

Curriculum Outline

  • Aphasia and Functional Brain Disorders
  • Dysacusis and Hearing Disorders
  • Developmental Disorders in Speech an Language
  • Adult Speech Disorders
  • Speech and Phonation Disorders
  • Athrocytosis and Swallowing Disorders
  • Senior Thesis
  • National Licenses
    • Speech Therapist
  • Expected Places of Work for Graduates
    • Hospitals
    • Rehabillitation centers for both in-an out-patients
    • Educational facillities for children with communication handicaps
    • Facillitie for the elderly
    • Nursery for infants width hearing disorders
    • Special classes in regular schools
    • Communcation equipment industyry
    • Educational/reserch institutions