Department of Social Welfare,
Care Welfare Major

Features of the Care Welfare Major

Cultivating Care Professionals who Possess the Knowledge and Techniques in Care Giving and Social Welfare by Fostering a Wide Range of Knowledge and Understanding of Humanity, while Nurturing the Human Perspective Expected of Care Givers.

Students, in their 1st and 2nd years, study basic educational subjects to learn the foundations of human understanding. They get the opportunity think about things from a wide range of perspectives and cultivate a rich-sense of humanity, while acquiring a deeply refined education. In addition, students also get to nurture a "welfare mind" through practical education such as activities that contribute to the local community. Furthermore, since the curriculum of the Care Welfare Major requires that students take the national examinations for Care Welfare Worker and Social Worker certification before graduation, students learn specialized subjects from the 1st year onward in order to acquire both of the national certifications, while also being providing with practical care giving training, which consists of 1 week during their 1st year and 6 weeks during their 2nd year.
The 2nd and 3rd years of the curriculum arrange for the students to take specialized care welfare subjects as well as subjects required for expertise in social welfare. The 3rd year also provides for 4 weeks of care giving training and 4 weeks of social work training, which is essential for social workers. The Care Welfare Major nurtures the students' practical skills in care welfare and social welfare through a total of 15 weeks of training during the first 3 years of the curriculum.
Furthermore, the 3rd and 4th years of the curriculum give students the opportunity to exhibit their cultivated knowledge and techniques in graduation research work, while also giving them the chance to consider what area of care giving and welfare to work in. The end goal of the curriculum is to develop highly specialized care welfare workers and social welfare workers.

Academic characteristics

1.Fostering Leadership Qualities through the Acquisition of Double Certification

The nature of care giving is to support the independent lives of the elderly and disabled, while being equipped with the essential ability to cooperate in and coordinate consultations and assistance activities as a specialist in care welfare. Students who major in care welfare are given the opportunity to acquire double certification as care welfare workers and social workers, and are brought up as talented young people who can work as future leaders in a wide variety of welfare fields.

2.The Ability to Receive Detailed Guidance Made Possible through Small-Class Education

Our school provides a small-class education environment where students and teachers can closely communicate together. 1st and 2nd year students are registered in an advisory system, wherein instructors work closely with each student through meetings to provide them with advice on their studies and university life. In addition, students can take advantage of instructor "office hours" to consult with instructors in their offices, thereby providing students with a way to receive detailed guidance.

3.Potential to Acquire Multiple Certifications in a Wide Variety of Fields

The extensively rich educational content provided by our university gives students the opportunity to acquire a diverse range of certifications including certification as an Activity Worker, Nursing Care Insurance Worker, Peer Helper (examination based certification), Dementia Life Partner, Welfare Living Environment Coordinator, and Counselor Specialized in Welfare Equipment. The end result is an effective environment for finding employment.

Curriculum of the Care Welfare Major

Basic Educational Subjects

  • • Psychology
  • • Ethics
  • • Sociology
  • • Political Science
  • • Computer Literacy
  • • Life Welfare Engineering
  • • English
  • • Chinese
  • • Ball Games and Sports
  • • Snowboarding Sports

Basic Specialized Subjects

  • • Social Work
  • • Elderly Care
  • • Welfare for the Disabled
  • • Welfare for Children and Families
  • • Public Assistance
  • • Social Security
  • • Health and Medical Services
  • • Theory and Methods of Community Welfare
  • • Rights Protection and Adult Guardianship Systems

Professional Development Subjects

  • • Care Welfare
  • • Dementia Care
  • • Life Support Technology
  • • Care Giving Process
  • • Composition and Functions of the Body
  • • Theory on a Motivated Life
  • • Rehabilitation
  • • Communication Techniques
  • • Life and Living Environment

Training Subjects

  • • Care Giving Training
  • • Social Work Training

List of Certifications

  • • Care Worker (examination based certification)
  • • Social Worker (examination based certification)
  • • Social Welfare Officer Appointment Certification
  • • Child Instructor Appointment Certification
  • • Elderly Welfare Officer Appointment Certification
  • • Physically Handicapped Welfare Officer Appointment Certification
  • • Mentally Handicapped Welfare Officer Appointment Certification
  • • Activity Worker
  • • Nursing Care Insurance Worker
  • • Peer Helper(examination based certification)

Employment Opportunities

  • • Facilities for the Elderly
  • • (special nursing homes, elderly health facilities, day care centers,day services, community-based comprehensive support centers, etc.)
  • • Facilities for the Disabled
  • • Home-based Services
     (visiting care giver, day services, day care, etc.)
  • • Welfare-related Companies
  • • Medical Institutions
  • • Social Welfare Councils
  • • General Corporate Careers