The Department of Applied Life Science and Health was founded in 1999 with the establishment of a 4-year undergraduate program.  One year later, a 4-year continuing education program was set up.  The major objective of these programs is to educate students in knowledge of health food, care service, activity design and practice, and life planning and management.


Educational Objectives and Teaching

  The objectives of this program are to train students in knowledge of health food, care service, activity design and practice and life planning and whole life management. Courses offered in this program provide an extensive theoretical and practical understanding of this profession. Our ultimate goal is to educate our students to achieve success in health food preparation, health-promotion and care-related professions.



Core Courses

General Biology, Physiology, General Chemistry, Microbiology, The Principle of Food Preparation, Human Development, Psychology, Chinese/Western Cuisine, Home Care and Practice, Management, Nutrition and Experiment in General Nutrition, Applied Nutrition, Food Sanitation and Safety, Social Work for the Elderly, Family Resource Management, Diet Design and Preparation, Long-term Care Management, Marriage and Family, Seminar, Diet Therapy and Preparation, Environmental Planning and Preparation of Housing for the Elderly, Community Attention and Fringe Benefits, Seminar in Activity Design and Practice for the Elderly, Introduction to Professional Housekeeping, Life Horticulture, Fundamental Financial Management, Floral Decoration, Introduction to Living Technology, Quantity Food Production Management and Preparation, Medical Examination and Assessment, Practical English, Elderly Social Work Practice, Introduction to Cosmetics, Practical Training, etc.


Elective Courses

Everyday Japanese, Health Food, Public Health, Interior Design and Decoration, Living Drink Preparation, Elderly Social Work Practice, Topics in Chinese Medicine and Herb Diet Preparation, Practical Pharmacology, Introduction of Medicine, Fragrances and Life Caring, Financial Management, Parents Education, Topics in Dietary Preparation for the Elderly, Biochemistry, Music Care Activity, Care-program Plan and Assessment, Statistics, Landscape Design, Color Make-up Design, Jewelry Appraisal, Horticultural Product Processing and Utilization, Topics in Traditional Dessert Preparation, Health Insurance, Hospice Care, Health Technology for the Elderly, Recreation Planning and Arrangement, Etiquette for Everybody, Consumer Behavior and Research, Community Administration and Management, Cleaning Skills, Research in Special Topics, Emergency Technology Practice, Topics in Care Service Practice, Topics in Senior Activity, Gerontology, etc.


Career Prospects

Graduates are eligible to

  1. Apply for positions in Chinese and Western cuisine preparation, diet design and preparation, care service, senior activity design and practice, housekeeping management, etc.
  2. Pursue graduate degrees in home economics, applied life science, food & nutrition science, food & beverage management and care management.

Chia Nan University of Pharmacy & Science

No.60, Sec. 1, Erren Rd., Rende Dist., Tainan City 71710, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

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