School of Health Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy
Future rehabilitation professionals who are ready to offer spirit, knowledge and skills
The core spirit of physical therapy is to promote “quality of life” for the handicapped and the disabled. Physical therapists are to support and assist people with any kind of disability and impairment by enhancing their health. A feeling of understanding and sympathy, profound knowledge to cope with the problems, and specialized techniques in rehabilitation are required. The increasing need for physical therapists can be seen not only in hospitals but also in the aging society in private homes, community health centers, and welfare facilities. Students are to learn in class and also to be trained in fi eld practice, in hospitals and welfare facilities. Psychological analysis and communication ability are necessary for highly specialized professionals.
Features of the Department of Physical Therapy
- The target of physical therapy is to assist people in regaining the control of activities for daily living.
- Rehabilitation is very effective even in the acute phase.
- The three key words for physical therapists are “spirit,” “knowledge,” and “skills.”
- Exercise Physiology
- Clinical Kinesiology
- Neurological Physical Therapy
- Sports Physical Therapy
- Geriatric Physical Therapy
- Physical Therapy Techniques Ⅰ&Ⅱ
- National Licenses
- Physical Therapist
- Expected Places of Work for Graduates
- Hospitals and health / medical institutions
- Community public health centers
- Health administration offices
- Nursing homes / group homes for the elderly
- Medical equipment industry
- Health promoting centers
- Educational / research institutions