School of Health Sciences at Odawara

Department of Physical Therapy

Future rehabilitation professionals with specialized knowledge and skills to be members of the 21st-century medical team care

Diseases, accidents and aging can damage people’s abilities in daily activities. Physical therapists are there to support and assist such people to recapture their wellbeing in life in the course of their recovery. Due to the application of Nursing Care Insurance, the scope of physical therapists is expanding from rehabilitation to health, welfare, sports, and emergency services. We foster specialists not only with profound knowledge and medical skills but also with good communication skills in order to cooperate with other medical professionals and to develop good relationships with clients. In addition, we believe medical professionals must have well-balanced personalities to care for others both mentally and physically. Students are expected to train themselves during on-the-job training practice and to become experts in order to contribute to their communities.

Muscle function analysis
Muscle function analysis
Measurement of muscles using hand-held dynamometer
Measurement of muscles using hand-held dynamometer

Features of the Department of Physical Therapy

Our goal is to foster physical therapists who can cope with the needs of a diversifi ed society
Our future PT experts must contribute to individuals’ wellbeing as well as needs of communities.
Students and faculty members have a unified spirit in order to support each other in times of need.

Four-year Curriculum

Four-year Curriculum (Department of Physical Therapy)

Four-year Curriculum (Department of Physical Therapy)

Curriculum Outline

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Clinical Kinesiology
  • Neurological Physical Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Specialized Skills in Physical Therapy
  • National Licenses
    • Physical Therapist
  • Expected Places of Work for Graduates
    • Health and/or 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