School of Health Sciences at Fukuoka
Department of Physical Therapy
“Experts” in the true sense of the word, who can respond to the needs of society with the latest rehabilitation skills
Physical therapists work to promote the quality of life of people with disabilities through rehabilitation. As the emergence of new diseases and the aging society have brought rapid changes in how people live, physical therapists also face new roles that they must play in such changes from hospitals to home care and to community health and welfare. With the help of teaching staff in clinical training courses our aim is to foster experts in the rehabilitation fi eld. In addition, physical therapists must have skills in communicating with other co-medical professionals in a team treatment environment as well as specialized skills in contributing to our communities.
Features of the Department of Physical Therapy
- Physical therapists must have knowledge and skills to support “activities of daily living” and “quality of life” of people with handicaps and disabilities.
- Basic medical knowledge such as anatomy, physiology, and neurology is fundamental in physical therapy.
- Human Development
- Clinical Kinesiology
- Sports Physical Therapy
- Respiratory and Cardiovascular System Physical Therapy
- Evaluation and Assessment in Ohysical Therapy
- Neurological Physical Therapy
- Clinical Training
- National Licenses
- Physical Therapist
- Expected Places of Work for Graduates
- Health and/or mediacl institutions
- Community public health centers
- Health administration offices
- Nursing homes / group homes for the elderly
- Medical equipment industry
- Health promoting centers
- Educational / research institutions