Department of Physical Therapy

Department Overview

Preparing Graduates Who Can Make and Act on Informed Decisions.

Starting from the first year, the Department of Physical Therapy teaches students a progression of scientifically grounded specialist skills. Students receive a wide range of education in general courses given in conjunction with other departments. The Department trains graduates to become physical therapists with a complete understanding of the human body and mind.

Teaching Aims

Through a progressive series of courses teaching advanced skills and knowledge, the Department aims to produce physical therapists who can make and act on informed decisions, and give patients both mental and physical support.

Teaching Aims

Why the Department of Physical Therapy?

The progressive series of courses imparts solid skills.
After mastering the basic fields of anatomy, physiology and kinematics, students learn a progressive series of coursework in the theory of diseases, disorders and physical therapy. After completing this work, students undergo general practical clinical field training to acquire general and problem-solving skills.
To learn medical teamwork in courses offered in conjunction with the Department of Nursing.
These classes solidify the roles of physical therapists, and teach the partnership and communication skills vital for working with other professions and for medical teamwork.
To learn specialist skills and receive a well-rounded education.
In addition to scientifically grounded specialist skills, students also receive a wide range of education in general courses offered in conjunction with other departments. These courses teach students how to understand the various environmental and psychological factors affecting patients.


Preparing graduates to be physical therapists able to provide mental and physical support.

Major Accreditations and Licenses Open to Graduates

Qualifications of candidacy for a national exam
  • Physical Therapist

Typical Careers and Employers Chosen by Graduates

  • Medical facilities such as hospitals and clinics
  • Government health facilities for prevention of diseases and disorders
  • Home-care patient visiting facilities and welfare facilities providing nursing care, preventive services and other support activities for local communities
  • Sports / healthcare areas related to health management for athletes
  • Educational / research institutes

Time and Credits Needed to Graduate

Four years, at least 128 credits.

Degree Received by Graduates

Bachelor's Degree (Physical Therapy).

Faculties and Graduate Schools

  • Faculty of Letters
  • Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Faculty of Nursing and Rehabilitation
    • Department of Nursing
    • Department of Physical Therapy
Graduate Schools
  • Graduate School of Humanities and Human Sciences
  • Graduate School of Nursing
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