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Dept. of Physical Therapy

In educating physical treatment skills, the department utilizes physical factors found in some characteristics of physical therapy, such as water, heat and physical movement. Through theory and practice, by letting medical students become fully aware of the subjects in clinical medicine, such as rehabilitation medical science. The purpose of the education of physiotherapy is to cultivate competent medical experts who can assess, medically treat and cure patients.

Subject Overview

Practical English IㆍII
Practical English IㆍII aims to improve English in order to prepare for examinations required to become physical therapists and build abilities to hold basic conversation with English - speaking patients.
Educational Method for Practice
Educational Method for Practice teaches knowledge and instruction methods as a preparation for teachers and provides practical instruction methods of on-the-job training.
Introduction to Education
Introduction to Education provides a basis for teaching all subjects by lecturing on overall education. This course examines the current status, problems, and future direction of education.
Human Anatomy IㆍII
This course presents systems of the human body as a basis of medical science and teaches sectional anatomy for application in physical therapy.
Physiology teaches the basic principles related to the physiological activity of the human body such as respiration, circulation, digestion and exercise. It provides a basic knowledge required for health care workers by teaching about normal and abnormal functions and circumstances of each organ.
This subject cultivates the basic knowledge related to pathology such as causes and processes of diseases, and provides the necessary knowledge to perform the duties of physical therapy by understanding academic terminology.
Medical Terminology
Medical Terminology teaches correct meanings of medical terms as a basis of studying the medical field. This course teaches the basic capability to read specialized books related to physical therapy.
Introduction to Physical Therapy
Introduction to Physical Therapy teaches specialized terms and basic concepts of physical therapy prior to its specific study. Treating disease by using electric rays, water, and exercise are introduced in this course.
Introduction to Physics
Introduction to Physics deals with applications of physics in physical therapy by teaching the basic principles of physical elements such as water, rays, and heat, and exercise of human body.
Therapeutic Exercise IㆍII
Therapeutic Exercise is the exercise needed in order to achieve a better condition to recover from and reduce abnormal conditions of nerves, muscles, or joint due to disease or damage. Therapeutic Exercise I mainly lectures on exercise therapy regarding muscle and bone, while Therapeutic Exercise II deals with exercise therapy related to patients with damaged central nervous systems.
Functional Anatomy IㆍII
Functional anatomy IㆍII aims to properly teach about all muscular actions required in exercise of the upper body, lower body and backbone. This course also lectures on the aspects of anatomy needed to perform in full muscle functions.
Phototherapy and Electrotherapy IㆍII
Phototherapy and Electrotherapy IㆍII gives an understanding of electrophysics and eletrophysiology as well as the properties of various electric therapy devices. It provides the knowledge and techniques necessary to safely use these devices in treating and diagnosing patients.
Neurophysiology teaches about the anatomical structure and physiology of the central nerve system and peripheral nerve systems as related to physical therapy in order to provide basic background theories to treat and evaluate diseases due to infections and injuries of the nervous system.
Public Health
Public Health deals with the social elements that cause health problems, and provides the basic knowledge for individuals to achieve health preservation, disease prevention, and good welfare for the society, as a whole.
Health Laws
Health Laws teaches about regulations related to health preservation and medical activities in order for physical therapists to increase national health preservation.
Clinic Medicine
Clinical Medicine teaches about various medical fields related to physical therapy such as orthopedics, neurosurgery and rehabilitation in order to remedy various diseases.
Clinical Kinesiology
This subject deals with the integration of facts and principles derived from the fields of anatomy. Physiology and biomechanics have disseminating implications for normal physical activity, conditioning and therapeutic exercise. This course is given for an understanding of human movement and posture, including statics and dynamics of biomechanics, arthokinematics and gait function analysis.
Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy
This course teaches physical therapy aimed towards disease and conditioning, definitions, etiology, signs and symptoms, courses of disease prognosis and medical or surgical management for musculoskeletal disease.
Measurement and Evaluation
Measurement and Evaluation teaches students how to examine and evaluate muscle atrophy and deformity due to disease, injury, and other causes by the use of manual and other devices in order to establish treatment plans and patient evaluation.
Clinical Examination and Evaluation
Emphasis is given to systems review and differential diagnosis, and clinical decision making resulting in referral and/or modified physical therapy interventions, and the communication of findings.
Pharmacology lectures on drugs used in physical therapy and studies the drug mechanisms and basic theory.
Clinical Psychology
Clinical Psychology teaches how to effectively treat a patient by understanding their psychological status, and psychological processes and behavior.
Orthotics and Prosthetics
Orthotics and Prosthetics lectures on supplementary devices, including artificial limbs, that are designed to function as effective replacements for injured or lost body parts.
Physiology Exercise
Physiology Exercise deals with effects of repetitive training and functional changes resulting from exercise. This course teaches proper exercise programs to increase patients' physical capabilities by studying physiological energy, recovery from exercise, nervous failure, heart function, hematocele changes and respiration.
Special Therapy education Ⅰ- Behavior Modification
Behavior Modification teaches basic principles and instruction processes required for the modification of children's behavior. This course also teaches behavior modification methods for school, home, and individuals.
Clinical Kinesiology Practice
Clinical Kinesiology is a study of biomechanics, physiology and anatomy of bodily motion as related to normal and abnormal individuals. This subject presents details of the anatomy and performance of the locomotorsystem including the biomechanics and physiology of gait prehension patterns and exercise. Within each section, comprehensive knowledge about the function, anatomy and biomechanics of each joint, the cause and symptoms of disease and the joint, the practice of skills and techniques for the treatment of patients in the clinical field is given. Students will practice knowledge and skill in various exercises related to kinetic and kinematics.
Geriatric Physical Therapy
This lecture teaches physical therapy of disease and conditioning, definitions, etiology, signs and symptoms for geriatric diseases.
Therapeutic Exercise Clinical Practice IㆍII
Therapeutic Exercise Clinical Practice IㆍII focuses on techniques to perform, assess, diagnosis, and plan for patients who have central nervous system dysfunctions.
Pediatric Physical Therapy I
Pediatric Physical Therapy I aims to cultivate students' ability to treat children by teaching evaluation and therapy methods for pediatric diseases and understanding motor development, motor learning, and motor control.
Special Therapy education Ⅱ- Speech Therapy
Speech Therapy is a subject designed to instruct diagnosis and therapy methods for patients with language disorders.
Acupuncture instructs students on acupuncture spots and anatomical locations based on the twelve acupuncture spots and vital areas that are the basis of Chinese acupuncture medicine. It teaches how to apply acupuncture methods through practice.
Sports Physical Therapy
This course enables students to perform physical therapy after injury as well as exercise - related to injury prevention. Theory and practice of assessment and management of sports injury will be covered including manual assessment, sports specific treatment including exercise prescription and movement analysis of normal and injured individuals.
Neurological Physical Therapy
Neurological Physical Therapy cultivates capabilities to treat clinical patients who have central or peripheral nerve system dysfunction through theories, practice and intervention.
Functional Training
This course analyzes and evaluates the activity of the patient's daily life and provides students with accurate activities and effective care for patients. Students will be able to evaluate daily life activities such as transfers, homemaking, dressing, hygiene, grooming and bathing.
Pediatric Physical Therapy II
This course provides pediatric physical therapy abilities through the evaluation and treatment practice of pediatric diseases. On completion of this subject, students should comprehend clinical management of children displaying developmental delays or disabilities and/or movement problems related to musculoskeletal cardiothoracic and neurological conditions.
This course deals with physical therapy using internal or external solid, liquid or gaseous water. Water application, steam therapy, wet compress, and steam bath as well as the body's reaction to mechanical stimulation of heat are examined.
Orthopedic Physical Therapy
This course provides the capability to treat patients by applying manual orthopedic physical therapy techniques for somatic dysfunctions of the spine and entire body on the basis of functional anatomy, kinesiology and physiology.
Research Methodology
This course teaches research methods, analysis plans, data collection and interpretation, and essay preparation in order to enable students to write research essays.
Clinical Practice
In this course, students apply therapy methods and other theoretical studies by observing patients, and gaining clinical practice in hospitals.
Therapeutic Massage
This course is an introduction to theories and practice of massage techniques, such as using hand vibrators, rollers and hydrotherapeutic turbines.
Business Etiquette
This course teaches students how to prepare for a global market that demands the worker to become familiar with traveling abroad, client management, table manners, greetings and so on.
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physical Therapy
Students will study the medical research about cardiovascular and respiratory systems, cardiovascular and respiratory physical therapy and physical therapy for blood circulation of the heart. Students will have the opportunity to practice these skills so that they may use and apply it at physical therapy clinics.


General hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers and public health centers.