Department of Physical Therapy was first established in 1988 as Division of Physical Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Medicine. At that time, the School of Rehabilitation Medicine also included Division of Occupational Therapy. On August 1, 2002, the School of Rehabilitation Medicine dissolved and the Division of Physical Therapy changed to the Department of Physical Therapy.
Physical therapists work with people with a variety of disabilities and their families or caregivers. Physical therapists are experts to use physical agents, exercise and manual skills to optimize health and function. The mission of our department is to advance the profession of physical therapy through cultivating physical therapists with excellent professional knowledge as well as humanity, and pursuing the truth in academic research and clinical practice.