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Undergraduate Programs

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Department of Physical Therapy

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Integrated approaches to issues in public health & welfare in the 21st century such as soaring population of senior citizens and growing interests in health and well-being

The department nurtures special therapists to meet changes in local and global medical industries with more sophistication and specialization. The department provides education courses including orthopedic physical therapy, neural physical therapy, pain physical therapy and sports physical therapy. The graduates enter various fields including general hospitals, clinics, rehab centers, research institutes, elderly welfare facilities, physical trainers in sports teams, medical specialists in companies and academic fields.

Program Objectives

The department aims at nurturing competitive therapists in line with changes in local and global medical industries.

Educational Goals

  • Nurturing humane physical therapists
  • Nurturing specialized physical therapists
  • Nurturing physical therapists with global minds

Education Programs

The programs consist of fundamental and specific courses. The fundamental subjects include general chemistry, general physics and statistics. The specific subjects include introduction of physical therapy, clinical sports science, neural anatomy, neural physiology, physical therapy diagnosis, physical therapies for illnesses, aids and artificial limbs, public health and regulations. Also, the department provides experiment-based courses including anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, heat and hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, orthopedic physical therapy, acupuncture, neural physical therapy and experiments.

Department Characteristics

The department provides specific courses reflecting new trends in orthopedic, neural and pain physical therapies and fundamental medical studies and help its students achieve national certifications. The physical therapy is mainly used for hernia, arthritis, stroke, cerebral palsy and paralysis patients as the number of patients increases due to industrial development and aging and currently, the supply is falling behind the demand. The department has orthopedic physical therapy, sports therapy, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, phototherapy and fundamental physiology labs, as well as acquire fundamental knowledge. The graduates have actively participated in hospitals, research institutes and rehab centers after achieving certifications.

Faculty

  • Min, Kyung Ok
    • Bachelor's Degree : Hong-ik University (B.Eng.)
    • Master's Degree : Seoul National University (M.Health Science.)
    • Doctorate Degree : Incheon University (D.Sc.)
  • Kim, Soon Hee
    • Bachelor's Degree : Korea National Open University (B.B.A.)
    • Master's Degree : Yong-in University (M.PhEd.)
    • Doctorate Degree : Kyong-gi University (D.Sc.)
  • Hwang, Byong-yong
    • Bachelor's Degree : Korea National Open University (B.A.)
    • Master's Degree : Yonsei University (M.Health Science.)
    • Doctorate Degree : Keimyung University (D.Health Science.)
  • Kim, Jung-Hwan
    • Bachelor's Degree : Yong-in University (B.Physical Therapy.)
    • Master's Degree : Yong-in University (M.Physical Therapy.)
    • Doctorate Degree : Konkuk University (D.MSc.)