【About Physical Therapy Research Field】
In April 2016, the Physical Therapy track of the Faculty of Welfare and Health Sciences, was established at Oita University. This field of study aims to educate and train undergraduate students to become leaders in the system of integrated community care and in our wider society. In April 2020, the Masters course in Medical Health Sciences was established in the Graduate School of Welfare and Health Sciences. In 2021, the field of Physical Therapy Research was newly opened in the Oita University Graduate School of Medicine. Graduates from the Masters course in Medical Health Sciences or those with a background of physical therapy and other related areas are invited to join our program and conduct cutting edge research in rehabilitation sciences and other health-related fields. Graduates in this area of research are expected to become international leaders in their fields.
Areas of research of the faculty include basic medicine, neuroscience, physical therapy of motor function, pediatric physical therapy, and community-based physical therapy. Applicants should carefully review each faculty member’s area(s) of research before contacting the potential mentor to discuss possible research projects. If you are an undergraduate student, feel free to inquire about applications to the Masters course in the Graduate School of Welfare and Health Sciences.