In accordance with the motto of Tzu Chi University, which is “the spirit of kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity”, our aim is to educate and develop students as physical therapists that provide humanism, professionalism and ethical leadership. In addition, students are trained to carry out the philosophy of life-long learning and integrated health-promotion.
The Department of Physical Therapy at Tzu Chi University (TCU) was formally established on June 6 by the Ministry of Education.
The Department of Physical Therapy at Tzu Chi College of Technology founded in 1995 ended its enrollment of students in 2009.
The Department at TCU admitted its first class of 45 students.
Associate Professor Chien-Hui Huang served as the first department Chair.
All faculty members received problem-based learning tutor training provided by the Center for Faculty Development and Instruction at TCU.
The ongoing renovation of the department floor was completed and new space and lab equipment was ready for use.
The Department, for the first time, admitted 3 student athletes through the University Entrance Examination and accepted 4 exchange students from Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Mainland China.
The first white coat ceremony was held prior to the students’ 4th year clinical practicum.
Our first exchange student was admitted into Hamlstad University, Sweden, for one year.
The first graduating class took the national licensing examination to work as physical therapists in Taiwan.
Professor Kwan-Hwa Lin took over as our second department Chair.
Professor Chien-Hui Huang took over as our Third department Chair.
Our mission is to prepare a competent physical therapist that possesses professional knowledge, demonstrate caring and compassion toward patients, and serve the physical therapy needs of society.
The curriculum has been designed to develop the following competence in our students:
Provide excellent health care services by integrating professional knowledge;
Adhere to ethics and values of physical therapy profession;
Demonstrate basic administrative and research skills;
Engage in independent thinking and life-long learning.