About the Department >History

  • 2008
    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.

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.

2010
The ongoing renovation of the department floor was completed and new space and lab equipment was ready for use.

2011
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.

2012
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.

2013
Professor Kwan-Hwa Lin took over as our second department Chair.