Comparison and Analysis of Sports Physical Therapy Education Programs of Korea and USA

한국과 미국의 스포츠 물리치료 교육 프로그램 비교분석

  • Kwon, Won-An (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Wonkwang Health Science University) ;
  • Min, Dong-Gi (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Hyundae union Clinic) ;
  • Lee, Jae-Hong (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Daegu Health College)
  • 권원안 (원광보건대학교 물리치료과) ;
  • 민동기 (현대연합의원) ;
  • 이재홍 (대구보건대학교 물리치료과)
  • Received : 2012.01.20
  • Accepted : 2012.02.06
  • Published : 2012.03.30


Purpose : This thesis aims to explore sports physical therapist program of university of education of korea and usa for the whole process of becoming sports physical therapist and provide better education programs for cultivating sports physical therapist in the future. Methods : This thesis education programs of physical therapy department in Korea and 3 universities in east california region were selected with recommendation of a professional on sports physical therapist in USA. for the purpose of this study, curriculum of physical education department at school of education was analyzed using internet survey, phone survey, visitor survey and examination of hand book in korea. in usa, homepage, internet survey, e-mail and examination of handbook were used to analyze the data. Results : First, the results of this study can be summarized as follows: second, In comparison of required subjects and selective subject of physical therapy education in Korea and USA, Korea presents the least required subjects for major while USA offer more required subjects for majors. Korea puts focus on education practice while USA offers initial field experience and education practice well connected and organized systematically. Third, comparison of system of professional sports physical therapist, Korea did not establish system of a professional sports physical therapist, USA systematically established system of a professional sports physical therapist. Conclusion : On the basis Professional physical therapist, PNF association has to need to study hardly about special therapist.