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Public Health Physiotherapy & Population Science - Research

UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Population Science
Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation and Health Research
Physiotherapy is a health-care discipline which is involved in the care of individuals at all stages of the lifespan, both in health and in times of illness or injury with the aim of optimising movement, functional ability and health. The discipline takes a holistic approach which encompasses physical, psychological, emotional and social wellbeing in a range of diverse practice settings. These include: adult and paediatric hospitals; primary and community care teams; rehabilitation centres; nursing and residential homes; hospices; occupational health settings; schools; health promotion programmes; sport clubs, centres and teams; and private practice.

The World Congress of Physical Therapy, the international representative body for Physiotherapy / Physical Therapy identifies four core areas for practice:
• Promotion
• Prevention
• Treatment / Intervention
• Rehabilitation

These are reflected in the research activities of the Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation and Health hub of the School where we have an interdisciplinary team of researchers spanning Physiotherapy, Psychology, Bio-Engineering and Exercise Science. Enhancing function, performance, wellbeing and health are at the core of the research activities be it in the hospital, clinic, community care, workplace or sports field.


2 years full-time or 2 years part-time.

Further enquiries

The undergraduate Programme Office is located on the ground floor, room G1, of Woodview House (Woodview House is no. 78 on this map ). The Postgraduate Office is located on the first floor , room F21, of Woodview House.

Normal Programme Office Opening Hours are Monday-Friday 0930-1230. Extended opening hours of 0930 - 1630 will operate until Friday September 28th.

Phone: 01 716 3462


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