Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) began to provide professional training to occupational therapists and physiotherapists in 1978. Striding into 2018, we will be celebrating the commemorative 40th anniversary!

After 40 years of development, we have now 44 faculty members from assistant professor to chair professor in the areas of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and related basic sciences. More glaringly, all of them have a PhD degree from prestigious local and overseas universities. In addition, we have 19 clinical associates/senior clinical associates providing more hands on teaching to our students and a team of more than 45 supporting administrative and technical staff.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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  • 14th SOSORT 2019 Paper Award

    Wong, Yu Lok (Recipient), 27 Apr 2019

    Prize: Honorary awardHonorary award (research)

  • 1st runner up, Platform Presentation

    Wong, Yu Lok (Recipient), 28 Nov 2021

    Prize: Prize (research)

  • 2012 State Scientific & Technological Progress Award (Second Class)

    黄, 跃生 (Recipient), Tsang, Wai Ping Cecilia (Recipient), 刘, 友生 (Recipient), 陆, 樹良 (Recipient), 王, 鳳君 (Recipient), 彭, 代智 (Recipient), 黃, 曉元 (Recipient), 王, 凌峰 (Recipient), 郭, 光华 (Recipient), 陈, 旭林 (Recipient), 魏, 莹 (Recipient), 張, 家平 (Recipient), 胡, 烔宇 (Recipient), 李, 志清 (Recipient) & 王, 志勇 (Recipient), Jan 2013

    Prize: Prize (research)