The Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy is an undergraduate degree program that provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to become licensed physiotherapists. The program consists of 135 credit hours and takes four years to complete and includes a combination of classroom lectures, laboratory work, and clinical experiences.
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession focused on helping patients recover from injuries and illnesses that affect their ability to move and function. Physiotherapists work with patients of all ages and backgrounds, from athletes recovering from sports injuries to older individuals dealing with the effects of chronic conditions.
The Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the sciences, including anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics, as well as the clinical skills necessary to assess and treat patients. Students learn about different Physiotherapy techniques, such as manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and neuromuscular re-education, and how to apply these techniques to help patients achieve their goals.
Graduates can work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, and private practices, and may specialize in areas such as orthopedics, neurology, or pediatrics. The demand for physiotherapists is expected to grow in the coming years, making the Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy a popular and rewarding career choice.
To be an exceptional program that is highly recognized nationally, regionally, and internationally for its commitment to excellence in physiotherapy education, research, and clinical practice, preparing graduates to be leaders in the field and making a positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals and communities globally.
To provide a transformative education that prepares graduates to be leaders in the field of physical therapy, equipped to deliver high-quality care, engage in ongoing learning, and contribute to the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
The Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy program primarily aims to produce graduates who are knowledgeable, skilled, compassionate, and committed to advancing the field of physiotherapy through research, education, and innovation. This can be achieved through the following objectives:
- To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the scientific basis of physiotherapy, including human anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and kinesiology.
- To equip students with the practical skills necessary to assess and treat patients with a variety of physical conditions and movement disorders.
- To provide students with an understanding of the principles of evidence-based practice and the ability to critically evaluate and apply current research to clinical practice.
- To develop in students an understanding of the importance of interprofessional collaboration and communication, and the ability to work effectively in teams with other healthcare professionals.
- To instill in students a commitment to ethical and professional behavior, as well as a dedication to ongoing professional development and lifelong learning.
- To promote social responsibility and community engagement, encouraging students to consider the social and cultural determinants of health and to contribute to the promotion of health equity and social justice.
- To prepare graduates for successful careers in a variety of physiotherapy settings, including hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, and private practices.