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Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

About the Program

The physiotherapeutic profession, after recognizing a specialist physician in all kinds of injuries, illnesses and dysfunctions leading to movement disorder, pain and dysfunctions, using physiotherapy-specific evaluation methods, is also the one who gains knowledge and skill about planning and applying treatment approaches developed by physiotherapists in the world, is a profession with important duties. which has over 100 years of physiotherapy profession in the world is carried out in the Republic of Turkey and the TRNC for nearly 50 years. Today, physiotherapists are actively working with increasing numbers of independent actors and health-related survivors increasing the quality of life in all situations where movement and function are threatened by various causes. This day and future needs of societies which are increasingly immobilized due to the developing technology in the world and our country make the development of the physiotherapist profession inevitable.


Educational Opportunities

In order to become a physiotherapist, it is necessary to enter the faculties and vocational schools which provide training in physiotherapy and rehabilitation. The education given in the school is 4 years and the students can continue their education in master and doctorate programs. During the training of physiotherapists; physiology, pathology, neurology, orthopedics, brain and neurosurgery, internal medicine, rheumatology, neuroanatomy, gynecology and obstetrics as well as heat-light-hydrotherapy, kinesiology, normal motor development, manipulative therapy, electrotherapy, basic measurement and theoretical and practical courses specific to the profession such as evaluation, treatment movements, neurophysiological approaches, pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation, orthosis-prosthesis and rehabilitation, pediatric rehabilitation, sports health and rehabilitation. Summer internships are given in the 2nd and 3rd classes of the education and practical exams are applied in the 4th class in the clinical study and the final examination including the application and evaluation process is applied at the end of the training. The course is taught with the expertise and professional experience of a high school faculty member to improve students' imagination and analytical thinking ability.


Career Areas

Physiotherapists who have a bright future in the world and in our country today have a brilliant career in the future. They are also active in various units of public and private sector hospitals (neurology, orthopedics and traumatology, rheumatology, sports injuries, cardio-pulmonary , chest diseases, intensive care, etc.), and since the academics need more, they can work as research assistants, lecturers and administrators in the physiotherapy and rehabilitation departments of universities.

Also, they are able to work as an academician by taking the specialization of science and doctorate degree in specialized branches of physiotherapy and rehabilitation field and can contribute to the development of blood-based applications by reaching associate professorship and professorship degree in the field of physiotherapy and rehabilitation science.


Faculty of Health Sciences

Çevik Uraz Center, A206

99258 Nicosia/North Cyprus

Mersin 10, Turkey 

Tel: +90 392 671 1111 (ext. 2251)

Fax: +90 392 671 1139

Faculty E-mail: secretary-vhs@ciu.edu.tr

Head of Department E-mail:  oozalp@ciu.edu.tr