About the Program

The purpose of the program is to train staff who can work under the supervision of a physiotherapist or physical therapy and rehabilitation specialist to assist with physical therapy and exercise practices. The need for qualified personnel who can help with congenital or post-transaction inefficiencies that can lead to a physical therapist has increased. From this perspective, physiotherapy technician associate degree programs in the world are increasing. Physiotherapy Technicians, under the supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapy and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist assist in the implementation of the basic medical exercise, physiotherapy during necessary precautions in case of unwanted situations; help keep records in the process of physiotherapy and physiotherapy in terms of patient and employee safety practices; to take the necessary measures within the context of health promotion are the main tasks that the graduates would undertake.

Educational Opportunities

The clinical practices of the theoretical courses are accompanied by courses offered by physical therapists during the four semesters throughout the two-year education. To help students work with a physical therapist during the treatment of a patient's problems; it is planned to equip them with basic skills in detection and analysis. In accordance with these plans, their training is provided in both theory and practice in the physiotherapy laboratories. In addition to the theoretical and practical courses offered to students at the end of the first year, there is also a summer internship to gain professional experience in the field. The practical courses will also reinforce the training they received in the fourth semester.

Career Areas

Two-year associate degree program for physical therapist assistants will help graduates work in hospitals and rehabilitation centers with the title of technicians as well as private medical institutions, private training centers, sports/health centers, professional and amateur sports clubs, nursing homes, spa/thermal resorts. They will have the chance to work in a clean and quiet working environment. They will stand for most of the time and usually carry out their tasks by using various instruments. During the tasks, they will help the patients in coordination with physicians and physiotherapists. Our graduates, whose OSYM examination for vertical transfer is made successfully, they will be able to continue their education in the Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation for an undergraduate degree. Cyprus International University offers modern laboratories for students to practice their skills, with experienced instructors in order to graduates become the preferred high-quality personnel.


Cyprus International University
Vocational School of Health Sciences
Çevik Uraz Center, CU206
99258 Nicosia/TRNC
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension:2251
School E-mail: secretary-vhs@ciu.edu.tr
Director E-mail: sangin@ciu.edu.tr


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