Physical therapy is a vital form of professional patient care
that can be applied in most disciplines of medicine. It is
the newest and yet the oldest field of medical practice. It
is the newest because only in the past seventy years it has
come to be recognized as an integral part of regular medical
care. It is the oldest, However, because physical agents have been used
in the treatment of diseases or injuries for thousands of
The goal of the College of Physical Therapy, is to provide
the society with therapists who are adequately prepared by
a carefully-planned educational programme to serve, today and
in the future in such capacities, as providers care for
patients suffering from temporary or permanent disabilities
resulting from musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, neurological,
gynaecological and pediatric disorders.
The college, with an eye to recent advances, is keen on contributing
to the supply of well-qualified graduates who can meet the
job requirements without difficulties. It also introduces
special emphasis on areas such as industrial physical therapy,
sports physical therapy, care of the elderly and multi-handicapped
patients, in addition to the traditional courses needed to
fulfill the graduation requirements.
Each student has the unparalleled opportunity to perform the
essential training in a comfortable and caring atmosphere
due to the excellent student / instructor ratio and the close
interaction between the students and the selected groups of academics
with excellent teaching records.
The college labs are well-equipped with the
most advanced educational tools, instrumentations and equipments
that allow the students to gain the best practical experience.
A total of 190 credit hours are to be completed through eight
semesters and two summer sessions before graduation. These
are followed by a 12-months training at the university and
other educational hospitals.
Phsical Therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing movement potential, within the Spheres of Promotion, Prevention, Treatment and Rehabiliation
applicants are required to have an interview with the college