Content: The purposes of the Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation is to improve the functionality or minimizing the disability in musculoskeletal system disorders, to improve the life quality of the individuals via multi-directional physical therapy approaches together with planning the right exercise prescription to patients, disabled, and healthy individuals. Due to the presence of an aging community today, human health needs to be protected by preventive approaches in parallel with the technological advancements. Physiotherapists are professionals dealing with ortopedical rehabilitation, neurological and neurosurgical rehabilitation, cardiopulmoner rehabilitation, cerebral palsy, hand surgery rehabilitation, muscular disorders and their rehabilitation, romatological disorders, women’s health, sports rehabilitation, and occupational rehabilitation. It is a scientific field with its own autonomy.
The education programme: The undergraduate programme of the Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation offers a systematical education that provides a occupational and practical training in the field. Throughout the four-year undergraduate programme, the first year includes predominantly basic and occupational introductory courses to establish an occupational basis. During the second and third years, students study physical therapy and rehabilitation evaluation techniques and therapeutical approaches for specific disorders and age groups beside occupational courses. At the fourth year, student undergo a practice education where they apply their knowledge and skills in clinical context. In addition to that, students are required to participate the obligatory summer intership programmes. The aim of this four-year undergraduate programme is to train students as physiotherapists who have efficient knowledge and practical skills in the field with an ability to take responsibility based on ethical concerns and autonomy.
Job opportunities: The graduates gain the title of physiotherapist. Physiotherapists may work at state, private or university hospitals, private clinics, sport clubs, industrial facilities, community health centers, home rehabilitation services, sportive and recreational activities for healthy or disabled people, schools, elderly care centers, nursing homes, thermal hotels, municipalities, schools for disabled children, and primary care health services. The graduates, who wish wish to remain in an academic setting following degree completion may continue their education with postgraduate studies in domestic or abroad.