Qualification Awarded

Physiotherapist (Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation)

Level of Qualification

This is a First Cycle (Bachelor’s Degree) program

Qualifications Framework- European Higher Education Area (QF-EHEA): 1

Specific Admission Requirements

In the framework of the regulations set by Higher Education Council of Turkey (YÖK), student admission for this undergraduate program is made through a university entrance examination called YKS. Following the submission of students’ academic program preferences, Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) places the students to the relevant program according to the score they get from ÖSYS.
International students are accepted to this undergraduate program according to the score of one of the international exams they take such as SAT, ACT and so on, or according to their high school diploma score.
Exchange student admission is made according to the requirements determined by bilateral agreements signed by NEU and the partner university.
Visiting students can enroll for the courses offered in this program upon the confirmation of the related academic unit. Additionally, they need to prove their English language level since the medium of instruction of the program is English.

Qualification Requirements And Regulations

The students studying in this undergraduate program are required to have a Cumulative Grade Points Average (Cum. GPA) of not less than 2.00/4.00 and have completed all the courses with at least a letter grade of DD/S in the program in order to graduate. It is also mandatory for the students to complete their compulsory internship in a specified duration and quality. Minimum of 240 ECTS credits must be completed after being successful in the courses to become a graduate of the Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department.

ECTS is a credit system designed to make it easier for students to move between different countries. Since they are based on the learning achievements and workload of a course, a student can transfer their ECTS credits from one university to another so they are added up to contribute to an individual's degree programme or training. ECTS helps to make learning more student-centred. It is a central tool in the Bologna Process, which aims to make national systems more compatible.

Recognition of Prior Learning

A student wishing a transfer from another university: the student must prove her/his English Proficiency if s/he wishes to attend the English Section. At the time of ÖSS examination the candidate's entrance score must not be less than the lowest score for admission to the Near East University Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department. The transcript and course content of the applicant is examined by the department and the student is then accepted to the appropiate year of the programme.

Profile of The Program

As a teaching method, lectures, class discussions, practical lessons and projects are applied by the instructor, and internships are arranged in certain periods. The curriculum is planned with a multidisciplinary approach.
The Undergraduate Program consists of 8 semesters including basic courses, common courses, theoretical elective and compulsory applied courses, projects and internships.

In the first two years, students learn basic physiology and anatomy, movement science, basic treatment methods and basic measurement and evaluation methods. In the first two years, students build their basic knowledge and gain knowledge about recognizing diseases and evaluating patients. At the end of the second year, the consolidation of the knowledge and the clinical first step phase are carried out with the internship.
In the following years, more emphasis is placed on rehabilitation education. Patient treatment planning, clinical problem solving, project preparation and clinical applications are intense. Clinical skills are aimed.
In order to turn their theoretical knowledge into practice, to create an individualized treatment plan and to have physiotherapy competence, students have to do an internship every semester in the fourth year, with a few weeks of internship at the end of their second and third year throughout their four-year education.

Program Outcomes

1 Basic knowledge of the principles of valid basic and biomedical sciences (anatomy, physics, physiology, etc.) related to Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
2 Knowledge of behavioral and social sciences related to Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation (such as disability and society, physiotherapy and rehabilitation in public health, introduction to psychology and critical thinking, ethics in physiotherapy and health services and rehabilitation)
3 Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation application areas (adult and pediatric neurological rehabilitation, rehabilitation in orthopedic and rheumatic diseases, orthotics rehabilitation, prosthetic rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, occupational therapy, sportsman health and rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, etc.) knowledge.
4 Movement sciences (such as kinesiology, basic measurement and evaluation in physiotherapy, treatment movements principles) and neurophysiology, sensory-perception motor integration, motor learning, biopsychosocial, knowledge of body mechanics, evaluation and treatment theories about ergonomics
5 Knowledge of research methods and techniques in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
6 Knowledge of diagnostic measurement tools, clinical evaluation methods and processes and methodological approach principles related to physiotherapy and rehabilitation in different environmental areas (such as hospital, rehabilitation center, nursing home, industry, home, school, work, sports, recreation area)
7 Evidence-based physiotherapy and rehabilitation practices in different environmental areas (hospital, rehabilitation center, nursing home, industry, home, school, work, sports, recreation area) to protect and improve the health of patients and healthy people and to enable them to reach the highest level in terms of functionality.
8 Management and organization (management of private and public institutions and organizations providing services in the field of physical therapy and rehabilitation science)
9 Access to scientific knowledge in the fields of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, monitoring, evaluating and applying the current literature
10 Ability to interpret and evaluate scientifically proven data using advanced theoretical and applied knowledge gained in the fields of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, to define and analyze problems, to develop suggestions for the solution of clinical problems by observing professional and ethical values based on research and evidence, and to make clinical decisions.

11 Ability to implement, monitor and evaluate evidence-based physiotherapy and rehabilitation programs in order to protect and improve the health of individuals and to enable them to reach the highest functional level by using the knowledge gained in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation application fields.
12 Working independently to protect and improve the health of healthy people using advanced knowledge in the fields of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, and taking responsibility as a team member in cooperation with other occupational groups working in the field of health when necessary.
13 Making the necessary evaluations by using the advanced knowledge and skills in the fields of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, and independently planning and applying the treatment of the patients in line with the cooperation with the physicians in line with the results of these evaluations.

Course & Program Outcomes Matrix
Occupational Profiles of Graduates

The graduates of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department, the physiotherapists may work both at public and private sectors.They can work in inpatient treatment centers, medical centers, disabled rehabilitation center, prosthesis-orthotics rehabilitation centers, industrial organizations, schools, amateur and professional sports clubs, national teams, nursing homes, vocational rehabilitation centers, spa centers, home care centers, Research and Development (R&D) laboratories, university, high school, research institutes, special education and rehabilitation centers. Moreover, they may apply for graduate programs to become specialist in a related area and can work as instructors or research assistants at universities.

Access to Further Studies

May apply to second cycle programmes.

Course Structure Diagram With Course Credits
Exam Regulations & Assessment & Grading
Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from this undergraduate program, the students are required;
to succeed in all of the courses listed in the curriculum of the program by getting the grade of at least DD/S with a minimum of 240 ECTS
to have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 out of 4.00
to complete their compulsory internship in a specified duration and quality.

Mode Of Study

This is a full time program.

Program Director (Or Equivalent)

Assist. Prof. Dr. Tuba Yerlikaya, Head of Department, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department, Near East University

Evaluation Questionnaires

Evaluation Survey
Graduation Survey
Satisfaction Survey