Physical Therapy (PT), also known as physiotherapy, is a dynamic profession with an established theoretical base and widespread clinical applications. It is concerned with the promotion of human health, the prevention of disability, and the evaluation and rehabilitation of patients disabled by pain, disease, or injury. Physical therapeutic measures are used in the treatment.
Physical therapy is provided by or under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist, a specialist in physical therapy. Physical therapists, also known as physiotherapists, are professionally educated at the college or university level and also may obtain clinical specialist certification.
The Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University Department of Physical Therapy was the second physical therapy program to be established in Saudi Arabia. In 2000 it was opened for male students and then in 2006 it was opened for female students.
- College of Applied Medical Sciences
- Female, Male
- Years of study
- 5 (Includes Preparatory and Internship years)
- Credit hours
- Additional requirements
The first year or Preparatory year of the program, students will concentrate on the University requirements in the humanities and sciences.
In the second year, students will begin their specialization in the medical sciences by taking anatomy, physiology and introductory courses in physical therapy.
The third and fourth years are devoted to the professional program, where physical therapy courses are emphasized as well as clinical education experience, which provides the students with concurrent opportunities to apply both their acquired knowledge and clinical skills.
Followed by a training year (internship) to promote practical skills that were learned throughout their years of study at IAU.
- Rehabilitation units
- Health centers
- Athletic facilities
- Research centers
- Geriatric care units