About Physical Therapy Department
The Department of
Physical Therapy is one of the five departments in the Faculty of Applied
Medical Sciences. It was established in the year 1424 H / 2003 G to prepare
graduates trained in Physical Therapy in order to satisfy the needs of the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and to fulfil the great demand in the Health Care
Community. The first batch of students (Male and Female) admitted to the B.Sc.
Program in Physical Therapy was in the year 1425 H / 2005 G.
The B.Sc. program in Physical Therapy
offers courses in Physical Therapy background, equipment, modalities and
therapeutic interventions as well as clinical courses that include therapeutic
techniques in different pathological conditions. This is done to provide sound
academic background needed for study and practice of modern Physical Therapy
procedures in hospitals and health care centres.
The revised curriculum was newly
implemented and it was the outcome of the hard work of all the staff members
and members of the curriculum committee. As there is no national education
policy yet available regarding competency standards for entry-level Physical
Therapy; local, regional and international B.Sc. programs in Physical Therapy
were reviewed and incorporated the necessary modifications during each stages
of the revision of the curriculum since 2003 G. This new curriculum is especially
dedicated to all the staff members of the Physical Therapy Department, the
members of curriculum committee in the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences and
to those who have spent a considerable time in preparation of the original
course description version of the Physical Therapy Program.