The School of Physiotherapy

The duration of study at this School is six years and the final year is a rotating house officer training known by internship year lately applied in accordance with the Council of Ministers Resolution starting from the academic year 2014/2015.

The School of Physiotherapy awards a bachelor of sciences degree, master and doctorate degrees and is concerned to make collaboration of joint and/or dual program degrees with the top ranked universities worldwide, as well as with the international research institutes.

The Objectives

The School of Physiotherapy at CUC aims at preparing a graduate able to linking his knowledge with modern technologies in the scope of physiotherapy science and practice.  The School main objective depends on how to deal with several facts related to the physiotherapy contribution in medical science issues based on physiotherapy research activities. 

The areas of specialization at this School identify four important elements as follows:

  • Muscle Physiotherapy: There is a number of instruments and equipment that depend on maintaining the body straight, strong, stretching and controllable. The physical exercise can vary between manual massage, electrical treatment forms, heat treatment, screaming treatment and others.
  • Thoracic Physiotherapy: The physiotherapist treats his patients in different cases, such as asthma, chest infections, wound infection. He can also extend his work towards the preparations of some major surgical operations and beyond.  He can handle chronic chest and respiratory conditions like pulmonary disabilities, fibrosis, lung tumors, and cardio infarction. He is dealing with all ages starting from newborns till old age persons.  Natural healers find new ways to treat non-organic respiratory problems like acute breathing conditions or any other respiratory disorders resulting from stress.  The physiotherapist can also develop the methods of rehabilitation pertaining to cardiac and lung patients.
  • Neurological Physiotherapy: Neurotherapy is based on effect of exercises to restore motor functions by overcoming defects and developing motion models. In order to achieve this goal, many theoretical methods were developed according to findings derived from the clinical scientific researches.  While some of these methods have remained static, other methods have been designed on the grounds of discovering new areas of specialization in the field of neurological therapy.
  • Dermatology Physiotherapy: It is based on the treatment of the skin in all conditions, as well as the related organs including injuries and burns. The treatment process is meant to reduce and prevent wound conditions, burns and scars.

The Departments of the School of Physiotherapy at CUC are mentioned as follows:

  • The Department of Basic Sciences

This Department is responsible for teaching the basics of medical sciences, such as anatomy, physiology, histology, pathology, biochemistry, in addition to the basics of pharmacology.  It also teaches the basics of physiotherapy, such as therapeutic exercises, hydrotherapy and electrotherapy.  Moreover, the Department comprises units of biomechanics, manual movement therapy, testing and standardization.

  • The Department of Internal Medicine Physiotherapy

The Department is concerned about cardiovascular diseases, chest diseases, blood circulation diseases.  The Department works on the rehabilitation of the old age persons and the diabetic patient.  It comprises units for cardio and chest diseases, intensive care, internal medicine diseases, skin and membranes diseases.

  • The Department of Orthopaedic Physiotherapy

The Department comprises units for orthopaedics, splints and artificial limbs.

  • The Department of Neurological Physiotherapy

The Department is concerned about treating neurological disorders and diseases, like paraplegia, working on the rehabilitation of patients with psychological disorders.  The Department comprises physiotherapy units for neurological diseases, brain/nerve/spinal cord surgeries.

  • The Department of Muscular and Movement System Disorders Physiotherapy

The Department works on diseases that attack the bones and the muscles, like arthritis, back pains and cartilage sliding.  It also works on the rehabilitation of patients after fractures and surgeries. 

The Majors presented at the School of Physiotherapy are mentioned as follows:

  • Muscles Physical Therapy
  • Chest Physical Therapy
  • Neurological Physical Therapy
  • Facial Physical Therapy


The Applied Laboratories at the School of Physiotherapy are mentioned as follows:

  • The Biomechanics Laboratory
  • The Mechanotherapy Laboratory
  • The Measurement Laboratory
  • The Hydrotherapy Laboratory
  • The Physiotherapy Laboratory