School of Rehabilitation Sciences:: The University of Jordan ::

Program Specifications

Bachelor of science in Physiotherapy / Program Overview

  Background to the program and subject area:

The department of physiotherapy has been part of the School of Rehabilitation Sciences since its establishment in 1999. We have been key players in the development of the school and its academic programs. Physiotherapy has been taught in the University of Jordan for 18 years. We continue to be one of the regional leading providers of physiotherapy courses and training. Our BSc course qualifies students to practice physiotherapy. Joining our BSc program enables students to gain an integrated approach to physiotherapy education and clinical practice.
This program adopts the principles of professional physiotherapy practice by equipping students with distinguished learning skills, basic scientific knowledge, hands on training and clinical placement. Physiotherapy department provides training in the following specialties: Neurological, Cardiopulmonary, Musculoskeletal, Paediatrics, Geriatrics, Burns and Surgery. The department’s staff includes 12 PhD holders and 1MSc holder who graduated from highly ranked international universities across Europe, US and Canada. The delivery of practical and clinical training is supported by 7 lab instructors. The department endorses multidisciplinary research in the following areas: higher education and e-learning, measurement of rehabilitation outcomes, gait and motor control, pulmonary rehabilitation, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation and pediatric rehabilitation. The department envisions activating the physiotherapy clinics to support the local community by providing high quality physiotherapy services. Moreover, we hope to deliver postgraduate and doctoral programs in the near future.

Vision statements of the program:
The vision of the department of physiotherapy is to be recognized as an outstanding educational program with high quality faculty members, staff and students.
Mission statements of the program:
The mission of the department of physiotherapy is to graduate professionals in the field of physiotherapy who are to contribute to the health needs of society through education, scholarly activities, research, service and professional practice.
Program Aims:
The goal of the department of physiotherapy is to prepare physiotherapists with adequate knowledge, skills and attitudes required for entry into the profession. Graduates from this program should:
• Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical bases of physiotherapy.
• Integrate knowledge of basic sciences and physiotherapy in order to modify treatment approaches.
• Have adequate clinical training and practical skills.
• Have basic and applied research and ethical principles needed for the profession.
• Have the capacity to work as an efficient member of rehabilitation team.
• Have adequate communication skills with colleagues and patients.