College of Applied Medical Sciences in Al-qurayyat

Physical therapy and Rehabilitation Department


The Department of Physical Therapy and Health Rehabilitation is one of the departments of the College of Applied Medical Sciences and offers a program of physical therapy and rehabilitation. The study offers human, medical and physical therapy sciences through four years of study (eight levels) using contact hours system followed by internship four one year. The undergraduate program offers courses on the background on the physical therapy methods of assessment, therapeutic interventions and equipments, and treatment of various diseases as to prepare the graduate to practice in the hospitals and health care centers in the Kingdom. The curriculum was recently initiated as a result of the work and effort of the faculty members of the department and members of the Curriculum Committee. The national and international physiotherapy programs were also reviewed during the preparation phase of the department. The student is then granted a bachelor's degree in physical therapy and health rehabilitation.

The physiotherapy program offers a four-year theoretical and practical study in the classroom system (eight levels), followed by one year internship program in health services, after which the student receives a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy and health rehabilitation; to practice the profession as a physiotherapist

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Physical therapy and health rehabilitation is one of the most important areas of health care. Physical therapy contributes to prevention and treatment through sharing the medical team in the development of a treatment plan for the care of patients of all ages who are incapacitated due to diseases and disorders of the various body systems. Physiotherapists help thousands of patients daily to regain their health and relieve pain. Today, the physiotherapy profession plays a prominent role in the development and delivery of health care to the community as a preventive and therapeutic method in all places of health services in the Kingdom.

Vision - Mission - Objectives


The vision of the Physical Therapy & Health Rehabilitation program is the excellence in teaching, learning, training, scientific research and community services in the field of physical therapy and health rehabilitation.


To prepare qualified physical therapists to meet the labour market demand through distinction learning, research, and community service.”


  1. Recognize the necessary knowledge in the specialty, which is acquired from bio and medical sciences as well as physical and behavioral sciences.
  2. Use assessment, planning and treatment skills as well as the ability to deal with different medical conditions.
  3. Deal and communicate effectively with patients and their families.
  4. Collaborate and communicate in a professional manner with members of the medical team.
  5. Construct a scientific research and apply it.
  6. Demonstrate and apply the morals ​​and ethics of the physical therapy profession.
  7. Hand the patient safely and professionally through the physical therapy management.
  8. Keep up with continuous education and training; to develop scientific and professional aspects to fulfill the community needs.
  9. Execute strategies and programs that agree with the national standards for academic accreditation.
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Prof. Dr. waleed seifeldin mohammed






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The department included five students labs (2 in male section and 3 in female section) equipped with the all the teaching facilities and training devices.

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Benefits of studying in the Department of Physical therapy

Physical therapists have different titles in different countries: in many countries they are called physiotherapists. Some countries have their own version of the word physical therapist, such as kinesiologist. They are all part of the same profession.

Physical therapists provide services that develop, maintain, and restore people’s maximum movement and functional ability. They can help people at any stage of life, when movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, diseases, disorders, conditions, or environmental factors. Physical therapists help people maximize their quality of life, looking at physical, psychological, emotional, and social wellbeing. They work in the health spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation, and rehabilitation.

Physical therapists are qualified and professionally required to:

  • undertake a comprehensive examination/assessment of the patient/client or needs of a client group
  • evaluate the findings from the examination/assessment to make clinical judgments regarding patients/clients
  • formulate a diagnosis, prognosis and plan
  • provide consultation within their expertise and determine when patients/clients need to be referred to another healthcare professional
  • implement a physical therapist intervention/treatment programme
  • determine the outcomes of any interventions/treatments
  • make recommendations for self-management.

Physiotherapy or physical therapy is considered one of the health care professions, which provides its services to all members of society to rehabilitate movement and functional ability and develop it in all stages of life and restore it to its maximum. Not only that, but we do not exaggerate when we say that the means of physical therapy have an integrated physiological effect It works to improve all functions of the body’s various systems, including raising the body’s immune capacity and the secretion of various hormones and structural bodies that help speed up wound healing, treat pain and also prevent various diseases, all of which of course leads to improving the quality of life in general.

Physiotherapy has a great role in treating many diseases such as neurological diseases, orthopedic diseases, respiratory system rehabilitation, performing exercises for patients with difficult cases and patients in the Central Care Unit and preparing patients in the pre-surgery stage of major surgeries, then rehabilitation for the post-operation and recovery phase after cases Major surgeries, as well as evaluation of transferred and new cases. To achieve these goals, a group of advanced devices are used, such as electrotherapy and hydrotherapy, where the work of physiotherapy is divided according to the type of treatment into different specialties, including the specialization of pediatric physical therapy, the specialization of physical therapy for chest diseases and the maintenance of the functions of the heart and lungs and the specialization of physical therapy for treating burns, wounds and treatment Natural for gynecology, women's health, pre- and post-natal cases, as well as physical therapy for fractures, surgeries, and cases of various types of bones, and joint replacement.

Among the most important cases in which physiotherapy is involved in its treatment and rehabilitation are nervous system injuries such as paraplegia, quadriplegia, and polio. Muscular and orthopedic injuries such as back and neck pain, muscle cramps, joint injuries, repair of the feet, restoring the function of the injured organ, working on joint flexibility, strengthening muscles, strengthening the remaining parts in cases of amputation, working on not deforming them, and training the patient in the use of prosthetic devices. Physical therapy is also useful in chest diseases to prepare the chest cage and train it in natural breathing movements and excretion of respiratory waste. Physiotherapy is also useful in chest and heart surgeries, with the aim of reducing the risk of complications, especially those affecting the chest and blood vessels. Physical therapy has become an important role in plastic surgery with the intention of preventing deformities. It also helps in treating some nutritional and internal diseases such as diabetes through training and exercises to help burn excess amounts of sugar in the blood. Physiotherapy is also used in aging diseases to help reduce the effect of aging on the patient’s motor, nervous and muscular systems.

One of the most important modern specialties in physical therapy is the relief of acute pain in cancer patients by reducing and dampening acute pain by means of multiple treatments. Physiotherapy methods have made remarkable progress in the past few years, using advanced techniques and guided exercises, as well as the use of neuromuscular coping methods to obtain functional movement that the patient can use in his daily life - with the introduction of lasers and electrical stimulation directed to relieve the pain caused by various diseases.

As for the means of physical therapy, they include: therapeutic exercises, hydrotherapy and medical waxing, electrical therapy (such as infrared and ultraviolet rays, ultrasound, laser beams, electrical stimulation of the nerves and muscles, back and neck lift devices.

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