The Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science was established in 2018 at Qatar University and hosts the first academic entry to practice program for the profession of physiotherapy in the State of Qatar.
The 4-year BSc program has been established to contribute to the building of the healthcare workforce consistent with the National Development Strategy. It will educate Qatari and resident students in Qatar to become physiotherapists who are capable of autonomous practice. We are committed to educating the next generation of physiotherapy leaders promoting the development of the profession in Qatar. According to the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, physiotherapists provide services that develop, maintain, and restore people’s maximum movement and functional ability. They can help people at any stage of life when aging, injury, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors threaten movement and function. Physiotherapists 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. The program is available for females.
Admission requirements vary based on the application type (new, transfer, visiting, or non-degree applicants). Please contact us for further information about admission requirements.
Physiotherapists 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 program
Determine the outcomes of any interventions/treatments
Make recommendations for self-management.
Our vision is to educate the next generation of physiotherapist leaders and our curriculum aligns with the core values described in the Qatar University’s Strategic Plan: excellence, academic freedom, innovation, integrity, diversity, and social responsibility.
Career Development Center
The Career Development Center provides counseling, training, and professional development services and helps to prepare students to engage and compete for the best career opportunities. It specializes in providing QU students with student employment during their study at QU. Additionally; the Center assists students with sponsorship, internship, and full-time job opportunities and provides numerous career-related resources, programs, and activities.
The Career Development Center at Qatar University shall be the benchmark of Career Services in the region and generate the future leaders of the Qatar National Vision 2030 by helping our students and alumni realize their career dreams.