The physiotherapist aims to improve the health and quality of life in all kinds of injuries, diseases, aging, pain and dysfunctions leading to movement disorder in the musculoskeletal system by using a multidimensional and holistic evaluation methods specific to physiotherapy after diagnosis of a specialist physician is a health-care element that gathers knowledge and skill in planning and implementing the right exercise prescriptions for healthy individuals.
Current physiotherapy and rehabilitation training program following scientific developments is 4 (four) years. Education; clinical sciences, vocational courses, research methodology, seminars, supportive elective courses, and clinical work specific to the field of physiotherapy and rehabilitation. The first 3 (three) years of training consisted of theoretical-practical courses predominantly in the last year clinical applications. There is also a Compulsory Summer Internship in the second and third years of education. Click for Lesson Plan
First Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department in our country. It was founded by Dr. İhsan Doğramacı at Hacettepe University. Physiotherapy profession has progressed to the academic and clinical field over the years and has become one of the most preferred occupations in our country.
Bezmialem Vakif University Health Sciences Faculty Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department was opened in 2010 at the same time with the opening of our university which is established on health theme. Since its establishment, the department has been changing and developing rapidly and effectively with its structure that enables scientific output and scientific outputs to be used for research, clinical application and public health benefit. Bezmialem has reached the level of knowledge in the developed countries with its experienced staff, who takes the inheritance of Valide Sultan and gives priority to human and information.
Since 2013, Prof. Dr. Hulya Nilgun GURSES, who has been carryin on the task of Bezmialem Vakıf University Faculty of Health Sciences Physiotherapy and Department Chairman, is Turkey's first physiotherapist. Our department has made it a principle to equip the young physiotherapist candidates with the latest scientific knowledge with the strong cadres composed of physiotherapists and physicians and to give the students the skills of physiotherapy and rehabilitation with clinical applications.
There are training, application and research laboratories in various departments of the health field within the Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Bezmialem Vakıf University and various departments of the Medical Faculty. Each of these laboratories trains students with specialist physiotherapists who are trained in different specialties in the field, and a large number of projects and researches of graduate, doctoral students and academicians are being carried out.
Orthopedic, neurological, cardiac, pulmonary, pediatrics, hand surgery-rheumatology, women's health- athletic health physiotherapy and rehabilitation training and Education are continuing in our department,. Practical training of the courses "Clinical Practice I and Clinical Practice II" in the 4th year of the education is carried out in these laboratories within the department and in the related services and policlinics of the hospitals.
Our students are also provided with training and internship opportunities abroad under the ERASMUS + program. In this context, students are able to recognize professional practices in different countries, participate in projects and recognize different cultures. Also, our students can benefit from Higher Education Institutions Student Exchange Program between the Farabi Exchange Program in Turkey. (Http://bezmialem.edu.tr/tr/sayfalar/idari/uluslararasi-iliskiler-ofisi/erasmus/erasmus-ikili- Agreements% C4% B1m% C4% B1z.aspx)
The Department has two departments, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation and Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department. In these departments, the Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Graduate Program and the Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Doctorate Program are carried out.
BVU Health Sciences Faculty Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department is at the beginning of our future aims to be open to the strategies that will lead our education and training programs further, to be followed in our country and in the world by scientific studies, to continue to produce and share information, Bezmialem Vakıf spirit and to contribute to the physiotherapy and rehabilitation science and clinic by using the latest technologies and current scientific knowledge.