Program code : BPT
The program aims to train national physiotherapist with a degree in physiotherapy. The structure of the program aimed to meet the national and international framework of physiotherapy. A physiotherapist should be an autonomous by profession, who has the theoretical and practical knowledge and the attitude to assess, treat and advise patients, without regard to their age, race, sex, and sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs. By doing so he/she supports people with disabilities to obtain equal rights and opportunities.
Divine Word University provides a religiously oriented and socially conscious environment. While becoming professionally competent, students are encouraged to examine the ethical aspects of their profession. Bachelor of Physiotherapy emphasizes continuous learning, creativity and skills necessary for problem solving in an environment with limited resources. The program encourages questioning and critical thinking, to enable students and graduates to constructively contribute to health care within multi-disciplinary teams in a socially responsible manner.
School leavers must have gained a minimum grade A in English and Grade B in Biology at Grade 12.
Non-school leavers such as Physiotherapy aides, nurses and Health Extension Officers must have:
- A minimum of Grade B in English, Maths and Science at Grade 12
- At least two (2) years of prior work experience in rehabilitation
- A recommendation from their supervising physiotherapist.In addition, all applicants will be required to write a supervised English essay, to explain why they would like to do the Physiotherapy Program.
All applicants for the Bachelor of Physiotherapy will be advised to seek exposure to rehabilitation services and people with disabilities prior to their application. Preference in offering places on the program will be given to those applicants who seek rehabilitation and disability experience. Applicants who do not succeed in gaining such exposure because no such services exist in their area will not be disadvantaged.