School of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Degree and Title:
Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy (B.Sc. PT)

Study Hours/Academic Levels:
196 credit hours/5 academic levels plus an additional 6th year for training in the educational hospitals, institutes, health authorities, and training centers under the supervision of the Faculty Staff Members.

Meet the Dean

Dr. Adly Sabbour

Dr. Adly Sabbour is the Dean of the School of Physical Therapy at BUC. He has been a professor of Physical Therapy at Cairo University for over 20 years, and he was the Head of the Department for Physical Therapy for Women Health at Cairo University for four years.

Dr. Adly is a board member of the Egyptian Society of Hemophilia, and the head of the Egyptian Musculoskeletal Group, and one of the founders of the Middle East Musculoskeletal Group.

Dr. Sabbour carried out a lot of voluntary activities with several national and international organizations including WHO and WFH. Dr. Adly has a rich background in physical therapy services (Women Health, Pelvic Dysfunction, Neural Rehab) as well as quality assurance and accreditation of education undergraduates’ programs, postgraduates’ programs, continuous education, and professional certification. Moreover, he performed a lot of consultancies in many countries in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Europe.

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Meet the Vice Dean

Dr. Hanan Mekawy

Dr. Hanan Mekawy is the current Vice Dean of the Physical Therapy School at BUC. Dr. Hanan is a professor of physical therapy since 2013 and was acting as a Chairperson of the Physical Therapy Department for Women’s Health at the Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University.

She had a lot of significant professional and academic experiences as a professor of physical therapy that allowed her to teach in many of the Egyptian Physical Therapy schools in undergraduate, postgraduates as well as continuing education programs.

Dr. Hanan was also acting as a Director of the Professional Doctor Program at Cairo University. During her academic work, Dr. Hanan performed a lot of activities to enhance the international relations and dual cooperation programs in both Cairo University and BUC.

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About

At BUC, theoretical knowledge is combined with clinical learning experiences to promote a positive learning environment, deliberate on evidence-based practice, promote leadership skills, and focus on the student’s manual skills.

Physical therapists are movement experts who optimize the quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education. Our physical therapy program will prepare you to become a compassionate, ethical practitioner who will help patients to reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. We produce a highly effective education program that graduates a unique physical therapist who is competitive nationally and internationally. Additionally, our program is committed to building international partnerships focused on manual therapy, neuromuscular rehabilitation, and cardiovascular rehabilitation.

Dean’s Word

The school of Physical Therapy at BUC was established in 2014 offering a high level of educational and community services. The college has a highly qualified and cooperative staff who are participating in educational services, scientific research, and international publications.

We are providing our students with the most updated theoretical and practical experiences enabling them to incorporate into the medical society efficiently while improving the health profession and patient outcomes.

The school of physical therapy has a clear mission of seeking excellence and leadership among the faculties in Egypt and the Middle East. The school is joining forces with Winston Salem State University (WSSU), North Carolina, USA, and Virginia Commonwealth University, USA to continuously conduct programs and special courses for our BUC students and academic staff focused on enhancing academic and professional hand-on skills.

All our efforts are utilized efficiently to graduate a unique physical therapist honoring our university and the society of physical therapy in Egypt and the Middle East.

Dr. Adly Sabbour

Dean of Physical Therapy

Strategy

Progress and upgrade of the physical therapy profession and be excellent locally and regionally.

The mission of the Faculty of Physical Therapy is the preparation of outstanding, compassionate, highly skilled distinguished graduates able to meet the requirements of the labor market locally and regionally by providing them with required academic and practical skills by using recent technology in the field of physical therapy as well as developing scientific research and society services.

1. Provide students with a distinguished scientific and stimulating environment for innovation and development.

2. Encourage scientific research to contribute to solving social problems and community services.

3. Improving the level of health services in the field of physiotherapy.

4. Promoting the level of knowledge and skills of students.

5. Developing the capabilities of faculty members and the supporting staff.

School of Physical Therapy Council

Prof. Dr. Adly Sabbour
Dean of the School of Physical Therapy
Prof. Dr. Hanan Mekawy
Vice-Dean
Assis. Prof. Dr. Mona Selim Faggal
– Head of the Department of Basic Science for Physical Therapy – Head of the Department of Physical Therapy for Orthopedic and Orthopedic Surgery
Assis. Prof. Dr. Mona Mohamed Abdel-Khalek
Head of the Department of Physical Therapy for Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.
Assis. Prof. Dr. Radwa Saeed Mahmoud
– Head of the Department of Physical Therapy for Neurology and Neurosurgery – Head of the Department of Physical Therapy for Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery
Prof. Dr. Ashraf Hassan Mohammed
– Head of the Department of Physical Therapy for Women health. – Head of the Department of Physical Therapy for Surgery and Burn.
Dr. Fairouz Hatem Amin
Lecturer of the Department of Basic Science for Physical Therapy
Dr. Heba Ahmed Metwally
Lecturer of the Department of Physical Therapy for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Dr. Noha Ahmed Fouad
Lecturer of the Department of Physical Therapy for Women health.
Dr. Abd Elatif Rashad
Director of Continuing Development Center

Facilities

School of Physical Therapy premises:

  • The school of Physical Therapy comprises 4 floors with central air-conditioners.
  • This building includes:
  1. Many Lecture Halls, laboratories, classes, and staff rooms are sufficient for the number of students shown from the calculation of student capacity. Each classroom has comfortable seats, a whiteboard, a data show device, a display screen, a microphone, Wi-Fi, and central air conditioning.
  2. Places for open exhibitions of student projects in the loopy and on every floor.
  • The Campus central library includes many up-to-date books and publications in a relaxing environment conducive to studying. There are comfortable seating areas, group study areas, and quiet and private study rooms.
  • In addition, central halls and stands at the university can be used when necessary, and they are all equipped for cultural, artistic, and sports activities.
  • The university offers a learning management system (LMS) that supports communication between students and faculty members. Through LMS, students can submit an assignment, solve online quizzes, download all course materials, and follow up on their attendance status.
  • The university has different healthcare facilities that are equipped with a variety of medical equipment. These healthcare facilities include (general clinics, dental care clinics, and physiotherapy clinics).
  • There is a diverse food court with groceries, restaurants, and coffee shops that offer all kinds of food and cold and hot drinks. In addition, the university has a central copy center, a bank branch, ATM Machines, and a flower shop.

School’s distinguished features

  1. In the field of education and learning:
  • The School has educational laboratories for students with a high level of equipment.
  • The School has computers equipped for all faculty members.
  • The School concluded an agreement for scientific cooperation with international universities (American Winston Salem University) and international research centers. (American University of Virginia) through which joint diplomas are awarded to international universities.
  • Participation of many students in student and cultural activities at the university and the level of faculties of physical therapy.
  1. In the field of scientific research:
  • The School of Physiotherapy, Badr University, has a group of advanced research laboratories equipped with the latest scientific equipment. It follows the university’s central laboratory system and provides services to researchers and students.
  • Members of the teaching and supporting staff contribute to the international publication of scientific research in international journals with a high impact factor.
  1. In the field of community participation
  • Community participation in our school is distinguished, as the school provides services to the internal and external community through medical convoys in Badr city and the annual celebration of Orphan’s Day at the School of Physical Therapy, Badr University.
  • The outpatient clinic is crucial in community service by providing free treatment and serving patients daily. Practical training for students at various academic levels and internship students.

 

Laboratories & workshops

  • Physical Therapy specialized labs
  1. Test and Measurement lab
  2. Therapeutic Exercise lab
  3. Orthosis & Prothesis lab
  4. Sports injuries lab
  5. Biomechanics lab
  6. Cardiopulmonary lab
  7. Electrotherapy lab
  8. Human anatomy lab
  9. Hydrotherapy lab
  10. Pediatric lab
  11. Manual therapy lab
  • Central labs
  1. Anatomy lab
  2. Physiology lab
  3. Biophysics lab
  4. Histology lab
  5. Biochemistry lab
  6. Pathology lab

Academic Program

Degree Title:

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Program Hours:

The total credits (196 Hours)

Duration of study:

Duration of study: 5 years in addition to the sixth year of clinical training (an internship year)

CodeCourse TitleCR
Obligatory Courses (2 credit hours)
UNI 1Human Rights1
UNI2Scientific thinking skills and writing reports1
Elective Courses: The student chooses only 3 Credit Hours
UNI.EL 1Information Technology1
UNI.EL 2Problem-solving skills and decision-making1
UNI.EL 3Egypt’s history1
UNI.EL 4Arabic Literature1
UNI.EL 5Environment and Industrial safety1
UNI.EL 6Communication Skills1
CodeCourse TitleCR
BAS 1101Anatomy I3
BAS 1102Physiology I3
BAS 1103Biochemistry I3
BAS 1104Biophysics I3
BAS 1105Histology4
BAS 1106English and Medical Terminology2
BAS 1207Anatomy II3
BAS 1208Physiology II3
BAS 1209Biochemistry II3
BAS 1210Biophysics II3
BIO 1211Kinesiology3
BAS 1212Introduction to Sociology2
BAS 2113Anatomy III3
BAS 2114Physiology III3
BIO 2115Biomechanics I3
BAS 2116Behavioral Psychology2
BAS 2117Test and Measurement4
BAS 2118Pathology4
BAS 2219Anatomy IV3
BAS 2220Physiology IV3
BAS 2221Pharmacology2
BIO  2222Biomechanics II3
BAS 2223Therapeutic Exercises4
BAS 2224Electrotherapy4
BAS 2225Community Health1
BAS 3126Soft Tissue Manipulation2
BAS 3127Hydrotherapy2
INT 3128Theories for internal medicine and geriatrics2
INT 3129Physical therapy for internal medicine and geriatrics4
INT 3130Theories for cardiopulmonary and vascular disorders and its surgeries2
INT 3131Physical therapy for cardiopulmonary and vascular disorders and its surgeries4
SUR 3132Hospital Administration2
INT 3233Clinical physical therapy training for internal medicine and geriatrics1
INT 3234Clinical physical therapy training for cardiopulmonary and vascular disorders and its surgeries2
GYN 3235Theories for gynecology and obstetrics and its surgeries2
GYN 3236Physical therapy for gynecological and obstetric disorders and its surgery3
SUR 3237Theories for surgery and burn2
SUR 3238Physical therapy for surgery and burn3
BAS 3239Neuroscience3
BAS 3240Ergonomics2
GYN 4141Clinical physical therapy training for gynecological and obstetric disorders and its surgeries.2
SUR4142Clinical physical therapy training for surgery and burn2
ORT 4143Theories for traumatology and Orthopedics surgeries4
ORT 4144Physical therapy for traumatology and Orthopedics surgeries7
ORT 4145Diagnostic Radiology2
ORT 4246Clinical physical therapy training for orthopedics and its surgeries3
ORT 4247Orthotics and prosthetics3
NUR 4248Theories for neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry4
NUR 4249Physical therapy for neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry7
NUR 4250Psychiatry2
NUR 5151Clinical physical therapy training for neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry3
NUR 5152Rehabilitation and Occupational therapy for adult2
PED 5153Motor Development and Learning3
PED 5154Theories of pediatrics and its surgery4
PED 5155Child psychology1
BAS 5156Electrodiagnosis2
BAS 5157Scientific Research and Biostatistics2
PED 5258Physical therapy for pediatrics and its surgery7
PED 5259Clinical physical therapy training for pediatrics and its surgery3
PED 5260Speech disorders and therapy1
PED 5261Rehabilitation and Occupational therapy for children2
BAS 5262Ethics and laws in health care1
BAS 5263Evidence-based clinical Decision Making2
Elective Courses: The student chooses only 12 Credit Hours 
FACEL 1Industrial Physical Therapy2
FACEL 2Quality assurance in healthcare1
FACEL 3Marketing and Business Administration in Physical Therapy1
FACEL 4Clinical Nutrition1
FACEL 5First Aids2
FACEL 6Introduction to Osteopathy2
FACEL 7Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology2
FACEL 8Sports physical Therapy2
FACEL 9Biomechanics in the rehabilitation of joint replacements2
FACEL 10Physical Therapy in oncology2
FACEL 11Treatment of Lymphatic system2
FACEL 12Introduction to Alternative medicine2
FACEL 13Regenerative medicine in Neural disorders1
FACEL 14Education for children with Special needs2
FACEL 15Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy2
FACEL 16Independent study in physical Therapy1
FACEL 17Clinical Biomechanics2
FACEL 18Spinal cord injuries2
FACEL 19Rehabilitation of hand surgery2
FACEL 20Orthopedic biomechanics1

Scientific Departments

Name Faculty Members
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mona Selim Faggal Assistant Professor at the Department of Physical Therapy for Orthopedic and Orthopedic Surgery Chairman
Prof. Dr. Adly Sabbour Dean Council
Prof. Dr. Hanan Mekawy Vice-Dean
Assis. Prof. Dr. Abdul Rahman Ismail Abdul Ghani Ismail Assistant Professor
Dr. Fairouz Hatem Amin Lecturer Staff Members
Dr. Wael Osama Ali Abdul Khaleq Lecturer
Dr. Mahmoud Ibrahim Al-Sayed Lecturer
Dr. Doha Hamed Mustafa Lecturer
Name Faculty Members
Assis. Prof. Dr. Mona Mohamed Abdel-Khalek Assistant Professor Chairman
Prof. Dr. Adly Sabbour Dean Council
Prof. Dr. Ashraf Hassan Mohammed Professor at the Department of Physical Therapy for Surgery and Burn
Dr. Mina Atef Georgi Elias Lecturer Staff Members
Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Abdel Halim Lecturer
NameFaculty Members 
Assis. Prof. Dr. Mona Selim FaggalAssistant ProfessorChairman
Prof. Dr. Adly SabbourDeanCouncil
Prof. Dr. Hanan MekawyVice-Dean
Assis. Prof. Dr. Dina Othman ShoukryAssistant Professor
NameFaculty Members 
Assis. Prof. Dr. Radwa Saeed MahmoudAssistant Professor at the Department of Physical Therapy for Pediatrics and Pediatric SurgeryChairman
Prof. Dr. Adly SabbourDeanCouncil
Prof. Dr. Hanan MekawyVice-Dean
Dr. Heba Ahmed MetwallyLecturerStaff Members
Dr. Fatma SaeedLecturer
NameFaculty Members 
Assis. Prof. Dr. Radwa Saeed MahmoudAssistant ProfessorChairman
Prof. Dr. Adly SabbourDeanCouncil
Prof. Dr. Hanan MekawyVice-Dean
Assis. Prof. Dr. Dina Othman ShoukryAssistant Professor at the Department of Physical Therapy for Orthopedic and Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Hanaa Mohsen Abdel FattahLecturerStaff Members
Dr. Omnya Samy Abdallah GhoneimLecturer
Name Faculty Members
Prof. Dr. Ashraf Hassan Mohammed Professor at the Department of Physical Therapy for Surgery and Burn. Chairman
Prof. Dr. Adly Sabbour Dean Council
Prof. Dr. Hanan Mekawy Vice-Dean
Assis. Prof. Dr. Dina Othman Shoukry Assistant Professor at the Department of Physical Therapy for Orthopedic and Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Noha Ahmed Fouad Abd El Rahman Lecturer Staff Members
Dr. Hend Reda Saqr Lecturer
Dr. Mariam Hossam Mohamed Lecturer
Dr. Doaa Saeed Mohammed Lecturer
Name Faculty Members
Prof. Dr. Ashraf Hassan Mohammed Professor Chairman
Prof. Dr. Hanan Mekawy Vice-Dean Council
Assis. Prof. Dr. Mona Mohamed Abdel-Khalek Assistant Professor
Dr. Reham Alaa Attia Hassan Lecturer Staff Members

School Department Heads

Professor Dalia Mosaad

Head of the Basic Science Department

Professor Mona Mohamed Abdel-Khalek

Head of the Internal Medicine Department

Professor Heba Ahmed Metwally Khalifa

Head of the Neurology Department

Professor Mona Selim Faggal

Head of the Orthopedic Department

Professor Rania Galal El-Deen

Head of the Pediatric Department

Professor Ashraf Hassan Mohammed

Head of the Surgery and Burn Department

Professor Noha Ahmed Fouad Abd El Rahman

Head of the Women Health Department

Career Opportunities

Job Profiles

Physical therapy graduates can work in numerous hospitals in the outpatient clinic or in-patient. They are to assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury also, treat pre & post-operative cases that require physical therapy and work inside the ICU. Our talented therapists are also vital in many rehabilitation centers and clinics, especially where manual therapy prevails.

Physical Therapy Practitioner

The graduate registers for a physical therapy license from the Ministry of Health and General Physical Therapy Syndicate just after graduation and earns the title of Physical Therapy Practitioner.

Physical Therapy Specialist

After five years of graduation or acquiring a master’s degree, the graduate earns the Specialist title.

Physical Therapy Consultant

After 20 years of graduation or acquiring a master’s degree with 15 years of experience or acquiring a Ph.D. degree together with a minimum of 10 years of experience, the Graduate earns the Consultant title.

Graduate Occupational Profile

The graduates could specialize in one of the following departments by joining a post-graduate program:
1) Basic Science for Physical Therapy.
2) Physical Therapy for Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.
3) Physical Therapy for Orthopedic and Orthopedic Surgery.
4) Physical Therapy for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
5) Physical Therapy for Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery.
6) Physical Therapy for Women health.
7) Physical Therapy for Surgery and Burn.

News & Events

News

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