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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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.

Academic Majors and Departments

  • Basic Science
  • Physical Therapy for Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
  • Physical Therapy for Orthopedic
  • Physical Therapy for Neurology
  • Physical Therapy for Pediatrics
  • Physical Therapy for Women Health
  • Physical Therapy for Surgery and Burn

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

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

Physical therapy graduates can work in numerous hospitals whether in the outpatient clinic or in-patient for the treatment of pre & post-operative cases that require physical therapy, in addition to working inside the ICU. Our talented therapists are also vital in many rehabilitation centers and clinics, especially where manual therapy is prevailing.

Job Profiles

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 after acquiring a Master’s Degree, the graduate earns the Specialist title.

Physical Therapy Consultant

After 20 years of graduation or after either 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.

The graduates could specialize in one of the following departments by joining a post-graduate program:

  • Basic Science
  • Biomechanics
  • Physical therapy for Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
  • Physical Therapy for Orthopedic and Orthopedic Surgery
  • Physical Therapy for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Physical Therapy for Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery
  • Physical Therapy for Women Health
  • Physical Therapy for Surgery and Burn

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