Faculty of Health Sciences

Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation (English)

Why ISU Physiothearpy and Rehabilitation?

  • The department faculty consists of young members with valuable scientific productivity and training skills that have obtained their Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation doctorate degree from well-known universities such as Hacettepe University and İstanbul University. Our faculty members are specialized in Cardiopulmonary, Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Neurological and Rheumatological Rehabilitation and are currently expanding with new academicians who have specialized in other subspecialties of Physiotherapy.                                                                                                                                                                                             
  • The Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation is giving education in English within the Faculty of Health Sciences and is five years with the English Prep School.                                                                                                                                                                            
  • Our department's curriculum has been prepared in accordance with the Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Undergraduate Training National Core Training Program (FTRÇEP) criteria as its basis and meets all the requirements of a qualified Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Undergraduate Program. Additionally according to the academic cooperation protocol between İstinye University and the Winston Salem State University (WSSU) in North Carolina, in the USA the Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation has a joint degree program with the Doctoral of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program of The School of Health Sciences. Therefore, our graduates have the opportunity to continue their study in WSSU and have the title of Doctoral of Physical Therapy with a diploma that is valid in the U.S.A. and all over the world.                                                                                                                                                                                
  • It will be possible to provide internship opportunities for our students so that they can gain experience in various subspecialties of physiotherapy such as neurological rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, orthopedic rehabilitation, and pediatric rehabilitation, by using every opportunity; primarily the 25-year experience and established system of the Medical Park and Liv Hospital chains located at our university and secondarily contracted institutions providing physiotherapy services in various fields within the context of the department's curriculum.                                                                                                                                                                              
  • Five (5) Physiotherapy Practical Application Laboratories within the Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department enable practical training for the students. Istinye University has both the qualified academic staff necessary for excellent theoretical training and the laboratories with the latest in technological equipment for practical training and research. These laboratories include the following:
  1. Exercise and Neurological Rehabilitation Practice Laboratory 
  2. Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Unit Practice Laboratory 
  3. Electrophysical Agents Unit Practice Laboratory      
  4. Electrotherapy Unit Practice Laboratory        
  5. Orthopedic Rehabilitation Unit Practice Laboratory   
  • Our students will have the opportunity to be participate in research and publish this research if they wish within the context of the research methods course in our curriculum.
  • The department's students are actively encouraged to participate in the annual Turkish Physiotherapists Association Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Student Congress. The willing students can participate in the congress with their scientific research conducted with an academic advisor's supervision from the first year of school. Our University supports the participation of these students at such meetings.                                                                                                                                                                                         
  • The Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation became a member of the European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education (ENPHE) in 2021. We also have international collaborations with universities all around the world and Erasmus partnerships with leading European universities. Our students can study or have their internships in Europe through Erasmus Programs.                                                                                                                            
  • The university makes it possible to attend a masters degree with thesis program in the Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation field after graduation. We provide scholarships of up to 100% to our students for their masters degree training according to their Success Score Average.                                                                                                                                                                          
  • Our department's capacity is 8 students on a full scholarship, 20 students with a 50 discount, 40 students with a 25% discount, and 12 fully-paying students.