• Degree: Bachelor
  • Campus: Beirut
  • Faculty: Health Sciences
  • Department: Physical Therapy Department

Program Description

To obtain a Bachelor Degree in Physical Therapy, students must successfully complete a total of 130 credits + ICDL. The standard duration of study for attaining of a Bachelor Degree in Physical Therapy is 8 semesters.


Chairperson Dr. Ibtissam Saab
Associate Professors Dr. Ibtissam Saab
Assistant Professors Dr. Rami Abbass, Dr. Khaled Taki, Dr. Ayman El Khatib
Full-time Lecturer Mr. Hussein Abu Yassin

The mission of the Physical Therapy Department is to promote and maintain the highest level of education through improvement in education, research quality, and community services in the field of physical therapy. The Department offers a comprehensive educational program through varieties of teaching methodology, laboratory, clinical experiences and field training which are culturally and ethically sensitive. Graduates of the Department will be able to function in changing and diversifying health care settings. The Department provides evidence-based practice according to the highest professional standards by the incorporation of recent research findings into professional practice. To achieve its mission, the department relies on highly specialized and dedicated staff members.

Undergraduate education in the Physical Therapy Department provides:

  • Fundamental knowledge in physical therapy science.
  • The opportunity to practice in different areas of interest in physical therapy.
  • Intensive training in problem solving, laboratory skills, and practical skills.
  • A well-rounded education that includes communication skills, the ability to function well on a team, an appreciation for ethical behaviour, and the ability to engage in lifelong learning.

This education is expected to prepare our students to thrive and to lead. It also prepares them to achieve our Educational Program Objectives:

  • Provide competent professional graduates who can meet the rapid changes in the physical therapy field.
  • Prepare graduates to practice in a manner responsive to the community needs while maintaining the highest ethical standards.
  • Promote and maintain continuous cooperation and interaction with local, regional and international health care organizations.

The program aims to enable students to:

  • Fulfill the requirements for registration/qualification according to the Lebanese Ministry of Education, Public Health, and the Order of Physical Therapists of Lebanon.
  • Be reflective physical therapy practitioners with the requisite skills, knowledge and professional attributes consistent with those expected of newly qualified staff.
  • Be equipped with the graduate skills and attitudes that are necessary to enable them to function effectively in the complex, changing environment of the modern workplace.
  • Become independent autonomous practitioners.
  • Evaluate knowledge which arises from practice.
  • Evaluate knowledge from both a theoretical and practical perspective.
  • Implement safe and effective assessment, examination and treatment in the scope of physiotherapy practice.
  • Understand and implement research-based and evidence-based practice to the field/scope of practice.
  • Develop effective and appropriate relationships with service users, colleagues and other agencies.
  • Function effectively within an interprofessional team.
  • Develop key and transferable skills.
  • Develop leadership potential.
  • Engage in the analysis of academic discourse.
  • Use information and information technology effectively to inform and support patient care.
  • Engage in health promotional activities.
  • Link their undergraduate learning outcomes with future continuing professional development.

To obtain a Bachelor Degree in Physical Therapy, students must successfully complete a total of 130 credits + ICDL. The standard duration of study for attaining of a Bachelor Degree in Physical Therapy is 8 semesters.

Graduates can work in outpatient clinics or offices (private practice), hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, extended care facilities, homes, educational or research centers, schools, industrial workplaces or other occupational environments, fitness and wellness centers and sports training facilities.

Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
ANAT203 ANATOMY I 3 3Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
ANAT205 ANATOMY I LAB 1 0Lec,3Lab,0Tut MCC
BCHM215 Biochemistry 3 2Lec, 2Lab, 0Tut MCC
PHTH211 ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM IN PHYSICAL THERAPY 3 3Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
PHTH213 HEALTH PROMOTION AND WELLNESS 2 2Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
PHYL205 PHYSIOLOGY 2 2Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
------- University Requirement 2 2 CUR
Second Semester
ANAT204 ANATOMY II 3 3Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
ANAT206 ANATOMY II LAB 1 0Lec,3Lab,0Tut MCC
MICA210 HISTOLOGY 1 1Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
PHTH208 PHYSICAL THERAPY INTERVENTION I 3 3Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
PHTH218 PHYSICAL THERAPY INTERVENTION I LAB 1 0Lec,3Lab,0Tut MCC
PHYL206 NEURPOHYSIOLOGY 2 2Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
PHYS218 BIOPHYSICS 2 2Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
------- University Requirement 3 3 CUR
Third Semester
COMM201 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3 3Lec,0Lab,0Tut MCC
PATH203 Pathophysiology 3 3Lec, 0Lab, 0Tut MCC
PHTH215 KINESIOLOGY AND BIOMECHANICS 3 3Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
PHTH217 ASSESSMENT IN PHYSICAL THERAPY 3 3Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
PHTH219 PHARMACOLOGY IN PHYSICAL THERAPY 2 2Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
PHTH227 ASSESSMENT IN PHYSICAL THERAPY LAB 1 0Lec,3Lab,0Tut MCC
------- University Requirement 2 2 CUR
Fourth Semester
HESC302 Research and Evidence Based Practice 2 2Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
PHTH212 PHYSICAL THERAPY INTERVENTION II 3 3Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
PHTH214 MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSICAL THERAPY I 3 3Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
PHTH216 NEUROMUSCULAR PHYSICAL THERAPY I 3 3Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
PHTH222 PHYSICAL THERAPY INTERVENTION II LAB 1 0Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
PHTH224 MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSICAL THERAPY I LAB 1 0Lec, 3Lab,0Tut MCC
PHTH226 NEUROMUSCULAR PHYSICAL THERAPY I LAB 1 0Lec, 2Lab,0Tut MCC
------- Major Elective Course 3 3 MEC
Fifth Semester
PHTH315 MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSICAL THERAPY II 3 3Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
PHTH317 NEUROMUSCULAR PT II 3 3Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
PHTH319 IMAGING AND DIAGNOSTICS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY 2 2Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
PHTH325 MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSICAL THERAPY II LAB 1 0Lec, 3Lab,0Tut MCC
PHTH327 NEUROMUSCULAR PHYSICAL THERAPY II LAB 1 0Lec, 2Lab,0Tut MCC
PHTH335 MUSCULOSKELETAL PT Practice I 3 0Lec,9Cln,0Tut MCC
PHTH337 NEUROMUSCULAR PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE I 3 0Lec,9Cln,0Tut MCC
------- University Elective Course 2 2 UEC
Sixth Semester
PHTH314 CARDIOPULMONARY PHYSICAL THERAPY 3 3Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
PHTH316 MEDICAL SURGICAL PT 3 3Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
PHTH324 CARDIOPULMONARY PHYSICAL THERAPY LAB 1 0Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
PHTH336 MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE II 3 0Lec,9Cln,0Tut MCC
PHTH338 NEUROMUSCULAR PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE II 3 0Lec,9Cln,0Tut MCC
------- University Elective Course 5 5 UEC
Seventh Semester
PHTH413 PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY 3 3Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
PHTH415 GERIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY 3 3Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
PHTH423 PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY LAB 1 0Lec, 2Lab,0Tut MCC
PHTH431 CARDIOPULMONARY PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE 2 0Lec,6Cln,0Tut MCC
PHTH433 MEDICAL SURGICAL PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE 2 0Lec,6Cln,0Tut MCC
------- University Elective 2 2 UEC
------- Major Elective Course 3 3 MEC
Eighth Semester
IPEH512 Interprofessional Education for Health Care 1 0Lec; 2 free interactive learning activities; 0Tut MCC
PHTH432 PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE 2 0Lec,6Cln,0Tut MCC
PHTH434 GERIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE 2 0Lec,6Cln,0Tut MCC
PHTH436 RESEARCH PROJECT 2 0Lec,6Cln,0Tut MCC
------- Major Elective Course 3 3 MEC

Major Elective Courses (MEC)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
PHTH250 HEALTH PROMOTION AND WELLNESS PRACTICE 3 0Lec,9Cln,0Tut MEC
PHTH252 MANUAL THERAPY PRACTICE 3 0Lec, 9Cln,0Tut MEC
PHTH450 FUNCTIONAL TAPING PRACTICE 3 0Lec, 9Cln,0Tut MEC
PHTH451 PRACTICE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY IN WOMEN’S HEALTH 3 0Lec, 9Cln,0Tut MEC
PHTH452 VESTIBULAR AND BALANCE REHABILITATION PRACTICE 3 0Lec, 9Cln,0Tut MEC
PHTH453 CURRENT PRACTICES IN PHYSICAL THERAPY CARE 3 0Lec, 9Cln,0Tut MEC

University Requirements (UR) (CUR)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
MCOM003 Communication Skills 2 2Lec, 0Lab CUR

University Requirement Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Type
ARAB001 Arabic Language 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) Mandatory
BLAW001 Human Rights 1 1 Lec. Mandatory
ENGL001 GENERAL ENGLISH 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) Mandatory