Third Cycle Programmes
(Doctorate Degree/Doctor of Fine Arts)

D.1. General Information about Program


Alumnae who complete this program will be able to implement an investigation special to Orthopedic Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation area independently, comment with a broader and deeper perspective of scientific events and determined the necessary steps to achieve for accessing new methods and applications. He/she will be able to have high-level skills acquired in education and research to his/her national and international clinical and academic works. Alumnae who are graduated from Orthopedic Physiotherapy Program will be awarded with the qualification of Philosophy of Doctorate (PhD).

D.2 Qualification Awarded



D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


To have a bachelor degree diploma in the area of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation and also have a Master of Science degree diploma in the area of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Physiotherapy.

To have ALES (SAY / EA) score type and ALES and Foreign Language base score determined by the Health Sciences Institute Board and approved by the Hacettepe University Senate http://www.saglikbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/en/menu/ales_foreign_language_scores-252

To meet the application requirements of Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations and Institute of Health Sciences.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


To graduate from Orthopedic Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation program, the student should complete at least 8 half-years and should contain 240 ECTS credits successfully or should receive an equivalent education from abroad in the field of Orthopedic Physiotherapy doctorate program.

To be fulfilled requirements which stated in item Hacettepe University Post-Graduate Education-Teaching and Examinations Regulation for PhD qualification program.

To be successful in the proficiency exam. The Academic Council of the Department should approve the thesis proposal.

To be fulfilled the Hacettepe University Institute of Health Sciences? Thesis Evaluation and Education Requirements; the majority of the jury during defense of the thesis, is required.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


To be graduated from Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation or Orthopedic Physiotherapy Master of Science program or an equivalent degree from abroad/international institutions.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


The aim of Orthopedic Physiotherapy Philosophy of Doctorate program is to educate the alumnae on the field of having high-level skills acquired in education and research in his/her national and international clinical and academic works, applying orthopedic physiotherapy and rehabilitation methods according to their national demands, performing an investigation independently, applying the evidence based information and methods to the benefit of humanity, contributing to the national policy on their field. Also the aim of this program is to raise an informed, enlightened, adequate and competed scientist.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Alumnae who complete this program will be able to perform and develop clinical and academic research in Orthopedic Physiotherapy field. Physiotherapists who are graduated from Orthopedic Physiotherapy doctorate program will be able to give information and orientation about rehabilitation strategies to the public, able to contribute to the national and international political strategies, able to support the participation to the physical activities, able to transfer the academic and clinical information and able to increase the health quality in light of specific orthopedic rehabilitation assessment and applications.

D.13. Access to Further Studies


D.14. Profile of the Programme


Orthopedic Physiotherapy program contains 240 ECTS including the compulsory, elective courses and thesis study. Students are able to get courses related to their area from different programs.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Hacettepe University, Institute of the Health Sciences? requirements will be taken into account http://www.saglikbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/tr/menu/kanun_ve_yonetmelikler-219

D.16. Graduation Requirements


To be awarded a Philosophy of Doctorate degree from Orthopedic Physiotherapy program, the students must complete at least 240 ECTS and their thesis successfully. http://www.saglikbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/tr/menu/kanun_ve_yonetmelikler-219

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Filiz CAN, PT., PhD., Prof.

Phone: 3051576-77

e-mail: filizcan@hacettepe.edu.tr