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

D.1. General Information about Program


The sports physiotherapy PhD program started in 1997-1998 academic year at the department of physiotherapy and rehabilitation within the institute of health sciences. The graduate students completing this program successfully can perform studies that are special to sports physiotherapy, make comment on scientific researches with a deep perspective, and determine the necessary steps to reach the new methods and applications. The students can carry their high quality skills from their background trainings and researches to the national and international clinic and academic studies. The sports physiotherapy PhD students gain the title of ?Doctor of Philosophy ? when they successfully complete the program.

D.2 Qualification Awarded



D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


 *To have an undergraduate degree diploma in area of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

To have a graduate degree diploma in area of Sports Physiotherapy and other areas of Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

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

Provide the Hacettepe University Institute of Health Sciences' application requirements for the doctor of Philosophy education program

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations



To complete the programme which is at least 8 half-years and contains 240 ECTS credits successfully or to receive equivalent education abroad for Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation doctorate education.

To be fulfilled requirements set out in Article H.U. Post-Graduate Education-Teaching and Examinations Regulation for PhD qualification program.

To be successful in the qualifying examination and thesis proposal should be approved by the Academic Council of the Department.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


To graduate from master of science program of Sports Physiotherapy or master of science programs of Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation or international equivalent degree abroad.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


To train a doctor of science who is knowledgeable and competent enough on national and international platforms, qualities of a scientist in universal level about Sports Physiotherapy education, research and implementation issues, who can do the upper level of applications according to the different health needs of the society and can plan original researches and provide the newly acquired information for the benefit of science and humanity, who can contribute to national policies in their topic, who is knowledgeable, educated and competent enough in national and international scale.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Alumnies who completes this programme could implement an investigation special to Sports Physiotherapy area independently, comment with a broader and deeper perspective of scientific events and determine the necessary steps to achieve for accessing new methods and applications. He/she could move high-level skills acquired in education and research to his/her national and international clinical and academic works. Alumnies are research assistants, physiotherapists, people working in other areas in need of employees and people providing education for the community. He/she adopts the principle of lifelong learning. Sports Physiotherapy doctor of science graduates are people who can develop programs that create and implement competent and effective programs by determining the need for the subject related to protective purposes in healthy individuals, athletes and can develop public health.

D.13. Access to Further Studies


D.14. Profile of the Programme


Doctorate program of Sports Physiotherapy consists of totally 240 ECTS including compulsory and elective courses. The students can take courses from different programs that appropriates for Sports Physiotherapy program in addition to their program.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


 Hacettepe University, Institute of the Health Sciences ` requirements  be taken into account.

D.16. Graduation Requirements


Hacettepe University, Institute of the Health Sciences ` graduation conditions  were fulfilling and theses must be successful in the exam.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Volga BayrakcńĪ Tunay PT. Ph.D. Prof.¬†

Tel: +90 312 305 1576

Fax: +90 312 305 2525

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