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

D.1. General Information about Program


Doctorate program in Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation within the context of the Institute of Health Sciences started in 1967-68 academic year. Graduates who have completed this program, can carry out an original research at the various specialized areas in physiotherapy and rehabilitation independently, can interpret and comment scientific events with a broader and deeper perspective and can determine the necessary steps to achieve new methods and applications. They are expected to carry high-level skills acquired in training and research to their national and international clinical and academic works. PhD graduates of physiotherapy and rehabilitation program acquire a Doctor of Science Degree. 

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

For students who have a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy and rehabilitation and do their master's degree in areas close to the field of physiotherapy and rehabilitation; To be deemed appropriate by the academic board of the department.

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

 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 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  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.

To be fulfilled examination and evaluation requirements of Hacettepe University Institute of Health Sciences Thesis Graduate Education Program, the majority of the jury in the defense of the thesis is required.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


To graduate from graduate programs of Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation or international equivalent degree abroad.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


To have the qualifications of a universal scientist in the fields of education, research and application in the field of physiotherapy and rehabilitation, being able to apply at a high level in special fields of physiotherapy and rehabilitation according to the different health needs of the society, being able to plan and carry out an original research independently, being able to present the new information obtained for the benefit of science and humanity, To train physiotherapists who can contribute to national policies, are knowledgeable, enlightened, competent and competent on a national and international scale and receive a doctorate degree.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Alumnies who completes this programme could implement an investigation special to Physiotherapy rehabilitation 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. Physiotherapy rehabilitation 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 and can develop public health.

D.13. Access to Further Studies


D.14. Profile of the Programme


 Doctorate program of Physiotherapy Rehabilitation consists of totally 240 ECTS including compulsory and elective courses and thesis. The students can take courses from different programs that appropriates for Physiotherapy rehabilitation 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


In order to get a doctorate degree in the field of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, it is necessary to successfully complete at least 120 ECTS courses that meet the program requirements and successfully defend their thesis.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Ozlem ULGER, PT. PhD., Prof

Tel : +90 312 305 15 76/77

Fax : +90 312 305 20 12