Bachelor of Physical Therapy

Batterjee Medical College
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
5 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 16,698
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 16,698

About this course

The program requires four years of full-time study, plus one year of internship. Each year of study comprises two semesters. The duration of each semester averages 15 weeks.

Physical therapy is a dynamic profession with an established theoretical and scientific base and widespread clinical applications in the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal physical function. Physical therapists: 

• Evaluate and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities. 

• Restore, maintain, and promote not only optimal physical function but also optimal wellness and fitness and optimal quality of life as it relates to movement and health. 

• Prevent the onset, symptoms, and progression of impairments of body functions and structures, activity limitations, and participation restrictions, functional limitations, and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions, injuries, conditions of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and/or integumentary systems or the negative effects attributable to unique personal and environmental factors as they relate to human performance. 

As essential participants in the health care delivery system, physical therapists assume leadership roles in rehabilitation and habilitation; performance enhancement, prevention, health maintenance, and programs that promote health, wellness, and fitness; and in professional and community organizations. 

Entry Requirements

Requirements for Saudi High School Graduates (Saudi Curriculum):
- Applicant must have high school certificate in science.
- High school certificate must not be older than 5 years. 
- Applicant must have Qudrat and Tahsili results.

Requirements for International High School Graduates (International Curriculum):
- Applicant must have high school certificate with science subjects attested by the concerned ministries.
- For British curriculum: “O level” transcript must include the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematic, Physics and English. ”AS/A level” transcript must include 2 subjects Biology & Chemistry/Physics 
- High school certificate must not be older than 5 years.

- High school applicants will join Preparatory Year. After that they will be accepted in the program based on their choices, merit and availability of seats.
- There is no Preparatory Year for Health Administration program.

Requirements for Transfer Applicants from Other Colleges and Universities:
Transfer students from other colleges or universities can apply to any Bachelor’s degree program at BMC.

- High school certificate.
- Academic transcript.
- Course specification for completed subjects by applicant.

Requirements for bridging applicants:
BMC accepts applicants with diplomas in all programs except Medicine program.
Bridging applicants can only join the programs in which they have earned their previous diplomas. 
Applicants having diploma of 3 years or more may join from the 3rd year of program.
Applicants having diploma less than 3 years may join from the 2nd year of program.

Documents required:
- High school certificate.
- Certificate and transcripts of earned diploma.    
- Certificate of Professional Accreditation from Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (with valid date).
- No objection letter from the applicant employer (if the applicant is working).

TOEFL, ILETS or STEP scores as indicated in the following table:
1. TOEFL Paper-based Test  --  113
2. TOEFL Internet-based Test (IBT)  --  30
3. IELTS Exam  --  3.5
4. STEP  --  67


1. Preparatory Year

2. Second Year

  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Anatomy I
  • Physiology I
  • Electro physical Agents I
  • Physical Therapy Examination Procedures I
  • Therapeutic Exercise I
  • Anatomy II& Histology
  • Physiology II
  • Electro physical Agents II
  • Physical Therapy Examination Procedures II
  • Kinesiology
  • Therapeutic Exercise II
  • Basic Psychology

3. Third Year

  • Pathology
  • Orthopedics I
  • Biomechanics
  • General Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I
  • Radiology
  • Clinical Practice I
  • Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Internal Medicine & cardiopulmonary
  • Orthopedics II
  • Sports Injuries
  • Neurosciences
  • Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II
  • Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy
  • Clinical Practice II

4. Fourth Year

  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Physical Therapy
  • Research Methodology
  • Management in Health Care Organizations
  • Advanced Biostatistics
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Clinical Practice III
  • Pharmacology
  • Pediatrics & Normal Development
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Women's Health
  • Ethics of Physical Therapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Integumentary Rehabilitation
  • Independent Study
  • Clinical Practice IV

5. Fifth Year: Internship

  • Physiotherapy for Orthopedic Surgery & Traumatology
  • Physiotherapy for Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Physiotherapy for Pediatric & Pediatric Surgery
  • Physiotherapy for CCU & ICU
  • Physiotherapy for Outpatient
  • Physiotherapy for inpatients and sub-acute care


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