Available courses

Exploration of theories of teaching, learning and adult development to provide the foundation for constructing effective educational experiences both in the classroom as well as in the clinic. Enrollees review communication strategies; translate technical information into layman's language for effective communication with patients, caregivers and other professionals; integrate theories of adult development into teaching methods that address characteristics of individual learners, differentiate among various theories of learning as applied to adult learners. An emphasis will be placed on adapting instruction to the learning needs of patient populations and health care providers. 

This course provides introduction to health care administration and management principles and practical implementation for these principles. Enrollees identify and analyze current issues in the health care setting, compare and contrast different physical therapy practice settings, and problem-solve situations within rehabilitation environments. The focus is on contemporary, relevant managerial and leadership issues. Emphasis is on basic management principles, performance/quality management strategies, marketing and business plan development; and enhancement and maintenance of quality care, including outcome analysis. The objective is to equip therapists to effectively provide high quality, efficient rehabilitation services in an ever changing health care market.

Critical thinking and evidence based practices (EBP) course focusing on reading and interpretation of research literature, computer databases, case studies, and literature reviews.  This course will emphasize on the importance of EBP for PT clinicians and highlight ways to gather evidence to support optimal EBP in clinical decision-making.  The use of statistics will be introduced along with application of evidence-based findings for clinical problem solving. 

Enrollees will learn how to write answerable questions, search the literature, and critically analyze evidence for application in clinical practice.


This course presents a description of the most commonly used pharmacological agents seen in physical therapy practice. Enrollees will learn the basic principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. The purpose, action and side effects of the medications used to manage disorders including cardiac, pulmonary, neurologic, endocrine, and other disorders will be presented.

This course is an overview of the various types of diagnostic imaging procedures such as radiotherapy, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear imaging. Application and interpretation of diagnostic procedures relevant to physical therapy practice that emphasize the decision making process in the context of evidence-based practice guides.

In this course enrolls will be introduced to an in-depth approach to the physical examination of utilizing a comprehensive baseline examination augmented by tests and measures with the highest diagnostic utility. Special emphasis on applying treatment principles and techniques consistent with the evidence for benefit and best clinical practice is also covered



In this course therapists will be trained to be a clinical instructor (CI). Issues will be addressed in this course will focus on : planning and preparing for physical therapy students during their clinical education experiences; developing learning experiences; supporting ongoing learning through questioning and effective feedback; developing skills of performance evaluation; identifying and managing students with exceptional situations; and identifying legal implications for physical therapy practice. Goals and objectives of this course are to develop CIs who possess the following: 1) Understanding of and experience with the management of the "exceptional" student ; 2) Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations, including those involving conflict ; 3) Ability to define student readiness and plan and conduct relevant learning experiences ; 4) Ability to conduct and document formative and summative information of student performance; 5) Ability to apply the principles of teaching and learning in the instructional process ; 6) Ability to adjust supervisory approach based on students' need; 7) Knowledge of legal issues and regulations related to physical therapy practice.

The primary objective of this course is to have the enrollee lead and participate in a weekly seminar focusing on an in depth understanding of physiology, pathophysiology, kinesiology, pathokinesiology, motor control, and motor learning and other applicable issues of a disease process. Format will be integration of current literature for determination of current therapeutic interventions, statistical analysis, theory development; case analysis and chart review, journal and self-reflection.

In this course enrollees will be introduced to an in-depth approach to the physical examination of utilizing a comprehensive baseline examination augmented by tests and measures with the highest diagnostic utility. Special emphasis on applying treatment principles and techniques consistent with the evidence for benefit and best clinical practice is also covered.

This course allows the enrollee the opportunity to develop and pursue an area of professional interest among the eight specialties integrating the essential elements of evidence based practice.  The course work will culminate in a case study or evidence based article which is suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal.  The student may choose to waive this directed study to participate in one of the elective DPT  course offering at College of Physiotherapy approved by her/his advisor.

This course covers a mentored advanced clinical application with a focus on individual area of interest declared by the enrollee at the beginning of the degree.  Will culminate in a project to disseminate or provide evidence of advanced clinical or skills required. Focus is on one of the areas offered at the College of Physiotherapy, Cairo University. Also, This course covers advanced topics and techniques unique to the area of interest declared by enrollee of the program. Emphasis is on the rationale, selection and application of chosen approaches in managing distinct populations. Enrollees will be required to demonstrate effective understanding of the rational for technique selection. Additionally, demonstration of advanced proficiency in the application of these techniques is required as enrollees participate in practical exams. Case studies require students to examine the literature ad use critical thinking skills so as to provide the evidence based rational for the treatment prescription as well as implementation.  Enrollees must then progress and modify treatment according to patient status.

In this course enrollees will be introduced to an in-depth approach to the physical examination of utilizing a comprehensive baseline examination augmented by tests and measures with the highest diagnostic utility. Special emphasis on applying treatment principles and techniques consistent with the evidence for benefit and best clinical practice is also covered.
This course allows the enrollee the opportunity to develop and pursue an area of professional interest among the eight specialties integrating the essential elements of evidence based practice. The course work will culminate in a case study or evidence based article which is suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal. The student may choose to waive this directed study to participate in one of the elective DPT course offering at College of Physiotherapy approved by her/his advisor.

This course covers a mentored advanced clinical application with a focus on individual area of interest declared by the enrollee at the beginning of the degree.  Will culminate in a project to disseminate or provide evidence of advanced clinical or skills required. Focus is on one of the areas offered at the College of Physiotherapy, Cairo University. Also, This course covers advanced topics and techniques unique to the area of interest declared by enrollee of the program. Emphasis is on the rationale, selection and application of chosen approaches in managing distinct populations. Enrollees will be required to demonstrate effective understanding of the rational for technique selection. Additionally, demonstration of advanced proficiency in the application of these techniques is required as enrollees participate in practical exams. Case studies require students to examine the literature ad use critical thinking skills so as to provide the evidence based rational for the treatment prescription as well as implementation.  Enrollees must then progress and modify treatment according to patient status.

In this course enrollees will be introduced to an in-depth approach to the physical examination of utilizing a comprehensive baseline examination augmented by tests and measures with the highest diagnostic utility. Special emphasis on applying treatment principles and techniques consistent with the evidence for benefit and best clinical practice is also covered.

This course allows the enrollee the opportunity to develop and pursue an area of professional interest among the eight specialties integrating the essential elements of evidence based practice.  The course work will culminate in a case study or evidence based article which is suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal.  The student may choose to waive this directed study to participate in one of the elective DPT  course offering at College of Physiotherapy approved by her/his advisor.

This course covers a mentored advanced clinical application with a focus on individual area of interest declared by the enrollee at the beginning of the degree.  Will culminate in a project to disseminate or provide evidence of advanced clinical or skills required. Focus is on one of the areas offered at the College of Physiotherapy, Cairo University. Also, This course covers advanced topics and techniques unique to the area of interest declared by enrollee of the program. Emphasis is on the rationale, selection and application of chosen approaches in managing distinct populations. Enrollees will be required to demonstrate effective understanding of the rational for technique selection. Additionally, demonstration of advanced proficiency in the application of these techniques is required as enrollees participate in practical exams. Case studies require students to examine the literature ad use critical thinking skills so as to provide the evidence based rational for the treatment prescription as well as implementation.  Enrollees must then progress and modify treatment according to patient status.

In this course enrollees will be introduced to an in-depth approach to the physical examination of utilizing a comprehensive baseline examination augmented by tests and measures with the highest diagnostic utility. Special emphasis on applying treatment principles and techniques consistent with the evidence for benefit and best clinical practice is also covered.
This course allows the enrollee the opportunity to develop and pursue an area of professional interest among the eight specialties integrating the essential elements of evidence based practice. The course work will culminate in a case study or evidence based article which is suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal. The student may choose to waive this directed study to participate in one of the elective DPT course offering at College of Physiotherapy approved by her/his advisor.
This course covers a mentored advanced clinical application with a focus on individual area of interest declared by the enrollee at the beginning of the degree. Will culminate in a project to disseminate or provide evidence of advanced clinical or skills required. Focus is on one of the areas offered at the College of Physiotherapy, Cairo University. Also, This course covers advanced topics and techniques unique to the area of interest declared by enrollee of the program. Emphasis is on the rationale, selection and application of chosen approaches in managing distinct populations. Enrollees will be required to demonstrate effective understanding of the rational for technique selection. Additionally, demonstration of advanced proficiency in the application of these techniques is required as enrollees participate in practical exams. Case studies require students to examine the literature ad use critical thinking skills so as to provide the evidence based rational for the treatment prescription as well as implementation. Enrollees must then progress and modify treatment according to patient status.
In this course enrollees will be introduced to an in-depth approach to the physical examination of utilizing a comprehensive baseline examination augmented by tests and measures with the highest diagnostic utility. Special emphasis on applying treatment principles and techniques consistent with the evidence for benefit and best clinical practice is also covered.

This course allows the enrollee the opportunity to develop and pursue an area of professional interest among the eight specialties integrating the essential elements of evidence based practice.  The course work will culminate in a case study or evidence based article which is suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal.  The student may choose to waive this directed study to participate in one of the elective DPT  course offering at College of Physiotherapy approved by her/his advisor.

This course covers a mentored advanced clinical application with a focus on individual area of interest declared by the enrollee at the beginning of the degree.  Will culminate in a project to disseminate or provide evidence of advanced clinical or skills required. Focus is on one of the areas offered at the College of Physiotherapy, Cairo University. Also, This course covers advanced topics and techniques unique to the area of interest declared by enrollee of the program. Emphasis is on the rationale, selection and application of chosen approaches in managing distinct populations. Enrollees will be required to demonstrate effective understanding of the rational for technique selection. Additionally, demonstration of advanced proficiency in the application of these techniques is required as enrollees participate in practical exams. Case studies require students to examine the literature ad use critical thinking skills so as to provide the evidence based rational for the treatment prescription as well as implementation.  Enrollees must then progress and modify treatment according to patient status.

In this course enrollees will be introduced to an in-depth approach to the physical examination of utilizing a comprehensive baseline examination augmented by tests and measures with the highest diagnostic utility. Special emphasis on applying treatment principles and techniques consistent with the evidence for benefit and best clinical practice is also covered.

This course examines the physiological basis of exercise and fitness programs. Students will compare and contrast forms of therapeutic exercise and fitness programs and their effect on the musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary systems. Upon completion of the program. Students will present an exercise or fitness program developed for a client that includes a plan to assess client outcomes.

In this enrollees course will learn the difference between "normal" aging and pathological changes commonly seen in the older adult. The course is designed to prepare physical therapists to work effectively with the older adult in a variety of settings. Enrollees will be encouraged to explore the literature to find supporting evidence for therapeutic interventions.

This course explores the interrelationship of anatomy, biomechanics and neurophysiology for the neuromusculoskeletal system. In addition, a focus on an understanding of the concept and application of the neutral functional range of the cervical and lumbar spine as a basis for stabilization training, exercise prescription and ADL re-education in the spinal orthopedic population.  Emphasis is placed on the use of specific home exercises to complement manual therapy for acute and chronic musculoskeletal dysfunction. Joint mobilization, manual stretching, self-stretching exercises and neuromotor retraining exercises are demonstrated and practiced by the participants.

In this course enrollees will examine age-related changes in posture, balance, coordination and gait, and provides ways of documenting function in the clinic and home. Enrollees explore a wide range of therapeutic exercises designed to improve mobility. The course will include a review of the four systems that make up balance, vestibular, vision, proprioceptors and muscle strength. Evaluation of the four systems will be presented and evidence based treatment approaches will be reviewed. Consideration of intrinsic and extrinsic causes of falls among the elderly suggests methods of changing both the environment and the ways that older persons perform, to reduce the likelihood of falls.

This course covers the principles of ergonomics as applied static and dynamic movements with focus on the physiological and anatomical capabilities of the worker and the interaction with their work environment. The course will include ergonomics systems approach, anthropometry, work physiology, pattern of work, health outcomes and risk assessment, workplace and equipment design, manual materials handling, work environment, job analysis, exposure assessment and ergonomics laboratory methods. The student will be able to implement the application of a human – centered approach to the design, testing and evaluation of work systems by considering the interrelated set of physical, cognitive , social, organizational and other relevant human factors.

This course covers the science of nutrition as it relates to individual food choices, health behaviors, public health. Health topics include wellness, obesity, eating disorders, sports nutrition, prevention of chronic disease. Nutrients and nutritional needs across the lifespan. Issues facing society including food safety, biotechnology, use of supplements and botanicals Metabolic/physiologic concepts related to energy balance, carbohydrate, and protein nutrition. Addresses energy producing pathways, as well as food sources, digestion, absorption, and utilization of carbohydrates, protein, and various micronutrients. Additional topics include low carbohydrate diets, vegetarianism, protein deficiency, and inborn errors in carbohydrate, and protein metabolism.

This course will  study obesity as a complex problem related to many biopsychosocial factors. Examine how obesity is associated with several medical comorbidities and how it has significant economic consequences. With a multidisciplinary approach, learn to assess and manage chronic obesity using  different methods as cognitive-behavioral , nutritional perspectives, physical therapy methods, surgical …etc

In this course current theories and concepts involved in the processes of motor skill acquisition and performance from a behavioral perspective will be introduced.  Enrollees will discuss methodology of studying motor performance, information processing, sensory and central contributions to motor control, coordination, individual differences, conditions of practice, feedback, retention and transfer, and the learning process.  Application to clinical practice will be emphasized. 

In this course current classical research and systems models of neurodevelopment is reviewed, analyzed and related to current research on various areas of human development throughout life span. This course covers normal human development from birth to death including physical, motor, sensory, cognitive, language and psychosocial changes and their impact on functional movement. The student will learn implications for physical therapy assessments of infants, children, adolescents and adults with developmental and age related problems. This course highlights the diversity of development among individuals.

This course deal with the assessment, diagnosis and management of the whole of the body. Prosthetists provide artificial limbs (prostheses) to people who have all or part of a natural limb missing. Orthotists provide supportive braces and splints (orthoses) to people with various conditions of the limbs or spine. Prosthetists and orthotists work with people of all ages and with different requirements. On the course you will learn how to assess, diagnose and treat people requiring prosthetic and orthotic care. The strong practical emphasis will be taught in conjunction with relevant theory and background information. As you move through the course, you will gradually require a greater depth of learning and increased competency in dealing with people, meeting their needs and deciding on the most effective treatment to offer.