Department of Physiotherapy

About Department of Physiotherapy

The idea of the creation of the Physiotherapy Department in the University has been on for sometime but finally got to the execution mode in the 2013/2014 academic session with the appointment of the two foundation members of the academic staff.

The drafting of the curriculum for the Bachelor of Physiotherapy programme started in earnest .The first draft was discussed at the Faculty Board meeting of Basic and Medical Sciences; College of Health Sciences that took place on Thursday, 24th of July, 2014. The revised version of the curriculum was considered at the meeting of the College Academic Board that took place on Wednesday, 24th of September, 2014. The corrected version of the draft was submitted to the Provost on the 29th of September, 2014. The curriculum was finally approved by the 245th Senate on the 24th of February, 2015.

Vision of the Programme

The programme envisions the production of competent and reputable physiotherapists of excellent standard capable of making meaningful contribution to the overall well-being of the humanity.


To integrate theory with clinical skills thereby producing physiotherapists that will impact positively on the Community Health Care.


The philosophy of the programme is based on the necessity to provide a solid foundation for students who choose a career in physiotherapy with a bias for academic or clinical pathway or both.

Admission Requirements

The applicants or the prospective students for the Bachelor of Physiotherapy programme must satisfy the minimum entrance requirements approved by the University Senate.

1. Candidates for Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) admission into 100 level must have a minimum of five credit pass in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and English Language at Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) or General Certificate of Education (GCE ‘O’ Level) or its equivalents in not more than two attempts.

2. Candidates with the General Certificate of Education (GCE) with pass in Chemistry, Physics and Biology at advanced level or its equivalents.

3. Candidates with a B.Sc. (not less than second class Honours) in any of the Basic Medical Sciences.

Duration of the Programme

Duration of the course for UTME will be a minimum of ten (10) semesters or five academic sessions while those coming through direct entry will spend eight (8) semesters or four academic sessions.

The maximum duration for the UTME students will be fourteen (14) semesters or seven (7) academic sessions. The maximum duration for the direct entry students will be twelve (12) semesters or six (6) academic sessions.

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