Associate Degree - Abdi Sütcü Health Servıces Vocatıonal School

General Information

The Physiotherapy program was established in 2012 and started education in 2012-2013 academic year with 20 students.

Length of Programme & Number of Credits

2 Year - 120 ECTS

Feature & Definition

According to the results of the Higher Education Institutions Examination (YKS) by OSYM, students are admitted to this program. In the physiotherapy program, we have 50 student quota for the 2018-2019 academic year. The language of education is Turkish. Students are conducting their theoretical courses in the classrooms of Abdi Sütcü Vocational School of Health Services and students are conducting their practical courses in the physiotherapy labs of Abdi Sütcü Vocational School of Health Services and in the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department of Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine Research and Practice Hospital. Students who graduate from this program gain the title of physiotherapy technician. They can find employment in university and state hospitals, physical therapy rehabilitation clinics and private branch centers. At the same time, vertical transfer exam with the Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Department of Nursing, Department of Nursing and Health Services can switch to undergraduate programs.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Head of Department


ECTS / Course Catalog Coordinator


Erasmus Coordinator


Internship Coordinator


Orientation Staff



The aim of this program is to train physiotherapy technicians in public and private hospitals as well as physical therapy and rehabilitation clinics and special physiotherapy centers.


To have the professional knowledge and skills to work in the health sector, to be able to follow the latest developments and to be able to perform the best service in line with the continuous development and learning objectives. Our aim is to contribute to the development of modern individuals who are dynamic, forward-thinking, have high communication skills, are strong in their analytical direction, they are prone to teamwork and they are respectful to the ethical values required by the profession and they are dependent on our national values and Atatürk's principles and revolutions.

Specific Admission Requirements

To fulfill the graduation requirements of Physiotherapy Technician program. According to the Higher Education Institutions Exam (YKS) conducted by the OSYM Presidency, students are admitted to this program within the quota. In addition, students are accepted within the quotas announced by the international student office and the quota for horizontal transfer according to the central/general grade point average.

Qualification Awarded

Physical Therapist Assistant

Level of Qualification


Qualification Requirements of Graduation

Physical therapist assistant was amended by the Law No. 1219 dated April 11, 1928, and Law No. 6225 dated April 6, 2011. It is defined as a health technician (physical therapist assistant) who assists physical therapy and exercise practices under the supervision of a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist or physical therapist.

Access to Further Studies

Our graduates Vertical Jump Test with the Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Division of Nursing, Department of Nursing and Health Services can make the transition to the undergraduate programs.


Summer internship is 30 working days. Internships can be done in State Hospitals, University Hospitals, Private Hospitals, Medical Centers, Physical Therapy Centers.

Applied Course

Practical lessons are given in Abdi Sütcü Health Services Vocational School Physiotherapy program application laboratories, Çukurova University Balcalı Hospital Health Application and Research Center Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Clinic and since 2021, Health Sciences University Adana City Training and Research Hospital - Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital.

Work Placement

Work-based learning is not performed.

Double Major, Additional Major & Exchange Possibilities

There are Erasmus and Farabi exchange program opportunities.

Employment Opportunities

The Physiotherapy Technician Program is completed with the Associate Degree diploma. Graduates, public and private inpatient / out-patient health institutions and rehabilitation centers connected to the Ministry of Health, inpatient / non-bedded health institutions and institutions in hospitals, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation clinics and special branch centers, nursing homes, spa-cure centers, health tourism they can work in hotels.