Physiotherapist and Related Associate Professionals

Physiotherapists, or physical therapists, specialize in helping individuals restore and improve their physical mobility and function. They use exercises, manual therapy, and other techniques to address injuries, disabilities, and chronic conditions.

Areas of Work:

  • Rehabilitation Centers: Assisting patients recovering from injuries or surgeries.
  • Hospitals: Collaborating with medical teams for comprehensive patient care.
  • Sports Clinics: Working with athletes to prevent and treat injuries.
  • Community Health Programs: Providing outreach and education on physical health.

Academic Requirements:

  1. ACSEE Level:
    • Obtain at least two principal-level passes, with Biology and Chemistry as preferred subjects.
    • Meet the university’s specified total points requirement.
  2. Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (BScPT):
    • Apply for admission to a recognized university offering the BScPT program.
    • Successfully complete the BScPT program, including clinical placements and practical training.
  3. Internship and Registration:
    • Complete a supervised internship after the BScPT program.
    • Professional Body: Register with the Physiotherapy Registration Board of Tanzania (PRBT) to become a licensed physiotherapist.