Authors Name: Gülşan Taşpınar ,Ceyda Sofuoğlu.
PT educational system:
PT education is given from health sciences faculties at universities.Cyprus was divided as two countries and has a Turkish and Greek part. They have their own entry examination and syllabus. The PT schools are very newly founded in North Cyprus (2010) and South Cyprus(2008). Currently the faculties offer only four years undergraduate program.
How many schools/ universities do you have?
We have 4 universities in North Cyprus(1 public , 3 private) and 1 university in South Cyprus(private).
Name of your students organization(s):
We don't have a student organization yet. As a Cypriot delegates we are working on it with ECPTS.
Communication about ECPTS within your country:
Unfortunately we did not get a chance to communicate directly or organise a meeting for that purpose we are usually able to inform with articles, brochures or via e-mail.
What is the entry level for working as a physiotherapist in your country?
Depends on where are you going to work.If you want to get a job at state hospital you should take an examination.Private hospitals or rehabilitation centers dont ask for extra document except PT diploma.
Do you offer English-speaking courses or summerschools for PTs/ PT-students?
No. All courses are taught in Turkish or Greek. There aren't summer school facilities like other countries in Europe.