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  • Welcome to department of MEDICAL REHABILITATION

    Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) is medical discipline that utilizes physical agents such as heat, light, water, electricity, massage, manipulations, mechanical appliances etc; manual procedures and therapeutic exercises in the treatment and management of injuries and diseases. You are welcome as you begin the journey in the world of Physiotherapy at Nnamdi Azikiwe University.

    : . HISTORY




    Dr. Joe Umunnah is a 1994 University of Ibadan graduate of Physiotherapy. He obtained his M Sc. (in 2004) and Ph. D degrees in Orthopaedic and Sports Physiotherapy. He also obtained a certificate in Prevention and Management of Disabilities in leprosy. He has worked extensively in Leprosy Management and Community-based Rehabilitation, heading various programmes over the years. Dr. Umunnah is specialised in disability management community-based rehabilitation, low back pain as well as orthopaedic physiotherapy. Dr. Umunnah has presented papers at seminars and conferences both locally and abroad. He is widely travelled and has facilitated workshops both locally and abroad. He is widely published in reputable international scientific journals.


    To be training institution providing Nigeria and other countries of the world with a high-quality manpower, well-versed in theoretical and practical aspects of physiotherapy and prepared to take up positions in clinical practice, teaching and research centres.


    To be a training institution of excellence in Physiotherapy and centre for life-changing research.


    To produce physiotherapists with sufficient knowledge of basic medical sciences that can be brought to bear on sound clinical reasoning and decision making in the practice of the profession.


    To produce physiotherapists with sufficient skills in the various techniques of physiotherapy to be able to practice efficiently, effectively and safely.


    To produce physiotherapists of international standard, skillful in assessment and treatment of patients as well as in the evaluation of intervention procedures employed in physiotherapy.


    To produce physiotherapists whose confidence in professional practice is hinged on adequate understanding of the theoretical basis of their interventions on patients’ conditions and who are poised to employ it to the best advantage of the patient.


    To produce physiotherapists that are worthy in character and intellect and are consistent upholders of ethics of physiotherapy practice.


    To produce physiotherapist who have keen interest in knowledge search and are ready to continue equipping themselves intellectually after their training.


    To produce physiotherapists who are humane and ready to show appropriate sympathy and empathy towards the patient and who as well are able to work harmoniously with other members of the medical team.


    To produce physiotherapists who are adept at research design, data treatment and interpretation and who as well are proficient in the dissemination of information or findings therefrom for the benefit of humanity.


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    Admission Requirements

    i. Senior Secondary School certificate with credit passes in 5 subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology with an appropriate pass in the Joint Matriculation Examination. ii. Candidates for direct entry must possess G.C.E Advanced level with at least two passes in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or any other science subject. iii. After successfully completing a B.Sc Degree course in this or any other University, a candidate may be considered for admission into the Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree programme of the faculty. Such a candidate shall be expected to satisfy the admission committee of the Faculty. Such a candidate must have a minimum of second class lower division or be within that range (in case of transfer students.). iv. Transfer students from other departments within the University shall be expected to have passed all the courses required for moving from 100 level to 200 level of study of the Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation programme of this University. No admission shall be made beyond the 200 level.



    There is no diploma programme in the department

      Contact Information
    Phone: +2348067437607
    Email:   physiotherapy@unizik.edu.ng
    Address Department of Medical Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nnewi Campus, P. M. B 5001, Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria.



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    Along Enugu - Onitsha Express Way, Awka Anambra State
    POSTAL ADDRESS:: Nnamdi Azikwe University Awka, Anambra State, PMB 5025 , Awka - Nigeria
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