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Department of Physiotherapy

The Department of Physiotherapy was established within the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences (USWR) in 1992. The department is located in USWR in the northern part of Tehran, Iran.

The department is active in teaching theoretical and clinical subjects and also intensely research-active. Therefore, the academics and students are engaged in a variety of research activities.

While many students graduated, numerous students are currently studying in our department.  In this world class department, all staff is committed to exemplary professional behavior, collaboration and support.

The department welcomes national and also international students at undergraduate and also postgraduate levels.

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is one of the most respected and well recognized majors in health care and rehabilitation industry.

This profession will use a wide range of anatomical knowledge and hands on/off skills from assessment, management and care of orthopedics and sport injuries, cardio-respiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal conditions, women health, pediatrics and other different kinds of chronic diseases.

By the rise of the need for physiotherapy across the world, this area of health care would have an excellent career prospects in clinical and academic fields.


The Department of Physiotherapy aims to promote, maintain and restore health and prevent disability, in people of all ages. We also concerned with optimizing potential ability, physical function, independence and quality of life through rehabilitation practices. Therefore, we are going to undertake the best practice in education and research in a progressive and supportive environment for both educators and students.

Our vision is to prepare the highest quality Physiotherapy students in the world. And our mission is to introduce students with the latest world knowledge of physiotherapy and to perform innovative research. Toward achieving the aforementioned vision and mission, our academic members work incredibly hard to provide excellent research and dynamic education. Throughout this aim we work in collaboration with other universities at national and with well known universities international level.


Based on a fully integrated curriculum that combines self-directed learning opportunities with high quality lectures and tutorials we teach undergraduate and postgraduate (at M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels) students.

The graduates will have the opportunity to join the postgraduate program of physiotherapy, (e.g., M.Sc., or Ph.D. in physiotherapy).

The department ensures your professionalism and confident practice by delivering physiotherapy training from the beginning of your course till the last day of your study. The students have access to the comprehensive advanced study and clinical training and teaching, library and recreation facilities of the only rehabilitation university in the region.

We guarantee reaching this allegation by working in a varied range of management and treatment environments from a musculoskeletal clinic to a hospital ward.


Research is the foundation for teaching and clinical practice in physiotherapy department.  Our department has an internationally recognized research program in different areas such as musculoskeletal, neurology, women health, children health, sports injuries and motor control and offers Post Graduate Research Degrees (Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy) in Physiotherapy.


Services We Offer/Clinics

As a physiotherapy student you will also develop skills in learning, problem solving and decision making which is a necessary part of working as a physiotherapist. Our nationally and internationally recognized academic members provide you with the highest quality of work experience in different associated centers. These centers include:

Rofeideh Rehabilitation Hospital

Akhavan Rehabilitation Center

Asma Rehabilitation Center

Shahid Jalaeipour Rehabilitation Center

USWR Physiotherapy Clinic

Our People

A number of academics and administrative staff are the cornerstone in our departmental operations. They provide support for students and the program.


Department of Physiotherapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Koodakyar End Close, Student Blvd., Post Code: 1985713834, Evin, Tehran, Iran

Tel: (+98) 21 – 22180039


More Information

More information about our programs, staff and services can be found at the following link: www.physiotherapy.uswr.ac.ir