The mission and foundation of the University is to create, promote and transform knowledge. The mission of the study program "Physiotherapy" is in accordance with the mission of UGJFA as a whole and the specific of the Faculty of Medicine, while through this attractive application program aims to provide students with unique academic, professional and research experience in collaboration with other field stakeholders,(all public health institutions in Kosovo, private health institutions, sports clubs and various other organizations) with the aim of preparing young professionals capable and competent for the local and international labor market.

The mission of the Physiotherapy Program is to prepare health professionals in the professional profile of Physiotherapy who, with the theoretical, professional and scientific knowledge, as well as practical skills and skills for practicing the profession in all countries where provided by relevant regulations and laws, will be able to work in the public and private sectors, at home and abroad, in line with contemporary field standards.

The program aims at quality professional education and training, continuous training and adapting its activities to social and economic developments. Young professionals will have the opportunity to learn from a program built on proven reference programs at respected universities, tailored to the specific local and international needs of the time. Moreover, a particular importance in the design of the program and its progress will be related to the labor market, as a necessity in perfecting the academic offer.

The program of study aims to link the theoretical part and the fundamental knowledge of the health fields with the practical training for mastering the applied techniques and skills in the practice of the profession. Learning will be integrated between theoretical and practical, with particular emphasis on integrating the latest scientific knowledge into decision-making processes. Training and developing new staff in the concepts of co-creation, critical thinking, case-based learning and health / research situations will be the major innovation that distinguishes this program from existing ones.

The professional bachelor level study program in Physiotherapy is based on both National and European Qualifications Frameworks and Directive 2005/36 / EC and Directive 2013/55 / EU on the development and improvement of health education[1].


The objectives of the Physiotherapy program are to prepare staff to:


  • Gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the basic, humanities and professional sciences, including general and specific principles, characteristics, boundaries and terminologies within a subject, discipline, or field of work to make informed judgment about the theories; and practices to guide it;

  • Learn to identify professional values ​​by understanding one, or more specializations, that are the most advanced part of a subject, discipline, or field of work;

  • Demonstrate mastery and innovations in solving complex and unforeseen problems in the field of physiotherapy by practicing professional-level contexts, which include a degree of unpredictability and / or specialization and demonstrating authenticity and clarity in dealing with professional issues, judging by situations where data is limited, or derived from different sources

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of ways of developing a subject, discipline, or field of work, including a set of defined data collection techniques, or research methodologies;

  •  Demonstrate mastery and innovations in solving complex and unforeseen problems in the field of physiotherapy through the use of manipulative skills, proven practices, biomechanical and kinesiological techniques and specialized materials (ortho-prosthetic technology and auxiliaries);

  • Demonstrate mastery and innovation in solving complex and unforeseen problems in the field of physiotherapy by executing defined research, development, or investigation projects and identifying and implementing findings;

  • carry out tasks or studies that involve managing complex technical and professional activities or projects, which may include responsibility for decision-making in unforeseen work or study contexts or manage the professional development of individuals and groups, including effective leadership action. collaborating with other qualified colleagues, exercising autonomy and initiative in professional activities and assuming primary responsibility for the work of others and for a range of resources, working with others to provide change, development and / or new ideas and ideas. dealing with ethical and professional issues in accordance with existing professional codes and practices;

  • En face different concept models, along with their benefits and limitations in different hospital and non-hospital settings;

  • Identify the health needs of the individual and different groups within the community;

  • Formulate short and long term objectives of the rehabilitation process;

  • Plan, design and direct the physiotherapeutic process;

  • Identify health determinants using the “biopsychosocial” approach;

  • Carry out the physiotherapeutic process in accordance with applicable local and international laws;

Assist in the creation of support staff and cooperate directly in improving their professional role and in scientific research