Many doctors refer patients with a wide range of physical issues, ranging from sports injuries to neurological traumas to physical therapists. The therapist comes to the rescue when you have had an unfortunate fall at home, or even when a cricketer’s career is threatened due to a fall while playing.

Physical therapists examine patients and develop a plan of care that promotes movement, reduces pain, restores function, and prevents disability. In recent times, therapists are becoming more involved in treating chronic diseases such as cholesterol, diabetes and obesity too. The physical therapist works with the patient, family members, and other health care providers to ensure that the patient heals in the best way possible.

The demand for physical therapists was expected to increase according to ‘2015-16 Occupational Outlook Handbook’, which is a publication of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (USA). Employment of physical therapists is predicted to grow 34% between 2014 and 2024. The growth rate supersedes the growth of occupations. It was also stated that at present 80% of physical therapists are employed out of hospitals.

Become a Physical Therapist with qualifications in Health Science

The qualifications in health science equip you with the knowledge to study the essential scientific concepts that are the foundation of the function of the human mind and body. Offered by the Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, the diploma will be offered for the first time in Sri Lanka by the Nawaloka College of Higher studies.

The Diploma of Health Science (UniLink) (8 months) is a direct pathway to second-year University. The units are similar to those in the first year of a bachelor degree. Classes are smaller and students have more individual attention from their teachers to help them adjust to university.

On completion of the Diploma in Health Sciences, students can select from an array of degree programs to specialize in. This includes the Bachelor of Health Science, Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and the Bachelor of Nursing.

Nawaloka College of Higher studies

Nawaloka College of Higher studies ( NCHS) is a provider of globally recognized higher education qualifications. Located in the heart of Colombo, the NCHS campus consists of modern facilities, providing students with an international learning environment. With a strong commitment to provide high quality education, NCHS offers distinctive benefits that are tailor made to suit the needs of each individual student.

Swinburne has an international reputation for quality research that connects science and technology with business and the community. The standing in a number of prestigious world academic ranking lists reflects the universities commitment to high- quality teaching and research. To learn on how you too can plan your future together with a prestigious Swinburne program at NCHS, call 0777 899 998/ 0115 899 998 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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