JAMB and WAEC (O’Level) Subject Combination for Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a course relating to health and with that, it is considered t be a science course and only science students can study Physiotherapy. The subject combination for the various science course also varies, as the subject needed to study engineering will be different from medicine. What is the JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Physiotherapy? Students who are interested in the course always ask this question.

JAMB and WAEC (O'Level) Subject Combination for Physiotherapy

The combination of wrong subjects in JAMB and WAEC have been proven to be one of the reasons why students find it difficult in gaining admission into the universities. This article will provide the JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Physiotherapy, tell you what you need to know about the course and also give the list of universities offering Physiotherapy in Nigeria.

What You Need to Know About Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is the study of physical methods to treat disease, deformity or injury and it is a very competitive course to study in Nigeria. Students can study Physiotherapy in any Nigerian universities within the range of four to five years if there are no carryovers.

The type of physiotherapy includes sports physical therapy, orthopaedic physiotherapy, Geriatric physical therapy and pediatric physical therapy. The job availability for Physiotherapy in Nigeria is also high, that is to say, one with a degree in the course can work in various field. Below are some of the career available for Physiotherapy

  • Chiropractor
  • Osteopath
  • Personal trainer
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Acupuncturist

JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a science course, so the JAMB and WAEC Subject Combination for Physiotherapy will be fall under science subjects. Five credits are normally needed in WAEC (West African Examination Council). The subject combination in WAEC for Physiotherapy will be

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

These are the compulsory subject in WAEC to study Physiotherapy, while that of JAMB (Joint Admission and Matriculation Board) the student will be needing four subjects. English language is compulsory in JAMB, the subject combination for physiology will be

  • English Language
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Physics

List of Universities Offers Physiotherapy in Nigeria

The universities that offer physiotherapy in Nigeria are not that much and also the cut-off marks for the universities will also vary. Below is the list of Universities Offers Physiotherapy in Nigeria

State Universities

  • ONDO STATE UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, LAJE ROAD, ONDO, ONDO STATE

Federal Universities

  • BAYERO UNIVERSITY, KANO, KANO STATE
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, NDUFU-ALIKE, EBONYI STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF BENIN, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN, OYO STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN, KWARA STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, LAGOS STATE
  • UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE

Private Universities

  • BOWEN UNIVERSITY, IWO, OSUN STATE
  • PAMO UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE
  • REDEEMERS UNIVERSITY, OSUN STATE

Currently, these are the universities offering Physiotherapy in Nigeria.

Admission Requirement

Candidates who which to apply for Physiotherapy in any Nigerian Universities are expected to score up to 160 in JAMB (Joint Admission and Matriculation Board). For a better chance of admission, it would it is advisable to score up to 200 in JAMB and pass the university Post-UTME cut-off mark. Five credits are needed in WAEC (WEST African Examination COUNCIL) or NECO (National Examination Council) with the right subject combination.

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