WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Physiotherapy

It is very important for every student who is aspiring to gain admission in any Nigerian University to study Physiotherapy to know the relevant WAEC and JAMB subject requirement.

This post literally answers that question with other important points and vital information.


WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Physiotherapy: What Is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a medical branch of science that deals with the physical structure of man.

This extends to the application of both physical and mechanical movement to diagnose and treat mobility function of the body.

Also, it deals intensively on neurological and musculoskeletal care.

What Are The WAEC Subject Combination For Physiotherapy?

As part of the admission requirement to study Physiotherapy in any Nigerian University, WAEC has it that you must have at least 5 credits on your subject combination which pertains to the course.

Moreover, this requirement also applies to O-level candidates that are using their NECO, and GCE statement of result aside WAEC.

Therefore, the required O-level subject combination for Physiotherapy are:

  1. English Language
  2. Physics
  3. Mathematics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Biology
  6. A trade subject

Special notice

If you are applying for admission in any tertiary institution in Lagos State, the Yoruba language is compulsory and must be included as a member of your O-level subjects.

What Is The JAMB Cut-off Score For Physiotherapy?

The joint admission and matriculation board – JAMB, has a fixed Cut-off mark of 180 for Physiotherapy.

But to be on the safe side, aim for a JAMB Score of 200 and above.

This is because the more you score, the higher your chances of admission increase.

What Are The JAMB Subject Combination For Physiotherapy?

Before we dish out the correct JAMB subject combination required to study Physiotherapy in any Nigerian University, you have to note that English language is the first and compulsory subject and not just for this course but for all other courses.

And moreover, if you do not find mathematics in the list, then it is not compulsory for this course.

So, Here is the list of JAMB subjects required to study Physiotherapy –

  1. English Language
  2. Chemistry
  3. Biology
  4. Physics

Are They Other Alternatives To Gain Admission And Study Physiotherapy Without Jamb?

They are other ways of gaining secured admission to study Physiotherapy in Nigeria without writing JAMB.

Alternatively, you can gain admission through:

  1. JUBEB
  2. IJBM
  3. HND
  4. ND
  5. Predegree

What Are The Direct Entry requirements To Study Physiotherapy?

In the direct entry system of admission, it is mandated that in order to gain admission and study Physiotherapy, you must have the following in addition to the required WAEC subject combination:

(A) Two ‘A’ level passes which must come from Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

Which University In Nigeria Can I Study Physiotherapy?

Here is a comprehensive list of universities in Nigeria that runs certified degree programs on Physiotherapy –

  1. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  2. Bayero University, Kano
  3. Bowen University, Iwo
  4. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State (FUNAI)
  5. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  6. University of Ibadan (UI)
  7. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  8. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)

How Many Years Am I expected To Study Physiotherapy?

Normally, if you are using jamb post UTME method to secure admission to study the course, it will take you
6-years to finish up.

The deficit is reduced to 5 years if you are using direct entry method for admission.

However, due to academic reason, you can study the course up to 7-years or more depending on the magnitude of your carry-over courses.

Are There Any Special Consideration?

Yes there are. To this effect, here are some of the special consideration you should know:

  • Some universities do accept an O-level result with D7 or E8 even if it is on a compulsory subject (instead of credit)
  • Moreso, some tertiary institution accept two sittings in O-level result.

WAEC and JAMB UTME Subject Combination for Physiotherapy: Conclusion

Physiotherapy is course that strives to promote the quality of life.

Besides this, It has many specialities which ranges from wound care, paediatrics, orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, sports, neurology, cardiopulmonary, geriatrics and general women’s health.

In this post, we have given you what you should know about the subject combination for Physiotherapy.

However, we would love to hear from you and if you have any inputs, let us know in the comment section.

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