Physical Rehabilitation Assistant - CTEVT


Medicine and Health Care

0 year(s)3 month(s)

This curriculum provides skills and knowledge necessary for Physical Rehabilitation Assistants. There will be both demonstration by trainers/instructors and opportunity by

trainees to carry out the skills/tasks necessary for this level of technical workforce.

Trainees will practice and learn skills by using typical tools, materials and equipment
necessary for the program. 

This competency based 'Curriculum for Physical Rehabilitation Assistant' is designed to
produce basic level technical workforce in the field of physiotherapy and rehabilitation
equipped with skills, knowledge and positive attitudes related to physical rehabilitation in order to meet the demand of such workforce in the country so as to contribute in the national streamline of poverty reduction in Nepal. 

The main aim of this curricular program is to produce skilled workforce in the field of
physiotherapy and rehabilitation by providing training to the paramedics and link them to
employment opportunities. The aims of this guide are:-

  • To produce basic level technical workforce in the area of physiotherapy and rehabilitation
  • To produce such technical workforce who will be able to serve community people through the application of the physiotherapy and rehabilitation techniques being an entrepreneur.


After the completion of this training program, the trainees will be able to:

  • Asses patients
  • Familiarize with Rehabilitation
  • Assist to provide rehabilitation services in their own community
  • Assist in managing rehabilitation centre
  • Handle tools/materials/equipment
  • Familiarize with basic anatomy and physiology of some systems of human body
  • Familiarize with body mechanics
  • Assist physically challenged person
  • Assist to perform therapeutic exercises
  • Assist correction of deformities.
  • Assist to apply assistive devices
  • Assist rehabilitation of orthopedic cases
  • Assist rehabilitation of neurological cases
  • Assist to manage bed ridden patients
  • Assist to manage abnormal gaits
  • Communicate with others 
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Admission criteria

Individuals who meet the following criteria will be allowed to enter in this curricular program:

  • Persons with 10th class passed
  • Physically and mentally fit
  • Age above 16 years

Salient features

Duration: The total duration of the program will 330 hours plus one month (160 hrs) OJT 

Target group: The target group for this training will be the candidate with 10th class passed.

Group size: The group size of this training program will be not more than 20. 

Medium of Instruction: The medium of instruction for this training program will be Nepali or English or both. 

Pattern of attendance:  The trainees should have 80% attendance in theory classes and 90% in practical (performance) to be eligible for internal assessment and final examinations. 

Focus of the curriculum: This is a competency based curriculum. This curriculum emphasizes on competent perform of the task specified in it. Not less than 80% time is allotted to the competencies and not more than 20% to the related technical knowledge. So, the main focus will be on the performance of the specified competencies/tasks /skills included in this curriculum. 

Follow up suggestion

This is not a training program only for training sake. The ultimate success of this program will rest on the proficiency of the graduates of this training program in providing services in the community either by wage employment or by self-employment. 

In order to assess the success of this program and collect feedbacks/inputs for the revision of the program, a schedule of follow up is suggested as follows:- 

First follow up: Six months after the completion of the program

Second follow up: Six months after the completion of the first follow up

Follow up cycle: In a cycle of one year after the completion of the second follow up for five years 

Grading System

The trainees will be graded as follows based on the marks in percentage secured by them in tests/ evaluations.

  • Distinction: Passed with 80% or above
  • First Division: passed with 75% or above
  • Second Division: passed with 65% or above
  • Third Division: passed with 60% or above

Certificate requirement:  The related training institute will provide the certificate of 'Physical Rehabilitation Assistant' to those individuals who successfully complete all the tasks with their related technical knowledge specified in this curriculum.

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