GCU hosts prestigious conference workshops
One and two-day workshops with internationally renowned guest speakers.
The subject area provides excellent links with physiotherapists in practice – these links allow student access to up-to date clinical material and professional expertise within the university and practice settings.
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is a key industry link and is the professional body for physiotherapy in UK. Many staff members undertake committee work, attend professional meetings and are members of special interest groups under the control of the organisation. In addition, several staff members are external examiners on programmes accredited by the professional body.
The first intake of BSc Physiotherapy students was at GCU founding institution Queen’s College in 1982. These students went on to graduate in 1985; they were the first Physiotherapy graduates in Scotland and the second in the UK.
Over the past 30 years, graduates from GCU have made a huge impact in the field of physiotherapy.
Glasgow Caledonian University’s Professor Dawn Skelton has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
People are living longer, with multiple medical conditions and syndromes so it is vital that services are evidence based and that the training of both therapists and exercise professionals ensures that peoples needs are met.