Category: Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy

Bethlehem University Occupational Therapy Students Explore Psychomotor Program

Third-year occupational therapy students at Bethlehem University participated in an engaging workshop on the Psychomotor Program on Friday, 26 April 2024. Led by Ms. Magi Fatouleh, the workshop was part of the Community-Based Rehabilitation course. The Psychomotor Program is designed specifically for implementation within communities, with a particular focus on benefiting children. Students actively participated […]

Occupational Therapy Students Host Intergenerational Activity at Saint Nicolas Home

During their clinical training at Saint Nicolas Home in Beit Jala, third-year occupational therapy students organized a heartwarming activity on 13 March 2024 involving residents and children from the Creche/Bethlehem. With creativity and compassion, the students facilitated an intergenerational activity where the residents engaged in reminiscence therapy while the children participated in arts and crafts. […]

Occupational Therapy Program Hosts Workshop on Disability Rights

On Thursday, 7 March 2024, the Occupational Therapy program at Bethlehem University hosted the community-based rehabilitation team from Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation. The visiting team conducted an engaging workshop for first-year students, focusing on etiquette and the rights of people with disabilities. The session was both interactive and informative.

Occupational Therapy Students Organize Activity at Aida Camp

On Wednesday, February 28, 2024, a community activity was held at Lajee Center at Aida Camp, organized by third-year occupational therapy students as part of their Community-based Rehabilitation Course. The day began with interactive sessions aimed at enhancing developmental skills. Through innovative activities, the students fostered an environment of inclusivity and empowerment by focusing on […]

President of World Federation of Occupational Therapy Visits Bethlehem University

On Monday 18 September 2023, Bethlehem University’s Occupational Therapy Program had the distinct honor of hosting Ms. Samantha Shann, President of the World Federation of Occupational Therapy, coming from the United Kingdom. Bethlehem University’s Occupational Therapy Program is one of the educational programs with international recognition. During her visit Ms. Shann met with Vice Chancellor […]

Physiotherapy Students Heal Palestine International Marathon Runners

Bethlehem University’s Physiotherapy students, along with others from different universities, were part of the team who worked tirelessly to heal the aching limbs of the athletes who ran the Palestine International Marathon 2023. This community engagement, out of which the students gained service learning, exposed them to sports injuries that the athletes who were running […]

Senior Physiotherapy Students Exhibit their Adaptive Equipment

On Tuesday, 17 January 2023, the senior Physiotherapy students exhibited their adaptive equipment made under the supervision of Mr. Ibrahim Salhab, Clinical Coordinator and Supervisor. The equipment has been designed and made for specific clients in the community as part of the adaptive equipment course held at Lifegate Rehabilitation, Beit Jala. There was also a […]

Four OT Students to travel to California

The University of Southern California (USC), Department of Occupational Therapy, has offered a scholarship to allow four Occupational Therapy students from Bethlehem University to travel to California to join their 2023 summer program. Bethlehem University Students have previously participated many times in this program and USC is keen to continue their participation. The Occupational Therapy […]

OT Students Meet International Students Online

The senior students of the Occupational Therapy program continue to participate in the University of Southern California’s pen pal scheme. This project brings together different occupational therapy students from universities from around the world.  The latest online zoom meeting saw students in breakout rooms having in-depth discussions and sharing experiences about occupational therapy in their different countries.

Asian Youth Para Games-2021 Bahrain

Ms. Bateel Muammar, Physiotherapist and Clinical Supervisor at the Tarek Ahmad Juffali Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, was invited as an international classifier for The Asian Youth Para Games 2021- took place at Manama, Bahrain from Sunday, 28 November to Wednesday, 8 December 2021. Ms. Bateel Muammar is the first and the only Palestinian woman who has an […]

Students Visit the Karmal Psychiatric Hospital

On Sunday, 21 November 2021, the first-year Occupational Therapy students with the class teacher Suzy Daher went for an orientation visit to the Karmal Psychiatric Hospital in Bethlehem. The Head of Department Ms. Dyala Awadeh and supervisor Khadijha Shqerat talked about the hospital and the role of Occupational Therapy in mental health. After the lecture, the students […]

Physical and Occupational Therapy Students Visit Schools

The Physical and Occupational Therapy students held an awareness interactive activity for students in various schools in the Bethlehem area on Thursday, 4 November 2021. The students spoke about their specialization, their study journey, and concepts related to community needs. This activity was held as part of the PHTH 330 course which aims at encouraging students to […]

Physiotherapist Students Participate in the Open Day

Physiotherapist students participated in the open day held on Thursday, 21 October 2021, by implementing a physical activity awareness campaign as part of the PHTH 330 course supervised by Ms. Manar Jaber The students’ campaign was divided into 4 groups targeting different physical activities areas including: Physical fitness and flexibility Posture analysis and exercises for […]

Occupational Therapy Students Community Service Day

Bethlehem University first-year occupational therapy students helped Al-Malath clients in Beit Sahour to pick their olives on Saturday, 23 October 2021, to celebrate World Occupational Therapy Day. After finishing the olive harvest, the student therapists and the clients enjoyed breakfast together. World Occupational Therapy Day is dedicated to service and celebrated annually on 27 October. 

Workshop on Spinal Cord Injury

On Sunday, 17 October 2021, first-year Occupational Therapy students visited Abu Rayya, the national centre for spinal cord injury. The Head of the Department Ms. Rasha Abed gave the students an introduction to the centre’s work. The students then toured the different departments and heard from the Physiotherapy, Nursing, and Occupational Therapy staff. The discussion […]

Senior Occupational Therapy Students meet Howard University Students

The senior occupational therapy students of the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences at Bethlehem University met online with students from Howard University, Washington. Those in the meeting are engaged in research for their seminar courses, and the Howard University students are conducting research for a master’s degree. The meeting began with a presentation by each […]

Physiotherapy Workshop at Bethlehem University

In cooperation with the Holy Child Center, the Physiotherapy Program at the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences organized a therapeutic week for the assessment and treatment of children with neurological conditions in Palestine. The week included a two day workshop at Bethlehem University titled Assessment Tools and Outcome Measures for Pediatric Neurotherapy. Ms. Jane […]