Physiotherapy is a health care profession in the field of rehabilitation that promotes optimal health in individuals of all ages. Physiotherapists are qualified to provide preventive and therapeutic services which aim at restoring function and preventing disability arising from disease, trauma or injury. Graduates work in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, sports and fitness centers, and communities. The University of Sharjah offers a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science in physiotherapy (B.Sc.PT). Graduates have the opportunity to work in the UAE or aboard, to pursue graduate studies, and to become involved in research activities.