Daily Israel Report

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  6/3/2013, Sivan 25, 5773

Demonstration by Physiotherapists, Students

About 800 physiotherapists and students of physiotherapy have scheduled a demonstration outside the Education Ministry in light of a serious shortage of positions and training, as well as a demand by the Council of Higher Education (CHE) to freeze study programs in the field due to the number of students per class. The freeze threatens to hurt the field and the quality of learning.

The Physiotherapists Association notes that the CHE's committee assessing physiotherapy studies in Israel recommended in 2007 not to open an additional program or allow additional students into existing programs because of the lack of positions.