Physiotherapy is a recognized health profession in Israel (166). According to the law, the Ministry of Health issues a certificate of practice for the physiotherapy profession.
By law, applicants for the certificate are required to be holders of a Bachelor’s degree as a minimum and they must pass a government examination in this profession (166).
“Whoever began their studies in a non-academic course (which was recognized by The Medical Professions Licensing Department for the purpose of a Status Recognition Certificate) until January 30, 2009, and who will be completing their studies no later than July 30, 2012, and who has completed practical training in the course of the studies and has successfully passed a special examination, is eligible to submit to a request for a certificate of practice for physiotherapy, provided that the request is forwarded no more than one year after completion of the studies (meaning no later than July 30, 2013)” (166).
166. The Health Professions law. The law regulating the practice of medical professions, On July 30, 2008, effect on January 30, 2009 . The prohibitions listed in the law took effect on February 1, 2011. 2008 [updated July 30 2008; cited 2012 January 25 ]; Available from: http://www.health.gov.il/English/Services/MedicalAndHealthProfessions/Physiotherapy/Pages/default.aspx.