Territorial Features and Distribution of Courses Graduate in Physical Therapy: An Analysis in the Environment Virtual Education Ministry


The goal of this study was to analyze the territorial distribution and describe the characteristics of undergraduate courses in Physical Therapy in Brazil. Data collection was performed using the virtual system of the Ministry of Education (emec.mec.gov.br) where we sought the following information: name of the institution, state, course load, note the National Examination Performance Students (NEPS), course concept (CC) and other relevant information (steps, extinction, among others). They found 601 Physical Therapy courses. The results show that there is a higher concentration of Physical Therapy courses in the Southeast, the workload and payment time cater to Resolution No. 4 of 6 April 2009 the Ministry of Education (MEC) and also that most courses have satisfactory grades in evaluation of MEC. It is noteworthy that most of the courses are still without concept, like, have an insufficient sample in NEPS or do not complete the evaluation cycle of the National Assessment System of Higher Education in Brazil.

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Silva Marães, V. , Silva Paz, L. , Sousa, B. , Souza, M. and Sampaio, R. (2015) Territorial Features and Distribution of Courses Graduate in Physical Therapy: An Analysis in the Environment Virtual Education Ministry. Creative Education, 6, 1908-1913. doi: 10.4236/ce.2015.617196.

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