Academy of Health Sciences

The Academy of Health Sciences is an academic, not-for-profit institution of medical education established in 2011 in Syria with the charter granted by the Council of Higher Education. The aim of the academy is to work in close partnership with national, regional, and international academic institutions to provide the best education for students in need. Currently, the Academy of Health Sciences has the following schools: School of Paramedics, School of Nursing, and School of Physical Therapy.

Due to the difficult local financial and economic situation, the Academy decided that it would charge no fees to its students. Such a strategy would help draw the brightest and most committed to learn and succeed. Students would be admitted, receive all textbooks and courses, have accommodation at the campus, graduate and receive their degrees without paying anything. In a time of war providing education gives hope beyond the medical relief that we emphasize, a responsibility we carry towards the future.

The academy localized in Atima (Atmeh), at the Turkish border, in North-West Syria, just between the refugee camps.


Provide high-quality education, in areas of severe demand and shortage (nursing, paramedics, physiotherapy), for poor people and those who live in areas that suffer from disasters. To enrich these areas with highly skilled and educated professionals.


  • To foster innovation and creativity, informed by practice, inspired by research, focused on the globally relevant areas in which we excel.
  • To build the next generation of highly employable global citizens to shape the future.
  • To be an international academy and an international center of creativity and research.

International Collaboration and Recognition

The academy has signed many academic and scientific collaboration agreements with international academic and scientific institutions and centers all over the world, including in the UK, South Africa, USA, and other countries.

The Academy of Health Sciences has been listed in the directories of many academic and scientific ranking institutions like Webometrics University RankingWebometrics Ranking Web of Research CentersGlobal World Communicator Education and ScienceWorld University DirectoryUniversity Directory EU. The Academy of Health Sciences is also a member of UNAI United Nations Academic Impact program.


The academy has an open mentality regarding the importance of various courses and categories, such as: Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), EMT – Basic, BLS, Transportation of injured, Effect of Chemical weapons and First responder, Emergency War Wounded Care, EMT Basic, Hospital Emergency Room Care, Basic Life Support (BLS), Traumatic Stress, Psychological Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury and hence, it has incorporated such courses in its curriculum.

The academy offers three diplomas (i.e., master’s degrees) in nursing, paramedics, and physical therapy.  The duration of the diploma degree is two years, which require full-time classes and training.

Academy of Health Sciences body:

As of the end of 2018, Academy of Health Sciences operates in the north of Syria in Idleb, near the Turkish borders. The three programs have about 120 students. The Academy employs 29 qualified lecturers teaching at the various departments with a student to teacher ratio of 5:1.

Administrative team: 15 staff

Faculty members: Full-time: 16, Part-time: 14

Students: 121 students total

  • Nursing: 28 students
  • Physical Therapy: 21 students
  • Paramedics: 72 students


The training courses offered include the following:

Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) – First Responder – Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) – Emergency War Wounded Care – EMT Basic – Hospital Emergency Rome Care – Basic Life Support (BLS) – Traumatic Stress – Psychological Trauma – Orthopedic Trauma – Traumatic Brain Injury – Spinal Cord Trauma – Suicidal Trauma – Accidental Trauma – Traumatic Shock and Pain – Community Violence – War and Terrorism – Advanced Rehabilitation Techniques – Hospital Triage of Mass Casualties (War wounded) – Critical Care Transport (CCT) – Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) – Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) – Tactical Evacuation Care (TEC) – Advanced Airway Management – Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) – Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).

After graduation, about 70% of students get a job within 12 months. Students who graduate from the academy often work at Turkish hospitals, providing care to the locals and refugees alike.

Budget and Capacity

The monthly budget of the academy is around $30,000, which covers the operating costs including staff salaries, campus cost, students’ teaching materials, students’ accommodations, and others. The maximum number of students the academy can handle based on the available building space and current resources is around 200 students per year.

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Help Us:

Your generous donation helps us to continue achieving our vision, spread knowledge, educate bright students in need, and enrich a suffering area with highly skilled and educated professionals. You may choose from the following (sponsor a student for a full diploma = $2,000; sponsor a student for one year = $1,000; sponsor a student for one semester = $500; sponsor a student for a major course (e.g., ACLS, PHTLS) = $50; sponsor a student for a minor course (e.g., BLS and NRP) = $25), or any amount you like.

Thank you!

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