Objectives: This paper aims to describe the training needs for Bachelor of Rehabilitation Techniques in Viet Nam. The findings will serve as evidence for the Hanoi University of Public Health to decide on opening training courses for Bachelor degree of Rehabilitation Techniques in Viet Nam.
Methods: This study employed a cross-sectional design with quantitative, qualitative and secondary data. The quantitative sample included 116 people, in-depth interviews with 10 staff working in public and private establishments in Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hai Duong.
Findings: The training for Bachelor of Rehabilitation Techniques is in line with the needs and the policies of the Ministry of Health, which is reflected in the National Plan for Rehabilitation development in Viet Nam. 89.6% of participants in the Rehabilitation workforce agreed that there is a need to strengthen training this kind of Bachelor; and the rate of alumni having a stable job in the field is very high (97%). Physical therapy is the content that should be focused on the training program, training contents should also include occupational therapy and speech therapy, and the courses should be clinical practice-centered ones.
Conclusion: The study shows the need to have a training program for Bachelor in Rehabilitation techniques, focusing mainly on physical therapy, in combination with speech therapy and occupational therapy, with a majority of curriculum parts being clinical practice.