Course content

In the Physiotherapy programme everything revolves around movement. You learn all about the body and develop your knowledge of biomedical science, kinesiology, and behavioural science. With attention for people, your problem-solving ability, and your ambition to continue to develop yourself, you will learn to treat patients.

The first year

​Introduction to the human body and patient care

The first academic year includes a lot of theory, including the Latin names for muscles and bones. That means quite a bit of rote memorisation... You also have practical lessons in which you begin investigating and treating a client, and you do an internship for half a day per week. So there's plenty of variety!

Practical lessons

You probably understand that you will be very busy during the physiotherapy programme. With the theory, of course, but above all spending a lot of time practising. The best way to do this is physically, which means on each other! By playing each other's patients, you help each other and yourself. So don't be surprised to find yourself walking around in your underwear during some of the practical lessons!

Study hours

  • 40% Theory
  • 50% Practical and group assignments
  • 10% Study career counseling

Important Themes

During your training you will attend lectures and seminars, and you will carry out research assignments on the following themes:

  • Prevention 
    Living a healthy lifestyle with sports

  • Participation 
    Staying healthy at work

  • Vitality/chronicity 
    Resilience in ageing

  • Pathology

  • Anatomy

  • Physiology

  • Communication

  • Biomechanics

  • Psychology skills training: Investigation and treatment

  • Promoting health

  • Internship

More about the study structure

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The second year

​Theory and practice

In the second year you will begin to apply the theory more and more in practice. You will work on projects in groups and do an internship one day a week.

  • Orthopaedics

  • Central neurological disorders

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Applied research

  • Skills training: Investigation and treatment

  • Heart, vascular, lung, and internal disorders

  • Promoting health

  • Innovation project

  • Internship

The third year

Your minor and more!

During the third year you will work on your minor for half a year and spend half a year taking classes. The education in the third year takes the form of a serious game. Real-world work in this field will be simulated, and you will complete interdisciplinary assignments, working with students from other programmes, such as Nursing and Podiatry.

The fourth year

Internships and graduation project

This is the last year of your programme of study. Time to graduate!You will complete two practical internships and work on your graduation project, which will involve a client from the professional practice. Your final assessment is based on innovativeness and research.

Degree: Bachelor of Science

After completing the Physiotherapy programme you may use the BSc degree title.

👩‍🎓 This is what your education looks like!