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.
- Contact hours 22
- Self-study 18 hours
- Extra costs €400
on average, per year
- Progression rate 74%
to second year
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!
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!
- 40% Theory
- 50% Practical and group assignments
- 10% Study career counseling
During your training you will attend lectures and seminars, and you will carry out research assignments on the following themes:
Living a healthy lifestyle with sports
Staying healthy at work
Resilience in ageing
Psychology skills training: Investigation and treatment
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.
Central neurological disorders
Skills training: Investigation and treatment
Heart, vascular, lung, and internal disorders
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.