Bachelor in Physiotherapy

Course typeBachelor
Course sectorHealth Care
Course duration4 years
Starting dateSeptember 2018
DegreeBachelor of Science
LocationEnschede
Tuition fee (EU/EEA students) € 2,060
Tuition fee (NON-EU students)(specification) € 7,800

 

Physiotherapy at SaxionOur International Physiotherapy School, fully taught in English, is accessible to foreign students from any country. It is a four year programme. Graduates obtain the Dutch diploma and are presented with a Bachelor degree in physiotherapy.

Why would you like to become a physiotherapist?

Physiotherapy is a varied and interesting profession in which you will work with your hands, your mind and your heart. You are expected to bring theory into practice coupled with the right motivation to help people.

As a physiotherapist you will meet many types of patients and just as many different diseases, all needing their own type of therapy. Most physiotherapists are enterprising, sportive and energetic persons. They have a wide range of interests and strong social skills. They like working with people and are not afraid of making contact with them. They are disciplined, systematic, and medical subjects appeal to them.

What do you think, does this profession appeal to you and are you motivated to become a good and dedicated physiotherapist?

Why you should study Physiotherapy at Saxion!

Physiotherapy and Physiotherapy Education in The Netherlands are well known over the world. Choosing to study physiotherapy in The Netherlands is a good choice and will offer you an excellent foundation and a diploma that is recognised internationally.  

The specialty of our International Physiotherapy School is the personal approach, our investment in personal contact with and guidance of our students. We have a special international team of teachers to guide you through your study and stay in Enschede. Besides their profession as a physiotherapist and an expert in their own field, they take time to teach and counsel you in everything you need to successfully finish your study and become an excellent physiotherapist. During the studies, you have a great deal of personal contact with teachers and fellow students.

Additionally, there is an optimal digital learning and working environment. This enables you to get into contact with others online and offers a great deal of information about the course.

Study Career Counselling

Study career counselling is counselling at individual level and in groups. You learn to fill in your studies in your own way and in accordance with your ability. You not only gain insight into designing your studies and your competencies, but you are also prepared for life-long learning. Physiotherapy is a continually evolving professional field and the professional practitioner has to be able to a adapt with it.

Truly international

Our International Physiotherapy School has a high standard for internationalisation for over 20 years. This shows, amongst others, in the presence of many foreign students, foreign projects, in which both Dutch as well as foreign students participate, but also through the way Saxion designed its education of physiotherapy according to international standards. A striking example of our international presence is the fact that there are students from 17 different countries in one class. Besides that, there are large foreign networks and agreements with international partners where we see the exchange of both students and teachers. Internationalisation is also an important issue in research projects and clinical training. All of this contributes to an international development of the profession.

The objectives of the study are to gain the knowledge and skills of Physiotherapy, and to reach a certain level of personal development. This allows you to practice as an independent professional, with a general versatility, after graduation. The course contains a mix of theory and practical education. You will learn the basics about the functioning of the human body (anatomy – neurology internal medicine), disorders caused by psychological problems which influence the daily activities of the patient and practical skills in order to treat the patient.

In order to develop your professional competences, the curriculum focuses on: Physiotherapy at Saxion

1. The Physiotherapist as a care provider:
o screening, diagnosing, planning
o therapeutic interventions
o preventive intervention
2. The Physiotherapist as a manager:
o organising
o enterprising
3. The Physiotherapist as a developer of the profession:
o research
o innovation

Year one

The first year is all about gathering information about your future profession. 
We start with communicating with a client and the basis of evaluation and treatment. The main subjects in the first year are Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Physiotherapy theory. You will also gain practical experience during your first traineeship.  

Year two 

The second year will focus the treatment of bones, muscles, tendon and joints. 
You will learn about neurological disorders and treatments and internal medicine

Years three

In this year you will further explore the subjects you have already discussed in the first two years. Besides you will work on a project where you will develop a product (e.g. new treatment, change in managing a practice, different client communication) for the physiotherapy field which actually can be used in practice. 

Year four

The final year will see you complete your internships.

Curious about the subjects you will be studying? View here a more detailed overview of the course content.

Clinical education

The clinical programme, which covers approximately one of the four years, can be done in one of several countries. The school has developed an extensive network of affiliated clinical sites in the Netherlands, Norway and Germany. We also offer the possibility to participate in very interesting projects in other continents like South Africa, Indonesia and India. Students are expected to go abroad for their clinical training, including their home country. To enable an adequate placement, students are expected to submit at least one clinical training address.

Next to the generic Physiotherapy curriculum, Saxion has a specific focus on “Musculo Skeletal Physiotherapy” (manual and sports physiotherapy), “Rehabilitation for Patients with Chronic Diseases” and “Labour & Health”. Interesting projects and intensive collaboration with the professional field are the basis of these specialisms.

Minor Musculoskeletal

The minor deals with manual therapeutic and sports physiotherapeutic diagnostics and treatment.
plan. It  is an introduction to manual therapy and to sport physiotherapy. Next to these themes you will follow a research programme.

In physiotherapy, a differentiation in professional areas in pursued. This minor supports the differentiation to musculoskeletal indications, to which the specialisations of manual therapist and sports physiotherapist can be linked.

More information

For more information, please download the brochure about the Physiotherapy programme.

Requirements

Application for the year 2018-2019 will open on 1 October 2017. You can apply if you meet the general entry requirements and the additional requirements set for this programme. 

 

Application for the year 2018-2019 will open on 1 October 2017. You can apply if you meet the general entry requirements and the additional requirements set for this programme. 

Additional requirements

Senior secondary school (biology and/or physics are recommended). In addition, you need a good understanding of English in reading, writing and speaking. For Irish students a Leaving Certificate containing at least 6 exam subjects of which 2 have been completed on a higher level with the grade A, B or C, or H1-H4 is necessary.  

Application procedure

The application procedure for 2018-2019 consists of the following steps:

Step 1: Registration in Studielink
Register at Saxion via Studielink.nl. The best way to do so is to follow the ‘Apply now’ button on the Saxion.edu site of the physiotherapy program.
Step 2: Provide Saxion with necessary information

Completed your registration in our programme called Saxion-Intake:

  • Upload your documents necessary to review your registration 
  • Upload your letter of motivation to study physiotherapy. This letter is also input for your interview. In case your motivation letter is not available, your interview cannot take place and you will no longer take part of the selection procedure. 

Motivation letter – Inspire and persuade

We invite you to tell us about your inspiration and experiences with respect to health care and your motivation to study physiotherapy at Saxion. Your motivation gives us a first impression of how well our physiotherapy program fits you. In your motivation you might want to answer the following questions:

  • What appeals most to you in the field of physiotherapy?
  • What is the origin of your interest in this field of health care?
  • What do you expect of the study program and your future career as a physiotherapist?
Step 3: Assessment - Motivation letter - Interview

An interview by telephone and/or Skype and an online assessment are part of the Saxion admission procedure.

Assessment

The online assessment will be available as of 15 January 2017. You have to complete your assessment within one week after receiving the invitation for the assessment. Students who have applied between 1 October - 15 January 2017, have to complete their online assessment before 22 January 2017. Students who apply after 15 January have to complete the assessment within one week. 

The assessment consists of three parts: 

  1. Qualities and obtained skills
  2. Personality traits 
  3. View on the profession 

The invitation for the assessment will be sent to you by email. You can complete the assessment at home or in another quiet surrounding. You will need a computer with Google Chrome for the best performance. Please note that it is not possible to make the test on your phone or tablet. The test will take approximately up to 1.5 hours.

Personal interview 

Once you have completed step 1 and 2 and thus provided us with the necessary documents, including the motivation letter, you will receive an invitation for your interview by email. Your motivation letter is input for your interview. In case your motivation to study physiotherapy is not available, you cannot be invited for an interview and will therefore be excluded from the selection procedure.

Step 4: Confirmation of your selection

Note: valid registration and taking part in the selection procedure is only possible if both steps 1 and 2 have been completed successfully before 1 April 2018! Please read the complete procedure carefully.

Physiotherapy at Saxion

You have a great variety of career possibilities with the Physiotherapy course. Saxion students learn how they can add economic and social value to professional practice as practitioners starting out in the profession of physiotherapy. They are able to continue to learn and develop in the future.

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