Physiotherapy bachelor degree programme
Would you like to help improve people’s quality of life? Our Physiotherapy bachelor programme provides you with the tools you need.
Physiotherapy is a growing profession – especially in industrialised countries, due to the increasing rate of chronic conditions affecting the cardiovascular system, metabolism and the biliary system, for example. In this three-year, German-language programme, you will acquire the knowledge and skills you need to work as a physiotherapy professional.
Courses normally take place from Monday to Friday.
You will complete your degree in 6 semesters, or 3 years. During this time, your workload will be 180 ECTS credits.
During your degree, you must complete an internship lasting at least 37 weeks, equivalent to a total of 1175 hours.
This is the tuition fee for EU and EEA citizens. In addition, the Austrian National Union of Students (ÖH) dues amount to EUR 22.70. Please note that different tuition fees apply for non-EU citizens.
The degree programme
During your degree you’ll learn about many different clinical fields, with a special focus on internal medicine, neurology, trauma surgery and orthopaedics.
You’ll have the opportunity to apply what you learn in the course of practice placements at a variety of locations. You will dedicate the 5th and 6th semesters to special groups of people, (gender-specific) health promotion, sports for the disabled and research in physiotherapy. By choosing elective subjects in your final study year, you have the opportunity to shape your studies according to your own ideas.
The programme will equip you for high-grade physiotherapy positions in the Austrian system or to work as an independent practitioner.
The physiotherapy profession
What is physiotherapy exactly? Physiotherapists deal with improvement and maintenance of as well as restoration after functional disorders of the human body. They are responsible for examination and physiotherapeutic diagnosis and derive therapeutic measures for the musculoskeletal system. The implementation of therapeutic measures is worked out individually with the patient and evaluated for success at certain intervals.
Overview of therapy options
The tools you will learn to use include: exercise therapy, respiratory therapy, massage, manual therapy, training therapy, lymphatic drainage and electrotherapy.
By optimising physical functions, physiotherapists provide personalised treatment designed to bring about long-term improvements in people’s mobility, degree of independence and quality of life.
" To provide successful therapy you need to be able to build up a complete picture of the patient’s situation. You’ll work towards this with our help. Our case studies, which simulate treatment situations and develop your skills in a controlled environment, are an extremely valuable part of this. "
Programme director Reinhard Beikircher
A formula for success: theoretical knowledge + practical experience
The programme is built on three pillars.
Get to know the core team of our bachelor degree programme Physiotherapy.
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