The Semmelweis University Faculty of Health Sciences was founded in 1975 with the mission of training highly accomplished, skilled, committed and open minded health care professionals. This was the first school in Hungary that trained dietitians, health visitors, physiotherapists, public health and epidemiology inspectors, vocational teachers and ambulance officers.
During the past years both the structure and the curriculum have undergone changes in the spirit of modernization. As a result, there are at present 14 departments, about 200 highly-qualified lecturers and more than 3500 students. It was an important event in the life of the Faculty that it became an integrated part of the famous and well-known Semmelweis University in 2000.
The latest development was the introduction of courses for international students in English. In the 2004/2005 academic year students of Physiotherapy could start their studies in English. In 2011 the English language Nursing and Midwifery B.Sc. programs were launched.
The Faculty of Health Sciences offers a wide range of postgraduate, vocational, and further education programmes designed to provide students with the latest knowledge in health care. Over 16,407 students have graduated from the Faculty’s various programmes over the last 25 years. The main programmes currently offered (as full time and correspondence courses within the framework of Bachelor’s, second degree, or accredited higher vocational training) are: dietician, nurse, physiotherapist, public health and epidemiology inspector, health visitor, health instructor, optometrist, ambulance officer, addictology consultant, health services manager, clinical engineer, DSGM physiotherapist, youth health visitor, family health visitor, image diagnostics and intervention assistant.
The Faculty offers study rooms, lecture halls, computer rooms, specialist laboratories, and a public library all equipped with state-of-the-art technology, as well as a great variety of active student life and a motivating environment to prospective students.
Through the Faculty of Health Sciences’ widespread international relations in Europe, Asia and the United States, its foreign further training courses, the ERASMUS programme, and its partner universities, students have the opportunity to gain a broad range of international experience as well.