Physiotherapists act as autonomous practitioners who are able to perform functional examinations, identify impairments, functional limitations, abilities and disabilities by using clinical decision-making processes. Physiotherapists treat patients with movement therapy and manual techniques, as the professionals’ chief task is to improve the functions of the musculoskeletal system. The therapists develop movement therapies, and apply electrotherapeutic treatment, therapeutic ultrasound, and different manual and massage treatments for the sake of healing and rehabilitation or for the prevention of health damage. Graduates take part in healing locomotor (orthopedic, rheumatologic, traumatologic), cardiovascular, obstetrical, gynecological, neurological and psychiatric disorders. Prevention and health promotion belong to the specialists’ profession, too. Physiotherapists plan, explain, carry out, and adapt an examination-based treatment, draw conclusions from the examination as a whole and rank the main problems according to priority.
Minimum of admitted applicants: 15
Length of studies: 8 semesters, 240 credits
Entrance requirements: applicants must successfully complete a language test in English.
Major curricular components: Functional Analysis of the Musculoskeletal System, Radiology and Imaging Diagnostics, Basics of Medical Technology and Biophysics, Electro-, Balneo-, Hydro-, Climatotherapy, Applied Training Methodology, Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy in Internal Medicine, Physiotherapy in Orthopedics, Physiotherapy in Traumatology, Physiotherapy in Rheumatology, Physiotherapy in Neurology and Psychiatry, Complex Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy in Specific Age-groups, Physiotherapy in Special Life Situations, Clinical Simulation.
Career opportunities: Hospitals, Clinics, Outpatient Clinics, Rehabilitation Centers, Adult Care Institutions, Primary Care, Home-Based Care, Schools, Hospice Care, Workplace Health Centers, Medical Tourism (Wellness Hotels, Thermal Baths, Spas), NGO Regional Community Wellness Programs, Sports Centers, Professional Sport Teams.
After completing this program, students can go on with their studies to the MSc Program