The conductor is an educational rehabilitation professional who is trained to use the method of conductive education and support the habilitation of children with cerebral palsy or other impairments of the nervous system causing difficulties in motor development/performance or coordination. Conductor is able to participate in adult rehabilitation as well, specialised in motor development of those who has neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson disease or Multiple Sclerosis, or conditions after stroke, or cranial/brain injuries. Conductive education through it holistic approach supports its participants in developing as independent life as possible by coming over or learning to live with their difficulties.
Practical training is closely related to the theoretical education in conductor training and organised by the faculty. The given order of the different practice cannot be changed.
The conductor BA programme is an 8-semester-long training including more than 40 percent practice of the total education hours.
- Minimum of enlisted applicants: 10 students
- Entrance requirement: Completing application exams and proof of B2 level of English language
- Length of studies: 8 semesters
- Degree: Conductive Education (Bachelor, BA)
- Specialization: pedagogical rehabilitation
Major curricular components: Education history, education science, special education, anatomy of neuro-system and musculoskeletal system, psychology in general, development psychology, neuro psychology, conductive education.
Career opportunities: working in conductors’ team, working in multi-professional teams in education, rehabilitation or health institutions.
For more information, please contact the Foreign Students’ Secretariat of the Faculty
Brief History of András Pető Faculty
Conductor training started in 1963. Since then, it has been improved up to BA level education.
In 2017, the András Pető College was integrated to the Semmelweis University as the András Pető Faculty.
The integration as the sixth faculty of the University brought a new feature of education which is the pedagogical field of education. The faculty provides conductor training, the professional using conductive education for supporting people in their improvement in dealing with motor and coordination challenges due to the impairment of the central nervous system.
Facts and Figures
More than 2000 students graduated since conductor training has started. Among these students there are Hungarian as well as international students, since the 1980’s.
The Faculty has participated in international Erasmus programmes via different European projects, and different Erasmus+ student programmes. The Practicing Institutions of the Faculty also accepts students for Erasmus+ traineeship programme and offers the opportunity to get familiar with the practice of conductive education.
The Faculty has different higher education co-operations in Europe, such as the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, Ukraine and Romania.
Training of Japanese conductors gave the opportunity to establish conductive education institutions in Japan, as our first Asian partners.
New education cooperation has been established in the Public Republic of China, Shandong, and Jinan.
More than 30 years of experience in co-education is gained with the Aquinas College, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States.
The Faculty continuously working on developing its education programmes in Hungarian and English and the co-operations with other higher education institutions.
International Recognition of the Degree Obtained at the András Pető Faculty
The conductor degree is well known all over the world. Due to the specialty of the conductor profession and its training programme it has been on the process of recognising this diploma not only in Europe, but all over the world. Based on our experience the conductors welcome in all countries of the world. In some cases, the Faculty is asked to provide certificates on the type of education, and in the United States, conductors may be asked to complete required exams by the State and a proficiency level exam in English.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
The András Pető Faculty does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, or marital status.