St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences


  • BSc
  • German
  • 6 Semester
  • St. Pölten
  • 55 Places

Wide-ranging Career Options for highly-skilled Experts

Physical movement plays a crucial role in human development. On the physiotherapy bachelor programme, students learn how to restore and improve movement, while taking patients’ individual needs and social requirements into account. The strong practical focus ensures that graduates possess a comprehensive skill set and extensive expertise.

Course Contents

The open learning and innovation culture with a focus on interconnected and interdisciplinary cooperation supports your patient-centred, practical and internationally competitive education. Digitalisation and its well-founded application in healthcare form a central part of the curriculum. Excursions and case studies in the classroom help you to quickly transfer theoretical content into practice. A close exchange between teaching and research offers you innovative training – always up to date with the latest scientific knowledge.

  • Technical-methodical competencies: linking application-oriented treatment techniques and target group-specific physiotherapy treatment management
  • Social communication skills and self-competence: training in communication, critical faculties and self-reflection, role distance, team spirit and ability to deal with conflicts
  • Scientific competencies: acquisition of a general overview of scientific research methods, knowledge in research and assessment of studies, and preparation of physiotherapeutic questions using applied research
  • Compulsory elective subject: allows you to specialise in a subject chosen by yourself
  • Professional internship: acquisition of technical and methodological knowledge in a professional context 


You have the option of completing a semester abroad in the 5th semester or completing an internship abroad in the 6th. Neither is mandatory.

Interdisciplinary Elective Module

The iLab programme allows students to opt for an interdisciplinary and intercultural project semester in the 5th semester held completely in English.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the bachelor degree programme Physiotherapy work: 

  • on an employment basis in institutions such as hospitals, rehabilitation centres, retirement homes and nursing homes, facilities for the disabled, health and wellness facilities, medical or group practices, primary care centres, health departments or schools and kindergartens
  • as freelancers in their own practice, mobile, in the form of home visits
  • as teachers at training and further education institutions
  • in research and science
  • in healthcare projects
  • in the field of prevention and health promotion, e.g. in ergonomic workplace advice, sports and training advice, posture training, health advice and education, in cooperation with sports clubs

Entry requirements

General university entrance qualification or a relevant professional qualification


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The admission procedure has three stages: Stage 1: computer-based, education-neutral test, Stage 2: job-specific aptitude test, Stage 3: structured personal admission interview.

Start of studies:
annually in September

Tuition fee:
EUR 363.36 per Semester + ÖH contribution

Internships in semesters 2 to 6

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