Physiotherapy is concerned with maintaining and restoring patients’ mobility based on scientific knowledge. This bachelor degree programme enables you to understand the reactions of different systems in the body in a healthy and diseased state. Building on this you are able to find tailored therapeutic measures on the basis of scientific and / or clinically proven physiotherapeutic knowledge.
Basic knowledge and expertise
The course will provide you with the expertise you need to assess the functions and reactions of the human body – in both sickness and health. You will acquire detailed knowledge in the fields of anatomy, physiology and pathology. Other key aspects of the course include development of motor skills, the musculoskeletal system and motion control. You will also gain insight into the functioning of the internal organs.
Application and practice
Building on these basics, you will develop the expertise you need to apply this knowledge to patients. You will learn to independently apply treatment methods in a targeted manner. In addition to this expertise, from the second semester you will undertake various internships at a range of medical facilities in line with your studies. The choice of internships enables you to focus your interests on specific areas. Internships can be completed either in Austria or abroad.
Scientific presentation of your activities forms an important part of your course. Therapy interventions and considerations must be backed up with evidence. You will acquire this expertise by writing two Bachelor's theses exploring clinical issues in everyday practical settings. These theses will be supervised by our teaching staff.