Degree Programme Physiotherapy
Studying physiotherapy in Salzburg
Physiotherapists use physiotherapeutic measures that affect the musculoskeletal system, musculoskeletal development and control as well as the inner organs. Students receive sound vocational training with high decision-making competence, which is complemented by additional scientific, socio-communicative and problem-solving competencies.
The qualification profile defines the decision-making competence in physiotherapy, which includes expertise, methodological skills, self-competence, social competence as well as strategic and scientific competence.
Graduates from the Physiotherapy degree programme can apply acquired and new, researched knowledge to new situations and implement it independently.
- social competence as self-reflection, sensitivity and communication skills
- psychomotor abilities
- spatial perception abilities
- optical and tactile perception abilities, etc.
The course focuses on the increasing complexity of exposure to the physiotherapeutic process, which is reflected in the curriculum levels Introduction (1st and 2nd semester), Deeper Understanding (3rd and 4th semester) and Professionalisation (5th and 6th semester).
In the first year, students are taught the basics of the physiotherapeutic process, i.e., medical, physiotherapeutic, socio-communicative and socio-scientific basics.
The second year imparts basic physiotherapeutic practical knowledge and teaches treatment techniques in physiotherapy that are currently being used in the physiotherapeutic process.
The third year primarily exposes students to complex physiotherapeutic practical knowledge, which requires a high degree of professionalism and interdisciplinary action.
The internship in semesters 3 to 6 facilitates the application and development of the acquired competencies.
A bachelor thesis is written in both the fourth and fifth semester of the physiotherapy course.