Physiotherapy (Bachelor)

Putting knowledge into motion

Too little exercise, sitting in the office all day – our modern lifestyles allow back and musculoskeletal system problems to manifest. Yet these, and more, can be alleviated or avoided with the help of physiotherapy. Whether due to wear and tear, illness, or after accidents – as a physiotherapist you help people to treat their mobility issues. As much attention is paid to therapy and rehabilitation as it is to health promotion and prevention.

Study: Full-time
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)
Duration: 6 semesters (180 ECTS)
Study places per year: 28
Location: Urstein Campus, Salzburg Campus (University Hospital LKH) 
Language of instruction: German
Internship:  1.200 hours alongside studies
Tuition: € 363,- per semester + Euro 24.70 student union fee per semester
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Why study a Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences?

A well-thought-out combination of theory and experience is what makes you an expert in the prevention, therapy, and rehabilitation of functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our well-rounded training combines specialist, methodological, self, and social skills with strategic and scientific qualifications.

This combination of professional and social-communicative skills equips you with the tools you need to treat patients in the best possible way and based on the latest standards of physiotherapy.

Our Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences will provide you with the know-how needed to substantially improve your patients' quality of life.

Our Physiotherapy degree at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences will train you in the following areas:

  • Human musculoskeletal system know-how
  • Treating patients of all ages and in all stages of life
  • Social competence

Important points about our Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy

Study content and focus areas

The main focus of our Bachelor's degree is on the examination of the physiotherapeutic process. In various modules, students gain insights into the theory and practice of physiotherapy to prepare them for work in today's complex health system.

The content of our Physiotherapy degree fits together:

  • Introduction:
    The introduction of basic knowledge in the medical, physiotherapeutic, socio-communicative, and socio-scientific fields
  • Knowledge building:
     Practical knowledge and treatment techniques for physiotherapy and scientific work
  • Professionalisation:
    Complex, physiotherapeutic knowledge, interdisciplinary knowledge, and action
  • Additional skills:
     Quality management, business and legal basics, clinical reasoning

Internship and study abroad

Physiotherapie Lehrpraxis in der SALK der Fachhochschule Salzburg

Practical orientation

Compulsory and optional internships - the bachelor's degree in physiotherapy is characterised by its intensive practical relevance. An internship abroad is also possible.

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Job prospects and careers


Be it in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, retirement homes, or in hospices: as a physiotherapy expert, you are in demand in a wide variety of areas.

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