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Practical training

The practical part of your degree programme is carried out in healthcare institutions selected by the university and its cooperation partner Gesundheitsschulen Südwest (GSSW). These are mainly hospitals and rehabilitation and post operative clinics in the region. You will learn how to apply the physiotherapy methods which you learn in the following areas of medicine:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Gynaecology
  • Psychiatry
  • Pediatrics

During your placements so-called teaching visits will take place. This means that we will visit you on-site to check on your learning progress.

The practical training will mainly take place in institutions in the Schwarzwald-Oberrhein region. Practical work abroad is also possible in individual cases. We have a large number of partner institutions where practical training can be carried out. We personally select and supervise these institutions so that generally speaking you do not have to organize placement yourself.

The practical placements take place in blocks of several weeks from the 3rd to the 6th semesters at a variety of different institutions. This enables you to gain the wide range of work experience required for the professional physiotherapy certification.