Bachelor of Science

Physiotherapy Plus

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Our bachelor's degree for trained physios

The "Physiotherapy Plus" degree programme is aimed at physiotherapists who have completed professional training, regardless of professional experience. Within three semesters, you can obtain a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy and be ideally equipped for the increasing demands in our healthcare system.

  • ECTS: 180 ECTS
  • Programme duration: 6 semesters
  • Campus: Freiburg Study Center
  • Faculty: Health, Safety, Society
  • Programme begins: summer semester (March)
  • Application deadline: 15 January (summer semester)
  • Entry requirements: university entrance qualification, state license as a physiotherapist
  • Teaching language: German
  • Accreditation: yes (accredited through the university system accreditation)
  • The world in transition Demographic change and environmental changes are leading to increasingly complex care situations with a growing number of people in need of therapy. This challenge requires specialists who are prepared for new tasks.
  • International opportunities As a university degree is already a common requirement for practicing physiotherapy internationally, you have a good chance of entering the international job market after your studies.
  • Continue working on the side We have designed this degree programme so that you can continue to work alongside your studies and retain your student social security status. We recommend only working up to 20 hours per week so that you have enough time for your studies.
  • A certificate on top Within the individual modules, you can set your own specialist focus. Among other things, you can complete parts of the further training in manual therapy without paying any fees!

Details of the programme

Programme content and structure

This degree programme complements your practical skills already acquired during training. The course enables you to work in a scientifically sound, interprofessional and reflective manner and, in addition to practical work, enables you to work in teaching, science, management and professional policy matters.

  • 20% Scientific Methodology
  • 23% Diagnostics & Clinical Reasoning
  • 34% Profession Physiotherapy & Related Sciences
  • 12% Professional Policy & Business Management
  • 11% Age

Our study center

The study location for Physiotherapy Plus is Freiburg. Courses are offered in presence and partly online or hybrid. These are usually lectures, tutorials and seminars. Because you already have practical experience, no practical study phases in external facilities are planned for this degree programme.

Tuition fees - none!

The generally applicable student services semester fee of the Studierendenwerk Freiburg is charged for your studies. You can always view the current fee here: Financing. There are no additional monthly costs in the form of tuition or examination fees!

And after that?

The bachelor's thesis is due after just three semesters! This gives you the choice – continue working?, continue studying?, or are you interested in a career in research? At HFU, the entire academic path up to a doctorate is open to you – or perhaps later even as a professor at a university...?

Entry requirements

To apply for Physiotherapy Plus, you need a university entrance qualification and a state license as a physiotherapist. 

For those who have not yet completed their professional training, we offer the bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy in seven semesters - Internal link opens in the same window:take a look here!

PTP specifics

The main topics of this degree programme are the scientifically sound working methods in physiotherapy (evidence-based and reflective action), the principles of professional action (shared decision making, clinical reasoning, etc.) and the various roles of health professionals according to the CanMEDS model as adapted for physiotherapy (experts, teamwork, teachers and learners, management, health advocates, communicators, members of the profession).

What's covered

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Special features

The standard period of study is six semesters. Three of these semesters are recognised in accordance with the Bologna guidelines. This leaves three semesters of on-campus study for the bachelor's degree.
Thanks to a high proportion of self-study and hybrid teaching/learning formats, contact times are kept to a minimum to enable you to work during your studies (usually part-time). This allows you to put your newly acquired skills into practice in your everyday working life alongside your studies.

By the way: For all those who are not (yet) physiotherapists, we also offer the Internal link opens in the same window:Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree programme in seven semesters!

Faculty of Health, Safety, Society

Our Faculty of Health, Safety, Society is the perfect place for you to start your career in health, social care and safety! From Midwifery Science to Risk Engineering, studying at GSG will give you the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of others and help improve the health and safety of individuals and communities. You make the difference!

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