Here the focus is on the prevention of impaired movement functions such as maintaining and restoring natural movements. Graduates increase the client´s wellbeing with individual therapies.

Brief programme profile

Programme type:
Bachelor Programme (full-time)
Programme duration:
6 Semester
Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)
Study places/year:
Programme start:
The next programme starts on 14 September 2020.
general university eligibility, adequate specific secondary school vocational certificate, certificate of access to higher education, relevant professional qualifications
Study fees
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It is the aim of physiotherapy to optimise the individual freedom of movement without pain and thus the patients‚Äô independence, which positively influences their quality of living. The „Physiotherapy“ Bachelor study programme teaches the students the ability to plan therapeutic measures on the one hand and on the other to motivate patients to accompany them on their way back to Independence.

As well as expertise in technical methodology, the students acquire socio-communicative skills such as conflict management, the ability of self-reflection, team, capacity for teamwork, role distance etc. Furthermore they learn the fundamental concepts of scientific work. In the accompanying internship the student is offered the opportunity to realise and to intensify the acquired know how under expert guidance.

The study programme is divided into modules, which are partly offered on an inter-disciplinary basis. The curriculum is characterised by a balance between in-depth theoretical education, science and work experience. Graduates of the study programme are in a position, to expertly carry out the allocated tasks, while combining the know how from the various disciplines. They have learned to act reflectively and autonomously in their professional daily routine and to act in accordance with their code of conduct.

Programme focus

The programme focus is comprised of general and the job-related medical principles as well as of the relevant content from the reference sciences:

  • anatomy
  • physiology
  • clinical subjects
  • kinematics
  • training and performance diagnostics
  • physiotherapeutic examinations- and result methods
  • physiotherapeutic treatment techniques
  • quality management
  • socio-communicative subjects
  • basis for scientific work
  • work practice

Physiotherapy supports patients in the improvement of their physical malfunctions. Physiotherapists aim to reduce pain in the musculosketal system and can revert to a wide spectrum of methods: exercise therapy, joint-related treatments, strengthening- und stretching exercises, neurophysiological therapy, lymph drainage and much more. This encourages the own initiative of the patients and effects a better body awareness and wellbeing.

The physiotherapeutic process includes the problem identification, the assessment of the problem and the solution. It requires autonomy and structure and is embedded in the basic principles of medicine, psychology, pedagogics, sociology and philosophy.

Business field

  • in the field of prevention and prophylaxe (in sports- and preventative medical facilities, medical training for health care)
  • in the curative field (hospitals, outpatients clinics, physiotherapeutic practices)
  • in the field of rehabilitation (rehabilitation- clinics and centres, spa institutes, sports-medical facilities)
  • in long-term care: old people‚Äôs homes and nursing homes, centres for the handicapped
  • in the independent practice

The completion of this Bachelor-Programme entitles the graduate to participate in professional, but also in management or pedagogical Master Programmes in the field of the health professions. It is also possible to do further master and doctorate studies in Austria or abroad.

Skills & Interests

Students should have the following skills and strengths:

  • analytical thinking
  • creativity
  • willingness to have direct contact with healthy, sick and handicapped people
  • mental and physical ability to deal with stress
  • patience
  • empathy

Further information for admission here

The minimum age for the Bachelor Programme is 18 years. There is no maximum age limit.

Registration Deadline

Admission procedure

Dates for the written test