Physiotherapy (B.Sc.)

The combination of vocational education and university education enables you to acquire a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree, as well as completing a recognized apprenticeship. This dual education-integrating bachelor's degree program gives you the ability to apply the acquired knowledge to the profession, to independently identify, analyze and solve problems with scientific methods as well as to work interdisciplinary and problem-oriented, taking into account the needs of the patient.

Programme Learning Outcomes

The dual Bachelor program in Physiotherapy – Technology and Therapy with integrated vocational training aims at imparting broad basic knowledge about methods and theories of Physiotherapy. By increasing their specialist knowledge, graduates are particularly qualified to act on evidence. The combination of the Bachelor’s program with a professional training in clinical practice results in a close interlocking of practical and university qualifications at a high level.

Having obtained their university degree, graduates master the demands of professional practice using current scientific theories and methods. They are able to conduct theory-based examinations of patients who are inhibited in their ability to move and to treat them effectively. In order to do so, they combine current evidence with their personal competences as well as with the patient’s individual demands. In the process, they work self-reliantly, self-dependently, and interprofessionally. Additionally, they possess the ability to carry out preventive measures, consultations, and trainings. They are able to reflect and evaluate their actions scientifically. They conduct the related tasks of documentation, quality assurance, and management in accordance with the requirements of social law applicable to prevention, therapy, and rehabilitation.

Modules of basic studies: Foundations of Physiotherapeutic Practice; General and Specific Pathology; Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology; Foundations of Biomechanics, Exercise Science and Therapy; Methodical Application of Physiotherapy in the Different Professional Fields; Physiotherapeutic Techniques for Diagnostics, Examination and Therapy

Modules of major studies - Mandatory courses: Research Methods and Medical Writing; Health Technology in Physiotherapy; Health Sciences; Physiotherapy Science; Foundations of Performance Diagnostics; Foundations of evidence-based practice of Lymphatic Drainage; Evidence-based Practice in Manual Therapy; Information Technology in Health Care; Concepts of Exercise Therapy; Performance Diagnostics (Consolidation); Practical Project I and II

Modules of major studies - Elective courses: One course to be selected from the current elective courses of the Bachelor programme Physiotherapy

Bachelor thesis including colloquium

The programme is offered exclusively in German.
Further information can be found here.


Type of programme
Dual (training-integrated) Bachelor's degree programme

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Beginning of the programme
Winter semester

Length of Programme
6 semesters

Place of study
Department of Computer Science
Main Campus Trier, Schneidershof

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