Department of Health Studies

Physiotherapy

Admissions

 

What is the admissions process?

The admissions process consists of four parts:

  • Application
  • Written assessment test
  • Occupational aptitude test
  • Personal interview
Tip:

No specialist knowledge will be covered during the admissions process. The aim is not to test you but rather to find out whether the course is suited to you and whether you have the required skills. So make sure you come to the dates well-rested and with a positive attitude!

The written assessment test

You will be invited to the written assessment test if you meet the admission requirements and your documents are complete and were submitted on time. The test will show whether you are suited to the course and will take place on a fixed date.

What does the test consist of?

It is divided into two parts:

  • The general part tests whether you have the intellectual skills required for studying.
  • The subject-specific part tests the skills specifically required for studying Physiotherapy.
How long does the test take?

The test takes about 2.5 hours.

What should I bring to the test?

You will need

  • an official photo ID and
  • a ballpoint pen (blue or black, pencils are not permitted).

You can also use a watch and a highlighter. Paper will be provided on-site.

How should I prepare for the test?

Detailed information about the format and example questions can be found in the sample test. You will receive a detailed assessment of the test by post within a few weeks of the admissions process.

Tip:

Don’t be afraid of the assessment test and don’t be nervous! There is nothing you can learn for it. Read the sample test through carefully before the day of the test and complete the example questions. This will allow you to get used to the questions and understand what awaits you.

The information whether you have passed the assessment test and the invitation to the occupational aptitude test can be found on this page several days after the test. Look for your personal ID number.

The occupational aptitude test

All applicants who have passed the written assessment test will be invited to an occupational aptitude test. You need to demonstrate that you have the qualities and skills required to work as a physiotherapist.

The test includes:

  • Self-perception and perception of others
  • Coordination and balance
  • Reactivity
  • Body awareness
  • Kinaesthetic guidance skills / facilitation skills
  • Observational and visual analysis skills

The aptitude test comprises several parts and usually takes between 1 and 2.5 hours. The first part of the test is taken in a group, while the second part consists of a personal interview with the head of degree programme and a psychologist. The aim is to assess if your personal strengths are aligned with the specific requirements of the degree programme and the profession.

Tip:

This test should not be confused with a physical performance or fitness test. We recommend completing a voluntary career-specific internship in order to gain an insight into the work of a physiotherapist.

We will phone you to let you know whether you have passed the occupational aptitude test and are invited to a personal interview.

The personal interview

All applicants who have passed the occupational aptitude test will be invited to a personal interview to assess their personal suitability.

Tip:

The admissions interview is your chance to introduce yourself. Take advantage of this opportunity and show why you should be awarded a place on the course. The lecturers from the Institute want to know who you are and whether the course would suit you. It’s in your hands to convince them with your CV, your interest in the course content and your personality. Of course you will be nervous. But the interview is not a test! Be honest and don’t fake it.