Department of Health Studies




What is the admissions process?

The admissions process consists of four parts:

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

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 assessment test

You will be invited to the online test if you meet the admission requirements and have submitted your application by the specified deadline. The test takes place on a fixed date which will be communicated to you in good time.

How long does the test take and what does it look like?

The test takes about 30 minutes to complete and is designed to assess the applicants' general intellectual capacity, which has a great influence on academic success. We will provide you with all the details on how the test will be carried out in good time before the test date.

How can I prepare for the test?

A demo test "ITB-ICOS Intellectual Competence Screening" can be found at the following link

Please read the demo test carefully and solve the example tasks given. In this way, you can prepare for the tasks and questions and will know what to expect.

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.


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.

The personal interview

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

The interview will be conducted by the head of degree programme and a lecturer from the Institute. It will last around 20 minutes. Information about acceptance or rejection: several days after the personal interview.


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.