Department of Health Studies

Physiotherapy

My Studies

 

Requirements

To graduate from the Bachelor's degree programme in Physiotherapy, you must:

  • successfully complete all the classes
  • produce two Bachelor’s theses which must both receive a pass mark
  • pass the Bachelor's examination

Your title on graduation will be “Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)". Your job title is physiotherapist.

Bachelor's theses

Our students complete two Bachelor's thesis, one in the fifth and one in the sixth semester. The first thesis is based on a patient case study. Students explore a clinical issue concerning a patient they encountered during their internship. The thesis should also demonstrate the significance of academic skills in patient care and quality assurance in the health care sector. Both theses can include a topic of the student’s own choosing or a suggested topic from the course. The topic of the second Bachelor's thesis may also be linked to the sixth semester project. All of the topics must be clearly relevant to the field of physiotherapy. Both theses are accompanied by a seminar. Lecturers from the course also provide additional support during the writing of the theses as personal supervisors.

Bachelor's examination

The Bachelor's examinations take place between the end of August and start of September. The exams are based on the two Bachelor's theses and links to relevant subjects from the curriculum. One of the questions is based on a patient case study.

During the exam, students should be able to demonstrate that they meet the legal requirements and are well-prepared to look after patients. The examination board consists of three people and one observer. The examiners are lecturers from the course.

After graduation

Most of our graduates start their professional lives straight after graduation. There are also several opportunities to complete a Master's course after completing a Bachelor's degree. In Austria, however, many specialisation courses in physiotherapy charge tuition fees: some universities offer relevant courses. Our graduates also meet the relevant admission requirements for Master's courses offered in the fields of public health and health care management.