Education at the Division of Physiotherapy

The Division of Physiotherapy offers courses at basic, advanced, and postgraduate levels within the main subject of physiotherapy, as well as courses with a wider perspective on health, physical activity, exercise, and prevention.

student helping patient
Physiotherapy student. Photo: Annika Falkuggla.

Several elective courses, some of them inter-professional, are offered in collaboration with other departments and divisions. Teaching is based on the strong tradition of research at the division, in addition to close collaboration with health care services.

The division is actively involved in internationalization efforts. A number of students and teachers annually participate in exchange programs with partnering universities abroad.

The Study Programme in Physiotherapy

The Division of Physiotherapy is responsible for approximately 70% of the courses within the program. The courses are in the main subject of physiotherapy, as well as in research methods.

Complementary programme for physiotherapists with a degree from outside the EU/EES and Switzerland

Starting in 2018, the one-year Complementary programme for physiotherapists with a degree from outside the EU/EES and Switzerland (60 hp) is offered by the divison, with new classes admitted every spring semester. 

Courses at advanced level

The division offers courses and degree projects to complete a master’s degree in Physiotherapy, as well as approximately 10 freestanding courses at advanced level each semester. Currently, courses at advanced level are only offered in Swedish.

Doctoral education

The division currently offer three courses at doctoral level.

Executive and professional education

Several professional courses are offered each semester, commissioned by companies and/or county councils, including a master’s programme in dementia care for physiotherapists in cooperation with Stiftelsen Silviahemmet (Silvia Physiotherapist).

Educational administration

Helena Sandström

Educational administrator