Physiotherapy

Bachelor, part-time

Overview

Physiotherapy concerns human movement.It focuses on the ability to move, all the systems that affect these abilities and the interaction between sensory and motor controls.Physiotherapy comprises an important part of health care in virtually every medical field and is based on the medical sciences.Physiotherapy is used in health promotion and prevention, therapy and rehabilitation as well as in palliation and hospice facilities.The degree program combines theoretical fundamentals of physiotherapy and medicine with practical therapeutic subjects.

Contact us

Contact us!

Elma Comic
Favoritenstraße 226, D.2.36
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4706

Elisabeth Pachmann
Favoritenstraße 226, D.2.36
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4710

Natalie Spanring-Eder
Favoritenstraße 226, D.2.34
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4755

1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4700
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4709
physiotherapie@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Map main campus Favoriten (Google Maps)

Office hours during the semester
Mon to Fri, 8.00 a.m.-3.00 p.m.

Duration of course
8 Semesters
Organisational form
part-time
180ECTS
Language of instruction German
32Study places
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc) incl. professional qualifications

Bewerbungsfrist für Wintersemester 2022/23 und Sommersemester 2023

13. Februar bis 13. März 2022

tuition fee / semester:

€ 363,361

+ ÖH premium + contribution2

 

1 Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester

 

2 for additional study expenses
(currently up to € 83,- depending on degree program and year)

What you can offer

You are interested in medicine, movement sciences, education and psychology and want to know how movement works and how you can influence and promote it. You treat people of all ages with respect, appreciation and empathy and focus on the health objectives of your patients/clients. You apply your social, practical and physical skills in the context of examination and therapy measures as well as health promotion. You are capable of careful consideration and have a structured approach when for example analyzing movements. You enjoy working independently and responsibly with people, counseling them and treating them.

What we offer you

FH Campus Wien is now the largest university of applied sciences for health in Austria. After the legal framework was created in 2006 to introduce the MTD academies and the midwife academy into the higher education sector, FH Campus Wien launched the first bachelor's degree programs in 2007. Shortly afterwards the first master's degree programs where launched in the Department of Health. Today, FH Campus Vienna now has extensive expertise and a large network at its disposal. An important partner in the areas of education, research and development is the Vienna Healthcare Group. We also work closely with the Professional Association of Physio Austria. Various special events are regularly held at our attractive main campus. Students benefit from the modern infrastructure of our university. This includes numerous function rooms. A highlight is the movement laboratory where force plates and cameras enable the three-dimensional analysis of movements in order to gain a better understanding of movement disorders. Measurements are recorded using wireless electrodes attached to the body. Furthermore, you will also have the opportunity to join an interdisciplinary, professional community. There is great potential in research projects at the intersection of health, technology and social services. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.

What makes this degree program special

  • work on human movement
  • from prevention via therapy to rehabilitation
  • extensive professional internships

The FH Campus Wien is the first Austrian university to offer a part-time Bachelor's degree program in physiotherapy, which will start in 2023 in the summer semester. The lectures are held in blocks in the evening or on weekends, so that studying and working can be combined much better. The part-time program includes the same theoretical and practical lectures as well as practical learning phases as the six-semester full-time program. This means that you will acquire the professional qualification of a physiotherapist. In the fourth year of study, you will mainly complete the clinical-practical training. A current employment relationship is not a prerequisite for application or admission.


What you will learn in the degree program

The degree course will provide you with the necessary knowledge to help people in all age groups to lead a self-determined life with a high level of functional capacity and activity.

  • You will be concerned with physiotherapeutic examination and treatment procedures as well as their implementation in the therapy process. You will combine your acquired expertise and knowledge of methodology to develop comprehensive professional competence.
  • To do so you will acquire social communicative skills and self-competence.
  • You will acquire basic medical knowledge, in particular in anatomy, physiology, pathology, hygiene, bio-mechanics, kinematics, perception and posture instruction as well as various clinical disciplines.
  • Practically oriented subjects such as posture and movement instruction, basic skills in professional interaction with patients, massage, relaxation techniques, manual therapy and lymphological physiotherapy form the foundation to develop the necessary skills and techniques.
  • Basic knowledge in areas such as education, psychology, sociology, scientific working, law and ethics round out your education.
  • Beginning in the third semester, you will also implement your theoretical and practical knowledge during extensive internships under the guidance of trained physiotherapists.

Times
1st to 6th semester:
Maximum of two block weeks per semester and maximum of nine weekends per semester.

Teaching times on weekends:
Thu, 3.00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fri, 8.00 a.m. to 6.45 p.m.
Sat, 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

7th and 8th semesters:
The fourth year of study (7th and 8th semesters) is largely dedicated to the completion of clinical-practical training. A weekly working time of at least 30 hours per week is required.

Number of teaching weeks
18 per semester

Electives
Electives can only take place when enough students register for them. An admission procedure may take place if the number of interested students exceed the course limit.

In order to enable all students to gain the necessary practical experience and thus to complete their studies within the regular period of study, there may be practical learning phases during the summer months if required. Four vacation weeks in July or August are planned in any case. 


How you benefit

Only with this degree program is it possible to practice the profession of physiotherapist. The degree program is based on the occupational licensing regulations (MTD and FH-MTD-law). As a physiotherapist, you will work with people of all age groups in health care facilities in the fields of health education, prevention, therapy, rehabilitation, palliative and hospice facilities. Physiotherapists analyze and interpret sensormotoric function and developmental disorders and influence them with specialized techniques. You will develop treatment plans together with patients/clients, choose therapeutic measures and techniques, and carry them out. Physiotherapy measures and techniques include all types of movement therapy, perception training, manual therapy, respiratory therapy, therapeutic massage, reflexology therapies, lymphological physiotherapy, electro-, thermo-, photo-, hydro-and balneotherapy measures, performance and electro-diagnostic examination procedures. In the context of prevention, you are primarily active in health education and counseling. The degree program provides a strong foundation together with practical work experience and continuing training to take on management positions or research activities

Your future career

As a physiotherapist, you will work in prevention, therapy and rehabilitation in every clinical field such as prevention, palliation, health counseling and education. You will work as a staff member or self-employed, alone or in interdisciplinary teams together with doctors and experts from other specialist disciplines in the following areas:

  • Hospitals, day clinics
  • Retirement and nursing homes
  • Rehabilitation centers and convalescent homes
  • Educational and social institutions
  • Sports and leisure facilities
  • Health promotion and prevention facilities
  • Research

Master's degree programs

Health Assisting Engineering

Master, part-time

more

Admission

FIT for a health profession?!

Take advantage of the "FIT for a health profession?!" self-assessment test to see what a profession in health care requires and if you have the right qualities.

FIT for a health profession?! (in German only)

  • Higher education entrance qualification:
    • School leaving certificate from a secondary school or a secondary technical school.
    • Secondary school vocational certificate (Berufsreifeprüfung)
    • Equivalent certification from abroad
      • Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
  • University entrance qualification examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung)
    • for human medicine, dental medicine, veterinary medicine, biology, chemistry, nutritional science and pharmacy. Proof of English proficiency of level 2 (European competency level C1) must be provided by the beginning of the first semester.
    • Information and institutes that offer courses to prepare for the university entrance qualification examination can be found on the portal Erwachsenenbildung.at of the Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Frauen.
    • Required subjects for the university entrance qualification examination (SBP)
      The following compulsory subjects of the university entrance qualification for university courses of study are recognized as a prerequisite for admission to this degree program:
      • German: Essay on a general topic according Higher Education Entrance Act (StudBerG)
      • Biology and Environmental Science
      • Physics 1
      • Chemistry 1 or Mathematics 1
      • Elective
    • University entrance qualification examinations for one of the following university courses of study are recognized as an admission requirement:
      • Medical fields of study (Human medicine and dental medicine, veterinary medicine)
      • Scientific fields of study (Biology, Chemistry, Nutritional sciences, Pharmacy)

        University entrance qualification examinations that do not contain confirmation of the command of English will be accepted on the condition that the required foreign language competence (level 2) is certified, via examination by an accredited educational institution, by the start of the degree program.

        University entrance qualification examinations (SBP) can be taken for example at the community colleges in Ottakring, Floridsdorf and the Polycollege Margareten. These community colleges offer SBP courses recognized by the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Administration.
  • Relevant professional qualification with auxiliary examinations
    Individual cases are decided by the head of the academic sector. The following training will be recognized as a relevant professional qualification:
    • Apprenticeship groups (professional masseur, orthopedic technician or fitness coach)
      Required auxiliary examinations: Physics 1, Biology and Environmental Science, English 2
    • Health professions (School for general health care and nursing)
      Required auxiliary examinations: Physics 1, English 2
    • Medical technical service
      Required auxiliary examinations: English 2
    • Massage therapist / medical masseur
      Required auxiliary examinations: Physics 1, Biology and Environmental Science, English 2
    • Other qualifications
      Required auxiliary examinations: Physics 1, Biology and Environmental Science, English 2

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV in table form

Please note!
It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.

The admissions procedure includes a written test, a practical vocational aptitude test, and an admission interview.

  • Aim
    The aim of the two stage admission process is to ensure that places are offered to those completing the multi-level admission procedure with the best results. The tests are designed to assess the skill set needed for desired profession.
  • Procedure
    The written test includes a series of test requirements and checks whether the candidates have basic intellectual and social-emotional performance requirements in the areas of natural and human science general knowledge (mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, psychology, education, human biology, nutrition, etc.) and demonstrate knowledge about the profession as well as personality traits relevant to the profession. After that, candidates who have reached the required level take part in a practical occupational aptitude test and an interview. The practical vocational aptitude test is designed to assess, among other skills, occupation-specific skills and abilities such as capacity of reaction, powers of observation, coordination and physical awareness. Personal aptitude elements are assessed in the interview. These include career motivation, career understanding, performance behavior, problem solving, and reflective ability. Each part of the test is scored.
  • Criteria
    The criteria that lead to admission are exclusively performance-based. Geographical assignments or even a repeated application of the candidates have no influence on the admission. The admission requirements must be fulfilled. All required documents must be submitted on time. The final ranking of the candidates is based on the following weighting:
    • Practical vocational aptitude test (40%)
    • Interview (40%)
    • Average score of the written entrance test (20%)

The application committee, which consists of the head of the degree program and three to five persons from the team of lecturers, allocates the study places on the basis of the ranking series. The student representatives are invited to participate. The entire process as well as all test results and evaluations of the admission procedure are documented in a transparent and comprehensible manner. Candidates are invited to check their admission status via an online tool. Separate written information is not provided.

The written entrance tests will be held from 17th to 19th March 2022. You will receive your test date after the application deadline.

Validation

Perhaps you hold a degree from a university abroad in health professional and want to take it into account?

For more information, please refer to the sections on validation

Studying with disabilities

If you have any questions regarding accessibility or if you have a specific need in the admission procedure due to an impairment, please contact Ursula Weilenmann for organizational reasons as early as possible at barrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.at.

Since we try to take into account individual needs due to disabilities when conducting the written admission test, we ask you to indicate in your online application to Weilenmann in which form you require support.

Your contact person in the department Gender & Diversity Management
Mag.a Ursula Weilenmann
barrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.at
http://www.fh-campuswien.ac.at/barrierefrei

 


Secretary's office

Elma Comic
Favoritenstraße 226, D.2.36
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4706

Elisabeth Pachmann
Favoritenstraße 226, D.2.36
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4710

Natalie Spanring-Eder
Favoritenstraße 226, D.2.34
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4755

1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4700
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4709
physiotherapie@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Map main campus Favoriten (Google Maps)

Office hours during the semester
Mon to Fri, 8.00 a.m.-3.00 p.m.

Karin Inzinger, BA
Assistant

D.2.34
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4705
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4709
karin.inzinger@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Teaching staff and research staff

Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

We work closely with the Vienna Healthcare Group, universities like the Medical University of Vienna, the Austrian Physio Association and other health care facilities. This guarantees you strong contacts for internships, employment or participation in research and development activities. You will complete the extensive internships at, among others, the hospitals of the Vienna Healthcare Group. You can find information about our cooperation activities and much more at Campusnetzwerk. It's well worth visiting the site as it may direct you to a new job or interesting event held by our cooperation partners!