|Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy
As a physiotherapist you are not only a healthcare provider, but also a scientist and a healthcare manager. In this Master's programme you will acquire and develop the competencies you need in these professional roles. The programme offers evidence-based clinical education of rehabilitation in combination with comprehensive training in scientific research. Active and student-centred learning, a broad mixture of teaching and examination methods, a Master’s thesis, and clinical internships are the cornerstones of this unique programme.
As a Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy graduate you will have the necessary practical skills and theoretical knowledge to start a professional career as a physiotherapy practitioner and/or scientific scholar.
Hands-on and academic. Your training as a professional healthcare provider and healthcare manager goes hand in hand with an academic approach. In addition to clinical traineeships and practical lessons, scientific research is also central.
Inspiring clinical traineeships. You will gain hands-on experience as a trainee in different clinical locations in Antwerp and its periphery. A traineeship abroad is also possible.
International exposure. The classrooms are diverse and international. You will work with students from all over the world, as well as with domestic students.
Evidence based learning. Scientifically based knowledge and insights are the foundation of your studies. The cross-fertilization of subject-specific skills with clinical input makes you a versatile professional.
Green campus and the city within reach. Your classes are held on Campus Drie Eiken, located in the green outskirts of Antwerp. You will have lectures in large, modern auditoriums and practice your skills in the well-equipped practical rooms.
During this two-year programme, you deepen your role as a care provider, care manager and scientific researcher, and integrate it into practice. During your internships, you will become Internship positions are available in university and regional hospitals, polyclinics, pediatric departments in hospitals, schools for special education, rehabilitation centers, private practices, sports clubs and so on. You can also choose to do a traineeship abroad.
The positive effects of physiotherapy have been well documented in the scientific literature. The expertise of physiotherapists is highly appreciated and sought after, and physiotherapists are becoming increasingly important in the changing landscape of healthcare.
As a Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy graduate you will find employment in both the intramural and extramural healthcare, whether or not in combination with an academic career.
You will have the necessary practical skills and theoretical knowledge to start a professional career as a physiotherapy practitioner. You will be well prepared to pursue a career in a clinical setting such as a rehabilitation clinic, a day centre or a hospital where you will work in collaboration with other clinical experts (medical doctors, nurses, occupational therapists) and where you will be in close contact with your patients.
The professional network you have established throughout your clinical internships and Master’s thesis trajectory will be an advantage when searching for employment in the broad field of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy.
You can also start as an employee in a private practice or become self-employed and start a private clinic, in collaboration with partners or in an association.