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Masters in Physiotherapy in the Netherlands in 2024

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Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Sciences Master Degree

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Netherlands

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Masters in Physiotherapy in the Netherlands

Study Physiotherapy Masters Programmes

Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy in some countries, is a discipline within the health and medical field. A physiotherapist works to help their patients to recover from injuries or illness, or restore movement and function that has been limited due to disabilities. This will also help to reduce the risk of re-injury for the patient in the future. As a physiotherapist you might work in conjunction with a medical team associated to your patient, or you could see patients for a standalone issue.

Graduates of a masters degree in physiotherapy can usually move straight into a career as a physiotherapist. Depending on where you intend to practise, you may need to ensure that you have the relevant professional accreditation. You might choose to work within a hospital setting, or work as a physiotherapist providing private care.

Your masters degree will be delivered in a mixture of modes, including lectures and seminars. You may also take part in practical sessions. Modules you study might include:

  • Exercise Biochemistry
  • Acute Care and Rehabilitation
  • Athletic Training and Conditioning
  • Outpatient Physiotherapy
  • Neurorehabilitation

Study in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a great choice for international students, as it has a very large international population that would be ready to make any new international students feel at home. The Netherlands was also one of the first non-native English speaking countries to offer courses taught in English to international students. The Dutch people have a long standing reputation of being tolerant and open minded, meaning you will feel welcomed and comfortable as soon as you arrive in the country.

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