Bachelor's Degree in Physiotherapy

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

Program Description

Bachelor's Degree in Physiotherapy

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

Bachelor of Health Care
210 ECTS credits
Intake 20
Degree Programme in Physiotherapy
Campus: Satakunnankatu 23, Pori
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Bachelor of Health Care, Physiotherapy, full-time studies, Pori

Admission Criteria

Please see Studyinfo.fi (headline 'Admission and entrance exams') for admission criteria.

Entrance Exam 2018

Entrance examination will be arranged on 17–18 Apr 2018 and it is a one-day entrance examination. Registration 7.30-8.00. Entrance examination begins at 8.00.

Entrance examination will be arranged only in Finland, Pori.

Entrance examination includes following parts:

  • written part (TORTORA & DERRICKSON: PRINCIPLES OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 14th EDITION WILEY: THE SKELETAL SYSTEM: BONE TISSUE pp 169 – 187)
    • both multiple choice questions and a short essay
  • a teacher’s interview
  • a motor ability test. The following things are tested (in a gym): working in a small group, coordination, body awareness and co-operative skills. Suitable clothing is needed.
  • a language proficiency test for all applicants

The applicant is required to get at least 30 points from the examination to be eligible for student selection.

The experts of movement and functional capacity

A physiotherapist is able to draw up a high-quality, evidence-based physiotherapy plan together with a client and base the plan on assessment, the client’s needs and clinical reasoning. The Degree Programme in Physiotherapy opens opportunities to work within the field of rehabilitation both in the private and public sector. After graduation, you are entitled to use the occupational title physiotherapist as laid down in a decree.

SAMK students will be employed

You may work within the field of rehabilitation both in the private and public sector. Your core knowledge is in the field of assessment and support of movement and function. You can work with people of all ages in hospitals, health care centres, private practices, industry, sports clubs, clinics and non-governmental organizations.

  • Physiotherapist (AMK).
  • Bachelor of Health Care.
  • An Instructor in Adapted Physical Activity.

Modern and Versatile Campus

The new SAMK-campus is located in the city centre of Pori and it is future’s learning environment.

  • Over 4000 students.
  • Diversified: business, health care and social services, technology, tourism.
  • Around 600 degrees per year.
  • Good traffic connections: located next to the Travelling Centre of Pori. It is easy to arrive by a local or long-distance bus and within walking distance from the airport.

Content

  • Communication and interaction skills.
  • Requirements and competencies of the future profession.
  • Human functional and movement capacity.
  • Evidence-based methods of physiotherapy.
  • Practical training.
  • Research and development of physiotherapy.

A physiotherapist is able to draw up a high-quality, evidence-based physiotherapy plan together with a client and base the plan on assessment, the client’s needs and clinical reasoning. The physiotherapist takes into consideration the ethical guidelines, legislation and effectiveness in his or her work. He or she has good intercultural, interactive and educational skills and is able to participate in projects involving multidisciplinary cooperation.

Internationality

Internationality is integrated as a natural part of the degree programme. Internationality competence manifests itself as language skills, interactive skills and cultural competence. The student operates in groups and networks with people from different cultural backgrounds developing intercultural communication skills. The student also has the possibility of completing studies or practical training periods abroad.

After graduation, you are entitled to use the occupational title physiotherapist as laid down in a decree. Further information.

The National Authority for Medicolegal Affairs (TEO) and the state provincial office supervise physiotherapy practice which is regulated by effective legislation, values, professional ethics and practices in physiotherapy settings. Further information.

Practical Training and Thesis

The practical training introduces the student to practical work tasks that are essential especially to the professional skills and to the application of knowledge and skills in professional work. The practical training can be completed in the private or public sector, as an entrepreneur or in another separately approved working environment, fulfilling the set criteria, either in Finland or abroad.

In the thesis, you demonstrate your ability to apply your knowledge and skills in practical expert duties related to the professional studies.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 11, 2018
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