Master in Physiotherapy with specialization in Behavioral Medicine

General

Program Description

Physiotherapy with specialization in Behavioural Medicine is based on the integrated knowledge of human behavior in function, activity, and participation as well as health-related behavioral change. The program will prepare you for a successful career with advanced assignments concerning the health problems of today and the future, and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle.

The program

This unique behavioral medicine specialization highlights the connection between lifestyle and health. You will be given the prerequisites for the implementation of evidence-based measures and work with planning, investigating and evaluating activities, in both the public and the private sectors. This specialization will also increase your opportunities to work with health promotion and you will be given the tools to work with change management.

You will study Physiotherapy against the background of the broader area of health and welfare. Issues concerning equality and participation, professional knowledge and development as well as creativity and innovation are in focus. You will also develop your understanding of leadership, groups, and organizations as well as evidence-based praxis and evaluation. The program is given in English and you will read the courses in Health and Welfare together with students from other Master’s programs and research studies. The program runs for two years but may be completed after one year with a Master’s degree of 60 credits.

Future and jobs

The labor market in the public sector and in new areas are looking for well-educated and critically thinking, highly skilled people. A Master’s degree in Physiotherapy with specialization in Behavioural Medicine within the field of health and welfare opens the doors to a broad labor market. You can work with clinical skills development, quality development and knowledge management of health care. Moreover, a Master’s degree offers opportunities for doing research studies.

Tuition fee

For students outside EU/EEA

First-semester fee: 67500 SEK

Total program fee: 270000 SEK

Specific entry requirements

A completed bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to 180 credits within the fields of science of Physiotherapy or equivalent. International students are required to submit a TOEFL test result, with a minimum score of 575 with a TWE score of at least 4.5 (PBT) or 90 with a TWE score of at least 20 (iBT) or an IELTS test result with an overall band score of at least 6.5 and no band score below 5.5 or equivalent.

Last updated November 2019

About the School

At Mälardalen University people meet who want to develop themselves and the future. Our 16 000 students read courses and study programs in Business, Health, Engineering, and Education. We conduct rese ... Read More

At Mälardalen University people meet who want to develop themselves and the future. Our 16 000 students read courses and study programs in Business, Health, Engineering, and Education. We conduct research within all areas of education and have internationally outstanding research in future energy and embedded systems. Our close cooperation with the private and public sectors enables us at MDH to help people feel better and the earth to last longer. Mälardalen University is located on both sides of Lake Mälaren with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås. Read less