BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN PHYSIOTHERAPY

Language:  English B2 level or IELTS 5.0/TOEFL 72
Credits:  240 ECTS
Begins:  September 15th
Study type:  Full-time
Duration:  4 years
Annual tuition fee*:  3290 EUR, Non-Europe 3727 EUR
Prerequisites:  Diploma of secondary education
Diploma:  Bachelor of Health Science, Physiotherapist

 *Tuition fee can be changed for 2024/2025 academic year. 

OBJECTIVES

The aim of the program is to educate high quality university-level physiotherapists on the basis of the latest fundamental and applied interdisciplinary science and modern technological achievements. The graduates will be ethically responsible, creative and enterprising, professionally providing modern research-based physiotherapy services, which include testing and evaluation of the patient’s clinical condition, the need for physiotherapy and diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of the effectiveness of the physiotherapy procedures.

COMPETENCES

Have clinical thinking framework based on knowledge of biomedical sciences/ Collect, analyse, and critically interpret subjective and objective information related to the patient (client)/ Plan and carry out physiotherapeutic assessment on the basis of the clinical hypothesis/ Determine physiotherapeutic diagnosis and the need for physical therapy based on the collected information, assessment analysis and critical interpretation/ Examine and interpret central – nervous, sensory and reflector injuries in motor control for different types of patients based on current research and valid methods/ Examine and interpret impairments of cognitive functions for different types of patients based on current research and valid methods/ Examine and interpret functional condition and impairments of the cardiovascular system for different types of patients based on current research and valid methods/ Examine and interpret impairments of functional condition of skeletal muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons for different types of patients based on current research and valid methods.

FIRST YEAR
·         Critical Thinking and Academic Communication
·         Social and Psychological Well-being
·         Anatomy I, II
·         Biochemistry, Nutrition and Basics of pharmacology
·         Basics of Physiotherapy
·         Health Policy and Basics of Rehabilitation
·         Ergonomics and Basics of Nursing
·         Physical Activity (Pilates, Yoga, fitness, Swimming)
SECOND YEAR
·         Sports and Exercise Physiology
·         Kinesiology
·         Sporting Activities
·         Sports Medicine and First Aid
·         Pathology
·         Physiotherapy in Internal Diseases and Geriatrics
·         Motor Control and Learning
·         Internship I
THIRD YEAR
·         Physiotherapy in Orthopedics and Traumatology
·         Elective module
·         Clinical Psychology
·         Physiotherapy in Neurology
·         Internship II
·         Physiotherapy, Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Paediatrics
·         Research Methodology I
FOURTH YEAR
·         Research Methodology II
·         Aquatherapy
·         Sports Physiotherapy
·         Elective Module
·         Internship III, IV
·         Bachelor Graduation Thesis

DISTINGUISHED FEATURES


The program has been developed following the requirements of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) which defines the profession and competencies of a physiotherapist. The program includes course units that are not included in physical therapy programmes at other Lithuanian universities.The program offers 54 clinical practice placements in Lithuania and abroad where the internship practice is headed by specially trained clinical instructors.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


Graduates will be able to continue postgraduate studies in the same direction of studies (Master degree programme “Physiotherapy”) or other related study programmes focused for Master‘s degree. Graduates will have vast possibility to be employed in all levels of health care institutions (first, second, third) as well as in the institutions of nursing, wellness and education.

Contacts for Admission:
Phone: +370 612 81605
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Email:
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Lithuanian Sports University
Address: Sporto Str. 6, LT-44221 Kaunas, Lithuania