M.Sc. Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy

KU Leuven - University of Leuven

Application deadline: June 1 (EEA); March 1 (Non EEA)
Tuition fee:
  • € 619 / Year (EEA)
  • € 619 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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This is a two-year, initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.

The MSc in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy aims to train graduates to conduct evidence-based practice in physiotherapy and to develop expertise in a specific domain of rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Organised in collaboration with other Flemish universities, this programme is highly specialized.

The first master's phase consists of a general, evidence based approach within the various domains of physiotherapy and rehabilitation sciences.

In the second master's phase, the focus is on the knowledge and skills within one of the majors:

* Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy for Musculoskeletal Disorders
* Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy for Neurological Disorders
* Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy in Children
* Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy in Mental Health Care
* Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy for Internal disorders.

Enjoy the mobility offered by our many international partnerships and fulfil part of the programme's internship at an institution abroad. Finally, let your strong theoretical and scientific insight be your ticket to success in a rewarding career and to provide expert, high-quality care in the field of rehabilitation sciences and physiotherapy.


You are interested in rehabilitation sciences and physiotherapy in general and are motivated to pursue advanced studies in this domain from a scientific perspective. You possess the physical capacity to develop and master required skills. You are a social person and enjoy helping others. You have a critical and active attitude towards the subject material and are eager to learn.

Career paths

Graduates pursue careers as specialised, self-employed physiotherapists or join healthcare teams in hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, centres for people with chronic diseases or psychiatric institutions. Moreover, some graduates work in the field of special education or provide care for persons with motor disabilities. A number of graduates go on to pursue a PhD at the faculty.


* Bachelor in de revalidatiewetenschappen en de kinesitherapie

After preparatory programme

* Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Depending on the student's curriculum, students with a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy will have to complete a preparatory programme to be admitted to the Master of science in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy.

Please note that all applying students must submit an official document stating the total amount of clinical practice hours completed during their previous study programmes.

Language requirements


All non-Flemish students are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English by submitting the results of an internationally recognised language proficiency test:
A minimum score of 79-80 on the TOEFL iBT test (equivalent to 213 on a computer-based TOEFL test or to 550 on a paper-based TOEFL test) is required.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
TOEFL iBT® test: 79

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