M.Sc. Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR890 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    EUR890 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Leuven, Belgium
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.

Description

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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.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline June 1 (EEA); March 1 (Non EEA)
Tuition fee
  • EUR890 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • EUR890 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Start date
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Graduates will have a strong theoretical and scientific insight into the field of rehabilitation sciences and physiotherapy. They will possess the necessary skills to plan and carry out evidence based physiotherapy treatment and preventative strategies, including musculoskeletal rehabilitation, paediatric rehabilitation, neuromotor rehabilitation, cardiac/respiratory rehabilitation or psychomotor rehabilitation. Graduates will be prepared to assume leadership functions in the field of rehabilitation and physiotherapy and provide high-quality care.

Certified graduates of the Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy programme will:

  • be able to practice evidence-based physiotherapy in a global health care setting,
  • be able to develop patient assessment and intervention programmes through clinical reasoning and critical scientific reflection,
  • be able to plan and conduct clinical and applied research independently,
  • can choose a major in musculoskeletal rehabilitation, paediatric rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, rehabilitation for internal disorders or mental health care.

More information on learning outcomes of the Master's programme can be found at: Learning outcomes

NOTE:

The KU Leuven master programme is to a highly extend professionally oriented. Students should not expect a purely scientific program.

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.

Requirements

Students with a non-Flemish degree Bachelor of Physiotherapy (after preparatory programme):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 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 requirementsAll non-Flemish students are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English by submitting the results of an internationally recognised language proficiency test:- IELTS: overall score of 7 (with at least a score 6.5 in each of the four components)- TOEFL (internet-based): overall score of 90 with component scores of at least 22No other proficiency tests will be accepted, and absolutely no application will be considered without such a test certificate.For students who hold a prior degree awarded by an English-speaking university from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the USA, the certified diploma and transcripts suffice, provided they confirm that the entire university study was completed in English. Absolutely no other diplomas will be accepted as evidence even if the applicant has followed an exclusively English-taught programme.
Due dates
For general deadlines for applications check http://www.kuleuven.be/application/instructions.html.EEA students (incl. Belgian students holding a non-Flemish degree) must submit their application before June 1st.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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