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:
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.
Deadline applies if you do not have the same nationality as the university.)
Deadline applies if your country of nationality is in the EEA (European Economic Area))
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
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:
More information on learning outcomes of the Master's programme can be found at: Learning outcomes
The KU Leuven master programme is to a highly extend professionally oriented. Students should not expect a purely scientific program.
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.
International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Belgium when:
No work experience is required.
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