Physiotherapy, BSc

Fact file

Qualification: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physiotherapy
Entry requirements: secondary school certificate or senior high school diploma
Course length: 8 semesters (On the basis of the individual study the course can be completed in 7 semesters)
Credits: 240 credits

The aim of the program

The curriculum of BSc in Physiotherapy Programme is aimed to prepare students for the prevention, medication and rehabilitation of movement system
disorders and other diseases using the therapeutic tools of physiotherapy.

What you will be studying

1st and 2nd semester
Biophysics, Cell Biology, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Immunology, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Microbiology, First Aid, Body Awareness, General Principles in Health Care and Nursing, Basics of Physiotherapy, Computer Techniques, Medical Latin, Bioethics, Psychology, Communication, Philosophy, Elective subjects

3rd an 4th semester
Biomechanics, Basic Physiology, Cardiorespiratory and Exercise Physiology, Applied Training Methods, Neurophysiology, Kinesiology, Mobilization-Manual Techniques I, Electro-, Balneo-, Hydro- and Climatotherapy, Pathology, Clinical Propedeutics, Internal Medicine for Physiotherapists I, Gerontology, Sociology, Economics, Introduction to Management, Basics of Research Methodology, Health and Library Informatics, Kinesiology Practice (summer course), Elective subjects

5th and 6th semester
Pharmacology, Mobilization-Manual Techniques II, Internal Medicine for Physiotherapists II, Obstetrics and Gynaecology for Physiotherapists I, Orthopaedics for Physiotherapists, Rheumatology for Physiotherapists, Traumatology and Intensive Therapy for Physiotherapists I, Radiology, Professional Orientation, Health Care Law, Controlled clinical practices in the field of Internal Medicine (summer courses), Elective subjects

7th semester and 8th semester
Obstetrics and Gynaecology for Physiotherapists II, Infant Care and Paediatrics for Physiotherapists, Traumatology and Intensive Therapy for Physiotherapists II, Neurology and Psychiatry for Physiotherapists, Addictology, Rehabilitation, Supervised clinical practices in Cardiovascular Physiotherapy, Respiratory Physiotherapy, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Rheumatology, Traumatology and Rehabilitation, Thesis work, Elective subjects

Postgraduate opportunities

The University of Debrecen offers a lot of internationally competitive master courses among them the Master in Public Health course in English. By the year of 2010
a new MSc course in Rehabilitation will be launched also for English-speaking students.


Physiotherapy is a prospering profession worldwide.
The degree will open up a range of career opportunities throughout the world. It therefore provides a base
from which to proceed to a career in a wide range of health-related occupations or research.

Career opportunities

  • health services, providing therapy and rehabilitation in the broad scale of diseases
  • institutions offering balneo- and hydrotherapy
  • home care
  • the private sector
  • the field of prevention
  • and other health-care related fields