Knowledge creates movement:
The bachelor’s programme in Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is an autonomous and very dynamic health profession. Modern developments in the healthcare sector place high demands on the qualifications of prospective physiotherapists. The physiotherapy studies at LUNEX University set high educational standards so that you can master these challenges with scientifically sound and practice-oriented specialist knowledge.

Our bachelor’s programme in physiotherapy offers you a sound, practice-oriented academic qualification that prepares you for your future tasks. You will acquire the technical basics of physiotherapy: anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology as well as the application of various physiotherapeutic assessment and treatment methods.

Following the Bachelor, our Master in Physiotherapy is your chance to continue towards your goal. Here you will expand your clinical and scientific knowledge in various areas of physiotherapy and develop a self-reflective practice in the sense of clinical reasoning. After completing your master’s degree you will have the necessary qualifications to become a licensed physiotherapist.

Your training plan:
What you can expect in the Bachelor in Physiotherapy

During the bachelor’s degree programme, you will acquire the theoretical and practical basics for the physiotherapy profession. This includes sound knowledge of the structure and functions of the human musculoskeletal, cardio-respiratory and nervous systems and skills in dealing with patients. You will learn to practice physiotherapeutic examination and treatment methods in a patient-oriented manner and to reflect and justify your actions scientifically.

Bones, muscles, joints and more – as a prospective physiotherapist you will deal intensively with all the aspects of the human movement system. At the beginning of your studies we will give you a basic understanding of the structure and functions of the human body, both in a healthy and diseased state. You will acquire extensive knowledge in the fields of anatomy, physiology and pathology.

The course will also cover basic aspects of motor control and motor learning, as well as assessment and treatment techniques. Building on this, you will learn to apply scientifically sound treatment methods in a targeted manner. We attach great importance to the teaching of evidence-based practice. You will learn to analyse scientific data and assess their quality and to apply evidence-based examination methods and measuring instruments for clinical practice and research.

Course of study

1st year

In the first year you will learn the basic knowledge that is essential for working as a physiotherapist. You will start by learning psychology and communication strategies to address and interact with your patients. Afterwards, the anatomy and physiology modules will provide you all you need to know about the structures and functions of all systems of your body, specially those involved in human movement. During biomechanics we will teach you to properly examine sequences of movement and you will have your first practical sessions where manual therapy will be the focus.

2nd year

The second year is dedicated to developing your assessment, diagnosis and intervention skills. Thus, the majority of the modules will be practical, involving simulations of clinical case studies and evidence-based practice. You will learn basic techniques in patient transfers, and be able to educate a patient on the use of different walking aids. Furthermore, you will develop skills in assessing musculoskeletal, cardio-respiratory, and neurological pathologies by applying the proper therapeutic measurements. This will allow you to establish and implement treatment plans based on the most up-to-date evidence in physiotherapy. In addition, you will develop your research methods skills.

3rd year

The third academic year is dedicated to practice. First, you will expand your knowledge to include internal medicine, geriatrics and paediatrics. You will then put your acquired knowledge and skills to practical use in a total of three internships. You will work for seven to eight weeks each in renowned physiotherapy practices, rehabilitation centres and clinics in various medical fields. At the end of your studies you will write your bachelor thesis.

Curriculum

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Module

ECTs

Psychology and Communication

5

Musculoskeletal Anatomy incl. Palpation

8

Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy

8

Scientific Foundations for Physiotherapy

8

29

Module

ECTs

Biomechanics

5

Anatomy of Internal Systems

6

Fundamental Physiotherapy Skills I

8

Physiology

9

28

Module

ECTs

Movement and Ergonomics

5

Therapeutic Measurement Methods

6

Pathology

5

Research Methods I

4

Foundations of Cardio-respiratory Physiotherapy

5

Foundations of Neuro-Rehabilitation

6

31

Module

ECTs

Foundations of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

7

Research Methods II

5

Fundamental Physiotherapy Skills II

8

Coaching in Training and Rehabilitation

5

Motor Learning

5

30

Module

ECTs

Foundations of Physiotherapy across the Life Span

7

Clinical Placement I & II

12

Clinical Placement III

13

32

Module

ECTs

Clinical Placement IV

13

Performance Physiology and Nutrition

5

Bachelor’s Thesis

12

30

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The support delivered by teachers pushes me to do my best. We can really feel that they are here for our success – always available to answer our questions. It is very pleasant to learn and work in this atmosphere.

Héloise Prince, Physiotherapy Student

The final step:
Career & perspectives

With your bachelor’s degree, you have successfully completed the first stage on your way to becoming an academically trained physiotherapist. The subsequent master’s programme will lead you to the goal of professional admission as a recognised physiotherapist. The perfect combination of bachelor’s and master’s studies opens up a wide range of opportunities for you.

Career pathways

To practice as a physiotherapist, you must have completed a Master in Physiotherapy. Nevertheless, the health and social sector offers a wide range of job opportunities for which the knowledge you acquired with your Bachelor in Physiotherapy is highly valued. Potential employers where a licence as physiotherapist is not mandatory are:

  • Health offices and authorities
  • Health insurance companies
  • Healthcare suppliers
  • Medical publishers
  • International companies
  • Sports clubs and associations
  • Science and research

Due to demographic changes and medical progress, the healthcare sector is constantly evolving. In an ageing society with growing health awareness, well-trained health professionals are becoming increasingly important. To actively shape your future, it is particularly important that you are well prepared for the coming changes. At LUNEX University you lay the foundation for a promising career.

As a graduate of the bachelor degree, you have an excellent basis for further deepening your knowledge. Our Master in Physiotherapy is the logical next step. Here you not only acquire advanced knowledge of physiotherapeutic practice, science and research, but also strengthen your skills in patient care. A key element: Upon completion of the master's programme, you meet the requirements to apply for professional admission as a physiotherapist.

Your equipment:
What you will need to bring with you

Would you like to actively support the health and well-being of other people? Do you enjoy exercise and sport? Do you find it easy to get in touch with people and to put yourself in their shoes? Great, then you already have some of the most important qualities for the physiotherapy bachelor’s degree.

Admission requirements

  • University entrance qualification or equivalent qualification
  • English Language Skills B2 Level (CEFR)

On your marks, get set, go:

How to apply

Ready to get started? Applying to LUNEX University is easy and possible at any time of the year. It only takes three steps to start your studies. We’ll show you just how the application works.

You can apply online at any time. Just fill out our Online Application Form.

After receiving your online application for one of our study programmes, we will invite you to one of our Application Days. Based on the test results achieved there, we will decide whether you will be admitted directly to the course of study or whether you should first participate in our Foundation Programme to complete and expand your knowledge. If you are unable to travel to Luxembourg on the Application Day, please contact us. Under certain circumstances, we can arrange an appointment for an online interview with you.

Have you successfully participated in one of our our Application Days? Great, then you have now completed your application! You will receive your study contract from us by e-mail. Please print it out, sign it and send it by post to LUNEX University together with the relevant documents listed in the e-mail.

Passionate professionals: 
The Team Physiotherapy

“At LUNEX, we aim at excellence in physiotherapy education and research, to keep up to date with changes in the healthcare environment.To our students we offer high quality educational programmes, delivered by experts, in a dynamic and multicultural environment. Our mission is to provide the best education to empower the next generation of physiotherapists, preparing professionals that are ready to face the future challenges and to make exceptional contributions to their fields.”

Prof. Roberto Meroni

Head of Department
Physiotherapy

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Roberto Meroni

Dr. Victor Alonge

Senior Lecturer

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Dr. Ana Isabel Aranda

Science Teacher
Lecturer

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Kim Buchholtz

Lecturer

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Lorenzo Cavazzuti

Lecturer

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alessandro Marco De Nunzio

Associate Professor in Technology and Innovation in Health and Sport
Chair of the Research Council

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Dr. Johanna Johannsson

Lecturer

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Angeliki Kostaki

Lecturer

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Dr. Matthias Loeckx

Lecturer

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Valeria Maglia

Clinical Educator & Placements Coordinator
Lecturer

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Delia Marin

Placements Coordinator

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Roberto Meroni

Head of Department of Physiotherapy
Chair of the Ethics Committee

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Asst. Prof. Dr. Tiago Neto

Assistant Professor
Programme Leader Bachelor in Physiotherapy

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Michael Philippe

Graduate Tutor

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Felippe Toledo

Lecturer

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Dr. Sara Vernocchi

Science Teacher
Lecturer

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Any questions?
Contact us

We look forward to hearing from you and will be happy to provide answers to your questions about LUNEX University and our study programmes:
E-mail: info@lunex-university.net
Phone: +352 288 494-40

LUNEX – International University of Health, Exercise and Sports S.A.

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