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.

Due to the English-language course structure, you acquire additional subject-specific language skills for the best career opportunities in your chosen profession, even in an international environment. If your English language skills are not yet sufficient to study physiotherapy in English (B2 level or higher), we will prepare you optimally for the study in our Foundation Programme. As soon as you have successfully completed the Foundation Programme, you have the best prerequisites for a successful bachelor’s degree at LUNEX University and you will immediately start studying physiotherapy.

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.

Why study Physiotherapy at LUNEX University?

  • Individual: Highly personal support for every student
  • International: Study programmes taught in English
  • Excellent: Invited international academics and experts
  • Solid: Built on the WCPT guideline for physical therapist professional education
  • Evidence-based practice: Best research evidence integrated with clinical expertise and patient values
  • Innovative and dynamic: The right blend of theoretical and practical courses
  • Clinical Education: Outstanding network of partners to provide clinical education

What, where, when?

Events & activities

Open day

10-07-2020 | 14:00 - 19:00 Uhr

Open Door Day Online

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Event

30-09-2020 | 9:30 - 17:30 Uhr

Prévention des chutes auprès des personnes âgées au Luxembourg

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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 scientific knowledge that is essential for working as a physiotherapist. You will start by learning specific study skills to improve your existing learning strategies, before being taught relevant psychology and communication strategies to address and interact with your patients. Afterwards, the anatomy, biomechanics and physiology topics will provide you all you need to know about the structures and functions of the systems of your body, particularly those involved in human movement. During this first year we will also teach you key skills in physiotherapy.

2nd year

The second year is dedicated to developing your assessment, diagnostic and intervention skills in an integrated way. This means that teaching will incorporate clinical case scenarios where you will learn all the pathophysiological, assessment and intervention aspects related to a certain injury or disease. Thus, the majority of the modules will be practical, with evidence-based practice, across the three main areas of physiotherapy: musculoskeletal, cardio-respiratory, and neurological. 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 at a time 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

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      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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      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
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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.

      50, avenue du Parc des Sports / 4671 Differdange / Luxembourg

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      Good to know

      Application for a Bachelor’s programme:
      1. Fill out our Online Application Form.
      2. Take part in one of our Application Days. We will invite you to attend in person.
      3. After successful participation in the Application Day we will email you with your study agreement. Please print it out, sign it and then send it to LUNEX University by post, along with the evidence documents specified in the email.

      Application for a Master’s programme:
      1. Fill out our Online Application Form.
      2. If you have met all the prerequisites for the Master’s programme, we will email you with your study agreement. Please read it carefully, print it out and sign it.
      3. In order to complete your application, please send the signed study agreement along with all other required evidence documents by post to LUNEX University.

      As an applicant for one of our Bachelor’s programmes, you will be invited to attend an Application Day. A selection procedure will take place on this day to check whether you meet the necessary prerequisites for the course.

      More about the Application Day

      The language of instruction in all courses at LUNEX University is English. You should therefore be able to speak and understand English well. You have the opportunity to participate in the Foundation Programme and improve your English if your language skills do not meet the entrnce requirements for study at Bachelor level.

      We will inform you in the course of the application process which supporting documents have to be provided and when. In principle, we need the following documents for your application:

      • Copy of your personal ID
      • Copy of the highest educational and/or vocational qualification
      • Health insurance certificate
      • Language certificate (if applicable)

      Depending on the degree programme (Bachelor/Master) and your country of origin (EU/non-EU), further documents may be required. More details will be provided to you in good time.

      To secure a study place, we recommend that you send us your documents as soon as possible – but at the latest two weeks before the start of your studies. If you are an applicant from outside the EU, you should note that the application process for a visa can take four to eight weeks. Please make sure you give yourself plenty of time.