Advancing human health through movement:
The master’s programme in physiotherapy
The master’s course in physiotherapy combines advanced clinical, scientific and research-specific components from different key areas of physiotherapy. You will gain advanced knowledge and consolidate your professional expertise, honing your skills in a diverse, open and international environment.
The Master in Physiotherapy offers you an excellent combination of in-depth clinical approaches and research to empower the next generation of physiotherapists. You will increase your knowledge in the areas of health promotion and health care, therapy and rehabilitation. We will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills for competent, self-reflective and evidence-based practice of physiotherapy.
Additionally, you will also have the opportunity to further develop your skills in one of four areas within the framework of the course: Musculoskeletal health, Neurorehabilitation, Cardiorespiratory health or Paediatrics. After completing your master’s degree, you will have the necessary qualifications to apply for a professional licence and practice as a physiotherapist.
Your master plan:
What you can expect in the Master in Physiotherapy
During the master’s course in physiotherapy, you will increase your physiotherapeutic know-how and acquire much sought-after specialist knowledge. The aim is to train you to be a physiotherapist who can act as an independent specialist in the field of human health, mobility and function. For this reason we put a particular focus on the development of clinical reasoning and self-reflective practice.
In the master’s course in physiotherapy, we introduce you to advanced concepts of research methodology and evidence-based practices. You will learn how to analyse and critically appraise clinical studies and publications. We will teach you how to interpret and implement the results of these studies for your own practice as a responsible consumer of research. The key component of this course is the development of competencies in clinical reasoning: the reflective and decision making process required in physiotherapy. We not only teach you the relevant specialist knowledge, but also encourage your communicative and analytical skills and a critical, self-reflective mind-set.
You will consolidate your know-how in musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, neurological and paediatric specialist areas of physiotherapy and learn advanced treatment approaches. You will also attain competencies in physiotherapy practice management and develop an in-depth understanding of the complexity of public health and its influencing factors.
Course of study
To support your professional development, we both challenge and promote your abilities to self-reflect and act critically, and supply you with advanced knowledge of patient care. During your clinical internship (325 hours), you will further develop your professional competencies. You will increase your knowledge of musculoskeletal, paediatric physiotherapy and neurorehabilitation, with a focus on clinical reasoning. You will also familiarise yourself with complex physiotherapeutic cases, like the care and treatment of long-term patients with severe health problems. In preparation for your master’s project you will examine and evaluate advanced research methods, ethics and evidence-based practice.
In your second year, you will once again complete a 325-hour internship. The second year of study will focus on your master’s project. You will independently develop a topic with the help of one of our experienced supervising lecturers. You will also expand your knowledge of practical approaches and the process of clinical reasoning in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy and internal medicine. You will deepen your understanding of public health and physiotherapy practice management. At the end of your course you will gather advanced clinical competences in one of the four areas: musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory health, neurorehabilitation or paediatrics. Here you will be examining specific case studies and advanced treatment methods in detail.
The final step:
Careers & perspectives
As a master’s graduate in physiotherapy you will find many diverse and exciting tasks await you on both national and international levels. Whether as an independent physiotherapist, employed physiotherapist or research assistant – your comprehensive knowledge and your professional skills point your career in one direction: upwards!
After graduation, straight to the top
With a master’s qualification in physiotherapy, you can apply for a professional licence as a physiotherapist in Luxemburg. According to your interests and focus, you can work in many different specialist medical areas, e.g.: paediatrics, orthopaedics, neurology, internal medicine and sports medicine. Your patients will originate from the most diverse age and professional groups. You will have the option of working as a physiotherapist and becoming an independent practitioner with your own practice. Or you might embark on a scientific career, or a career in the private sector, for example in the development of innovative rehabilitation and therapy equipment or in the research of effective treatment methods. Potential employers are:
- Private practices
- Rehabilitation centres
- Clinics and hospitals
- Businesses in the public sector
- Health departments and health authorities
- Sports clubs and associations
- Science and research
With your master’s degree, you will possess the advanced clinical and methodical competencies to practise as a physiotherapist in an effective, self-reflective and evidence-based manner. These characteristics play an ever growing role in modern physiotherapy and make you a sought-after expert in this field. Your higher academic qualification is also your ticket to a higher salary and a wider scope of employment opportunities.
With a Master in Physiotherapy, you will have an excellent base on which to further increase your knowledge in specialist areas. Perhaps you are even thinking of undertaking a doctorate and beginning a career as a researcher or taking courses in new treatment methods and gathering further specialist expertise. Opportunities for further qualifications:
- Doctorate (PhD)
- Certified sport therapist
- Certified personal trainer
- Certification as a strength and conditioning coach
- Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapy post graduate programmes
What you will need to bring with you
Do you have knowledge of the technical basics of physiotherapy and are you familiar with the principles of evidence-based practices? Do you already have experience in patient care? ‘Clinical reasoning’ is not an alien concept to you? Great, then you will already be bringing along the most important things for your Master’s degree in physiotherapy.
- Bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy
- 950 hours clinical practice/internship/active work as a physiotherapist
- English language skills C1 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 two steps to start your studies. We’ll show you just how the application works.
Once we receive your online application, we will check whether you meet the prerequisites for a master’s degree at LUNEX University. Do you have all the necessary qualifications? Excellent! Then we will email you your study agreement. Please read it carefully, print it out and sign it.
Almost there! Now only a few documents are missing before your application is complete. Please send the signed study agreement along with all other required evidence by post to LUNEX University.
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 programs, 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.”