Health Sciences

The Alma Mater Europaea - ECM graduate Health Sciences program trains current and future health professionals from a variety of disciplines by developing and enhancing research, evaluative and planning skills.

Current challenges facing health care systems worldwide offer a wide array of opportunities for health sciences professions to improve approaches to health care. Guided and mentored by the Alma Mater Europaea - ECM faculty, you will develop strong research skills and discover new knowledge and novel ways of solving problems. In the second year of the study program students choose a specialty from four modules: Physical therapy, Nursing, Public health or Integrative health sciences.

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  Course ECTS
Total per year 60
Total per study program 120
1. semester
1 Research, research methods and statistics 10
2 Ethical approach and communication skills in health care 10
3 Public health 5
4 Quality and safety in health care 5
Total 30
2. semester
5 Health legislation with emphasis on patient rights 5
6 Preventive methods in health care 10
7 Mental health 10
8 Health care demography 5
Total 30


  Course ECTS
Total per year 60
Total per study program 120
3. semester
9 Scientific writing and qualitative research methods in health care 10
10 Mandatory course from selected module 1 5
11 Mandatory course from selected module 2 5
12 Elective course 1 5
13 Elective course 2 5
Total 30
4. semester
14 Elective course 3 5
15 Master thesis 25
Total 30


  MODULE Physical Theraoy – mandatory courses  
1 Rehabilitation 6
2 Manual medicine and manual therapy 6
  MODULE Nursing - mandatory courses  
1 Healthy lifestyle education 6
2 Modern patient treatment theories from the nursing perspective 6
  MODULE Public health - mandatory courses  
1 Healthy lifestyle education 6
2 Public health epidemology 6
  MODULE Integrative health sciences – mandatory courses  
1 Integrative and complementary medicine forms 6
2 Scientific approach in integrative health sciences 6


1 Stress in health care and supervision 5
2 Modern approaches in the field of geriatric health care 5
3 Employee career development and coaching 5
4 Health care system and processes management 5
5 Complementary forms in health care 5
6 Acupuncture and traditional chinese medicine 5
7 Information – quantum technology in health care 5
8 Body and mind medicine 5
9 Rehabilitation 5
10 Manual medicine and manual health care 5
11 Healthy lifestyle education 5
12 Modern patient treatment theories from the nursing perspective 5
13 Public health epidemology 5
14 Scientific approach in integrative health sciences 5
15 Integrative and complementary medicine forms 5
16 Selected sections from human functional anatomy 5
17 Integrative oncology 5




Undergraduate: Physical Therapy
Graduate: Health Sciences
Graduate: Physical Therapy


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Asst. prof. dr. Tine Kovačič worked as a head of medicine and rehabilitation department almost 20 years, providing neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), providing sport physiotherapy to athletes with IDD in Special Olympcis (SO). He finished his MSC PT in 2003 in UeL (UK),  PhD in Social Gerontology in 2019 at Alma Mater Europaea - European centre Maribor (AMEU ECM). His postgraduate education includes training in various methods of rehabilitation of neurological diseases (PNF, NDT, Hippotherapy, etc.) as well as other seminars such as Myofascial Release and Motor Activities Training Programme, Motor Control and Motor Learning, etc.. He serves as a clinical director of Fun Fitness - PT program for SO Slovenia and as a clinical advisor for Fun fitness in Europe Euroasia region. He is an Associate Professor for the undergraduate PT, MSc and PhD Physiotherapy programs at AMEU ECM.  Currently he is the president of Slovenian Association of Physiotherapists.

Throughout his career as a PT clinican and educator he has taken part in lectures at many conferences worldwide and has published a significant number of research articles, most recently in Journal of intellectual disability research: .


Most experts agree that major advances in the improvement of health in the future will not come from new medical breakthroughs or cures, but rather from the broader development and application of population-based prevention programs. The Alma Mater Europaea - ECM master's program in Health sciences aims to develop a dynamic, vital, and productive community of future leading health sciences professionals.

All our lectures are filmed and e-learning supported. You can watch them in live stream and re-run them at home as many times as you like.


The Alma Mater Europaea - ECM master’s program in Health sciences prepares graduates for roles in a wide variety of public and regulatory agencies, in profit and not-for-profit private health agencies, and in health services research. Career opportunities are available in settings such as:

  • Hospitals and health centers
  • General and specialized clinics
  • Health resorts
  • Healthcare institutions
  • Research institutions
  • Retirement facilities
  • DURATION: 4 semesters / 2 years
  • TITLE: Master of Health Sciences
  • LOCATION: Slovenia
  • START DATES: October

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