Physical Therapy

The Alma Mater Europaea - ECM's bachelor program in Physical Therapy prepares students to become skilled health workers.

Alma Mater Europaea students develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the physical exercises and appropriate use of technologies associated with various physical therapy treatment interventions

The undergraduate program is an entry-level professional program emphasizing the scientific basis of human structure and human movement, the spiritual basis of human worth, and the integration of these foundational elements into a comprehensive and problem-solving, evidence- and consensus-based approach to artful evaluation and skillful treatment.

In order to accomplish these tasks, the curriculum combines general education, science, and technical courses specifically designed for the Physical Therapy bachelor program, and culminates with a full-time clinical internship.

Academic excellence. Innovative programs. Real-world connections. First-class educational experience. Impact your career. Study in the heart of Europe.


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Courses

PYSICAL THERAPY CURRICULUM – 1st YEAR

  Course ECTS
Total per year 60
1. semester
1 Anatomy with histology 7
2 Communication skills 3
3 Physics 5
4 Professional Ethics 4
5 Physical Therapy Skills I. 6
6 Physical Therapy Assessment 5
7 Physical therapy research methods 5
8 Physical factors in therapy 5
9 Functional anatomy 6
10 Biochemistry and microbiology 5
11 Nursing 4
12 Elective course* 5

PYSICAL THERAPY SYLLABUS – 2nd YEAR

  Course ECTS
Total per year 60
3. semester
13 Psychology 5
14 Physiology with pathophysiology 5
15 Manual therapy - 1 5
16 Biomechanics 5
17 Physical Therapy - 1 6
18 Physical Therapy - 2 5
19 Clinical kinesiology 5
20 Special topics in Physical Therapy - 1 5
21 Clinical Medicine I. 5
22 Clinical Medicine II. 4
23 Elective course* 5
24 Elective course* 5

PYSICAL THERAPY SYLLABUS – 3rd YEAR

  Course ECTS
Total per year 60
5. semester
25 Rehabilitation medicine 6
26 Manual therapy - 2 5
27 Clinical medicine III. 6
28 Physical Therapy 3 5
29 Physical Therapy Skills II 5
30 Hygiene and social medicine 4
31 Elective course* 5
32 Health care legislation 4
33 Clinical practice 5
34 Diploma thesis 15

Other courses

  ELECTIVE COURSES ECTS
1 Human and sports 5
2 Gerontology 5
3 Basics of occupational therapy 5
4 Basics of classical massage 5
5 Basics of motor transformations 5
6 Basics of radiology 5
7 Palliative care - FTH 5
8 Rehabilitation of sports injuries 5
9 Sport activities of disabled 5
10 Angleščina 5
11 Information science 5
12 First aid 5
13 Team approach in gerontology 5
14 Physical Theraphy in gerontology 5

 

Faculty

Courses:

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: . https://doi.org/10.1111/jir.12727

Advantages

Physical therapy is an essential element of patient care. Physical therapists are highly educated experts in the movements and functioning of the human body. The goal of a physical therapist is to promote patient mobility, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. 

The medical professionals who plan and execute rehabilitative programs designed to improve patient mobility and lessen pain are in high demand.

All Alma Mater Europaea - ECM 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.

Employability

The Alma Mater Europaea undergraduate Physical Therapy program prepares graduates for roles in a wide variety of work settings, such as:

  • Hospitals and health centers
  • Private practice
  • Health resorts
  • Healthcare institutions
  • Sports facilities
  • Retirement facilities
  • DURATION: 6 semesters / 3 years
  • CREDITS: 180 ECTS
  • TITLE: Bachelor of Physical Therapy
  • LOCATION: Slovenia
  • START DATES: October

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