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.

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  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


  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


  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

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




Undergraduate: Social Gerontology, Management, Nursing, Physical Therapy
Graduate: Management


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Tanja Angleitner Sagadin is based in Maribor, Slovenia. She has 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having worked in incoming, marketing, promotion, tour management and education.

She has been director of the Vocational college of hospitality and tourism Maribor since May 2019. Prior to this, Tanja has worked for several training organizations in Europe since 2002 as a facilitator, coach and course developer, deliver corporate trainings in the Balkan region, Italy, Central Europe and Scandinavia, in the areas of Sales, Leadership, Negotiation and Soft skills. Having been raised bilingually, Slovene and German, Tanja is also fluent in 6 other languages: English, Italian, Croatian, Serbian, Spanish and Dutch. Due to her language skills and 11 years of living, studying and working in six countries on two continents, she is very experienced in working in different cultural and language environments, as well as interpreting and analysing.

Tanja has a PhD in Comparative literature (American studies) and Cultural Anthropology from Karl Franz University Graz (Austria) and a post-graduate specialist degree in Management from the University of Primorska (Slovenia). After graduating, she carried out her internship in incoming, marketing and sales of an UK based tour operator. She later on moved to a smaller bank in Slovenia, where she was the Director of Public relations. After spending a few years in the banking industry, in 2008 Tanja returned to education and training. During the last decade, she dedicated most of her endeavours to tertiary education, having worked as university lecturer, head of international relations and event manager. Her activites included international accreditations, quality control, and accreditations of study programmes in Slovenia and abroad. She has been working on comparission of study programmes in various countries, preparing short reports and analyses as well as carrying out international evaluations of short-cycle study programmes.

For the last 5 years, she has been actively involved in European projects, focusing on student skills and competencies, vocational education, connectivity to the world of work, mentoring and international standards.

In addition to being director of VCHT Maribor, she is also a teacher of English as a foreign language, Business communication and Project management.


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.


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
  • TITLE: Bachelor of Physical Therapy
  • LOCATION: Slovenia
  • START DATES: October

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