Physiotherapy student Kairi and two senior lecturers tell about the studies.
Physiotherapy student Itzel from Mexico tells about her studies.
President of SAMK tells why you should come to Finland to study.
The experts of movement and functional capacity
A physiotherapist is able to draw up a high-quality, evidence-based physiotherapy plan together with a client and base the plan on assessment, the client’s needs and clinical reasoning. The Degree Programme in Physiotherapy opens opportunities to work within field of rehabilitation both in the private and public sector. After graduation you are entitled to use the occupational title physiotherapist as laid down in a decree.
SAMK students will be employed
You may work within the field of rehabilitation both in the private and public sector. Your core knowledge is in the field of assessment and support of movement and function. You can work with people of all ages in hospitals, health care centres, private practices, industry, sport clubs, clinics and non-governmental organizations.
- Physiotherapist (AMK)
- Bachelor of Health Care
- An Instructor in Adapted Physical Activity
Modern and Versatile Campus
SAMK campus is located in the city centre of Pori and it is future’s learning environment.
- Over 4000 students
- Diversified: business, health care and social services, technology, tourism
- Around 600 degrees per year
- Good traffic connections: located next to the Travel Centre of Pori. It is easy to arrive by a local or long-distance bus or train.
SAMK – The best education!
SAMK – The highest employment rate outside the metropolitan area!
Survey of Ministry of Education and Culture for those graduated from university of applied sciences in 2009 – 2020.
- Communication and interaction skills
- Requirements and competences of the future profession
- Human functional and movement capacity
- Evidence-based methods of physiotherapy
- Practical training
- Research and development of physiotherapy
A physiotherapist is able to draw up a high-quality, evidence-based physiotherapy plan together with a client and base the plan on assessment, the client’s needs and clinical reasoning. The physiotherapist takes into consideration the ethical guidelines, legislation and effectiveness in his or her work. He or she has good intercultural, interactive and educational skills and is able to participate in projects involving multidisciplinary cooperation.
Internationality is integrated as a natural part of the degree programme. Internationality competence manifests itself as language skills, interactive skills and cultural competence. The student operates in groups and networks with people from different cultural backgrounds developing intercultural communication skills. The student also has the possibility of completing studies or practical training periods abroad.
After graduation you are entitled to use the occupational title physiotherapist as laid down in a decree. Further information.
The National Authority for Medico legal Affairs (TEO) and the state provincial office supervise physiotherapy practice which is regulated by effective legislation, values, professional ethics and practices in physiotherapy settings. Further information.
Practical Training and Thesis
The practical training introduces the student to practical work tasks that are essential especially to the professional skills and to the application of knowledge and skills in professional work. The practical training can be completed in the private or public sector, as an entrepreneur or in another separately approved working environment, fulfilling the set criteria, either in Finland or abroad.
In thesis you demonstrate your ability to apply your knowledge and skills in practical expert duties related to the professional studies.
World Confederation for Physical Therapy, WCPT is the only international organisation, which represents physiotherapists through their national member organisations worldwide.
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Further information on degree program:
Maija Kangasperko, Senior Lecturer
+358 44 710 3466