Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are experts of movement and functional capacity during all phases of the lifespan.

Bachelor of Health Care

Degree programme in Physiotherapy
Extent (credits): 210 ECTS cr
Duration: 3.5 years
Study type: Full-time studies
Language of tuition: English
Intake: 26
Degree Programme in Physiotherapy
Campus: Satakunnankatu 23, Pori, Finland

Important dates

Next application period: 5 January - 16 February 2022
Studies start: Autumn 2022

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You have to fill in the application form in Studyinfo.fi-portal during the application period (see also for eligibility):

Bachelor of Health Care, Physiotherapy, full-time studies, Pori

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 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.

The performances in a course can include exercises, exams, written assignments, portfolios and various projects. The studies are partly carried out in small groups. This enables the development of different areas of professional competence and learning skills in group work and client/patient work. A student may perform part of theoretical studies and clinical practice abroad. Finnish language will be studied during the studies. The aim is to reach satisfactory level in Finnish.

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
  • SAMK is the only Nordic university which offers a Bachelor-level degree in Physiotherapy in English.
  • Studies open opportunities to work within the field of rehabilitation both in the private and public sector.
  • After graduation the students are entitled to use the occupational title Physiotherapist.

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Content

  • 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 and cooperation

Internationality is integrated into the degree program as a natural part of it. The student works in groups and networks with people from different cultural backgrounds and thereby develops intercultural communication skills. The student can also complete studies or practical training periods abroad.

During the studies, cooperation with private and public sector and the third sector, e.g. sports clubs is implemented.

The practical training can be completed in the private or public sector, or in another separately approved working environment, fulfilling the set criteria, either in Finland or abroad.

 

Thesis

Bachelor’s thesis consists of 15 ECTS and it can be completed by one student or a group of two students. In thesis studies, the student demonstrates his or her ability to apply knowledge and skills in practical expert duties related to the professional studies. The topics of Bachelor’s theses are characteristically related to work practice and they are carried out in co-operation with a variety of physiotherapy settings in Finland or abroad. The results of the thesis are immediately applicable.


World Physiotherapy has accredited SAMK Bachelor-level programmes in Physiotherapy.

You are warmly welcome to start your studies at SAMK Campus Pori.

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.

more about the subject

Drew Warwick-Smith teaching in the Agora hall.
| Wellbeing and health

Students will be employed: Drew Warwick-Smith was recruited as a part-time lecturer at SAMK right after graduating

Drew Warwick-Smith first got interested in physiotherapy while working for the Royal Australian Navy. Now he is a part-time lecturer at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences.
Merja Sallinen sitting and smiling at the computer
| Wellbeing and health

What’s physiotherapy got to do with mental health? Our IOPTMH Executive Board member in interview

What’s physiotherapy got to do with mental health? A lot, according to Merja Sallinen, a Member of Executive Board of International Organization of Physical Therapists in Mental Health.

Further Information

Admissions office:

+358 2 623 4801
admissions@samk.fi

Further information on degree programme:

Mari Törne, Senior Lecturer
+358 44 710 3881
firstname.lastname@samk.fi

Your Campus

SAMK-campus Pori
Satakunnankatu 25
28100 Pori

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