The rehabilitation field is developing globally and innovative specialists are in huge demand! This Master’s Programme is for you, who want to develop your competence in rehabilitation.

Master's Degree

Master of Social Services and Health Care
Extent (credits): 90 ECTS cr
Duration: 2 years
Study type: Blended learning
Language of tuition: English
Intake: 20
Campus: Satakunnankatu 23, Pori, Finland

Important Dates

Studies take: Approximately 2 years

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Degree Programme in Rehabilitation, Master of Social Services and Health Care, part-time studies, Pori

The rehabilitation field is developing globally

Are you a health care or social services professional looking to take the next step in your career? Do you want to get a Master’s degree but hold on to your current job? Do you want to study in English? This is all possible through our Master’s degree programme in rehabilitation.

We welcome applicants who have 2 years of post-graduate working experience and who hold a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation, healthcare or social services (e.g. physiotherapist, nurse, public health nurse, rehabilitation councellor, bachelor of social services).

The Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation provides you with specific competences in rehabilitation sciences and evidence-based knowledge of the field. During the studies you develop skills, which you can use in management, research and development work. This programme offered in English will also develop skills in international interaction and communication.

Information for Applicants

Master’s studies at a university of applied sciences are a natural extension to a Bachelor’s Degree.  A Masters’s degree in a Finnish University of Applied Sciences correspond to level 7 on the EQF (European Qualification Framework). A UAS Master’s Degree provides the same competence level as a Master’s degree from a university.

What is included in the Master’s in Rehabilitation studies?

Advanced professional studies (25 credits, 1 credit = 27 hours student work):

  • Theories of rehabilitation
  • Assessment and support of functioning in rehabilitation
  • Supporting accessibility and participation in the society
  • Rehabilitation services and service models
  • Welfare Technology and Digitalization in Services

Research and management studies (30 credits)

  • Research and Development Methods
  • Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Research
  • Knowledge Management Foundations
  • Innovation and Change Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Process and Quality Management

Elective studies (5 credits)

Master’s Thesis (30 credits)

Master’s Thesis in Rehabilitation

The Master’s Thesis is a research or development task closely connected with the employment field. It combines the development needs of the commissioner and the student’s own career development with advanced professional studies. During the thesis process you develop work methods, tools and/or work practices.

The examples of theses:

Perspectives of  physiotherapists’ continuing  education involvement and resultant development proposals

Fluent communication teaching by new means - quality development in an enterprise (English abstract on page 3)

A new pretation of the impasse – vocational rehabilitation counseling process realization (English abstract on page 3)


Combine work and study

Tuition in the Master’s Degree Programme is organised so that studies can be combined with full-time work. The Blended Learning approach enables combining work and study with flexibility alongside working even from abroad.


The next step in your career

After graduating from the Master’s Degree Programme in Rehabilitation, you can work in demanding expert and management tasks or in RDI activities in the public sector, in enterprises or other organizations. SAMK also supports establishment of your own business.

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Rehabilitation student Sibyl Szedressy at her work.
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Knowledge gained in Rehabilitation studies to be adopted in physiotherapy business in Geneva

Sibyl Szedressy from Switzerland started her Rehabilitation education at SAMK in the autumn of 2018. Sibyl, who runs her own private physiotherapy company in Geneva, had been looking for a Master´s degree education for a long time.
Health and Welfare staff training with Indego-eksoskeleton.
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Valuable further training for physiotherapists

Physiotherapists in the region of Satakunta enjoy a special position as they are given an opportunity for exoskeleton training free of charge.

Further Information

Student Admissions Office
(02) 623 4801

Principal Lecturer
Dr Merja Sallinen
+358 44 710 3768

Your Campus

SAMK Campus Pori
Satakunnankatu 23
28130 Pori

Ask more about our programme from our Admissions Office