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?
Research and management studies (30 credits, 1 credit =27 hours student work):
- Research, innovation and development methods
- Research in management and knowledge management
- Management and leadership in healthcare and social sector
- Evidence-based rehabilitation and rehabilitation research
Advanced professional studies (25 credits)
- Theories of rehabilitation and implementation of rehabilitation services
- The quality and effectiveness of rehabilitation
- User-orientation in services and technology OR Service innovations and service design
- Assessment and support of functioning in rehabilitation
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:
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.
Student Admissions Office
(02) 623 4801
Dr Merja Sallinen
+358 44 710 3768
SAMK Campus Pori