Course summary

The psychomotor functions of a human being may be impaired, regardless of age, gender or origin. Physiotherapists help patients to restore their lost functions or to deal more effectively with functional limitations. They also provide greater preventive support and advice, so helping to enhance the health of the population.


Future students must like working with their hands, with the ability to feel and “grasp” in the truest sense of the term. A good previous knowledge of natural scientific subjects is essential. Students must also be willing to coordinate the therapy jointly with patients, provide soundly based scientific reasons for the clinical decisions taken, and participate in interprofessional and transprofessional cooperation in everyday professional situations.


The course is followed by a compulsory additional ten-month clinical practice module.


Title / QualificationBachelor of Science in Physiotherapy
Program study optionsFull-time
Language(s) of instructionGerman
Campus(es)Bern, Basel
Professional qualificationyes
Course begins Week 38
Deadline for applicationsApplication deadline for the Bachelor program
Subsequent master program

Master of Science in Physiotherapy


Graduates are able to develop, implement and assess, autonomously and under their own responsibility, needs-based and all-round rehabilitation programmes for the patients who are assigned to them.


Employment opportunities for physiotherapy professionals include:

  • Clinics (in the acute or rehabilitation area)
  • Homes for the elderly, care homes
  • Private physiotherapy practices
  • Health centres/HMO centres
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Training centres
  • Sports associations and clubs

Detailed information

BSc Physiotherapy

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Head of degree programme

Eugen Mischler

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