With a master’s degree in physiotherapy, you will advance your scientific and clinical skills and make significant contributions to developments in the field.

Our master’s degree programme:

  • opens doors to new areas of physiotherapy, broadening your perspectives in the field.
  • enables you to develop and implement new, evidence-based concepts in physiotherapy or to carry out research.
  • provides a structured path for you to advance your career, providing you with access to academic career options and doctoral programmes.
  • prepares you to represent the field of physiotherapy in collaborations with other healthcare professionals and on interprofessional research projects.


  • Title/Degree Master of Science (MSc)
  • Specialisations - Musculoskeletal
    - Neurology
    - Professional development
    - Physiotherapy for pain management
    - Athletics
  • Mode of study 6 semesters, part-time studies
    3 semesters, full time (Physiotherapy for pain management)
  • Start date Calendar week 38
  • Application deadline Academic Year 2022 | April 30, 2022 (extended to 30 June 2022)
  • ECTS credits 90 ECTS credits
  • Teaching language German / English
  • Location Bern
  • School School of Health Professions
  • Next info event 17 March 2022

Structure + Content

In our master’s degree programme in physiotherapy, you will become an expert in the field, gaining research skills and making significant contributions to the development of the discipline and profession. We place critical emphasis on providing a solid, applied scientific grounding and hands-on learning experience in our programme. Our MSc programme is an attractive opportunity to further your career.


In our MSc programme in physiotherapy, you will increase your knowledge of evidence-based physiotherapy and learn how to apply various research methods. Your clinical expertise will grow in the three focus areas of musculoskeletal studies, neurology and sport. In the professional development focus area, you will qualify for work in research and education. You will also be prepared to assume a wider range of new responsibilities in a clinical setting that reflect the challenges in healthcare today. Through internships with institutional partners or on research teams, you will begin growing your network before you complete your studies. You will learn new perspectives and approaches from renowned instructors from Switzerland and abroad.

Learning outcomes

As an expert in physiotherapy, you will assess complex clinical problems within a broad theoretical context. You will either treat these issues or follow up as the circumstances dictate. You will make new, clinically relevant information accessible in practice; for instance, you might develop and implement evidence-based clinical treatment concepts. You may teach in a bachelor’s degree or continuing education programme, or you may choose the research route and work in planning, securing acquisitions, implementing or publishing research projects.

Specialisations + Areas of focus

We offer focus areas in two-year cycles. We do not require related professional experience in the focus area you select. In the focus areas musculoskeletal, sport and neurology, we do, however, require that you have access to patients in your focus area over the course of your studies.

Übersicht Schwerpunkte Master-Studium in Physiotherapie Enlarge image

In the musculoskeletal (OMT*) focus area, you will examine the most common symptoms appearing in the spine and peripheral joints. Your clinical skills will prepare you to assess danger situations accurately, diagnose and manage neuromusculoskeletal (NMS) problems efficiently and provide your patients with individualised care oriented toward preventive measures. You will become an expert in your specialisation and the point of contact for colleagues in other areas of healthcare. You will inspire confidence through your expert knowledge and excellent communication skills. Even after completing your studies, you will remain committed to developing your area of specialisation.

*Orthopaedic Manual Therapy — Accreditation of the study programme according to IFOMPT (International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists) guidelines / title award by svomp (Swiss Association of Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy).

Master of Science in Physiotherapy - musculoskeletal focus area

Modulübersicht Schwerpunkt Muskuloskelettal Enlarge image

Our goal in the neurology focus area* is to train clinical specialists as well as competent researchers in the area of neurological rehabilitation. The module content is based on cutting-edge, neuroscientific findings and evidence-based practice. In this way, the module aims to boost your theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Our instructional team includes domestic and international experts in neurophysiotherapy and rehabilitation. Instructors take an active, student-centred approach to foster intrinsically motivated, lifelong learning. Our curriculum includes multi- and transprofessional models of rehabilitation and integrates the latest technological developments in neurorehabilitation.

* Within the «Extrapyramidal System» module, the LSVT-Big Global certificate is earned.

Master of Science in Physiotherapy - neurology focus area

Modulübersicht Schwerpunkt Neurologie Enlarge image

In the physiotherapy for pain management focus area, you will develop knowledge and skills to become a specialist in non-medical pain therapy. You will learn to differentiate between the various types of chronic, somatic, and neuropathic pain as well as performing and interpreting an analysis of pain transmition and processing.

Another key focus is on learning how to conduct evidence-based therapy options. You will acquire skills for pain education, electrophysiological and thermal interventions, graduated mobility training, graded motor imagery (GMI), and much more. You will then be able to put these skills directly into practice and apply them to everyday therapy.

The main focus is on the clinical transfer of current academic findings and practices in the field of pain research. After completing the study, you will be an expert in physiotherapy for pain management as well as a scientist in this field.

Master Physiotherapie Studienstruktur Schwerpunkt Schmerzphysiotherapie
Master Physiotherapie Studienstruktur Schwerpunkt Schmerzphysiotherapie berufsbegleitend

In the professional development focus area, we provide you with the knowledge and skills you will need for work in research and education as well as new and expanded tasks in practice. These are closely tied to new challenges in healthcare. We focus on the following topics:

  • Health policy and economics
  • Digitisation and Technologisation
  • Advanced practice
  • Inter-professional communication
  • Leadership
  • Project and Change management

These skills are complemented with content from:

  • Diagnostics
  • Pharmacology


Master of Science in Physiotherapy - professional development focus area

Modulübersicht Professionsentwicklung

In the sport* focus area, you will acquire expertise in the area of rehabilitation and care for injured athletes. You will also gain extensive knowledge of preventive measures and the effectiveness of physiotherapeutic intervention in the treatment of sports injuries. During your studies, you will develop clinical skills related to the various professional roles and areas of specialisation in sports physiotherapy. Your extensive skills, effective professional conduct and integrated knowledge will combine to make you an expert in the field of sports physiotherapy.

* The curriculum was developed according to International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy (IFSPT) guidelines; we are currently working towards official recognition of our title.


Master of Science in Physiotherapy - sport focus area

Modulübersicht Schwerpunkt Sport

Mode of study + Duration

Our MSc programme in physiotherapy is intended for part-time studies carried out in parallel with your work - except the physiotherapy for pain management focus area. During your part-time study, we recommend that you work part-time (30 to 60%) in your chosen focus area.

Curriculum + Modules

Our programme is entirely modular and split into five module groups:

In your individually selected focus area, you will increase your knowledge and practical skills in diagnostics, therapy and prevention of issues related to physiotherapy and illness. You will take current findings, patient education and interprofessional cooperation into consideration throughout.

You will learn advanced research methods in various contexts, ranging from physiotherapeutic and medical to interdisciplinary and interprofessional.

  • Biostatistics

  • Research methods
  • Research planning

We developed the modules in this group with an interprofessional focus. They are relevant not only to physiotherapists but also to nutrition specialists, midwives and nurses. They are taught in common to all our master students:

  • Applied ethics
  • Basics of health economics (only with the professional development focus area)
  • Nutrition in pain patients (only with the physiotherapy for pain management focus area)
  • Pain education / movement group (only with the physiotherapy for pain management focus area)

In the two transfer modules, you will apply what you have learned in your studies to your practice. You will become acquainted with different areas of physiotherapy and gain practical skills for clinical work, research and disciplinary development.

  • Transfer 1: Research internship

  • Transfer 2: Elective internship in research, disciplinary development or clinical practice

For your master’s thesis, you will author a scientific paper in which you apply the research methods you have acquired to examine an issue relevant to physiotherapy.

  • Preparing and developing your master’s thesis

  • Executing and presenting your master’s thesis

In your third year (part-time) or semester (full-time), the number of modules decreases. This makes your time management during the transfer modules and master’s thesis all the more critical.

Student mobility

We highly value mobility for our students and professors alike. We maintain partnerships with various foreign institutions which simplify the organisation of a stay abroad.

Student performance is measured and recognised according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).

Student projects + Diploma theses

Aebischer B, Hill JC, Hilfiker R, Karstens S. (2015). German Translation and Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the STarT Back Screening Tool. PLoS One. 2015 Jul 10;10(7):e0132068. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0132068.

Amacher A, Nast I, Zindel B, Schmid L, Krafft V, Niedermann K. (2016). Experiences of general practitioners, home care nurses, physiotherapists and seniors involved in a multidisciplinary home-based fall prevention programme: a mixed method study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Sep 5;16:469. doi: 10.1186/s12913-016-1719-5.

Angelico F, Freslier M, Romkes J, Brunner R, Schmid S. Upper Extremity Motion during Gait in Adolescents with Structural Leg Length Discrepancy – an Exploratory Study. Gait Posture. 2017 Mar;53:115-120. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.01.003.

Bechter, S; Watzek, Dörte; Radlinger, Lorenz (2016).Nordic Walking in der stationären psychosomatischen Rehabilitation: Adhärenz, Selbstwirksamkeit und Veränderungsbereitschaft als mögliche Prädiktoren für ein langfristig erhöhtes Aktivitätsniveau. physioscience, 12/4 135-141.

Bruderer-Hofstetter M, Fenner V, Payne E, Zdenek K, Klima H, Wegener R. (2015). Gait deviations and compensations in pediatric patients with increased femoral torsion. J Orthop Res. 2015 Feb;33(2):155-62. doi: 10.1002/jor.22746.

Brunner R, Maffiuletti NA, Casartelli NC, Bizzini M, Sutter R, Pfirrmann CW, Leunig M. (2016). Prevalence and Functional Consequences of Femoroacetabular Impingement in Young Male Ice Hockey Players. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jan;44(1):46-53. doi: 10.1177/0363546515607000.

Cerrito A, Bichsel L, Radlinger L, Schmid S. Reliability and validity of a smartphone-based application for the quantification of the sit-to-stand movement in healthy seniors. Gait Posture. 2015 Feb;41(2):409-13. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2014.11.001.

Elsig S, Luomajoki H, Sattelmayer M, Taeymans J, Tal-Akabi A, Hilfiker R. Sensorimotor tests, such as movement control and laterality judgment accuracy, in persons with recurrent neck pain and controls. A case-control study. Man Ther. 2014 Dec;19(6):555-61. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2014.05.014.

König N, Ferraro MG, Baur H, Taylor WR, Singh NB. What Is the Contribution of Ia-Afference for Regulating Motor Output Variability during Standing? Front Hum Neurosci. 2017 Mar 2;11:87. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00087.

Flury N, Koenig I, Radlinger L. Crosstalk considerations in studies evaluating pelvic floor muscles using surface electromyography in women: a scoping review. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2017 Apr;295(4):799-809. doi: 10.1007/s00404-017-4300-5.

Fröhlich-Zwahlen AK, Casartelli NC, Item-Glatthorn JF, Maffiuletti NA. (2014). Validity of resting myotonometric assessment of lower extremity muscles in chronic stroke patients with limited hypertonia: a preliminary study. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2014 Oct;24(5):762-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2014.06.007.

Frouzakis R, Herren DB, Marks M. (2015). Evaluation of expectations and expectation fulfillment in patients treated for trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Mar;40(3):483-90. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.10.066.

Furrer M, Bichsel L, Niederer M, Baur H, Schmid S. Validation of a smartphone-based measurement tool for the quantification of level walking. Gait Posture. 2015 Sep;42(3):289-94. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.06.003.

Rast F; Graser JV, Meichtry A, Ernst M, Bauer C (2017). Reproducibility of a new signal processing technique to assess joint sway during standing. J Biomech. 2017 Jan 25;51:133-136. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.11.054.

Bauer CM, Heimgartner M, Rast FM, Ernst MJ, Oetiker S, Kool J. (2016).  Reliability of lumbar movement dysfunction tests for chronic low back pain patients. Man Ther. 2016 Aug;24:81-4. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2016.02.013.

Hellweg S, Schuster-Amft C. (2016). German version, inter- and intrarater reliability and internal consistency of the "Agitated Behaviour Scale" (ABS-G) in patients with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2016 Jul 19;14(1):106. doi: 10.1186/s12955-016-0511-x.

Kaech Moll VM, Escorpizo R, Portmann Bergamaschi R, Finger ME. (2016). Validation of the Comprehensive ICF Core Set for Vocational Rehabilitation From the Perspective of Physical Therapists: An International Delphi Survey. Phys Ther. 2016 Aug;96(8):1262-75. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20150365.

Kessler J, Radlinger L, Baur H, Rogan S. Effect of stochastic resonance whole body vibration on functional performance in the frail elderly: A pilot study. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2014 Sep-Oct;59(2):305-11. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2014.06.005.

Knutti IA, Suter MR, Opsommer E. (2014). Test-retest reliability of thermal quantitative sensory testing on two sites within the L5 dermatome of the lumbar spine and lower extremity. Neurosci Lett. 2014 Sep 5;579:157-62. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2014.07.023. 

Marsico P, Tal-Akabi A, Van Hedel HJA. (2016). Reliability and practicability of the straight leg raise test in children with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2016 Feb;58(2):173-9. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.12797.

Marti C, Hensler S, Herren DB, Niedermann K, Marks M. (2016).  Measurement properties of the EuroQoL EQ-5D-5L to assess quality of life in patients undergoing carpal tunnel release. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2016 Nov;41(9):957-962. doi: 10.1177/1753193416659404.

Mitteregger E, Marsico P, Balzer J, van Hedel HJ. (2015). Translation and construct validity of the Trunk Control Measurement Scale in children and youths with brain lesions. Res Dev Disabil. 2015 Aug 19;45-46:343-352. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2015.08.007. [Epub ahead of print]

Portmann Bergamaschi R, Escorpizo R, Staubli S, Finger ME. (2014).  Content validity of the Work Rehabilitation Questionnaire-Self-Report Version WORQ-SELF in a subgroup of spinal cord injury patients. Spinal Cord. 2014 Mar;52(3):225-30. doi: 10.1038/sc.2013.129.

Raab AM, Harvey LA, Baumberger M, Frotzler A. (2014). The effect of arm position and bed adjustment on comfort and pressure under the shoulders in people with tetraplegia: a randomized cross-over study. Spinal Cord. 2014 Feb;52(2):152-6. doi: 10.1038/sc.2013.150.

Rausch-Osthoff AK, Kohler M, Sievi NA, Clarenbach CF, van Gestel AJ. (2014). Association between peripheral muscle strength, exercise performance, and physical activity in daily life in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Multidiscip Respir Med. 2014 Jul 3;9(1):37.

Saxer S, Speich R, Toigo M, Mueller SM, Ulrich Somaini S. (2015). Reliability of parameters during stair ascent measured with Leonardo Mechanograph((R)) Stair A in healthy subjects. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact, 15(3), 257-263.

Schitter AM, Nedeljkovic M, Baur H, Fleckenstein J, Raio L. Effects of Passive Hydrotherapy WATSU (WaterShiatsu) in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy: Results of a Controlled Pilot Study. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:437650. doi: 10.1155/2015/437650.

Suica Z, Romkes J, Tal A, Maguire C. (2016). Walking with a four wheeled walker (rollator) significantly reduces EMG lower-limb muscle activity in healthy subjects. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2016 Jan;20(1):65-73. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2015.06.002

Vogler A, Janssens J, Nyffeler T, Bohlhalter S, Vanbellingen T. (2015). German Translation and Validation of the “Freezing of Gait Questionnaire” in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinsons Dis. 2015;2015:982058. doi: 10.1155/2015/982058.

Wälti P, Kool J, Luomajoki H. (2015). Short-term effect on pain and function of neurophysiological education and sensorimotor retraining compared to usual physiotherapy in patients with chronic or recurrent non-specific low back pain, a pilot randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015 Apr 10;16:83. doi: 10.1186/s12891-015-0533-2.

Wondrusch C, Schuster-Amft C. (2013). A standardized motor imagery introduction program (MIIP) for neuro-rehabilitation: development and evaluation. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013 Aug 22;7:477. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00477. eCollection 2013.

  • World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2017, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 40th European Cystic Fibrosis Society Conference 2017, Seville, Spain
  • 1. Kooperationskongress Reha Schweiz/physioswiss 2017, Davos
  • 25th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children in Seville, Spain
  • Swiss Congress for Health Professions 2014, Bern
  • Physioswiss Congress 2014, Bern
  • Symposium Health Professionals in Rheumatology 2014, Interlaken
  • 22nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 48. Jahreskongress Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Handchirurgie 2014, Thun
  • 1st Clinical Movement Analysis World Conference (ESMAC-SIAMOC) 2014, Rome, Italy
  • Fortbildungstag Rehabilitative Ergonomie 2014, Winterthur
  • Rehabilitations-Symposium 2014, Affoltern am Albis
  • International Pelviperineology Congress 2014, Lyon, France
  • German Continence Association Congress 2013. Hannover, Germany
  • International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology World Congress 2013, Sydney, Australia
  • Tag der Klinischen Forschung 2014, Bern
  • 23. Jahrestagung Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurorehabilitation, 2013, Berlin, Deutschland

Eligibility + Entry

Have you just completed your Bachelor of Science? Or have you been working for a number of years as a physiotherapist? Either way, our consecutive master’s degree programme in physiotherapy is the next step for a successful, exciting professional career.

Entry requirements

We accept applicants to the master’s degree programme in physiotherapy who have successfully completed their Bachelor of Science in physiotherapy.
If you hold a qualification in physiotherapy from a former professional college, you may still enrol in the master’s degree programme as long as you can document that you have completed the required advanced training courses.

Academic requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy
  • Qualified physiotherapists who have completed advanced training equivalent to a Bachelor of Science in physiotherapy

Professional prerequisites

During your part-time master’s study, we recommend that you work part-time (30 to 60%) in your chosen focus area.

Knowledge + Abilities

If you do not hold a bachelor’s degree but received a retroactive title from a non-academic training programme as per this list, you must have completed a course on scientific work methods at a university of applied sciences, such as the specialist course «Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten – Reflektierte Praxis» at BFH.

Language skills

Good language skills of English and German are required for the programme.
The majority of the lessons are held in German. If you are not a native speaker of German, you must have the appropriate language skills at level C1. The specialist literature and parts of the lessons may also be in English. Therefore, a knowledge of English at level B2 is required.

Applying from abroad

Your application will be individually reviewed for equivalence. You must hold a recognised degree as a qualified physiotherapist.

Upon fulfilling the admissions requirements and submitting your online application, you must pay for and complete a binding aptitude test, administered as an interview. This will determine your admission to our consecutive MSc programme in physiotherapy.

Qualification + Career prospects

With a Master of Science in Physiotherapy, you will become an attractive candidate on the job market. Institutions and practices of all sizes will increasingly rely on you, as an expert in the field, to take on tasks that surpass your clinical duties. You will take on responsibility for specialist concerns, develop concepts and contribute to research projects.

Title + Degree

Master of Science (MSc) in «Physiotherapy» 

Upon graduating, you will obtain the title ‘Master of Science in Physiotherapy’. This degree is recognised in Switzerland, compatible with other European systems and is regarded internationally as a higher-level degree. It facilitates international mobility on the job market and enables you to pursue a doctorate in the natural sciences.

You also have the opportunity to do a PhD abroad: Cooperation agreements exist with the Universiteit Antwerpen and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. For further doctoral options, you can contact the Head of Study.

Career prospects

Upon completing your studies, you will work primarily in a clinical setting as an expert in physiotherapy. Beyond clinical work, you will also be prepared to enter a range of positions in research, education or management. In combination with the focus area you select, you may take on the future role of Advanced Practice Physiotherapist (APP).

Application + Practicalities

Visit one of our informational events. We’re happy to advise you in a personal consultation. If you fulfil the formal entry requirements, we will look forward to meeting you.

  • Submit your application to the MSc programme in physiotherapy online.
  • Application deadline: 30 April 2022 (extended to 30 June 2022)
  • We will contact you to arrange a date for the aptitude test after reviewing your documents.
  • Our programme starts in calendar week 38.

Apply for our master’s degree programme in physiotherapy online. We cannot accept any applications after the deadline. Tip: keep all required documents to hand in electronic format.

The application and aptitude test fee of CHF 300 is itemised as follows:

  • Application processing fee of CHF 100 (credit card) or CHF 110 (paper invoice*); the fee must be paid whatever the outcome of your application.
  • The fee for the aptitude test is CHF 200.

* To be paid within 10 days. The application will not be processed until payment has cleared.


Public funds cover most of the cost of the programme. The portion that students must pay (semester fees, etc.) is based on the financial guidelines provided by the MSc programme in physiotherapy. This varies by canton. Fees at BFH are calculated as follows:

Costs per semester

  • Tuition: CHF 750
  • Examination fee: CHF 80
  • Fee for social, cultural and sport facilities: CHF 24
  • Optional membership fee for the BFH student body association (VSBFH): CHF 15
  • Flat fee for materials: CHF 20

One-time costs

  • Application fee: CHF 100
  • Aptitude test fee: CHF 200
  • NAREG* registration fee: CHF 130

* NAREG is the national register for increased safety in the Swiss healthcare system, managed by the Swiss Red Cross (SRK).

Please be prepared for additional costs over the course of your studies for specialist literature and software. Costs may range between CHF 600 and CHF 800, depending upon how much you acquire. All required reading is available at the BFH Health Professions department library.


You must have your own laptop with a reliable internet (WiFi) connection. BFH will help you acquire the hardware and software required for the programme.


Grants, loans and other funding options

Financial aid is available through grants and loans. Grants are one-off or ongoing payments that don’t usually have to be paid back provided you complete your course. Loans are one-off or ongoing payments that must be paid back after you finish your course.

Cantonal grants

Grants and loans for Swiss students and overseas students are generally paid out by the canton where the students’ parents are tax residents.

Students who have been tax residents in the Canton of Bern for at least two years are able to apply for cantonal grants and loans. Applications should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office at the Department of Education.

Further information (incl. financial aid calculator):

The websites, and European Funding Guide cover all the key information about grants in Switzerland and overseas.

Foundations and funds

There are also numerous private foundations and funds that offer financial support to students. The electronic foundation directory administered by the Federal Department of Home Affairs offers a comprehensive summary of these organisations and can be searched by keywords (e.g. student, research, financial aid, etc.). Other sources of funding include the foundation directories for individual cantons and private foundations.

The following foundations offer funding specifically to BFH students and students from other universities:

Die Berner Fachhochschule BFH fördert die Vereinbarkeit von Studium, Berufstätigkeit und Betreuung von Angehörigen.

Die BFH bietet Studierenden und Mitarbeitenden eine beschränkte Anzahl Kitaplätze an. Interessierte Studierende und Mitarbeitende finden die Unterlagen auf dem BFH Intranet.

Die Preise sind einkommensabhängig und richten sich nach den kantonalen Tarifen gemäss der Verordnung über die Angebote der sozialen Integration (ASIV) des Kantons Bern. Die Anmeldung für einen Kitaplatz erfolgt über das Webformular im BFH Intranet.

Angehende Studierende und Mitarbeitende ohne Intranet-Zugriff wenden sich bitte an Frau Corinne Badertscher (Tel. 031 848 33 01, Es gibt keinen gesetzlichen Anspruch auf einen Kitaplatz.

Studierende müssen ihre Dienstpflicht auch während des Studiums wahrnehmen. Planen und koordinieren Sie Studium und Dienstpflicht frühzeitig.

Wir empfehlen Ihnen dringend, die Rekrutenschule und den Ersteinsatz im Zivildienst vor Beginn des Studiums vollständig zu absolvieren. Werden sie während des Studiums absolviert, hat dies Absenzen zur Folge und kann zur Verlängerung der Studiendauer führen.


Informationen zur Koordination von Studium und Dienstpflicht erhalten Sie von den Ansprechpersonen.

Locations + Facilities

Our Health Professions department is 10 minutes’ walk from Bern central station, or 5 minutes on public transport.

Communication training

We take an innovative approach to teaching communication skills. You will practice effective communication strategies with professional actors simulating challenging situations from the field. Our mobile video recording system allows you to record and immediately analyse these scenes. This teaches you to approach difficult interactions professionally.

Movement laboratory

The movement laboratory in our Health Professions department provides you with the facilities you need for high-calibre research activities. Our laboratory employs various methods for measuring biomechanical and physiological performance to quantify physical capacity or evaluate bodily deficiencies. The methods used depend on the focus of the project. Our researchers often develop and validate specific problems and measurement methods themselves.