As soon as you start your studies in Amsterdam, you will be assigned a mentor from the school. The mentor helps students with their student career planning, discusses personal issues, challenges, helps them to set goals and informs them about their results. He or she is the communicator between the individual student and the school and represents them in school meetings where their results and grades are discussed.
The ESP’s instruction method is based on – and inspired by – the Confluent Learning Philosophy. This means that:
An important aspect of our philosophy is the personal attention we give to our students. As an ESP student, you will have a personal study advisor supervising your academic work and personal development throughout your study period.
Your class mates come from countries all over the world. Their diverse backgrounds and cultures make up a colourful and dynamic group of people. And generally, it is quite natural to build lifelong friendships and contacts, while becoming a 'global citizen' yourself.
The ESP programme draws on the wide range of expertise in the European School of Physiotherapy. The staff involved in the programme cover every field in the profession. You will be taught by medical specialists, psychologists, human movement scientists, exercise physiologists and physiotherapists. Besides being lecturers, they are also practitioners who have a wealth of experience and insight to share with you.
Our school has a longstanding tradition of contributing to international projects. Consequently, our lecturers have extensive experience gained from working in many parts of the world and they know what the practice of physiotherapy is about. They are familiar with the cultures of many countries: from Africa to Asia and from Europe to the Americas.
One of the unique features of the ESP programme is the “extended family” concept. Students, faculty and staff are very closely connected and have a lot of personal contact. Besides many social events and projects such as common snow week, introduction week, meet and greets, guest lectures, we also follow the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences’ ambition in the concept of “Urban Vitality”.
In certain weeks, especially planned for this purpose, ESP students of all generations do community work in the city of Amsterdam, with either elderly people or other people in need of help. Also, voluntary work in developing countries or assisting a local sports club is part of special projects that ESP students are part of, alongside their intense set of courses they follow at ESP.