This programme offers students a minimum of 24 contact hours per week during the first year of their studies. Each academic year includes 48 weeks of lessons or internships.
The ESP programme is a very demanding programme. You need to be highly motivated, tenacious, disciplined and capable of dealing with stress. If so, you stand a good chance of becoming a succesfull physiotherapist.
The number of contact hours per week in the first year is 24. Contact hours are considered equivalent to 50-minute teaching hours.
In addition to your contact hours, you are expected to spend around 29 hours working (either alone or with fellow students) on projects and research, assignments, or preparing for classes/exams via self-study.
In the first academic year, you must attain 60 credits from the AUAS. If you attain fewer than 50 credits, the AUAS will issue a negative binding study advice (BSA). This means you will not be able to continue with the programme. For more information about the BSA criteria, refer to Binding study advice.