Bachelor's programme

The aim of physiotherapy is to help people recover from physical discomfort and ailments. If you are interested in helping others and are prepared to work hard, then the European School of Physiotherapy (ESP, bachelor's programme) may be the right choice for you. The European School of Physiotherapy (ESP) offers an intense, three-year Bachelor's degree programme to students from all over the world. Our programme is specially designed for excellent students who wish to complete their studies in a shorter time.

Major-minor structure and exchange

All programmes within the AUAS work with the major-minor structure. Of the 240 EC that you need to graduate, you get 210 with the major, the fixed component of your study programme. The minor of 30 credits is the compulsory elective course within your degree programme. You can fill the minor space of 30 EC with one or more minors or minor modules.

The Faculty of Health offers two English minors:

  • Global Health (30 ECTS or 15 ECTS)
  • Sports Physical Therapy (30 ECTS)

Information about these programmes, which are also offered to incoming exchange students, is available on the Exchange section of our website.

Master's programme

This Master's programme aims to further develop your scientific competences and research skills. It offers a vibrant learning community with multi-national and multi-lingual faculty and students who possess a wealth of experiences in education, research and practice.

As a graduate you have the international perspective and evidence-based approach that will help solve problems in health and social care systems and undertake quality improvement and research projects to enhance practice.

The European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy offers you high quality education at five participating universities. During the first year you travel to attend classes in Eastbourne (England), Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Winterthur (Switzerland) and Næstved near Copenhagen (Denmark). Each trip lasts two weeks. The second year will bring you to Stockholm (Sweden) for one week.

Dutch programmes

The Faculty of Health offers the following Dutch-taught degree programmes:

Bachelor's programmes

Occupational Therapy



Exercise Therapy

Master's programmes

Critical Care

Mental Health Care

Performance, Sport and Health

More information on these programmes and our short courses in Dutch are available on

Published by  Faculty of Health 2 August 2023