|Type of study programme||Professional bachelor degree|
|Degree||BSc degree and a qualification of Physiotherapist|
|Licence/accreditation||Study programme accredited until 08-May-2023|
|Duration||4 years (8 semesters)|
|Credit points||160 (ECTS: 240)|
|Study language||English (EN)|
|Study arrangements||International students study in English in special groups formed for international students. Latvian language is taught in the framework of study program as a compulsory course.|
|Fees||8000 - 9000 EUR per year (2020/21)|
|Study programme description||The aim of the programme is to provide a comprehensive education for students seeking to become qualified and competitive physiotherapists, developing professional physiotherapeutic studies, based on the scientific theory of the field, and corresponding to the professional standards of physiotherapy. By implementing the acquisition of extended knowledge in physiotherapy, students are prepared for creative research and educational work.
Studies are organised in lectures, seminars, discussions, group and individual projects and presentations. Main courses offered include basic subjects like Anatomy and Biology, clinical subjects - Pathological Physiology, Internal Diseases and specialised subjects - Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation and many more. During the final year students undertake placements and carry out scientific work (Bachelor theses). Students in this programme acquire knowledge of health improvement and prophylactic measures as well as the skills to improve and maintain the functional abilities of patients by using different methods of physiotherapy.
Graduates of this programme are usually employed in rehabilitation institutions, social care centres, schools, sports teams or similar establishments.
|Study programme link||www.rsu.lv/en/study-programme/physiotherapy
|Requirements||Minimum age - 18. Maximum age is not limited. All international applicants are expected to have completed their upper secondary education including 2 semesters of Biology and must be eligible for higher education studies in their home country.
Certificate of the English language proficiency is required.
Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) is located in Riga – the capital of Latvia and the heart of the Baltic region. For over 20 years international students from various countries have studied at RSU. RSU trains doctors, dentists, pharmacists and nurses, as well as specialists in rehabilitation, public health care, social sciences and law. We offer professional education and the opportunity to study under the guidance of knowledgeable professors from both Latvian and foreign universities. Students acquire up-to-date knowledge and skills which are competitive in Europe and the world.
Furthermore, RSU is the leading academic research institution in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, rehabilitation and nursing sciences in Latvia. RSU carries out significant research also in various fields of the social sciences, humanities and law, as well as technical sciences in relation to application in medicine.
Population in the city of Riga: 632 614
Total number of students: 9160 (2019/20)
Number of International students: 2272 (2019/20)
Number of academic staff: 508 (2019/20)
Accommodation possibilities and costs:
Renting private apartments or long-term stay in hostels.