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The goal of this postgraduate university course, building on relevant professional experience, is to expand and deepen theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and manual therapy across different concepts. Modern modular teaching and learning methods take current research findings into account with the aim to blend this knowledge with the requirements of evidence-based medicine and practice. This also requires preparedness to deal with literature in the English language.

Core topics include:
• Developing physiotherapeutic expert competence in diagnostics, interpretation and treatment of musculoskeletal functional impairments based on the “International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health" (ICF).
• Developing analytical, structured and reflexive procedures for the entire treatment process, including evaluation.
• Critical evaluation of specialist literature and research findings including interpreting academic results in the context.
• Independent positioning in the team of all people involved and collaborating in treatment processes and developing skills to present and imparting professional competence.

Besides professional competence at an international level, the course also provides social competence and management competence.

This sophisticated postgraduate course is characterized by concept-overarching content designed to meet the IFOMPT international standards.

Target group

The course targets physiotherapists with at least two years of experience in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and in-depth knowledge of manual therapy and is held only in German.

Course options
Master of Science in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Admission requirements
Study or an equivalent qualification according to regulations
Learning format
5 semesters, part time
EUR 12.900,--
Winter semester 2024/25, Krems
Study location
University for Continuing Education Krems
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
3500 Krems
External partners

Physio Austria

International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT)

Fortbildungszentrum Langenhagen GbR

Konyang University

Scientific direction

Project management cooperation


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