About MSc Advanced Physiotherapy & Management
- The MSc Advanced Physiotherapy & Management is a fusion of the Maitland concept, ESP sports physiotherapy, management and soft skills and was developed in cooperation between FH-Burgenland, AIM and Physiozentrum für Weiterbildung.
- The MSc Advanced Physiotherapy & Management is designed to address the multiple needs of physiotherapists who will combine clinical and technical expertise with managerial responsibilities or assignments.
- The course enables development in manual therapy, active rehabilitation completed with management and soft skills.
- Graduates of this course will gain employment in their private practice, team leading positions, health promotion and research.
This MSc Advanced Physiotherapy & Management was developed for people who are working as physiotherapists, who wish to develop themselves and their profession. The program of study aims to be:
- Rehabilitation programs and programs for health promotion will be conceived and the running process of the individual therapy will be evaluated and adopted.
- Economically knowledge, entrepreneurship and management tools will be set in the physiotherapeutic context.
- Social and personal competences will be increased, economically acting and reflecting and lifelong learning will be developed
- Evidence based thinking and acting in the therapeutic context will be developed.
The knowledge and skills developed over the course are intended to enable the students to lead and implement innovative change within physiotherapy workplaces. This course will enable you to focus your continuing professional development in relation to clinical physiotherapy practice and physiotherapy research.
Detailed Program Facts
Format: Blended-learning mode
Starting in September 2017
Study intensity: four semesters/120 ECTS part time
Academic degree: Master of Science
Course fees: 12.700€
BSc Physiotherapy or equivalent. Diploma holders are considered. Ideally candidates should have up to one year of fulltime postgraduate clinical experience (although this is not mandatory). Maitland course or ESP-Sports physiotherapy is not compulsory.
This master’s program is a study in accordance to § 9 university of applied sciences law. This academic degree is awarded according to Austrian law, which is generally recognized and internationally admitted.
Module Advanced Physiotherapy
The graduates of the Master’s course:
- carry out independently an investigation / analysis and assessment procedure, taking into account current technical literature.
- can provide an assessment of the patient’s load ability and evaluate for absolute and relative contraindications.
- are able to initiate further medical examinations if anamnesis and examination do not provide a conclusive picture (red flags).
- design in collaboration with the patients “S.M.A.R.T. ” defined treatment targets.
- can develop the treatment plan in collaboration with the patient and relevant other persons / stakeholders.
- are able to arrange examination results and treatment plans according to the ICF and document carefully according to valid legal requirements.
- are able to apply systematically, targeted, efficient and effective interventions.
- preferably opt for interventions whose cost-effectiveness is scientifically proven.
- regularly evaluate systematically progress using recognized measurement methods.
- can set new (sub) goals based on the evaluation results in order to achieve as effectively as possible the formulated main objectives.
Module Business Administration
The graduates of the Master’s course:
- have the necessary basis for entrepreneurial action and thinking.
- are able to manage their own physiotherapeutic practice, to develop and implement ideas.
- acquire knowledge on the areas of marketing, organizational development, controlling, accounting and law for the target group of the physiotherapists.
- have knowledge about organizations, procedures and processes within the framework of a physiotherapeutic practice.
- have high quality thinking. They are able to critically reflect, question and continually improve their own person as a physiotherapist and entrepreneur.
- gain insight into the areas of operation management and operational accounting.
- basic business knowledge is required which is necessary for an independent judgment on economic contexts in a physiotherapeutic practice.
- become acquainted with the relevant laws of labor, professional and social law which are important for their professional life as a physiotherapist.
- know the business objectives of a company, can define them adequately and recognize the operational contexts.
Module Soft Skills
The graduates of the Master’s course:
- are able to organize and manage their own physiotherapeutic practice and their processes and procedures professionally.
- are aware of the importance of time management and self-organization for physiotherapeutic entrepreneurship.
- can use appropriate instruments of self-organization and time management in their own work and life situations.
- acquire skills in conversation with patients, clients, doctors, other health professionals and other dialogue groups.
- know communicative strategies for patient care, therapy management and contact with potential clients, organizations and stakeholders.
- can critically question and reflect different role models and their own personality.
- are able to formulate, give and accept feedback.
- have a methodology and a methodological knowledge and skills for presentation techniques and can use them adequately.
Module Academic Research
The graduates of the Master’s course are able to:
- to name the characteristics of scientific work.
- critically evaluate scientific papers and literature based on selected quality criteria.
- To use methods for the definition and definition of topics for the creation of own scientific work.
- To formulate, critically evaluate and define research questions of different types of questions.
- To search literature in databases, catalogs and search engines using learned search strategies.
- to collect, structure and cite literature sources by means of selected literature management programs.
- To cite literature sources according to the guidelines for the preparation of master theses.
- To create an approach and concept for a self-chosen research subject according to the guidelines for the preparation of master theses.
- to write gender equality scientifically.
- the different meaningfulness of studies (hierarchies).
- to represent logical arguments.
This new and unique 120 ECTS Master’s program for physiotherapists allows the graduates to develop own programs for rehabilitation centers, insurance companies and a large group of patients with special needs. Beneath improving economical knowledge and soft skills like communication, the focus of this MSc will be set on recognizing clinical pattern of patients on the one hand and health promotion and the knowledge how to manage them with active and passive measures on the other hand. Another part regards the improvement of screening skills to recognize red flags. Physiotherapists in private practice and those in leading positions are expected to profit extensively from this new Master’s program in a holistic view.
Physiotherapists who attend the IMTA’s practically manual therapy training from Level 1 to 3 will see the Master’s program as an attractive additional offer to their current education.
This Master’s program in German language will start again in September 2018 students in Vienna and Eisenstadt. Further to attendance crediting through successfully completed Maitland courses, our students benefit also from financial reimbursement due to their educational status. For more information don’t hesitate to contact our partner Martin Metz, MA (Physiozentrum für Weiterbildung; firstname.lastname@example.org).
A big thank you goes to the initiator Martin Metz and his team around Angelika Mayr and Nicole Jakob (Physiozentrum für Weiterbildung), Harald Bant, Robert van den Berg (ESP® education network), Gerti Bucher-Dollenz, Maria Brugner-Seewald, René Bakodi (IMTA) and Ute Seper (AIM Austrian Institute of Management of the University of Applied Sciences FH Burgenland).
Cooperation with the University of Applied Science Osnabrück (Germany)
Recognition of previous achievements for MSc Manual Therapy and module requirements of master graduates for certification exam at DVMT.
Previous achievements, associated verifications and additional examinations of Manual Therapy Maitland classes can be allowed for the Master of Science at the University of Applied Science Osnabrück (D) with immediate effect.
Prerequisites for study are a Bachelor degree or a comparable degree and a officele Physical Therapy training.
The modules master graduates have to pass successfully to get the possibility to participate in a certification exam of DVMT are additionally depicted.
Overview for recognition of previous achievements for MSc Manual Therapy:
- 1st module: “Consolidation and application in evidence based practice: lumbar spine and lower extremity” = 5 ECTS and 60 contact hours á 45 minutes
- 2nd module: “Consolidation and application in evidence based practice: cervical spine and upper extremity” = 5 ECTS and 60 contact hours á 45 minutes
- 3rd module: “Motor Rehabilitation and Re-education” = ECTS and 45 contact hours á 45 minutes
The musculoskeletal physiotherapy in Switzerland….
from the Maitland-course leading to the OMT-Master!
In close collaboration with ZHAW (Zurich university for applied science), svomp (schweizerischen Verband für Orthomanipulative Physiotherapie), IMTA (international Maitland teachers association) and GAMT (Gesellschaft für die Ausbildung in Manueller Therapie) have developed an attractive possibility to continue with the MAS education in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and MSc education (clinical specialised in) / Musculoskeletal after finishing IMTA and GAMT courses. On top of this you will acquire the OMT svomp®title after finishing the MAS or MSc.
Recently, we have connected the IMTA courses with the postgraduate master study on the ZHAW. The credits you have achieved during the IMTA course can be credited at master level study. On finishing the Master (MSc or MAS) you will also get the OMT – title in Switzerland, which is recognized from IFOMPT (International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists).
The CAS 1, which is part of the MAS diploma, starts at the ZHAW in Winterthur (Switzerland) in February 2018. Therefore, you, as a Maitland student, will have the possibility that days from the level 1 course on will be credited at the ZHAW. After finishing the level 2a you will get 15 days from the CAS credited, which will reduce the study fee approximately 4750.- CHF.
Requirements to use the connection to the ZHAW:
- passed IMTA level 2A, 2B or 3
bachelor in PT
portfolio with passed IMTA exams and additional:
- two clinical reasoning forms
- four clinical patterns
After finishing the course level 2A, 2B or 3, you have the possibility now, for a pathway to the High school. Your achievements will be recognized at the CAS (Certificate of advanced studies) or MAS ( Master of Advanced studies).
The MAS diploma offers you the possibility to achieve the OMT-title of svomp®.
The credits for the Exams done at the IMTA and GAMT courses can be used, up to five years after finishing the courses.
With the IMTA or GAMT qualifications, mentioned before, two full modules, CAS 1 and CAS 2 will be recognised and credited for the CAS “ clinical expertise in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy” . The CAS 3 is the only module you have to take which is: “specialized medical knowledge”. This will be on seven separate days. : 10.02.18, 24.03.18, 26.05.18, 12.06.18, 14.06.18, 25.08.18, 14.09.18 (theoretical exams).
The next CAS will start in February 2018.
The next possibility to start the MAS “ musculoskeletal physiotherapy”, will be the module CAS health science, which will start in September 2017.
The Austrian Association for Manual Physiotherapy (ÖVMPT)
The ÖVMPT, founded in Vienna, Austria, represents the physiotherapists and the manualtherapy specialists in Austria, which are graduated in the Maitland® concept. It feels committed to the ethical guidelines of the WCPT, the umbrella organization of physiotherapists.
Tasks and objectives:
The ÖVMPT gives lectures, courses and presentations as well as organizes conferences and other events. A further objective is the establishing of contacts to organisations and associations inside and outside of Austria which share the same interests.
In 2000 the ÖVMPT established in cooperation with the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Manuelle Therapy (ÖPV), which represents the Kaltenborn / Evjenth concept in Austria, a joint umbrella organization, the Austrian Association for Orthopedic Manual Therapy (OEVOMT). Therefore Austria could be admitted as the 16th nation to the World Association for Manual Therapy for Physiotherapists (IFOMT).
Since then, it is possible to complete the postgraduate OMT training, recognized by the International Federation of Manipulative Physiotherapists (IFOMPT) in Austria.
Currently the ÖVMPT organized and carried out the training program for OMT in cooperation with the DVMT (German Association for Manual Therapy).
For contact and further information
Österreichischer Verein für manuelle Therapie
Hetzendorferstraße 48 / Stg. 8 / EG
Interdisciplinary Master’s Degree Program
The International Maitland Teacher Association (IMTA) and the Deutscher Verband für Manuelle Therapie (DVMT e.V.) are cooperating together with the HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts to support the interdisciplinary Master’s degree program in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy at the HAWK in Hildesheim, Germany.
This cooperation enables students in the specialization area “OMT-DVMT” to acquire an internationally recognized certification in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (OMT) through the International Federation of Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT). The DVMT e.V. and the IMTA offer curriculum content that is associated both with Level 2b and Level 3 of continuous professional development in the IMTA as well as with the clinical supervisions required for OMT continuous professional development in the DVMT. This curricular content is delivered as part of the degree program.
Prerequisites for applying to the Master’s degree program with a specialization in OMT include an accredited Bachelor’s degree and a completed Level 2a certification in the Maitland Concept (or a certificate in another manual therapy concept).
Since the degree program begins in the Summer Semester of every year, applications are accepted until mid-January of the corresponding year. The degree program is offered through a state university; students therefore pay only the course fees as stipulated in the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act.