University major and career path-Physiotherapy

University major and career path-Physiotherapy
University major and career path-Physiotherapy

What’s a Physiatrist?

University major and career path-Physiotherapy

U.S.News and World Report 

·  No.16 the best health care job

·  No.20 top 100 decent jobs

High Salary

According to U.S.News, the average wage of a physiatrist in 2017 was $86,850. The top 25% of the list earned $101,790, while the lowest 25% earned $71,670.

University major and career path-Physiotherapy

Professional Scarcity

The Bureau of Labour Statistics estimates that the employment rate of physiatrists will grow 28% between 2016 and 2026. And it’s expected that 67,1000 jobs will be open.


According to the data from Medical Professions Webs, with the recognition and understanding of physical therapy services, 35.2% of adult residents in Chinese urban have demand for these services. According to the most conservative estimation, there is a rehabilitation therapy market with 800 billion yuan in China. From the development trend of rehabilitation therapy market, the demand for rehabilitation therapy will grow exponentially.

While with the expansion of the market, professional physiotherapists are in scarcity. Now, there are less than 20,000 rehabilitation professionals in China and there are only 5000 people engaged in rehabilitation therapy among them. In fact, only 700 rehabilitation professionals get training in China each year. The overall relation for this market is that supply exceeds demand and more professionals are needed.


Physiotherapy, also known as Physical Therapy or PT, is a rapidly developing profession. It’s a discipline studying the application of physical factors on human body to health improvement, health care and the prevention and treatment of diseases. It also aims to restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments.


University major and career path-Physiotherapy

Physiatrists provide services that develop, maintain and restore people’s athletic and functional abilities. They can treat patients at any stage when their athletic and functional abilities are threatened by age, injury, diseases, disorders, conditions and other environmental factors. Physical therapy mainly uses electronic instruments and physical equipment, sometimes supplemented by human treatment, to restore human body’s various functional abilities.

Basic Scope

1.Basic theories of physiotherapy

2.Monograph physiotherapy of various physical factors, such as electroherapy, phototherapy, ultrasound therapy, magnetic therapy, and hydrotherapy

Other Scope

Clinical specialist physiotherapy: 

internal medicine physiotherapy, 

neurology physiotherapy, 

surgical physiotherapy, 

obstetrics and gynecology physiotherapy, 

pediatric physiotherapy, 

ophthalmology physiotherapy, 

otolaryngology physiotherapy, 

stomatology physiotherapy, 

dermatology physiotherapy, 

sports trauma physiotherapy, 

war injury physiotherapy, etc.

Types of Treatment

  • Musculoskeletal system diseases

    Cervical spondylosis, lower back pain, disc herniation, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, “De Quervain’s disease”, numbness or paresthesia of upper and lower limbs, sports injuries, joint stiffness or functional limitations after fracture, cervicogenic headache , torticollis, sphincter relaxation urinary incontinence, dysfunction after hip or knee replacement, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, etc.

  • Nervous system diseases

    Spinal cord injury, brain trauma, cerebral embolism or cerebral hemorrhage (stroke) after motor dysfunction, cerebral palsy motor dysfunction, motor retardation in children, sensory and dyskinesia after nerve injury, facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia, etc.

  • Cardiopulmonary system diseases

    Coronary heart disease, hypertension, chronic obstructive pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, chronic pneumonia, asthma, lung cancer, etc.

  • Other special diseases

    Pelvic inflammatory disease, postoperative breast cancer, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, etc.

University major and career path-Physiotherapy
University major and career path-Physiotherapy

Physiatrists’ Responsibilities

World Confederation for Physical Therapy stresses that, qualified and professional physiatrists must meet the following requirements


  • Undertake the comprehensive assessment for the patient or customer to meet their assessment needs,

  • Make a clinical physical diagnosis based on the patient’s specific conditions and evaluation,
  • Formulate a diagnosis result, prognosis and plan,
  • Offer relevant professional consultation and refer patients to other medical professionals when needed,

  • Accomplish the physiotherapist’s intervention or treatment plan,
  • Ascertain the result of intervention and treatment,

  • Suggestions for patient self-management.

Hungarian Medical School Physiotherapy Information

Semmelweis University

University major and career path-Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy B.Sc.(English)  

Length of studies: 8 semesters(4 years), 240 credits

Deadline of Application: August 20,2019

Major Curricular Components: 

Functional Analysis of the Musculoskeletal System, 

Radiology and Imaging Diagnostics, 

Basics of Medical Technology and Biophysics, 

Electro-, Balneo-, Hydro-, 


Applied Training Methodology, 

Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy, 

Physiotherapy in Internal Medicine, 

Physiotherapy in Orthopedics, 

Physiotherapy in Traumatology, 

Physiotherapy in Rheumatology, 

Physiotherapy in Neurology and Psychiatry, 

Complex Rehabilitation, 

Physiotherapy in Specific Age-groups, 

Physiotherapy in Special Life Situations, 

Clinical Simulation.

Physiotherapy M.Sc. (English)   


Length of studies: 3 semesters (1.5 years), 90 credits

Deadline of Application: September 1st, 2019

Major curricular components: 

Significance of Diagnostic Imaging in Physiotherapy Practice, 


Clinical Science of Musculoskeletal Disorders, 

Clinical Science in Neurological Disorders, 

Clinical Science of Cardiorespiratory Diseases, 

Developmental Neurology, 

Clinical Exercise Physiology, 

Assistive Devices in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, 

Clinical Neuropsychology, 

Differential Diagnosis in Physiotherapy Practice, 

Scientific Background and Evidence-based Practice of Active Therapeutic Exercise, 

Evidence-based Manual Therapy in Physiotherapy Practice, 

Evidence-based Neurological Physiotherapy in Physiotherapy Practice.

University of Szeged

University major and career path-Physiotherapy

BSc in Physiotherapy


Length of studies: 8 semesters(4 years), 240 credits

Deadline of Application: June 30, 2019

Tuition Fee: 3100 EUR/semester

Major curricular components: 

Basics of natural sciences(physics, chemistry, biology), 

Anatomy and physiology, 

Functional motion analysis, 

Basics of microbiology and immunology, 

General pharmacology, 


Basics of physiotherapy, 

Complex physiotherapy practice, 

Physiotherapy clinical practice.

University of Pecs

University major and career path-Physiotherapy

BSc in Physiotherapy

Length of studies:8 semesters(4 years)

Deadline of Application: July 31, 2019

Tuition fee: 2500 EUR in the first semester, 2000 EUR in every additional semester

Major curricular components: 

Basics of physiotherapy, 

Manual techniques, 

Physiotherapy of cardio-respiratory diseases, 

Locomotor diseases, 

Neurological-psychiatric physiotherapy, 

Infant-paediatric and obstetrical-gynaecological physiotherapy,



Radiology and imaging procedures.

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