Basic Information

Degree title
Bachelor of Social Services and Health Care
Duration / Date(s)
1-2 years based on recognition of prior physiotherapy studies
210 ECTS
Price / Tuition fee
Free of charge: Applicants from EU/EEA, Annual tuition fee: 13 000 € for non-EU/EEA applicants

Study objectives

Metropolia’s Physiotherapy degree programme aims to train skilled and innovative physiotherapists in a manner in which they develop their own work for the diverse and unpredicted needs of the changing society. The topical themes challenge professionals to continuously learn and reform their operating methods. In accordance with the needs of the social, health and rehabilitation services, the studies emphasise holistic learning and skills for multidisciplinary collaboration, which is based on client understanding and the active inclusion of clients.Detailed objectives are described in the curriculum.

Study contents

The training consists of 210 ECTS credits and takes 3.5 years to complete. Completing the degree requires full-time study. Lectures are mainly held during the daytime. The course offering has been planned to enable students to include 30 credit points per term.

Choosing a main subject or field of specialization

The personal study plan (HOPS) is supported by the recognition of prior competence (AHOT) and flexible individual implementation of studies.

Structure of studies

The degree consists of the following:

  • core requirement studies 28 ECTS credits
  • professional studies  75 ECTS credits
  • practical training 77 ECTS credits
  • elective studies  15 ECTS credits
  • final project 15 ECTS credits

Final project

The degree includes a final project (15 credits). The final project is written in English.

Career opportunities

Graduates may find employment in primary and specialised health care and rehabilitation in public, private and third sector organizations or as an entrepreneur.


Only certified professionals who have completed the appropriate degree may work as a physiotherapist. Once students have completed their degree, they apply to Valvira, the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health, for the right to practice their profession.


During the physiotherapy studies, students will participate in international semester 30 ECTS. Multicultural experience is also accumulated during studies, in different projects, and in co-operation with foreign exchange students.

Co-operation with other parties

Collaboration with working-life partners in clinical practice and during various courses