Physiotherapy top-up degree

Bachelor of Social Services and Health Care
The entire degree programme is 210 ECTS.
The entire degree programme is 210 ECTS. The entire degree programme consists of the following (see Studies below). The individual study plan is based on recognition of prior physiotherapy studies.
Mode of studies
Tuition fees might apply


Study objectives

Metropolia’s Physiotherapy entire 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 programme consists of 1-2 years of studies based on recognition of prior physiotherapy studies, minimum of 3 three years. Completing the degree requires full-time study and participation. Lectures are mainly held during daytime.

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


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.

Scholarships and tuition fees

Annual tuition fee for non-EU/EEA applicants 13 000 €.

This fee applies only to non-EU/EEA degree students.

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Starting studies

How to start your studies in Metropolia

Welcome to study for a degree at Metropolia!

Congratulations! You have been admitted to Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and we are delighted to have you as a new member of our vibrant community of more than 16 000 students!

You have made an excellent choice - Metropolia offers you unique multidisciplinary opportunities throughout your studies with its strong connections to working life and active role in innovations built around socially significant phenomena.

We are happy to have you with us and help you with any questions you might have. Welcome to Metropolia!

The below information applies to students who have been accepted to study for a full degree at Metropolia. Make sure to complete all the steps in order to secure your study place.