International Minor Physiotherapy & Sport
International Minor Physiotherapy & Sport
The Minor deals with the following themes:
As a sports physiotherapist you play an
important role in preventing injuries and
providing treatment for recuperating and active
athletes. This module teaches you how to make
a specific training or rehabilitation programme
tailored to an individual athlete. Keywords:
exercise physiology, basic components of motor
skills, muscle function and periodisation.
Measurements and Tests in Sports
Both sports physiotherapists and regular
physiotherapists use a wide range of measurement
instruments in their daily practice. Using these
instruments effectively requires you to make
the right choices. After all, if you don’t know
what you’re measuring, it’s better not to take
any measurements at all. You will be working
in the Hanze Active Ageing LAB (HAAL), where
you will try out physiological and psychological
measurement instruments. You will map out the
physical condition of another student, perform
breath gas analyses in order to determine lactate
thresholds, carry out isokinetic strength tests
and jump strength analyses, and measure
reaction speeds in the neuropsychology lab.
Taping and Bandaging
Taping and bandaging are important aids
in the rehabilitation of sports injuries, and
are used extensively in the prevention of
injuries as well. In this module you will learn
how to apply tape and bandages to an injury
using the proper techniques; incorrectly applied
tape or bandages may only serve to worsen the
In addition to functional impairments, external
and contextual factors also play an important
role in the field of sports-related disorders.
Within this module, you will consider a sportsrelated
case study. On the basis of this case study,
you will then undertake physiotherapeutic
research and draw up a rehabilitation plan for
patients with sports-related dysfunctions.
The period of sports rehabilitation starts the
moment an athlete sustains an injury and
continues until the athlete is back at the preinjury
level. Sometimes the former level can no
longer be attained, but the target is to get to
the highest achievable level within the existing
limits. This can also mean that an athlete may
end up playing at a higher level post-injury,
simply because a good analysis has revealed
previously unrecognised deficits in areas
such as strength or coordination. Making the
rehabilitation process sport-specific is key.
Sports psychology and mental training
Performances in sports depend on both physical
and mental factors. This module sets out the
basic principles and theories behind sport
psychology, and how these can be used in
effective supervision of athletes.
Depending on the applicable guidelines of the
Royal Dutch Association for Physiotherapy
(KNGF) and new protocols from the professional
field of physiotherapy, issues relating to knees
and ankles will be discussed. Key words: anterior
cruciate ligament injury, jumper’s knee and
ankle inversion trauma.
Carriability relates to what the athlete’s body
can handle. In this regard, an athlete’s degree
of fitness depends on how well they take care of
their body, and nutrition plays an important role
here. In this module, you will be introduced to
the role of nutrition in sports, and learn how to
use sports nutrition in such a way that it allows
the athlete to perform or recover optimally.
In the field of physiotherapy, imaging is playing
an increasingly important role in diagnosing
injuries, such as achilles tendinopathy or a
muscle tear. In this module, you will learn how
to use images from musculoskeletal ultrasound
(MSK US) to identify tendinopathy and other
Language requirements for international non-Hanze UAS students
Students must have passive and active command of the English language and jargon. Within Health Care Studies, this has been translated as ‘Can reflect critically on English literature and can present it in English’. Students participating in the minor should master the English language at one of the following levels:
- Academic IELTS 6.5 overall, or
- internet based TOEFL 550, or
- Dialang level B2.
The class has a capacity of 24. There are 8 slots (each semester) reserved in this programme for exchange & KOM & certificate students. The programme is subject to cancellation if the minimum number of registered students has not been reached.
Admission priority: first come – first serve (based on date of enrollment) untill maximum of 8 per semester is reached.
Twice a year:er 1 (September - January)
Deadline entry:er 1 (1st September - 31sry1st of Mar semester 2(1st of February - 30t: 1st ember
One semester (5 months)
-- You are a third-year of fourth-year student
(Bachelor level undergraduate or associate
-- You have completed your first year of your
education and have obtained at least 45
ECTS in the main phase (year 2, 3 (or4)).
-- You have experience with project
management and you have developed
research skills. No general education on
these two topics will be offered.
You will need to work in an international
team and master the English language
(graduation level secondary school).
Language requirements for international
• Academic IELTS 6.5 overall, or
• internet based TOEFL 550, or
• Dialang level B2.
Please note that the programme is subject to
cancellation if the minimum number of
registered students has not been achieved.
- Knowledge exam
- Practical exam
Will be published in August/ on the intranet (blackboard).
This minor will be full-time during one semester.