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International Minor Physiotherapy & Sport

International Minor Physiotherapy & Sport

The Minor deals with the following themes:

Sports physiology

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.

Sports Nutrition

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

musculoskeletal disorders.


Aanvullende informatie

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.


Practical information:


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)

Admission requirements

-- You are a third-year of fourth-year student

(Bachelor level undergraduate or associate

degree) physiotherapy.

-- 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.


  • Assignment
  • Presentation
  • Paper
  • Knowledge exam
  • Report
  • Practical exam


Will be published in August/ on the intranet (blackboard).


This minor will be full-time during one semester.