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Brief description

This minor is an introduction to manual therapy and sports physiotherapy. It includes a research element in addition to regular coursework on the above subjects

Brief outline
Physiotherapy may be divided into a number of subdisciplines. This minor is all about musculoskeletal indications, with manual therapy and sports physiotherapy as related specialisations.

The minor is all about manual therapeutic and sports physiotherapeutic diagnostics and treatment. The emphasis in the first part of the course is on the build-up of connective tissue and tissue recovery. This is linked to the teaching of manual mobilisation skills, such as three-dimensional arthrogenic mobilisations. The second part of the course deals with exertion physiology and the study of training, where the focus lies more on sports physiotherapy. Communication and the issue of how to influence behaviour are also discussed. 

In addition to coursework on manual therapy and sports physiotherapy, an important part of the minor is set aside for research skills. This means learning how to compile a research plan.


Learning outcomes

You will develop both screening, diagnostic and therapeutic competences from the perspective of a care provider, as well as research competences from the perspective of the development of the profession.

In addition to attending regular lectures, you will be expected to spend a large amount of time on self-study assignments and on practical training exercises.

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Course structure

The course consists of lectures, practical training and self-study. Lessons are given in two successive quarters, namely Q3 and Q4. They take the form of a mix of formal lectures, interactive sessions, presentations, group discussions, intercollegiate meetings, etc.

For more information the student is directed to the formal course descriptions. For all questions about the content of a minor: ask the minor contactperson Melvin van der Voet:

How do I apply?

The application process regarding the Kies op Maat minor at Saxion is a bit different than described at

How does it work?

Step 1: Download the learning agreement from the Kies op Maat website and let it sign by a member of the exam commission at your own educational institution ánd sign the document yourself.
Step 2: go to and fill in your personal data
Step 3: you will receive an automatic generated email from IAM including your username and password
Step 4: go the, log on with your username and password which you have received from IAM and apply!
Step 5: After this we can process your application for a Kies op Maat minor at Saxion

Please note : in 'Upload documents' you are requested to upload some documents. The following documents we need:

  • A copy of your valid passport or ID-card. No driving license!
  • A copy of your propaedeutic diploma or a printout from the DUO diploma register. In case you do not have the propaedeutic diploma yet, we would like to receive an official statement from your educational institution in which they state that you will receive the propaedeutic diploma before the start of the minor.
  • Learning agreement, page 1, 2 and 3 (signed by a member of the exam commission of your own education institution and student)
  • Original Proof of Payment. You can collect the document, even when you are paying in terms, at your own educational institution. Soon you will receive more information.

If you have further questions, please let us know. You can contact Saxion Student Registration, telephone number: 088 – 019 1808.


Target group

Having passed your propaedeutic examination.

The minor is intended for full-time students of physiotherapy. Teaching modules are planned every six months, on different days of the week, depending on the availability of (both in-house and visiting) lecturers.


Assessment methods

Performance test (part 1, mobilisation): 6 credits
Performance test (part 2, sports): 6 credits
Theoretical test (part 1, sports): 4 credits
Theoretical test (part 2): 4 credits
Theoretical test (research): 5 credits
Research plan: 5 credits


The literature will be announced on the Saxion BISON-catalogus.


The schedule will be published on 'MySaxion' Tuesday before the start of the minor in September and the schedule will be published on 'MySaxion' two weeks before the start of the minor in February.