Undergraduate University Study Programme in Physical Therapy in Orahovica

Conditions of enrolment

Legal acts (the Statute of the University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek, the temporary Statute of the Faculty of Dental Medicine and Health Osijek, the Work Regulations of Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek and the Ordinance on Conducting the State Graduation Exam) prescribe the status of a student, which implies the manner in which a student acquires this status, who has the right to enrol, the manner in which an applicant obtains the right to enrol in the first year and higher years of study programmes.

Starting from the principle of equality, as well as vertical and horizontal mobility through the educational system, following the instructions of the National Centre for External Evaluation of Education and the Central Applications Office, the study programme enables the continuation of education for persons who have:

1. Completed a four-year high school and passed a state graduation exam in Republic of Croatia – selection of candidates according to the unified list of the Central Applications Office. We propose the following points system for enrolment in this study programme:

2. Completed secondary school without having to pass a state graduation exam if they are older than 25 – selection of candidates by means of a classification procedure organised by the Faculty during which the best candidates will be chosen in a transparent manner.

Duration of the study programme

The study programme lasts six (6) semesters, i.e. three (3) academic years (180 ETCS)

Academic title obtained upon completion of studies


Competencies acquired by the student upon completion of relevant studies

After completed three years or 6 semesters (180 ECTS) of the undergraduate university study programme in physical therapy, students will be competent to work independently in health institutions, health-care and rehabilitation centers, professional sports clubs and other health-care tourism facilities.

Vertical mobility of students in national and international higher education areas

For all university study programmes currently conducted by the Faculty of Dental Medicine and Health Osijek, the possibility of continuing education in the university educational vertical in the field of biomedicine and health is open (the mobility diagram of FDMH students).

Analysis of student employment after completion of the study programme

University undergraduates in physical therapy have been recognized by the Employment Service of the Virovitičko-podravska County and the Požeško-slavonska County as necessary personnel in the health-care system of these counties.
Demographic trends in our country ,with an increasing number of elderly people in the population, an increase in chronic non-infectious diseases, especially musculoskeletal system diseases and neurological diseases, give us the right to expect an increase in the number of persons with limited activity and disruption in participation in activities of everyday and professional life, where treatment with rehabilitation procedures, conducted by highly educated physical therapists, is of utmost importance as an essential component of the rehabilitation team. When we add to these health states the increasingly frequent polytraumas from traffic accidents, which involve mainly young people, the need for the above-mentioned profile of health-care professionals gains even more significance.
This should be accompanied by the expected further development of the tourist offer in the Republic of Croatia, as well as health-care tourism, where highly qualified physical therapists play one very important role.

Comparison of study programmes with foreign accredited programmes

In accordance with the principles of the Bologna Declaration, the proposed study programme is structured and evaluated with ECTS points. Therefore, there is an opportunity to attend organised courses of any other similar undergraduate study programme, or to attend similar professional study programmes by transferring their ECTS points.

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