SRH Campus Stuttgart

Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Leverkusen Physiotherapy, B. Sc. (integrated training)

  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  • 7 Semesters
  • Full time
  • 180 ECTS
  • without NC
  • multiple locations

Our passion is to help people regain their mobility and improve their quality of life. We are happy to share this passion with you on the Bachelor's degree programme in Physiotherapy.

  • German
  • summer and winter semester
SRH Campus Stuttgart
Your course content

What you will learn

Our healthcare system has undergone major changes in recent years, which are also noticeable in the field of physiotherapy. Thanks to the latest scientific findings and medical advances, physiotherapy is playing an increasingly important role in the treatment of new clinical pictures in the fields of neurology, paediatrics, surgery, internal medicine and orthopaedics. Against this background, physiotherapy is becoming increasingly important, particularly in prevention and rehabilitation. Increasing life expectancy, unhealthy lifestyles and the early development of children pose new challenges that all healthcare professionals, including physiotherapists, must face.

As a physiotherapist, you treat people in various life situations:

  • After accidents or sports injuries
  • For pain disorders
  • For diseases of the nervous system such as stroke, Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis
  • For diseases of internal organs such as cardiovascular diseases or vascular diseases
  • In preventive sports and exercise programmes

During your Bachelor's degree programme, you will deepen your knowledge of the structure, functioning and clinical pictures of the human body. You will also acquire knowledge of scientifically sound therapy methods that you can later apply in your professional practice. You will benefit from an excellent team of renowned professors who are nationally and internationally recognised experts in their field and who will look beyond the horizon with you. We also emphasise the development of your management skills: You will learn to plan and implement projects successfully and acquire basic leadership skills that may pave the way for you to open and manage your own physiotherapy practice.

You will encounter different groups of people in your day-to-day work - which is why we also teach you the right form of communication and various dialogue techniques. You will be trained to advise customers, patients and organisations on health-related issues and promote interdisciplinary exchange. You will also expand your knowledge of health economics and familiarise yourself with legal and business management principles.

Our university is characterised by practice-oriented lectures and skills-based teaching and learning, so that you will be confronted with practical issues relating to physiotherapy treatment throughout your studies. 

Your career prospects

Our innovative approach that pays off

Our practice-oriented Bachelor's degree programme opens up a wide range of professional opportunities so that you can realise your career goals. You will have the chance to work in practices, clinics, rehabilitation centres and other healthcare facilities. You can choose whether you want to work in a therapeutic role or in management and advisory positions. Your Bachelor's degree also gives you a competitive advantage and allows you to work internationally.

After graduating, you will have a wide range of opportunities to work in the field of physiotherapy. These include, among others:

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient practices
  • Nursing homes
  • Acute care hospitals
  • health resorts
  • Sports clubs
  • Therapy and rehabilitation centres
  • Health insurance companies
  • Facilities for people with disabilities

You can also open your own practice or pursue an academic career at a university or research institution after completing your studies.

Of course, you also have the option of completing a Master's degree programme after your Bachelor's degree. A Master's degree opens up the path to a doctorate. 

Details about the study model and internship

e offer a full-time study model, but in a block structure, allowing for compressed attendance time at our university. This flexibility enables you to remain active in your professional pursuits.

Your studies occur every 14 days, specifically on Thursdays and Fridays. This arrangement allows for optimal integration of attendance with your professional commitments and personal obligations, offering you the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and apply it directly in practice simultaneously. The integrated internship component of the study program provides valuable insights into the professional activities of a "high professional". You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team in areas such as prevention, counseling, diagnostics, and therapy. Throughout the internship, as well as before and after, you will receive continuous practical support from our university lecturers.

Promote mobility and functionality

Our healthcare system has undergone significant changes in recent years, which have also impacted the field of physiotherapy. Thanks to the latest scientific discoveries and medical advancements, physiotherapy has assumed a progressively crucial role in treating emerging clinical conditions in neurology, pediatrics, surgery, internal medicine, and orthopedics. Consequently, physiotherapy is increasingly vital in pivotal areas of prevention and rehabilitation. With an aging population and the consequences of unhealthy lifestyles, coupled with the necessity to instill healthy habits in young children to avert future impairments, physiotherapy faces mounting importance.

These challenges impose new demands on the knowledge of all healthcare practitioners, including physical therapists, as they cater to individuals in vastly diverse life situations:

  • Following accidents or sports injuries
  • Managing pain disorders
  • Addressing neurological conditions such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, or multiple sclerosis
  • Treating diseases affecting internal organs, such as the cardiovascular system or the vascular system

Your insight into studies and training

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Were you aware that in Germany, as per the Science Council's recommendation, 10 to 20% of each year's cohort should comprise academically qualified therapists?

On one hand, this is aimed at elevating the professional standing of therapy professions. This is crucial because the trend demonstrates that physiotherapists, in particular, play a pivotal role in diagnosing, preventing, and treating various medical conditions and symptoms by bridging the gap with modern medical knowledge. Consequently, we prioritize ensuring that your entire study duration is as practical as possible. We encourage innovative thinking, deliver application-oriented teaching, involve you in research projects, and foster practical engagement right from the outset.

On the other hand, academic qualifications are essential for international work opportunities as a physiotherapist. Through our Erasmus program, you have the chance to study abroad for a semester during your studies, enabling you to gain valuable international experience.

Your training-integrated study model

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Ausbildung oder Studium?

With us, you don't have to choose between the two.

In collaboration with our partner institution, SRH Fachschulen, we offer a unique training-integrated study program that seamlessly blends academic studies, practical training, and hands-on experience. Our approach stands out from other physiotherapy study models as we provide both academic instruction and professional training simultaneously, all under one roof.

We believe that effective learning stems from genuine interest and engagement. Therefore, we strive to create a supportive and enjoyable learning environment for you. Our curriculum includes lectures, exercises, and seminars that deliver cutting-edge knowledge, which you can further explore and apply in small group settings. By tightly integrating theory, practice, and scientific inquiry, we equip you for a successful start to your professional career and a prosperous future. Stay connected with the latest advancements in the field with us.

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Your modules in the study

7 Semester 180 ECTS
1. Semester

First Semester

  • The human being - Anatomical and physiological basics I

  • The human being - anatomical, therapeutic and physiological basics

  • Medical and therapeutic knowledge

  • Theory and practice of therapeutic skills

  • Physiotherapy interventions I

  • Scientific work I

2. Semester

Second Semester

  • The human being - anatomical and physiological basics II - consolidation

  • Medical and therapeutic knowledge

  • Theory and practice of therapeutic skills

  • Physiotherapy interventions I

  • Physiotherapeutic interventions II

  • Systemic competencies

3. Semester

Third Semester

  • Special pathology and therapy

  • Theory and practice of reflective physiotherapy

  • Occupation-specific fields of action I

  • Practical study phase I

4. Semester

Fourth Semester

  • Special pathology and therapy

  • Evidence-based physiotherapy

  • Occupation-specific fields of action II

  • Practical study phase II

5. Semester

Fifth Semester

  • Evidence-based physiotherapy

  • Occupation-specific fields of action II

  • Practical study phase III

6. Semester


  • Professional Practical Study Phase IV + Therapeutic Qualifications

7. Semester

Seventh Semester

  • Scientific work II

  • Interprofessional action

  • Bachelor thesis and Bachelor colloquium



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Our primary emphasis is on therapy with patients, with the groundwork being established in the initial two semesters. As of the third semester, you'll engage in six-week internships to delve into various aspects of physiotherapy. Both classroom instruction and practical internships are complemented by the latest scientific insights, which you'll be introduced to during lectures and have the opportunity to apply in real-world settings.

In a full-time study week, an average of 35-40 teaching units (UE) are scheduled, comprising both classroom sessions and internships. Additionally, it's essential to allocate time for pre- and post-event preparations, as well as studying for examinations.

You're more than just your grades. We understand that, which is why we aim to support you based on your interests and motivation. Success as a physical therapist doesn't hinge on getting top grades in every subject—it's about you and your determination to embark on a successful career in healthcare with us. As a private, state-recognized university, we establish our own admission criteria and consider you as an individual with all your motivations. That's why our Bachelor's degree program in Physical Therapy is NC-free for you.

  • Linking science & practice
  • Study in small groups
  • Individual support and personal (career) coaching
  • Close supervision by professors and lecturers
  • 7 semesters = 2 degrees (State Examination & Bachelor)
  • Extensive national & international career opportunities in science and research
  • Work all over the world as a physiotherapist with your degree
  • Prerequisite for a Master's degree and subsequent doctorate
  • Classical fields of activity (self-employment, practice, clinic, rehabilitation centers).
  • Education and teaching at schools and universities
  • Science and research
  • Management function
  • Consulting
  • Workplace health promotion
  • Corporate health management
  • Education, training and continuing education
  • Health insurance
  • Publishing

Linking practice and applied science

"The modern and professional approach to physiotherapy rests upon two crucial foundations. Firstly, it relies on the professional interaction between therapists and patients, and secondly, on the implementation and utilization of high-quality therapeutic methodologies rooted in scientific research. Physiotherapy is thus directed towards understanding the organ and functional systems of the body, as well as the individual's experiences and behaviors."

Prof. Dr. Tobias Erhardt, Program Director

Confirmed study quality

The Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZEvA) is renowned for its evaluation and accreditation of study programs, as well as university oversight and management. ZEvA has achieved excellent results across all domains.

Our Bachelor's degree program in Physiotherapy (integrated training) has received a positive evaluation from ZEvA, confirming its high quality.

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Admission requirements and application

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Admission requirements

You can apply without obligation at any time via our online portal. We will then review your application documents and invite you to a personal interview.

For admission to the bachelor's degree program in physiotherapy (integrated training), we require the following documents from you:

  • The general university entrance qualification or
  • A higher education entrance qualification that is recognized nationwide (please note that, for example, if you have completed BK I and II in Baden-Württemberg, a relevant six-month internship may be required in order to achieve nationwide recognition) or
  • An equivalent university entrance qualification or a university entrance qualification for qualified professionals according to § 70 ThürHG *.
  • Proof of German language level B2 (for international applicants)
  • Existing contract with a state-recognized SRH University of Applied Sciences for Physiotherapy in Leverkusen, Karlsruhe or Stuttgart
  • Students have the possibility to prove up to 60 CP by a successfully passed placement exam and thus acquire the entrance qualification for the second or third semester. In deviation from the regulations for the placement examination, technical school contents to the extent of a maximum of 60 CP can be recognized as a lump sum if the competence goals of the listed modules were acquired at one of the cooperating SRH technical schools.

*ThürHG § 70 (2) Vocationally qualified persons without a university entrance qualification who have completed vocational training and have been employed full-time for at least three years are also entitled to study in a specific degree program by passing an entrance examination.


Find out if you are eligible
Submit your application directly through our online platform to see if you qualify for our Bachelor's programmes. Our admissions experts will review your documents and directly inform you of your eligibility, or if further education is required. Apply now!

Important: Applicants with foreign degrees who can access a state-accredited university in their home country (or country of their studies), and meet the SRH subject and GPA requirements, are typically eligible to start our Bachelor's programmes directly. Our team will meticulously evaluate your application and provide feedback on your eligibility. 


If you have the necessary admission requirements, you can apply directly to your desired study location in Leverkusen, Karlsruhe or Stuttgart. To do so, simply submit your application documents online or by mail to the SRH Fachschulen.


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  • Here you learn step by step
  • You study in practical tasks in small teams
  • You can complete your training and Bachelor's degree together with our training-integrated study model
  • You receive continuous performance feedback
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