Physiotherapy & Sport (IMPS)

The International Minor Physiotherapy & Sport (IMPS) is a third-year and fourth-year program for students who would like to further specialize in assessment, treatment and coaching relating to professional and recreational athletes. The focus in this Minor is on orthopedic sports injuries.


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Introduction

There is a growing awareness in the worldwide population that living a healthy life becomes more important in growing old with a high quality of life. Apart from quitting unhealthy habits like smoking, alcohol consumption and consuming fast or unhealthy food, starting to live an active life helps improving healthy aging as well. When people start being active they participate in sports which can lead to acute and overuse sports injuries. Professionals in the Physiotherapeutic and Sports field are the specialists in diagnoses and rehabilitation, they need to be experts in assessing and treating impairments in an active and sportive patient/population.

Programme

In the International Minor Physiotherapy and Sport you will learn, together with students from different disciplines, countries and cultures, about how to support athletes, on an elite and recreational level by using a sports annalistic approach. The Minor is designed to provide the knowledge and insights that you need to implement this approach in your professional setting. Theory and practice will be delivered by leading professors in the field of Sports physiology. The focus will be on providing practicing new skills for (movement) assessment, diagnostic tools and rehabilitation back to the level of participation.

Themes

  • Prevention of injuries and providing treatment for recuperating and active athletes. 
  • Taping and bandaging of lower and upper extremity injuries. 
  • How does psychology effects an athlete 
  • The use of nutrition in preparation, performance and recuperation 
  • The place of musculo skeletal ultrasound in diagnostics 
  • How does strength training effects Return to Play 
  • Whats the position of the REHAB tree in Return to Play 
  • Why do we measure performance in athletes and teams 
  • Which treatment / therapy contributes to what goals 

After this Minor you have the knowledge and skills to apply professional sports specific interventions to support athletes and an active population in a multi disciplinary setting.

Application procedure for exchange students

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, has cooperation agreements with a large number of universities around the world. Students from our partner institutions van apply here.

Application procedure for non exchange students

Non exchange students can apply here.


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