Master's Degree in Rehabilitation


Program Description

Master's Degree

Master of Health Care (90 ECTS)
Master of Social Services (90 ECTS)
depending on your bachelor’s degree
Intake: 15

Important Dates

Application period: 13 March – 3 April 2019
Entrance exam: 24–26 April 2019
Studies begin: Autumn 2019
Studies take: Approximately 2 years

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Rehabilitation, Master Pori

The rehabilitation field is developing globally

We welcome applicants who have 3 years of post-graduate working experience and who hold a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation, healthcare or social services (e.g. physiotherapist, nurse, public health nurse, rehabilitation counselor, bachelor of social services).

The Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation provides you with specific competencies in rehabilitation sciences and evidence-based knowledge of the field. During the studies, you develop skills, which you can use in management, research and development work. This programme offered in English will also develop skills in international interaction and communication.

Information for Applicants

Master’s studies at a university of applied sciences are a natural extension to a Bachelor’s Degree. A Masters’s degree in a Finnish University of Applied Sciences corresponds to level 7 on the EQF (European Qualification Framework). A UAS Master’s Degree provides the same competence level as a Master’s degree from a university.

What is included in the Master in Rehabilitation studies?

Research and management studies (30 credits, 1 credit =27 hours student work):

  • Research, innovation and development methods
  • Research in management and knowledge management
  • Management and leadership in healthcare and social sector
  • Evidence-based rehabilitation and rehabilitation research

Advanced professional studies (25 credits)

  • Theories of rehabilitation and implementation of rehabilitation services
  • The quality and effectiveness of rehabilitation
  • User-orientation in services and technology OR Service innovations and service design
  • Assessment and support of functioning in rehabilitation
  • Enhancing participation and accessibility in society

Elective studies (5 credits)

Master’s Thesis (30 credits)

Master’s Thesis in Rehabilitation

The Master’s Thesis is a research or development task closely connected with the employment field. It combines the development needs of the commissioner and the student’s own career development with advanced professional studies. During the thesis process, you develop work methods, tools and/or work practices.

The examples of these:

Perspectives of physiotherapists’ continuing education involvement and resultant development proposals

Fluent communication teaching by new means - quality development in an enterprise (English abstract on page 3)

A new presentation of the impasse – vocational rehabilitation counseling process realization (English abstract on page 3)

Combine work and study

Tuition in the Master’s Degree Programme is organized so that studies can be combined with full-time work. The Blended Learning approach enables combining work and study with flexibility alongside working even from abroad.

The next step in your career

After graduating from the Master’s Degree Programme in Rehabilitation, you can work in demanding expert and management tasks or in RDI activities in the public sector, in enterprises or other organizations. SAMK also supports the establishment of your own business.

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About the School

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) is located on the western coast of Finland, in the Satakunta region. There are about 6,000 students in total and more than two hundred international stu ... Read More

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) is located on the western coast of Finland, in the Satakunta region. There are about 6,000 students in total and more than two hundred international students studying in our campuses every year. Read less
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