To the entrant

227 PHYSICAL THERAPY, ERGOTHERAPY educational and professional       program of the first (bachelor’s degree) level of higher education



The program guarantor – Honcharuk Nataliia Volodymyrivna

Candidate of Science in physical education and sport,

associate professor of department of physical

rehabilitation and health

Faculty of medical and pharmaceutical technologies




Field of knowledge


Program volume

Program duration

Education form


22 Health

227 Physical therapy, ergotherapy

240 credits ECTS

3 years 10 months



The educational and professional program “Physical Therapy” is directed to formation and development of professional competences of the specialists capable to solve the difficult specialized tasks and practical problems which are connected with disturbances of organ and system functions, in particular, musculoskeletal system, nervous system, cardiovascular and respiratory systems with the use of provisions, theories and methods of medico-biological, social, psychology and pedagogical sciences.

Features of the educational and professional program

Interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary preparation of physical therapy specialists.

 Program components:

Educational subject names

Compulsory disciplines

1 Pedagogy
2 Foreign Language
3 Latin
4 Philosophy
5 Computer Engineering and Information Technologies in Physical Therapy
6 Introduction to the Specialty with Study Practice
7 Theory and Methods of Physical Education
8 Normal Human Anatomy
9 Normal Human Physiology
10 Biomechanics of Motor Activity
11 Types of Recreational and Motor Activity (athletic gymnastics, recreational fitness, sports, track and field athletics, football)
12 Physiology of Motor Activity
13 Basics of Physical Therapy
14 Therapeutic exercises
15 Basics of Cardiology and Pulmonology (according to professional direction)
16 Internal and Surgical Diseases ((according to professional direction)
17 Clinical Rehabilitation Management for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders
18 Clinical Rehabilitation Management in Case of Internal Organ Dysfunction
19 Basics of Physical Therapy in Pediatrics
20 Basic of Massage
21 Clinical and Functional Diagnostics
22 Traumatology and Orthopedics (according to professional direction)
23 Examination, Methods of Assessment and Control in Case of Musculoskeletal System Disturbance
24 Clinical Rehabilitation Management in Case of Disruption of Musculoskeletal System Activity
25 Physical Therapy at Surgical Diseases
26 Preformed Physical Factors
27 Scientific Evidence-based Practice in Physical Therapy
28 Massage Therapy and Sports Massage
29 Biological Chemistry of Motor Activity
30 Neurology and Neurosurgery (according to professional direction)
31 Examination, Methods of Assessment and Control in Case of Nervous System Disturbance
32 Clinical Rehabilitation Management in Case of Nervous System Disruption
33 Kinesio Taping
34 Clinical Psychology
35 Rehabilitation Technologies in Spa
36 Foreign Language in the Sphere of Health
37 Research Project
Selective disciplines
38 Basics of Management
39 Basics of Rhetoric
40 General Hygiene
41 Pre-Hospital Medical Care in Emergency
42 Ecology
43 Safety and Vital Activity
44 Jurisprudence
45 Medical Law, Professional Ethics and Deontology
46 Business Ukrainian Language
47 Ukrainian Language (according to professional direction)
48 Pathological Anatomy
49 Pathological Physiology
50 Health Technologies in Physical Therapy
51 Basics of Kinesiology
52 General Theory of Health
53 Medical and Biological Physics
54 Medical Chemistry
55 Biological Chemistry
56 Medical Merchandizing
57 Medical Technique in Physical Therapy
58 Ethics and Esthetics
59 Religion Studies
60 Foreign Language (according to professional direction)
61 Computer Engineering and Methods of Mathematical Statistics
62 Sports Medicine
63 Anthropogenetics
64 Basics of Nutrition
65 Pharmacology (according to professional direction)
66 Functional Training
67 Physical Therapy After Injuries and Diseases at Sportsmen
68 Insurance, Movement and Positioning in the Sphere of Physical Therapy
69 Management in the Sphere of Physical Therapy
70 Adaptive Physical Recreation
71 Modern Health-Improving Fitness Technologies
72 Methods of Psychological Self-Control of Human Being Functional States
73 Psychological Adaptation of Disabled People
74 Adaptive Sport
75 Health Tourism
76 Manual Methods of Physical Therapy
77 Post-Isometric Relaxation
78 Social and Labor Psychology
79 Correctional Pedagogics
Practical training
80 Clinical Practice at Internals Organs Disorders and in Pediatrics
81 Clinical Practice at Musculoskeletal System
82 Clinical Practice at Nervous System Disorders
Certification of graduates
83 Qualification Test State Examination “Step”
84 Practically Approximate Examination
85 Preparation and Presentation of Research Project


Employment and competitive advantages of graduates of the program

Graduates are able to hold positions with qualification requirements for a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy in economic entities that carry out such economic activities (according to the Classification of economic activities SC 009:2010):

86.10 Activity of hospitals;

93.12 Activity of sports clubs;

93.13 Activity of fitness centers.

A bachelor in the specialty 227 Physical therapy, ergotherapy can perform the professional work according to The State Occupational Classification SC 003:2010, of 26.10.2017 No. 1542 and hold the following primary offices:

3226 – assistant of physical therapist;

3226 – massage therapist;

3226 – sports massage therapist.

A bachelor in the specialty 227 Physical therapy, ergotherapy has the right to continue study on the second (master’s) level of higher education for receiving the master’s degree and also in other specialties of the humanitarian and social-economic direction after graduation on the educational and professional program. Gaining the additional qualifications in the system of post-degree education.

Program results of study

After the end of the educational and professional program, its graduates will be capable to use their gained knowledge of the profound level, namely:

to demonstrate preparedness to strengthen and preserve personal and social health through the use of human motor activity and carrying out explanatory work among patients/clients, their family members, medical professionals, as well as to improve the environment of society;

to communicate Ukrainian and foreign languages orally and in writing in a professional environment, to know professional terminology and professional discourse, to adhere to the ethics of business communication;  to draw up documents, including foreign language (s);

to use modern computer technology; to find information from different sources to analyze domestic and foreign sources of information needed to perform professional tasks and make professional decisions;

to apply knowledge of biological, medical, pedagogical and psychosocial aspects of physical therapy to professional activities;

to administer pre-medical care at emergency and pathological processes in organism; to choose the best methods and means to preserve life;

to use methods to determine and measure structural changes and impaired functions of organism, activity and participation, to interpret the received information;

to interpret patient/client violations under the International Classification of Functioning, Restriction of Life and Health (ICF) and the International Classification of Functioning, Limitation of Life and Health of Children and Adolescents (ICF CA);

to act in accordance with legal requirements and professional ethics;

to implement individual physical therapy programs;

to carry out physical therapy activities to eliminate or compensate for motor disorders and activity;

to apply modern scientific evidence to professional activities;

to choose optimal forms, methods and techniques that would ensure patient/client respect, safety/protection, comfort and frequency;

to use safely and efficiently equipment for rehabilitation activities, monitoring of patient’s basic vital characteristics, auxiliary technical rehabilitation facilities for movement and self-service;

to communicate verbally and non-verbally with persons and groups of interlocutors, different in age, level of education, social and professional affiliation, psychological and cognitive qualities and etc., in a multidisciplinary team;

to provide guidance and training to clients, their families, colleagues and small groups;

to assess results of physical therapy programs using appropriate tools and, if necessary, modulate ongoing activities;

to assess yourself critically, to learn new professional information, to deepen knowledge through self-education, to evaluate and present your own experience, to analyze and apply experience of colleagues;

to apply professional activities in accordance with the needs of health, cultural values and traditions of the population of Ukraine.




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