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Study Therapies in Germany

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Would you like to study anatomy, physiology, neurology, and psychology and work closely with people? Would you like to use selected therapies to actively support individuals in overcoming physical or mental impairments and thereby help them to once again be able to navigate their everyday lives in a self-determined manner? If this is the case, studying non-medical therapies could be interesting for you.


79 Higher Education Institutions

Bachelor, Master, Diplom, State Examination

German, English

2-10 Semesters

What content can I expect

In this field of study, you will learn about therapies to help people restore their physical or mental health. You will gain an overview of different approaches and learn how to apply and communicate them. The approaches you will work with depend on your chosen field of study.

  • Occupational therapy: You will learn about work and occupational therapies to support the development of children and adults.
  • Speech therapy: You support people in learning or using language.
  • Art therapy: You guide people to illustrate their problems with the help of art to better access them for successful treatment. You should have artistic talent.
  • Music therapy: You will learn how to reach people with music and thus support them in addressing their problems. You should have musical talent.
  • Physiotherapy: Physiotherapy, or physical therapy, helps people with limitations in the musculoskeletal system.
  • Sports therapy: You will learn how to use sports as a preventive and therapeutic measure for diseases of all kinds.

These degree programmes are practice-oriented and some of them can also be studied in a dual programme. This means you will complete part of your studies in an institution to gain practical experience. After graduating, you can work in a healthcare facility or a sports studio or set up your own practice.

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