IST College - BSc (Honours) Physiotherapy

BSc (Honours) Physiotherapy

In collaboration with University of Keele

Entry Criteria

  • High School Leaving Certificate (Apolytirion) score at least 15
  • IST Foundation Year or
  • School for Health Professions HNC qualification
  • IELTs of at least 6.00 overall, and 6.0 in all subtests or equivalent
  • Prior qualifications will also be considered

Entry requirements will include a mandatory interview at IST and a written test.

Skills and Career

As a graduate of the programme you will have appropriate levels of personal and professional autonomy, underpinned by the scientific knowledge and research base of physiotherapy. You will be able to work with individuals to maximise the quality of life by promoting physical approaches optimising health, well-being and illness prevention and by maintaining, restoring and improving function (CSP 2010) Graduates of the programme are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). In order to use the title ‘Physiotherapist’ a practitioner must be registered with the HCPC. The programme meets the requirements of the HCPC standards of Education and Training (2009) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) Learning and Development Principles for CSP Accreditation of Qualifying Programmes in Physiotherapy (2010). The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Academic and Practitioner Standards in Physiotherapy (2001) and the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (2008) are also met.

Graduates will be able to have their professional qualification recognized in Greece if they follow the required process specified by the Greek Law (link).


The programme aims to develop excellent levels of academic and professional competence. It encourages you to develop current, adaptable and transferable skills which enable you to be proactive in an evolving health care environment.
Consequently, you are able to be responsive and innovative and take responsibility for your own learning during your study at Keele University.
There is a strong School commitment to providing opportunities for applicants with varying educational and employment backgrounds.

The innovative physiotherapy curriculum offered in the School meets the standards of Education and Training set by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).


Structure of the Programme


Year 1

  • Anatomy Physiology and Movement Science (APMS)
  • Applied APMS (AAPMS)
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Fundamentals of Physiotherapy Practice
  • Principles of Rehabilitation
  • Principles of Measurement
  • Professionalism and Effective Communication
  • Practice Experience 1

Year 2

  • Physiotherapy Practice: Musculoskeletal
  • Physiotherapy Practice: Neurology
  • Physiotherapy Practice: Cardiovascular and Respiratory
  • Evidence Based Health and Rehabilitation
  • Research Skills
  • Practice in Specific Populations
  • Practice Experience 2

Year 3

  • Physiotherapy Management of the Complex Patient
  • Professionalism Collaboration and Leadership
  • Health Behaviour Change
  • Research Project
  • Practice Experience 3
  • Practice Experience 4
  • Practice Experience 5