What do you learn in this postgraduate programme? 

With people living longer nowadays, there is more emphasis on ability to keep functioning, staying healthy and hence contribute to society for a longer lifetime. In order to effectuate these aspects, more focus needs to be placed on the use and knowledge of technology in the domains of prevention, vitality and rehabilitation. The main objective of this programme is to educate a new type of health professional that combines competencies in regard to prevention, vitality and rehabilitation in primary care (physiotherapy) with competencies in medical engineering, ICT and technology. 

Our pillars?

  • Rehabilitation / healthcare: You will learn about the identification and tracking of patients, more personalized care, better rehabilitation fit to the specific needs of patients, and new methods of rehabilitation.
  • Human sustainability: We aim to maintain and improve the human capital in society. Investments in health and educational systems, access to services, knowledge and skills are all programs under the umbrella of human sustainability.
  • Technology: You will become an expert in technological solutions for challenges in prevention, vitality and rehabilitation to enhance personalized patient care. In the end, this will lead to the prevention or delay of functional decline and more effective rehabilitation strategies for patients. You will also gain transversal skills that will allow you to form a bridge between health care, technology and business/industry, and to manage and communicate your projects in the digital era. 

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The strenghts of our postgraduate programme

  • Making the bridge between health care, technology, and business/industry
  • Co-developed by rehabilitation scientists and engineers from several international partners: SOMT University of Physiotherapy (Netherlands), Tampere University (Finland) and St. Johnโ€™s University York (UK)
  • Combining theoretical courses, practical sessions and group projects
  • Combine work and studies and enjoy the flexibility of studying from anywhere and at any time. Classes are partly taught through online learning and assignments, with two separate weeks of interactive classes at the VUB Health Campus in Jette and one week at SOMT University of Physiotherapy in the Netherlands. Fixed contact moments can be arranged on demand.

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Study cost


Through the SME wallet, you can have 30% of the registration fee subsidised (max. โ‚ฌ7.500 per year).

Please note: the deadline to apply for this is within 14 calendar days after the start of the educational programme.

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After graduation

Pursue a career in the private sector or as a physiotherapist, or continue your academic journey as a PhD researcher. It's all up to you!

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