Name: Klara Kucerova, Jiri Vitek, Jana Hancova (founders of our PT students organization)
From The Czech Republic
PT educational system:
In our Republic we have just public schools. It is possible to study physiotherapy in 13 faculties in 8 universities.
Bachelor level is for 3 years and you can study it in many universities and different faculties. You have 3 possibilities for Master level (3 different faculties in one university). Master level is for 2 years. Then after the school you can visit various courses and training, which specialize in specific techniques, but you have to pay for them.
How many schools/ universities do you have?
We have 13 faculties in 8 universities, were is possible to study physiotherapy.
Name of your students organization(s):
Asociace studentů fyzioterapie (The Association of Students of Physiotherapy)
Describe your students’ organization in 3 sentences:
Our activities are focused on building relationships with foreign institutions, planning practical internships abroad and organization of educational and cultural events.
We are here for ALL students of PT in the Czech Republic. Join us :-)
What are the goals of your students’ organization?
We found our Association in 2013 and we try to connect all students in our Republic.
Our first project was Summer Physio Camp for PT students in the Czech Republic just for a weekend. It was in Czech language and it consisted of lectures, workshops and entertainment. There were about 25 students from 5 different faculties. We organized the same event in winter and we try to hold these events every year.
Our second project is called PhysioCafé. We were inspired by ScienceCafé and MediCafé. We invite a specialist to present students his (or her) work and as the title suggests this event take place in some café. Each lector has prepared a topic, he presents it and you can ask him whatever you want during the discussion.This event repeats every month.
• To connect and represent the Czech physiotherapy students in Czech Republic and in the world.
• To organize educational and social events for PT students.
• To detect the problems and improve teaching.
• To arrange international internships for students.
Here you find the interactive mobility map: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/u/0/edit?mid=z9Ns5OYwgsQo.kOmm_ISsWE8w&authuser=0&hl=cs
How many PT students are there within the organization?
We found our organization one month before, so we have just 12 members J
Communication about ECPTS within your country:
As we are very young Association, we are just starting communicate it.
What is the entry level for working as a physiotherapist in your country?
The minimum is bachelor degree.
Do you offer English-speaking courses or summerschools for PTs/ PT-students?
Our first project was last weekend, called Summer camp for PT students from the Czech Republic. It was in Czech language and it consisted of lectures, workshops and fun. There were about 25 students from 5 different faculties. For the future we think about a project for foreign students.
Map that shows the Universities around the country: