ECPTS is the largest international physiotherapy
student group in Europe. We have student
members from 22 different countries and
every year our network grows!
ECPTS aims to be the leading group for
bringing students together in Europe
to learn about the wider world of
We promote international student
physiotherapy events and conferences and
even support students who want to create their
own student associations in countries
where there are none.
Find out what life’s like to study
Physiotherapy in another European
country through our extensive
network of students.
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It is with great pleasure and pride that I welcome you as President to a new term at the ECPTS.
First and foremost I would like to extend my gratitude on behalf of the new board and all of our members to the most recent members of the Executive Board for all of their hard work over the past year and especially for the hugely successful General Assembly that recently took place in Hamburg. They have significantly shaped the ECPTS to what it is today and have provided us with a great platform to build upon. Here’s to hoping we see you again soon in the near future.
With this new term comes new people, fresh ideas, and a strong enthusiasm and eagerness to excel and enhance this student-centred organisation. The new board consists of a mix of young and more mature individuals each with their own qualities, experiences and ideas, giving it a great balance for success. As President I stand alongside: Vice President of Student Mobility, Klára Kučerová (Czech Republic); Vice President of Development and Communications and Education, Dimos Petrou (Greece); Secretary General, Ashleigh Nicholson (UK); Treasurer, Rachel O Mahoney (UK) and Vice Treasurer, Yiannis Zervas (Greece). With already our first official meeting having taken place this week we are now looking forward to implementing some exciting ideas and projects which I’m sure you will find engaging, educational and fun.
The General Assembly in Hamburg was a great occasion for us as members to be involved in. Distant friends were reunited while new friendships were also formed, all the while keeping a sharp focus on educating each other about how Physical Therapy works in our differing European member countries. Most importantly, new connections were made between students which has now expanded our network even further. I’d very much like to thank Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences for their kindness in hosting the event, not forgetting the Physical Therapy students of Hochschule Fresenius University for the friendly, fun and caring environment they welcomed us with; without them our experience in Hamburg would never have been the same.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to congratulate our new Working Group volunteers on their enthusiasm in wanting to assist the ECPTS progress even further. We now have new volunteers in the Communications group (newsletter, blogs etc.), the Social Media group (Facebook, Twitter), the Student Mobility group (seeking information on studying/doing internships abroad) and the Website and Welcome Team group.
ECPTS is always looking for enthusiastic individuals to help our network grow so if you have any ideas or would like to be involved with one of our working groups then we would love to hear from you; this can be done through contacting us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
ECPTS is run by Physical Therapy students for Physical Therapy students, so thank you very much for making us who we are today.
I look forward to engaging with you all at some point in the near future. And remember - be part of something big!