Name: Claudia Stummer, Mira Rühl, Henrike Greuel
PT educational system:
The school education system in Germany is organized individually by the 16 federal states of Germany, that’s why the student organization of the school students is organized at the level of the federal states as well. This vocational education (degree: state examination) is still the most common education, because the academic education is very newly developed. Since 2001 it is possible to follow Bachelor-programmes in Germany and since 2006 Master programmes. All these studies were postgraduated studies and the state examination of a public or private school was needed (red pins). Three years ago the first university in Bochum (Hochschule für Gesundheit) started to educate their students directly on a bachelor level. Currently more and more schools offer to study one or one and a half year longer to reach besides the state examination a bachelor degree as well
How many schools/ universities do you have?
We have 270 schools (private and public, state examination) and around 50 universities for BA and MA-programmes.
Name of your students organization(s):
Bundesstudierendenrat (BStR) Physio-Deutschland e.V., Bundesjuniorenrat (BJR) Physio-Deutschland e.V.
Describe your students’ organization in 3 sentences:
The students of the Bundesjuniorenrat are organizing events to inform students about their professional and training opportunities, organize network-sessions for students and publish all of their information at the website of their association, to make it available for all students. The student association of the university students is not organized at the level of federal states but at the national level.
How many PT students are there within the organization?
Around 20 academic students (BStR) and 300 students with state examination (BJR)
Communication about ECPTS within your country:
Articles about ECPTS are published in German in the Journal and the website of the association.
What is the entry level for working as a physiotherapist in your country?
Currently the level is state examination after a vocational education.
Do you offer English-speaking courses or summerschools for PTs/ PT-students? Partly in English: Master in Manualtherapy at the Hochschule Osnabrück: http://www.wiso.hs-osnabrueck.de/42972.html