Name: Aoife Hennelly
PT educational system:
Physiotherapy in Ireland is offered through a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiotherapy. The degree programme is part funded by the state and part funded by the individual. In the past year, a 3 years masters programme has been introduced for post graduate students in physiotherapy. There are multiple options across the four universities for specialisation post qualification.
How many schools/ universities do you have?
There are 4 universities in Ireland that offer a BSc. Physiotherapy.
Name of your students organization(s):
Student board of Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.
Describe your students’ organization in 3 sentences:
A national organization that aims to represent physiotherapy students in Ireland. It is run in conjunction with the main representative society in Ireland the ISCP. There role is to inform of any major opportunities involving training and continuous professional development and to provide important information to students.
What are the goals of your students’ organization?
· To represent Irish students of physiotherapy nationally and internationally.
· To ensure integration of all physiotherapy students in Ireland.
· To provide students with relevant information and opportunities for continuous development.
Entry level in physiotherapy?
Post final year exams of secondary school.
English speaking summer schools?
We don't really have summer schools but the courses are all taught in English.