Name: Agnė O. and Agne S.
from Lithuania (Lietuva)
PT educational system:
In Lithuania we have 3 universities that provide PT education - batchelor (4years) and master (1,5-2 year). Also where is a large number of colledges where you have to study 3 years in order to get a batchelor. Afterwards for getting master degree you have to study one extra year in University.
How many schools/ universities do you have?
Universities - 3 (around 200 per year start studying PT at universities), Colledges - 5 or 6 (one colledge for short time lost their posibilities to educate PT) (around 350 students start studing PT).
Name of your students organization(s):
Science society: Physical therapist
Describe your students’ organization in 3 sentences:
The purpose of this union is to gather students together in order to let ourselfs improve scientific skills that are going to be needed in a forward career. Also, it is a posibility to make changes from studens and to have a closer relationships with academic society. Finaly, having fun together.
What are the goals of your students’ organization?
To let students touching science as quickly as posiable.
How many PT students are there within the organization?
This society involves just students that are interested into scientific part of one university.It is about 40 students that are taking part.
Communication about ECPTS within your country:
It is going to be the first gentle touch towards ECPTS and we are looking fordard to found further communication with them.
What is the entry level for working as a physiotherapist in your country?
Do you offer English-speaking courses or summerschools for PTs/ PT-students?
Lithuanian Health Science University has a strong colaboration with complex science and it's application in Sport and Rehabiliation area while using Kaunas-load ECG system.