Name: Carina Nymoen
PT educational system:
In Norway you can study physiotherapy in public and private schools. The public schools who offers bachelors is the college in Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim or the university in Tromsø.
How many schools/ universities do you have?
Norway has five public schools, and one private. The private schools involve one year in Oslo and two years in the Netherlands. When you come back to Norway, it´s not for sure that you will get the mandatory practical year you must complete to be an authorized physiotherapist in Norway.
Name of your students organization(s): FYSIO
Describe your students’ organization in 3 sentences
As a organization we try to meet our members wishes at all times. We are a small organization, but we are constantly trying to evolve into something bigger, and include ourselves in relative projects. We strive to please our members’ needs for additional courses/seminars and social events to attend.
What are the goals of your students’ organization?
We try to make up new goals every year to accomplish. Our main goal is to enhance the communication between the schools, and make the education level as equally good as possible.
How many PT students are there within the organization?
Communication about ECPTS within your country:
As a pretty new addition to ECPTS, we are not sure which role we´re going to take on in the organization, other than that we want to be involved. From this fall, we will start to get the word out about ECPTS to all of our members.
What is the entry level for working as a physiotherapist in your country?
You have to take a Bachelor in the public or private school, and complete a mandatory practical year in a hospital/institution etc.
Do you offer English-speaking courses or summerschools for PTs/ PT-students
Oslo priorities students from schools they have collaborations with. Every student in their 3rd year of studies can take their fall semester in the capital of Norway. HiOA offers the subject International Public Health in English (18 or 30 ECTS). In the future you might be able to attend the spring semester as well. Scandinavian students have the opportunity to do practical education at our very own clinic at the school. This offers depends on the school sending students out to other countries to study. In the future, the school hopes to offer abroad students a wider range of subjects.