Bachelor programmes

Bachelor programme of Physiotherapy

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A Unique study programme for health and sports physiotherapy

The aim of the programme is to prepare graduates for the profession of a physiotherapist with a unique health and sports focus, for work as university-educated professionals involved in the development of physiotherapy and the promotion of the integration of theory and practice – individuals possessing the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for lifelong learning in their specialty and for further academic education.

The bachelor's programme of Physiotherapy is a full-time study programme of a standard length of 4 years taught in the English language. During the first two years, students will acquire the theoretical foundation of Physiotherapy. From the summer semester of the second year, students will participate in bi-annual clinical practice in the university hospital to gain hands-on experience and practical skills in Physiotherapy, treating and communicating with actual patients and healthcare team. For that reason, students attend eight semesters of the Czech language during their studies to achieve language proficiency for communication with patients.

After completing all study obligations, and successfully passing the Final state exam and defending the bachelor thesis, graduates are awarded the Bachelor’s degree (Bc.) of Physiotherapy.

Why choose physiotherapy at our school?

The graduates are highly qualified to work in health care settings as well as in sports. Our university provides professionals with superb theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The focus is not only on preparing future physiotherapists for their future profession but also those professionals who will further develop the field of physiotherapy, and work in academic settings as well as in research.

Important notice: remember that the work of a PT is somewhat physically demanding. During the study of physiotherapy, students work in pairs to practice learned techniques and procedures on each other and eventually on patients. This work requires physical contact (touching) between students or on a patient with exposed body parts, i.e., legs, lower back, arms, etc. Students start their clinical practice in the spring semester of their second year, when they will already be interacting with real patients, thus the emphasis on the Czech language communication skills.

What we offer

Bachelor study programme of Physiotherapy is a unique study programme. Our teachers offer students individual and personal approach, using modern methods of teaching. Practical courses are taught in small groups which give students an opportunity to watch from up-close and try out in person.

UP students are offered various services, such as modern accommodation in student dormitories, healthcare services on campus, counselling and administrative help in relation to their study and student visa, and many others. Numerous sport facilities and cafeterias around the university campus are available with the student discount, as well as various student clubs and associations to join. Students are provided with tutoring and counselling during the whole course of their study. A newly established Welcome Office offers support to the international student community, organizing lectures and information meetings for foreign students.

From the year 2023, students of Physiotherapy have an opportunity to join students and academics from abroad during the annual Czech School of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.

Palacký University in Olomouc

Palacký University Olomouc is the second-oldest university in Czechia, educating scholars since the 16th century. Its eight faculties provide hundreds of study programmes, encompassing virtually all areas of contemporary arts and sciences.

With science and research being the university’s top priorities, its research teams utilize state-of-the-art technologies and students assist in solving scientific research projects. It currently ranks among Europe’s elite research facilities in a number of fields, excelling particularly in nanotechnology, optics, experimental chemistry and medicine, as well as special education, kinanthropology and physiotherapy.

The city of Olomouc is also the place of one of the richest national heritage sites, second only to Prague. A second home to more than 23,000 students from around the world, Olomouc is a university town, sometimes nicknamed the “Czech Oxford”. Its old centre boasts a number of admired historical sights – a multitude of churches of various denominations and architectural styles, a majestic Renaissance town hall, a number of monumental statues and fountains as well as remnants of mighty 18th century fortifications.

Information on admissions for the academic year 2024 - 2025

Application deadline: 01.11.2023 – 30.05.2024

Number of students admitted: 12-18 students

Tuition fee: 8000 EUR / academic year

Start of the academic year: 01.09.2024


How to apply

Deadline for electronic application: 01.11.2023 – 30.05.2024

Registration fee: 790 CZK

The prospective student must complete the online application form at and pay the administrative fee of 790 CZK for every registered application. The administrative fee must be paid immediately after choosing the study programme. The payment methods and further details are provided in the electronic application. The administrative fee is non-refundable.


Together with the application, the prospective student must provide:

  • a copy of the secondary-school education certificate verified by the issuing institution
  • transcript of records and certificates from the secondary school
  • copy of a valid passport or European ID card (must include a photo and personal information)
  • a copy of Medical Fitness and Hepatitis B Vaccination form signed by a General practitioner
  • a proof of English language competence from non-native English speakers, minimum of B1 according to CEFR (PET/FCE Cambridge exam, BULATS score 60, IELTS score 5 with a minimum of 4 points from each part) or TOEFL iBT score 40). Prospective students without a certificate must complete the English language test provided by Palacký University. Applicants who submit proof that their previous studies were carried out in English will be exempt from the language test.

The original or certified (true) copies of the certificate of the completed high/secondary education together with the academic transcripts (accompanied by a certified translation to Czech or English in case it is not originally in one of these languages) must be sent to the following address by the deadline of application:

Irena Jedličková
International Relations Office
Faculty of Health Sciences, Palacký University Olomouc
Hněvotínská 3,
775 15 Olomouc
Czech Republic

More information can be found in the FAQ section.


Entrance exams

Entrance exam is an oral exam in a form of an interview via online platform ZOOM. The interview will evaluate the motivation of the student for studying Physiotherapy at Palacký University, assess their level of spoken English and comprehension, and test the candidate on five questions from human biology.

The Entrance Exam will be online via ZOOM on April 15, 2024, between 11 am and 3 pm.

For more information, read the documents below:

After receiving the admission to study

Following admission, the applicant from a non-EU country must apply for a long-term visa in their country of residence. Please get in touch with the nearest representative office of the Czech Republic.

Requirements for document certification depend on the country where the document was issued. Please thoroughly study the information available here:

Upon passing the entrance exam and receiving the admission to study, students must sign a contract with Palacký University. The contract also includes an agreement about the tuition fee of EUR 8,000 per academic year and other rights and duties of the student. Prospective students are obliged to pay the tuition fee of 8000 EUR by the date of the enrolment and bring the proof of payment with them.

Students without the proof of payment cannot be enrolled to study and commence their study at Palacký University in Olomouc.

The fee for an assessment of foreign secondary-school education of 930 CZK must be paid upon request from Palacký University after the assessment is completed.

More information can be found in the FAQ section.

After receiving the non-admission to study

Following Section 50(6) of the Higher Education Act No.111/1998 Coll., a candidate may appeal against the decision of the Dean of the Faculty within 30 days of receiving written notification of the result of the entrance examination. The appeal shall be submitted in writing and sent to the address of the faculty to Mrs. Irena Jedličková. You may use the form below to file an appeal.

Appeal against the decision on non-admission to study

Agencies that help potential students with the application process

France, French-speaking countries

Parcours Médecin

Monika Bourderioux,



India, UAE

Gyanberry Training Institute FZ LLC




Aspiyan, s.r.o

International Office Faculty of Health Sciences




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