About the Department of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine

The Department of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine currently offers two Bachelor’s degrees (Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy) and one Master’s degree (Physiotherapy), both for full-time students.

Starting in their first year, students take part in practical placements organized in conjunction with the Ostrava City Hospital - primarily with its Clinic of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, but also with other clinics at the hospital which provide equipment and facilities for practical tuition. Students also do practical placements with other partner institutions of the Department – including the Ostrava City Hospital, the Vítkovice Hospital, the Rehabilitation Institute in Hrabyně, and other workplaces in Ostrava and the wider region.

Research at the Department focuses on monitoring patients’ progress following replantation, polytrauma, strokes, spinal lesions and amputations. Staff at the Department also contribute to the development of methodological standards applicable in physiotherapy.

Students have the opportunity to take part in exchange Tallinn Health Care College (Estonia), Savonia University of Applied Sciences (Finland), the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain), the University of Valencia (Spain), and the University of Wolverhampton (UK).

The Department also organizes a range of events for the professional community, including lectures and presentations by leading experts.

Updated: 07. 09. 2022