Ausbildung zum Physiotherapeuten

The three-year training to become a physiotherapist includes a total of 4,500 hours (= teaching units of 45 minutes each). This comprises 2,900 hours of theoretical and practical training. It also includes 1,600 hours of hands-on patient training. You will be prepared for employment as an employee and self-employed. Through a willingness to learn, take advantage of what your private education provider has to offer and discover the broad spectrum of physical therapy. Your school fees and the subsidies from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia ensure that you have access to numerous exclusive offers above and beyond the regular training content. You will also be supported by the training institute X-PHYSIO if your learning performance is successful. You will be thoroughly prepared for self-employment, you will be assisted in the start-up process. From the idea to the marketing of an offer, the entire range of skills that are part of entrepreneurship are promoted.

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Your learning success is the most important premise at X-PHYSIO. This is reflected in the teaching methods uned in every room of the school. Beyond the classic presentation of content, you as a learner of X-PHYSIO will be encouraged to develop personally and discover your abilities. All methods are aimed at helping you realize your own potential to a high degree. With the performance measurements at X-PHYSIO, you as a learner will get the necessary coordinate system to confidently navigate school and the challenges that await you in the future. For this purpose, your potential is identified and promoted. It’s multi-layered teaching approach will help you reach your full potential. With a learning culture based on participation and support, you will be adequately moved forward. You relearn how to learn and are encouraged to strive to gain knowledge on your own initiative. The teaching methodology combines for you many proven approaches and practices while allowing for novel and modern forms of teaching. You learn innovatively.

As a student-centered company, you as a learner are always at the center. To make sure you get enough attention as an apprentice, 20 exclusive apprenticeships are offered each year. The small course size allows for full participation and involvement in the classroom. You are consistently encouraged by the instructors to constructively participate and shape your learning world. Your instructors support you and train with you various learning techniques. The first step is always to discuss the basics for you. You will develop a solid understanding of the content taught. To reinforce your newfound knowledge, your instructors will give you various opportunities for practical application and diverse real-world examples of what you’ve learned. For complex topics, you will receive in-depth guidance. As more challenging activities are introduced, you will be introduced gradually. The meaning of what you have learned is thus made clear to you in a process. This helps you as a learner to expand your understanding of what you have learned and to consolidate the learning outcome you have achieved. You learn with more sustainability.

As a learner, everyone is a member of the school community along with faculty. The instructors encourage you as a learner to learn from each other and with each other, so that you can internalize your acquired knowledge by presenting and explaining it.

You, as a learner, are the focus of attention and will be equally involved in school activities. A continuous exchange between all parties active at the school strengthens cohesion. To this end, numerous events are offered in which you can discuss and represent school and learning topics together with your instructors across grades and courses. During these workshops, information with current relevance will be shared with you. The focus on strong internal communication throughout the course years provides an opportunity for you to grasp best teaching practices and effective strategies from one another.

Continuing education and training courses with external or internal speakers are held regularly for you as a learner as well as for the instructors. This brings new practices to your school and complements the best practices. Your learning achievements are essential for X-PHYSIO, therefore they will be recorded, appreciated and duly honored and celebrated. You learn together.

The library of X-PHYSIO is the fountain of knowledge for you. You can access a large stock of specialized literature to satisfy your inquisitiveness. To enable you to engage in self-motivated learning, you will be trained in the use of specialized literature and the research of appropriate knowledge sources for your field of knowledge. The collections of professional articles, DVDs and books available to you in the library make a vital contribution to your education. The offer is a resource for you with a coordinated selection of media. You can approach your learning independently with the media from the inventory and follow up on suggestions from class. You can learn how to research the literature as a basis for acquiring knowledge at a simplified level.

In the library, you can develop and advance your skills in effective research and evaluation of information under the guidance of your instructors. Book presentations and reviews as well as journal clubs on professional articles as well as video workshops are tools that are integrated in the classroom to teach you how to work with these media. You’ll get a new enthusiasm for reading and be inspired by the fascination of knowing human movement. You as a learner are invited to actively shape the development of our resources, because you as a user are also an active advisor and your opinion is crucial. For your stimulation, events are held where authors personally present works for you.

At a glance

Start of training

Training duration

Training costs

Course size

Your mix of theory and practice

Your agenda

1st apprenticeship year

In the first year of your apprenticeship, you will primarily be taught basic theoretical knowledge and basic skills.

A successful transition from general education or your previous field of endeavor is ensured. Learning according to a systematic concept is just as much a part of the program as researching specialist literature and dealing with it adequately.

You will be shown skills that ensure success, the training of exam-relevant routines and the targeted application of effective learning techniques and learning strategies.

What awaits you

Your advantages:

That’s what you’re going to learn:

You will learn this especially intensively:

2nd apprenticeship year

In the second year of your apprenticeship, you will expand and deepen most of the knowledge you have already acquired. Accordingly, the content is strongly based on the first year of the apprenticeship. The practical part increasingly predominates.
Your 2,900 hours of theoretical and practical training will be completed by the end of the second year. In addition, there is differentiated training in communication and preparation for practical work with patients towards the third year of training. You have the possibility to enroll in various elective courses and AGs and to further deepen your individual interests. These elective compulsory areas and the AGs become increasingly important in the second year of learning.

What awaits you

Your advantages:

That’s what you’re going to learn:

You will learn this especially intensively:

3rd apprenticeship year

The third year of the apprenticeship consists mainly of practical assignments in real structures of therapeutic care and support. In parallel, the deepening of your specification from the individual learning focus takes place weekly in-house and monthly in the group. The preparation for the final exams has a special system. Application training and personal career counseling make the school year complete for you. You complete the regular part of the training at the end of the third year of training and obtain the professional title of physiotherapist with a successful state final examination.

What awaits you

Your advantages:

That’s what you’re going to learn:

You will learn this especially intensively:

Continuing education

Parallel to the start of the third year of apprenticeship, you also have the option of starting the preparatory course for the IHK examination to become a “Fachwirt im Gesundheits- und Sozialwesen” (specialist in health and social services), provided you have achieved the appropriate academic performance. In addition to the content of your final year, this program also imparts the corresponding commercial and entrepreneurial know-how to optimally prepare you for self-employment or managerial activities in an employment relationship.
In the fourth year, the exam preparation course for the IHK exam for “Fachwirt im Gesundheits- und Sozialwesen” is continued on a part-time basis. The training is a combination of evening lectures and some weekend seminars.

That's why at X-Physio !

Student-centered

You actively shape your training at X-PHYSIO. You learn to work in partnership with other skilled professions in a committed manner. As a learner at X-PHYSIO you will be encouraged and spurred on to diligence, curiosity, responsible action, independent as well as respectful interaction. The positive learning experiences associated with this ensure the sustained acquisition of knowledge and ensure a deep understanding of what has been learned. Your independence and prudence will become increasingly pronounced in this way. As a graduate of X-PHYSIO, you will learn to responsibly shape your life as an acting rather than merely reacting person. You will leave X-PHYSIO as an acting citizen and competent therapist who thoughtfully helps shape professional policy and society.

Future-oriented

Learning at X-PHYSIO will change you and you will change learning. The nature of teaching at X-PHYSIO is designed to help learners develop into confident individuals. At X-PHYSIO you will have the opportunity to gain professional knowledge to a special degree and at the same time to recognize potentials in a dynamic health care system and to use them for yourself. Even with constantly changing conditions, you will find your way and the changing circumstances will additionally contribute to your success. The working basis of X-PHYSIO is training from a future perspective for use in the healthcare system of tomorrow - within the framework of a generalized, holistic teaching and learning concept.

Socially oriented

Daniel Wegen and Sergej Borkenhagen are two convinced physiotherapists who founded the private school in Bonn. Behind this, however, should equally be instructors, parents, siblings, life partners, and the learners themselves. Equal emphasis is placed not only on training, but also on personal development. This includes, in particular, supporting each other and learning with and from each other again and again. Community-based values and a high level of ambition form the basis for successful cooperation at X-PHYSIO. In addition to the implementation of the complex learning program, caring is of high importance at X-PHYSIO. Emotional and social well-being has a direct positive impact on learning behavior, so creating well-being is a priority at X-PHYSIO. Bei X-PHYSIO wird die Auffassung vertreten, dass die Lernenden eine ganzheitliche Betreuung benötigen, die weit über die rein schulischen Anforderungen und Erwartungen hinausgeht.

Common culture and values

As a learner at X-PHYSIO, you are part of the integrative Working group system, in which you work together with others in a subject area throughout the respective training years. The team always has a tutor who accompanies the group. The inter-grade AG system is the basic framework for a close-knit support system that promotes the competence of networking. You, as a learner, play an actively crucial role in X-PHYSIO's support system. From the beginning, you will be activated to engage and prove yourself outside of the mandatory program. You will have the opportunity to take on leadership roles within your community. Your tutors will support you with the exciting tasks and projects. The development of your social skills is equal to your professional development. This culture is built on mutual appreciation and respectful interaction.

Maintenance of a common environment

The school's location and many partnerships with institutions in the immediate vicinity allow you, the learner, to enjoy a stimulating, varied and challenging program.

Individual feedback and discussion sessions

Caring is at the center of our efforts. It is important to set goals as an individual, but also as a group, and to keep them in mind. This approach shapes the school culture and as such has a formative effect on you as a learner. X-PHYSIO shows you how goals are set and systematically pursued. As a learner, you are regularly given the opportunity to reflect on your level of performance and to reconcile your self-image with that of others. It is a strategic decision to implement a "target focus." Constructive goal setting and tracking is an excellent tool to keep yourself motivated day in and day out throughout the training period.

That's why at X-Physio !

Student-centered

You actively shape your training at X-PHYSIO. You learn to work in partnership with other skilled professions in a committed manner. As a learner at X-PHYSIO you will be encouraged and spurred on to diligence, curiosity, responsible action, independent as well as respectful interaction. The positive learning experiences associated with this ensure the sustained acquisition of knowledge and ensure a deep understanding of what has been learned. Your independence and prudence will become increasingly pronounced in this way. As a graduate of X-PHYSIO, you will learn to responsibly shape your life as an acting rather than merely reacting person. You will leave X-PHYSIO as an acting citizen and competent therapist who thoughtfully helps shape professional policy and society.

Future-oriented

Learning at X-PHYSIO will change you and you will change learning. The nature of teaching at X-PHYSIO is designed to help learners develop into confident individuals. At X-PHYSIO you will have the opportunity to gain professional knowledge to a special degree and at the same time to recognize potentials in a dynamic health care system and to use them for yourself. Even with constantly changing conditions, you will find your way and the changing circumstances will additionally contribute to your success. The working basis of X-PHYSIO is training from a future perspective for use in the healthcare system of tomorrow - within the framework of a generalized, holistic teaching and learning concept.

Socially oriented

Daniel Wegen and Sergej Borkenhagen are two convinced physiotherapists who founded the private school in Bonn. Behind this, however, should equally be instructors, parents, siblings, life partners, and the learners themselves. Equal emphasis is placed not only on training, but also on personal development. This includes, in particular, supporting each other and learning with and from each other again and again. Community-based values and a high level of ambition form the basis for successful cooperation at X-PHYSIO. In addition to the implementation of the complex learning program, caring is of high importance at X-PHYSIO. Emotional and social well-being has a direct positive impact on learning behavior, so creating well-being is a priority at X-PHYSIO. Bei X-PHYSIO wird die Auffassung vertreten, dass die Lernenden eine ganzheitliche Betreuung benötigen, die weit über die rein schulischen Anforderungen und Erwartungen hinausgeht.

Common culture and values

As a learner at X-PHYSIO, you are part of the integrative AG system, in which you work together with others in a subject area throughout the respective training years. The team always has a tutor who accompanies the group. The inter-grade AG system is the basic framework for a close-knit support system that promotes the competence of networking. You, as a learner, play an actively crucial role in X-PHYSIO's support system. From the beginning, you will be activated to engage and prove yourself outside of the mandatory program. You will have the opportunity to take on leadership roles within your community. Your tutors will support you with the exciting tasks and projects. The development of your social skills is equal to your professional development. This culture is built on mutual appreciation and respectful interaction.

Individual feedback and discussion sessions

Caring is at the center of our efforts. It is important to set goals as an individual, but also as a group, and to keep them in mind. This approach shapes the school culture and as such has a formative effect on you as a learner. X-PHYSIO shows you how goals are set and systematically pursued. As a learner, you are regularly given the opportunity to reflect on your level of performance and to reconcile your self-image with that of others. It is a strategic decision to implement a "target focus." Constructive goal setting and tracking is an excellent tool to keep yourself motivated day in and day out throughout the training period.

Maintenance of a common environment

The school's location and many partnerships with institutions in the immediate vicinity allow you, the learner, to enjoy a stimulating, varied and challenging program.

Get informed now !

At our information evenings you have the opportunity to get more information about our training without any obligation. Take the opportunity and register for the next appointment in a few minutes.

The next info evening will take place on

12.09.2021

Your goal

Your training objective is derived from

Above all, according to § 8 MPhG, the training should enable, in accordance with the tasks of the profession, in particular to apply appropriate procedures of physiotherapy in the *fields of activity prevention (health promotion), curative medicine,

rehabilitation, (palliation) and in the spa system “to provide aids for the development, preservation or restoration of all functions in the somatic and mental spheres and to train substitute functions in the case of physical disabilities that cannot be reversed.”

The main objective is to acquire the professional ability to act to

Health Promotion

Prävention

Kurration und Palliation

To treat, counsel, instruct as well as train individuals in their respective settings, the associated form of care and the ability to cooperate & communicate intra- and inter-professionally.

Throughout the entire process of your training, there is always an additional focus on the examination of your own person as a prospective personality in physiotherapy and as a learner of a medical profession.

Here you can get started after your training

You will be prepared for employment and self-employment. Your possible areas of employment after training are hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, physiotherapy practices, medical care centers, fitness facilities, preventive health projects, telemedicine and professional policy. With your presence, your commitment and your willingness to learn, you make an essential contribution to the success of the learning process.

Here you can start directly after your training:

As a therapist, this is also where you come in:

Super career prospects after training

FAQ

Formally, you need the intermediate school leaving certificate (Realschule). For X-PHYSIO your motivation is crucial. What is your reason for wanting to become a physical therapist? The other formalities are a medical certificate (from the family doctor) and a simple police clearance certificate.

As of 01.01.2021, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia has decided to completely waive tuition fees for training occupations in the healthcare sector. In this respect, X-PHYSIO no longer charges tuition fees to learners.

At X-PHYSIO, the theoretical and technical-practical contents of the training are taught in the first two years of training. Practical training on patients takes place in the third year of training. Teaching in the first two years of training is action-oriented. This means that there are no different subjects, but different contexts in which the learning content is taught in an action-oriented manner. Thus, in each context, both relevant theory and relevant subject practice are combined.

X-PHYSIO is well prepared for hybrid teaching. It will come down to a combination of distance and face-to-face instruction. In our eyes, both forms of teaching have their justification and respective advantage. These are combined in a target-oriented way at X-PHYSIO. Last year, we were already able to test this mix of teaching methods with two days of distance and three days of face-to-face teaching per week.

Monday 8AM – 5PM
Tuesday 8AM-12PM
Wednesday 8AM-15:30PM
Thursday 8AM-15:30PM
Friday 8AM-12PM

At X-PHYSIO, regular mid-term exams are held before the Christmas, Easter and summer vacations. The intermediate examinations each consist of an oral, practical and written part.

The practical training on the patient takes place at the official training partners of X-PHYSIO. These are basically available as deployment sites. If you have a special institution as a desired location, you can propose it as an official training partner. This proposal will then be reviewed by the school administration.

Numerous advantages through training

An apprenticeship at X-PHYSIO offers you numerous advantages and opportunities

Official training partners

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