Education of Health Professionals in Therapy (Master)

Brief overview

DegreeMaster of Arts (M.A.)
DepartmentMünster Department of Health
Special type of studyfull-time
IntakeWinter semester
Standard period of study4 semesters
Language of InstructionGerman
Semester fee

Requirements and enrollment

Admissions restrictions No local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementNo
Additional entrance requirements

First professional degree:

An undergraduate degree in Education in the Therapeutic Professions, Therapeutic Science or a related subject with a grade of 2.5 or better.

Applicants without a corresponding pedagogical BA degree have the possibility of a 2-semester study programme for lateral entry (questions regarding examination law will be answered by Kathrin Oentrich B.A. at the examination office, organisational questions regarding the procedure will be answered by Ailina Claaßen M.A., the study plan can be found here on the page below).

Master’s programmes for Education of Health Professionals start in the winter semester. The closing date for applications is 15 September. If you are unable to present documentary evidence of your Bachelor’s degree by then, you may submit a transcript plus a statement of your average grade. Information about deadlines can be found on our website, together with the current cut-off date, by which time you must have presented proof of your Bachelor’s degree.


Language requirements:

Applicants who did not acquire their study qualification at a German-speaking institution must demonstrate that they have knowledge of German at level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL), for example by proving that they have passed the TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache) with an average score of ‘4’, or must furnish equivalent proof.

Initial vocational training in physiotherapy, speech therapy or occupational therapy.
EnrolmentThe next enrolment phase
commences in Mai 2024.

Detailed description of the degree programme

Employment in therapy is becoming increasingly demanding. Therapy staff face ever-growing challenges due to difficult conditions in practice, a changing environment and changes in the health system. Consequently, the importance of training and continuing education for therapists is also growing – and with it, the need for qualified teachers of therapy. Our Master’s programme in the Education of Health Professionals in Therapy is the optimal preparation for this work in vocational education.


Münster School of Health’s Master’s programme in the Education of Health Professionals in Therapy provides the academic training required for this task. You will be able to teach therapy staff the technical and personal skills they require for the complex scope of duties involved in professional therapy. The Master’s degree will offer you the prospect of gaining further academic qualifications in scientific research areas in national and international educational fields.

Occupational fields

With this Master’s degree, a wide range of career opportunities will be open to you. You will be able to teach – as a teacher of therapy in hospitals and communities, and at technical schools, therapy schools and other educational institutions involved in training and continuing education in the health system. You will also be qualified to perform the core activities of school development or quality assurance. In addition, the Master’s degree will enable you to pursue further academic qualifications in scientific research.

Content and course sequence

Our Master’s programme, lasting four semesters, combines therapy education expertise with imparting the competences required to teach therapy. In the process, teaching is clearly oriented to practical tasks.

Three thematic blocks structure the study programme in the first three semesters: in Therapy and Health Sciences, you will expand the knowledge gained in your Bachelor programme, consolidating the expertise acquired there with modules such as: Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives of Therapy; Ethics; Approaches of Professional Interaction; Evidence-Based Therapy; and Public Health.

The second thematic block addresses the production of scientific work. In modules such as Epistemology and Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis, you will learn the basics of research methodology and practise using scientific instruments.

The Education Science thematic block deals mainly with the core areas of activity in teaching therapy, such as curriculum development and conceptions of teaching and learning arrangements. In addition, there are courses on fields of research from education science and vocational education, as well as modules on education law and research in education. A three-month practical stage in Teaching and Delivery ensures that the course content is linked to work experience.

You will then write your Master’s thesis in the fourth semester, concluding your degree programme with a Master of Arts title.

Why choose us

What characterises our degree programme is that theory and practice are closely linked. Rather than conveying specialist knowledge devoid of context based on the logic of isolated scientific disciplines, we teach on a case-related basis and in an interdisciplinary manner. Thanks to the practical stage, the programme structure itself also enhances the connection to professional practice. In addition, we engage in constant exchange with various healthcare facilities on the latest topics  and current needs.

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