European School of Physiotherapy

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The European School of Physiotherapy (ESP) offers an intense and high-quality physiotherapy programme for excellent students from all over the world! ESP is an honours programme of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS or HvA) and is recognised by The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) as “Small and Intensive Education”.


All official information from requirements of enrolment to housing and tuition fee, can be found on our official university website.

What makes ESP unique?

Extended Family

Bachelor of Science

Honours Programme

International Classroom

Small and Intensive

ESP Blog

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The story of Marco Kerkhof

Marco is A Dutch physiotherapist with 30 years of experience.  he is working in 2 different words: in  Switzerland and in Africa. There he promotes projects to help people with physical problems and difficulties.

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Showcasing student projects of the past and future

Every ESP graduate leaves ESP with a successful Professional Assignment Project. These assignments consist of a thesis (literature review) that provide an answer to the research question which is ultimately implemented into an innovative product. Are you a...

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ESP internship stories – Alice in Italy

Alice in Italia ESP Internship Alice spent her last summer in Bologna, Italy at her physiotherapy internship. She has had some amazing internship experiences so we asked her to share her story in our 2nd episode of “Internship Stories”. How did...

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Physiotherapy according to WCPT

Physical therapists provide services that develop, maintain and restore people’s maximum movement and functional ability. They can help people at any stage of life, when movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors.

Physical therapists help people maximise their quality of life, looking at physical, psychological, emotional and social wellbeing. They work in the health spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation.