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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Are you Able in Amsterdam?

(c) Photo by Emily Rocha - EGAC Photos I am "Able Amsterdam"Tips about Amsterdam's most wheelchair-friendly places by Josephine ReesDid you ever wonder how wheelchair friendly Amsterdam is? You will be's not as accessible as you might think. A few...

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Why Physiotherapy? ESP alumna reflection

ESP alumna reflection Sonia Cristovao Sonia Cristovao recently graduated from the three-year program of European School of Physiotherapy. She was born in Toronto, Canada, but her ethnicity is Portuguese. She has always loved to study and discover new places and...

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The first week of ESP’s class 2021

Nice to meet you! After a very nice and tropical summer, ESP was fully prepared and ready to welcome another generation of ESP students! During the summer, the NVAO (Dutch and Flemish Accreditation Organization) has adviced positively about the quality of our program...

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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.”