Rehabilitation (Swedish)

Qualification awarded: Högre yrkeshögskoleexmen inom hälsovård och det sociala området, Ergoterapeut (högre YH)/Fysioterapeut (högre YH)/Förstavårdare (högre YH)/Geronom (högre YH)/Hälsovårdare (högre YH)/Sjukskötare (högre YH)/Socionom (högre YH); equivalent to Master of Health Care or Master of Social Services and Health Care (Geronom (högre YH) only)
Level of qualification: 2nd cycle
Scope: 90 ECTS credits
Duration: 2-3 years
Mode of study: part-time
Language of tuition: Swedish
Programme director: Ira Jeglinsky

If you after a few years in working life look forward to new, exciting possibilities and to increase your competitiveness on the labour market, perhaps wish to take the next step in your career and work with expert-, development- and leadership tasks, then Arcada’s higher degree (Master’s) education in Rehabilitation is something for you. The Master’s education is targeted at students who have graduated from Social Services and Healthcare and have worked for at least three years. The education confers a deepening of knowledge, skills and abilities. The education supports the ability to meet the constant changes in working life and the demands placed on an evidence-based mode of working and research- development- and innovation activities within your field.

The programme in Rehabilitation is aimed at multi-professional rehabilitative activities with rehabilitative change management in focus. The purpose is that the student during the education expands their knowledge of accessibility and inclusion as part of the rehabilitation process on an individual-, group- and societal level. This is intended to promote functionality for people of different ages as well as to promote their participation and living conditions in society. The goal is also that the student gains insight in Universal Design as part of the rehabilitation field. The work experience of the students is perceived as a resource. Through collaboration with working life and its representatives, a comprehensive picture of the multifaceted and challenging changes within professional life is made possible, both in relation to management and development of services. Within the framework of elective studies and the degree thesis the student has the opportunity to profile the studies according to specific fields of interest. The degree thesis is focused on development pursuits that are anchored in specific problems in the practical activities within the rehabilitation field.

Career prospects/Placement in working life

After finishing the degree programme you can work with change- and development work within your present employment and as a leader for multi-professional rehabilitation units.

Research-, development- and innovation

The research-, development- and innovation activities within Arcada are primarily conducted within the profile areas that exist within the Department of Health and Welfare at Arcada. These are Health Promotion, Patient Safety and Social Inclusion.

We strive for that the student performs as large a part of their studies as possible integrated with ongoing research-, development- and innovation activities. The basis for these activities is that they should be utilitarian. This entails that we embark from existing, needs-defined issues in working life and the society.

Further studies

Those who have completed a master’s degree at a university of applied sciences can apply to participate in licentiate- or doctoral studies at a university. The university assesses each application individually to ascertain whether the applicant has sufficient practical attainments to participate in university postgraduate education.

Last updated

26.8.2015