An Erasmus exchange programme has a minimum duration of three months, but at VIA most students are on exchange for a full semester. We also invite you for shorter stays.
Read about a typical exchange at psychomotor therapy
Before arriving, you must make a learning agreement with your own university and with us about the content and outcome of the exchange.
The VIA Psychomotor Therapy team will make an individual programme for you in accordance with the agreement.
This means it is very likely that you will have classes with a combination of first, second and third years’ student in order to reach the goals of your agreement.
Lectures and literature in Danish
Since all of the lectures and most of the literature is in Danish, a language course will usually be a part of the programme too.
Because of the language difference, we aim at offering exchange students as many practical lessons as possible and less theory.
Psychomotor therapy in Denmark
In Denmark, manual treatment is a fundamental part of the studies. Physical contact, with touch or massage of a patient wearing clothes, enables us to relate muscular tensions and dynamics of the body to psychological aspects.
The distinctive feature of studying Psychomotor Therapy in Denmark is a process-oriented learning environment:
The course focuses on your own reflections and personal development. Starting from awareness of your own body, we proceed to reflect upon the role of a professional therapist and develop methods of being one in harmony with the person you are.
Apart from manual treatment the distinctive subjects are:
- Free movement and training of body consciousness
- Rehabilitation and preventive psychomotor therapy
- Psychomotor therapy directed towards certain segments e. g.
children, elderly, disabled or people with mental illnesses
Evaluation and exams
There are three requirements for exchange students:
- 80 percent attendance in classes and internship
- 2-3 written reports in English
- 1 oral feedback and evaluation at the end of your stay
As part of your learning agreement, it will be stated whether you will take an examination at your own educational institution after your time in Denmark.