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VIA Psychomotor Therapy

Exchange

As exchange student, you will gain a deeper understanding and knowledge of psychomotor therapy on a professional and personal level.

About the programme

  • Facts

    Title: Psychomotor Therapy Exchange Programme

    Duration of the programme: Usually 1 semester (30 ECTS) but shorter stay is possible.

    Programme start: Week 6 and 35.

    Study location: Randers. Read more about Campus Randers

    Language: The programme is in Danish, but you will be assigned a ”buddy” among the other students who will help you with translation.

    Curriculum: See the curriculum for the full degree programme (pdf)

  • Structure and content

    We tailor your studies to fit your purpose.

    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

    Individual programme

    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.

  • Enrolment

    We expect you to have completed one year study at your home university before you apply for our exchange programme.

    We only accept exchange students who are already studying psychomotor therapy, and you need to have completed the first year of study at your home university.

    We work in close cooperation with different universities. This collaboration is to ensure that each course the student completes successfully at VIA University College is credited at the home university.

    Please note that we accept students from universities with whom we have an exchange agreement only.

    If your university does not have an exchange agreement, please ask your coordinator to contact us in order to make one.

    You have the opportunity to learn Danish

    As all teaching and most of the literature is in Danish, we highly recommend that a lan-guage course becomes a part of your individual programme. This means that you will gain ECTS credit for attending the course.

    We recommend that you take an effort to learn some Danish before your arrival to Denmark. Try some of these free online resources:

    Teaching is free in language schools

    We will enroll you in a language school for foreigners in Denmark on your arrival. It starts about two weeks after your arrival and the course is free.

    You will get ECTS points for the language course.

    For everyday communication in the shop or on the bus, English will do. It is a very popular language in Denmark and most people have mastered it to a certain level.

    We can help you arrange accommodation

    When you have been accepted as an exchange student we will arrange your accommodation, unless you want to do so yourself.

    You will live in Randers in a hall of residence for students, with your own room and bathroom and shared kitchen facilities.

    See more information about the dormitory Randers Kollegiegaard

  • How to apply

    Application deadline is 1 April and 1 October.

    If you are interested in studying psychomotor therapy, we recommend that you contact the international coordinator at your own university beforehand.

    You are also free to contact our international coordinator and head of studies:
    Helle Brok
    E: hebr@via.dk

    Application form and learning agreement

    Application deadlines

    • 1 April for the study start in the end of August
    • 1 October for the study start in the beginning of February

    Information before arrival

    After we have received your application, we will contact you to tell you if you have been accepted in our institution.

    We will return the signed student application and learning agreement together with an offer of where and when the exchange can take place.

    We will then put you in touch with your contact teacher, who will take care of the practicalities of your stay as well the details of your study plan.

    Before your arrival, you will receive information about where to go on the first day. One of our students will receive you upon arrival and take you to your accommodation.

  • Fees and tuition

    Usually exchange students do not pay tuition fees.

    Exchange students pay no tuition fee if they come from:

    • Institutions which have a Nordplus or a bilateral agreement on the exchange of students with VIA University College
    • Countries which are full members of the EU or Norway, Iceland, Switzerland or Lichtenstein.

    Contact

    If you do not fulfil the above criteria, you can contact international coordinator and head of studies Helle Brok, for information about tuition fees.

    Helle Brok
    E: hebr@via.dk

  • Internship

    You will follow the work of an experienced Danish psychomotor therapist for up to one week during your stay.

    We do not provide a full internship programme.

    As a study exchange student, you will follow the work of an experienced Danish psychomotor therapist for 2-5 days during your stay.

    This can take place in different parts of Denmark, which means you can anticipate transportation costs.

  • Student counselling

    Need help before applying?

    It might be helpful for you to talk to an international coordinator if you are not sure whether the programme is the right one for you.

    Contact international coordinator and head of studies:
    Helle Brok
    E: hebr@via.dk

  • Contact

    You are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

    VIA University College
    Study of Relaxation and Psychomotor Therapy
    Jens Otto Krags Plads 3
    DK-8900 Randers

    T: + 45 87 55 25 60
    E: Helle Brok hebr@via.dk

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