Pediatric Physiotherapy

Didactical approach

The Pediatric Physiotherapy programme is built on a variety of challenging study tasks, group work, self study (literature), and a number of presentations. Lectures and discussion groups for which the participants must prepare and practice will be organised twice a week. Blackboard will be used as a supporting electronic learning system. This system is available on the internet for all students enrolled in this course.


Name of module ECTS credits

Assessment Presentation                                  

Portfolio period one  7
Assessment ‘final exam’  14
Portfolio period Two    3
Internship 3

Assessments and course credits

An assessment will be scheduled at the end of the first part of the course (after 10 weeks). Each participant will present a topic related to pediatric physiotherapy. The presentation consists of two parts: a mini-symposium (PowerPoint presentation) and an interactive workshop.

At the end of the second part of the course (after 20 weeks) a final test will be scheduled consisting of ‘true or false’ statements and open questions. In addition, each study group will develop a portfolio in which the worksheets and data sheets are collected. Finally, the outdoor exercises and field tasks will be graded. To receive the course credits (30 ECTS, a workload of 840 hours), all parts must be graded with a ‘pass’.

Compulsory reading

R. A. Schmidt & T. Lee (2014). Motor learning and performance. Stanningley, Human Kinetics, 5th edition. Champaign, Illinois. 
Haywood, K.M., Getchell, N. (2009). Life span motor development. Fifth edition. Human kinetics. Champain, Illinois.
Piek, J.P. (2006). Infant motor development. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.