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Erasmus+ funding to strengthen international competence development in sports physiotherapy

We are happy to announce that our Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnership Project, Higher education to improve competency in Sports Physiotherapy (SportsComp), was granted 400 000€ for an international project lasting 3 years.


The project consortium consists of five organisations: Jamk University of Applied Sciences, University of Tartu, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Thessaly, and the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy.


Project is Coordinated by Jamk University of Applied Sciences and aims to increase the quality of sports physiotherapy education and profession through competence development. Project enhances the excellence of sports physiotherapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation education, and supports the improvement of the European health care and sports systems. Meantime the involvement of and the role of the IFSPT (CH) is pivotal in bringing the results of the project to a broad range of international institutions to use and could impact the sports physiotherapy education and profession globally.


Project implementation begins 1.9.2023, and is divided into five Work Packages, which focus on to the long-term competence development the academia, students, and professionals by updating sports physiotherapy competences for the higher education and physiotherapy organisations. Project, implemented at EQF level 7, supports the development of English taught Master programmes, courses, and flexible study options in sports physiotherapy through developing and piloting innovative e-learning courses through competence-based education. Project enhances international collaboration in sports physiotherapy and supports the digital competences of the academia, professionals, and students.


Further information on the project:
Armi Hirvonen (Project Manager, Jamk University of Applied Sciences),

Sanna Sihvonen (Project Manager, Jamk University of Applied Sciences),

Eleni Kapreli (UTH coordinator, University of Thessaly),

Carlo Ramponi, Project Management Group representative)

Project webpage link:

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