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About THIM

About THIM
At THIM you become a specialist in posture and movement and learn to help people with preventing, treating and reducing physical complaints. We’re a small university, so we know our students.

We want you to feel at home on campus and build a strong relation with fellow students and lecturers. We are convinced that this increases the enjoyment of the study and therefore the chance of success. You’re always welcome to use the facilities of our unique study and practice center, visit our reinforcement education if you have questions or relax in Schenk, our lounge.

THIM’s alumni are known for their clinical aptitude and entrepreneurial spirit and can be found all over the world.

THIM University of Applied Sciences in Physiotherapy, founded in 1974, has over forty-five years of experience in educating physiotherapists. Today, THIM is a modern educational institute with multiple locations. THIM is the only private university in the Netherlands offering a Bachelor’s program in physiotherapy in full-time (Dutch and English) and in part-time (Dutch).

Throughout the years, the content of the programs has evolved, but our core principles have remained unchanged. THIM offers a high quality educational program and a personal approach. Our mission is to educate exceptional healthcare professionals, who’ll never stop learning, look beyond interdisciplinary boundaries and are not afraid to innovate.

Our website offers a lot of information, but it's always good to see for yourself. You're more than welcome to come and visit us. You can also schedule a personal (e-)intake interview.

The physiotherapy profession has been developing rapidly. The entire healthcare sector, including physiotherapy, is increasingly faced with new technological applications, internationalization, cooperation with other (medical) professions and entrepreneurial issues about, for example, cost savings and increased efficiency. The physiotherapist of the future is prepared for these and other new developments.

Preparing for the future requires special attention from both students and universities. We challenge you to position yourself during your
study program. You will conclude your program with an innovation project, in which you’ll get to work on new developments in

Technology & Physiotherapy
The role of technology in our lives grows exponentially. Smartphones keep you up to date at all times, wearables keep monitor your heart rate and activity levels and your car operates on autopilot. Physiotherapy also takes on a new dimension through emerging technologies. Consider, for example, the use of robotics, virtual reality, serious gaming and health apps in the treatment. Applying the technology requires new skills and an innovative attitude from the physiotherapist.
Internationalization & Physiotherapy
Globalization is increasing in physiotherapy and education. We are more connected to and dependent on other countries than ever before. THIM believes it’s vital that students become internationally competent in their knowledge, communication and cooperation skills. This will give you an advantage when you enter the (international) labor market. You’ll develop your international competencies through, for example, cooperation with foreign schools, international internships and cross-border projects.
Collaboration & Physiotherapy
The primary aim of multidisciplinary collaboration is to provide the best care for the patient. To that end, physiotherapists increasingly cooperate with doctors and paramedics, with researchers, health insurers, the government and industrial partners. Students should come into contact with the various professional domains during their studies and start building a network in this way.
Business & Physiotherapy
How do you deliver high quality care without compromising on affordability? How do you implement innovations into the daily routine of a clinic? How do you negotiate with health insurers? Physiotherapists are increasingly confronted with such questions. For graduates to be prepared for these topics, attention should be paid to the business side of healthcare.
Research & Physiotherapy
Quality is a key factor in healthcare. As a physiotherapist you must be able to substantiate your clinical decisions. To that end, we’ll teach you how to interpret scientific research and participate in research projects yourself. Together with lecturers, PhD candidates and researchers, students can participate in studies that are relevant to physiotherapy.

THIM’s BSc programme in Physiotherapy has been recognised by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science for over forty years and has been accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). We were last assessed in 2018. Government recognition is issued for a period of six years, with the current period running through 2025. Read all about accreditation on the NVAO website.

NRTO quality mark
THIM University holds the quality mark of the Dutch Council for Training and Education (NRTO). NRTO is the branch organisation for private training- and educational institutes in the Netherlands. The NRTO approval is an independent recognition of quality and professionalism, and offers certainty to consumers when choosing THIM.

THIM adheres to the NRTO’s Code of Conduct. Through the NRTO, THIM also falls under the Consumer Complaints Board.

Code of Conduct International Student in Dutch Higher Education
In May 2006 the Code of Conduct International Student in Dutch Higher Education came into effect. Since September 1st, 2017 a new version is valid in replacement of earlier versions. The Code of Conduct is a joint initiative of the Dutch government and higher educational institutions and contains agreements which the institutions of higher education have developed to regulate the relationship with international students. The regulations are – for example – about the provision of information to international students and the minimum (language) requirements for admission to an institution of higher education. According to Dutch immigration law, inclusion of an institution in the Register of the Code of Conduct is a precondition for attracting international students from outside the EU.

Via this link you find a video that explains what the Code of Conduct in general means. In this video the complaint procedure is explained step by step and who, when and why a complaint can be lodged by the National Commission (Source:

THIM Regulations
Before starting your studies, it’s important to know the rules and regulations. You can find them here:
THIM General Terms and Conditions
THIM Rules and Regulations