Xamk is a higher education institution offering studies in English in many different study fields. We have campuses in the towns of Kotka, Kouvola, Mikkeli and Savonlinna, all of which are located in the beautiful region of South-Eastern Finland. The Department of Rehabilitation and Health Care in Savonlinna offers education in nursing, physiotherapy and podiatry.

Physiotherapy and podiatry students from partner institutions of Xamk are welcome to apply mainly for practical training in Savonlinna. Physioterapy students can take a 10-credit course in ’Activating Physiotherapy in Stroke Rehabilitation’ but otherwise most foreign students do placements in Savonlinna.


If you wish to have more information about the possibilities for practical training, please, contact: Lea Reponen, lea.reponen@xamk.fi.

Practical training possibilities

In Savonlinna, physiotherapy and podiatry students from partner institutions of Xamk mainly do practical training. The placements available vary during the year but in physiotherapy they include, for instance, placements in a health centre, rehabilitation centre, hospital, private company and an old peoples’ house. Podiatry trainees can have placements, for instance, in private companies and in the podiatry clinic of the Savonlinna campus.









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Two application periods: 1.4.-15.5.2020 and 15.9.-1.11.2020.

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