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Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 2017 Apr;60(4):402-409. doi: 10.1007/s00103-017-2515-z.

[Rehabilitation in undergraduate education and advanced professional training of the participating professional groups].

[Article in German]

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Institut für Rehabilitationsmedizin, Medizinische Fakultät, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, 06097, Halle (Saale), Deutschland.
Abteilung Rehabilitationspsychologie und Psychotherapie, Institut für Psychologie, Universität Freiburg, Freiburg i.Br., Deutschland.
Institut für Sportwissenschaft und Sport, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Deutschland.


In the German health care system, multiprofessional and coordinated rehabilitation care provides support for successful disease management. Against a background of the conditions and strong dynamics of the provision, this article gives an overview of some of the pertinent developments in rehabilitation-related undergraduate education and advanced professional training of physicians, psychologists, and exercise therapy professions in Germany. Frequently, there are few provisions and great variation between different locations. New conditions, such as the National Competence-Based Learning Objectives for Undergraduate Medical Education, the National Guidelines for Graduate Medical Education, and the ongoing reform of the psychotherapists' law emphasizing training in psychotherapy at university, allow the expectation of a positive effect on the competence of rehabilitation professionals. Education in physiotherapy is developing according to international standards aimed at improved evidence-based care. For the widely evidence-based undergraduate education and advanced professional training in sports and exercise therapy better profiling and professionalization should be sought.


Exercise therapists; Physicians; Psychologists; Rehabilitation; Undergraduate education and advanced professional training

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