Reichstag said yes to the name change

Published: 18 December 2013

The professional title of physiotherapist replaced with physiotherapist January 1, 2014, pursuant to a decision of Parliament on 17 December.
At the same time renames physiotherapist degree towards physiotherapy degree.

But it's still unclear if the transition rules will apply for the name change.

-We don´t know, for example, if students in a period will be free to choose if their exam will be called physical therapist or physical therapy degree. But we will as soon as possible try to get information on these issues, says Lars Nyberg, Professor and Head of Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Sciences at Luleå University of Technology.

-Ideally, we would see that there will be a transition to the new names at once, he says.

The protected title of physiotherapist will continue to operate as long as there are people with physical therapist graduate who chooses to retain his title.