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The mission of SOMT University of Physiotherapy is to increase quality of physiotherapy care by innovation and to educate physiotherapist for excellence in their profession installing a life-long learning. In line with this mission SOMT University of Physiotherapy is striving for a development for physiotherapy care with strategic partnerships, (knowledge) alliances through capacity building.

Both national and international strategic partnerships and alliances are either present or instigated with two higher aims

  1. To strive for advance clinical practitionership position within physiotherapy care in the Netherlands by advanced education and training skills on clinical reasoning , diagnostics (X-Ray, CT scan Blood lab and MRI) and pharmacology (medication prescription). Partners are:
    1. St John’s University in York ACP
    2. VU Amsterdam research Extended scope
      Alliances are made with the NVES NVMT and NVFS supporting the study
    Potential interested partners for knowledge alliances are Philips, Johnson & johnson, Microsoft.
  2. To strive for an extensive education to deepen the knowledge of BSc physiotherapy students on medicine related topics as to make the study equivalent to medicine, by means of strategic partnerships and capacity building
    1. AMC Amsterdam Immunology, 
    2. LUMC Medical genetics
    3. VUMC- stofwisseling
    4. Anatomy – VUB Brussels
  3. 3.To strive for an education technology in Physiotherapy and Technology, again by means of strategic partnerships, (knowledge) alliances through capacity building.
    1. Tampere University
    2. York
    3. VUB brussels
    4. TU Delft
    5. TU Enschede
    6. VU Amsterdam
    7. TU Eidhoven
    8. Alliances are formed in early stages with Philips and Johnson & Johnson, and Microsoft.