Post-Graduate Programmes

Below is a listing of post-graduate hand therapy educational programmes that are offered in some of our member society countries. These comprehensive hand therapy educational programmes from each country have been reviewed by the IFSHT education committee and confirmed for listing on our website. Details of the type of hand therapy education offered at each institution is listed with contact information for each programme provided. This listing includes only training courses which either lead to professional recognition of hand therapy knowledge and skills in that country or those which provide rounded in depth training. Shorter courses will be listed in the "commercial courses" pages very soon.

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IFSHT does not specifically endorse any of these educational programmes. This information is provided only as a resource for therapists interested in seeking further training or education in hand therapy.

Country City Institution Programme Description
Australia Frankston Monash University Advanced hand therapy theory, principles, and practice (single unit only)

This unit will take a problem solving/ clinical reasoning approach to the management of upper lim...

Brazil São Paulo Hospital da Clinicas da Universidade de São Paulo Especialização em Terapia da Mão - university of São Paulo

12 months program that includes basic concepts as Anatomy, Physics, Biomechanics, Splinting, Moda...

Canada London Roth | McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre Hand Therapy Fellowship Program

The Roth | McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre Hand Therapy Fellowship Program offers a comprehe...

France La Tronche université Médicale de Grenoble Dipôme Inter Universitaire de rééducation et d'appareillage en chirugie de la main

This two years program consists of : - two weeks courses on hand Surgery - two weeks courses on h...

Germany various German Society for Hand Therapy Post Graduate Hand Therapy Programme/ Germany

Post Graduate Certificate in Hand Therapy: "Handtherapeut DAHTH" Course Prerequisites - Qualified...

Italy Rome Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" Master's program in Hand Rehabilitation offered to Occupationale and Physical Therapists

The master's program lasts 1 year in which there are classroom lectures as well as fieldwork in v...

Italy Sesto San Giovanni University of Milan Master's Program in Hand Rehabilitation

The language of the Master's program is in Italian and is held in Milan Italy IRCCS Multimedica v...

Japan Tokyo Japan Hand Therapy Society Certified Hand Therapy Courses in Japan

There are several post-graduate training programs for Japanese certified Hand Therapy. These prog...

Netherlands various various Certified Hand Therapy Courses in The Netherlands (NOT Master Edu)

In the Netherlands there are several post-graduate training programs for Hand Therapy. These prog...

Portugal Leiria Polytechnic Institute of Leiria - School of Health Sciences Post-Graduate Diploma in Hand Therapy

Based on biopsychosocial model, it is intended that students be able to use advanced theoretical/...

South Africa Cape Town University of Sellenbosch Master of Occupational Therapy, Specialisation: Hand Therapy

The Master of Occupational Therapy, with specialisation in hand therapy, aims to provide students...

South Africa Pretoria University of Pretoria Post graduate diploma in hand therapy

The course consists of four block weeks spread out over the year. During these weeks students are...

Sweden Malmö Lund University Rehabilitation in Hand Surgery 15 ECTS

This course aims to enable specialised studies in hand rehabilitation at an advanced level (A). T...

Switzerland Winterthur Zürich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Handtherapie

The CAS Handtherapie program is open to occupational and physical therapists with some experience...

United States Philadelphia Drexel University Advanced Practice in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation

The online Certificate in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation is designed for practicing clinic...