in Psychomotricity | HES⁠-⁠SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland

Masterin Psychomotricity

Degree awarded

Master of Science HES⁠-⁠SO in Psychomotricity


The Master's in Psychomotricity is a tertiary professional course designed to train psychomotricity therapists in clinical duties (therapy, education, prevention, advice, rehabilitation) and research.

Offering 120 ECTS credits delivered over four semesters, the course is based on three areas of training, with an interdisciplinary focus:

  • Theoretical approaches and professional methodology (45 ECTS credits)
  • Practical training in the field and clinical approach (45 ECTS credits)
  • Applied and clinical research, including master's thesis (30 ECTS credits)

On completing this course, graduates will be able to establish psychomotor diagnoses, define effective and innovative measures to take in complex situations, and lead projects, including with interprofessional collaborations. They will be able to work independently, drawing on their scientific knowledge and high-level professional methodology.

Course organisation and fees

ECTS Credits
4 semesters for full-time study.
Registration fees
CHF 150
Individuals with no professional social work experience must complete an ‘accredited work experience’ in this area of a minimum of 20 weeks. This can be in any area of support, monitoring and caring for individuals with support needs (social, physical, mental, educational, financial, etc.) on an ongoing or temporary basis, in social work institutions or structures.
CHF 500 per semester (tuition fees)
Bank details
The course begins during week 38 of the academic year 2019-2020

Professional prospects

Most psychomotricity therapists are employed in public and parapublic establishments, such as:

  • Childcare centres and after-school clubs
  • Medical and psychological services, school healthcare or youth centres
  • Schools and specialist education institutions for people with physical or mental disabilities
  • Institutions designed for people with personality or behavioural difficulties
  • Medical and social centres
  • Healthcare institutions (hospitals, psychiatry departments)
  • Neighbourhood associations, sociocultural and socioeducational event spaces
They may also go into private practice.

Haute école de travail social - HETS-GE
Rue Prévost-Martin 28 - CP 80
1211 Genève 4
T +41 22 388 95 00


The course begins during week 38 of the academic year 2019-2020

HES⁠-⁠SO Rectorate
Route de Moutier 14
2800 - Delémont
T +41 58 900 00 00 - F +41 58 900 00 01
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