Transfer phase

Overview of the transfer phase

Years 3 and 4 of the programme are also referred to as the transfer phase. In this phase you will receive education, follow minors, work on your Bachelor's thesis and do your internships. Below you will find more information about the components of the transfer phase.

Transfer education: Theme 11/12

In the transfer education (also referred to as theme 11/12) subjects from previous years will be repeated and you will also work on new in-depth topics. This will make sure you'll be prepared when you start your internships.

An overview of all topics can be found in the activities overview in Cumlaude.


We offer a variety of minors, from which you can choose. In total, you must obtain 30 credit points in minors. The minor programme includes in-school minors, minors with external partners and e-learning. Before the start of education, we'll assess who wants to take which minors. The minor programme can change from year to year. Check out the current programme here. voor het huidige aanbod.

Bachelor's thesis

In the thesis project you are going to solve a question from professional practice in a scientific way, we call this practice-oriented research. The starting point of this project is a conversation with a client who needs a piece of knowledge or a product. Consider, for example, experiences with a new intervention, implementation of a new technology, development of an information product or mapping the effect of a group training program. You will solve this question through qualitative or quantitative research. For this you will measure people, do interviews etc. Ultimately this results in your thesis, in which you present the scientific process and outcomes. As feedback to the client, you make a practical product in 'layman's terms', which can for example be a presentation or an infographic.

To make this project successful, we offer classes in the third year that are aimed at forming your research proposal (starting document). This is followed by classes that focus more practically on collecting, analyzing and reporting the data. Of course there is plenty of guidance outside the classes. The team looks forward to helping you make your graduation research a successful and inspiring project!

More info? Check the activities overview in Cumlaude.


When you have passed theme 1 to 10, you can start your senior internships. The internship is divided into two periods of twenty weeks, during which you will see patients in a physiotherapy clinic and spend time on preparation, testing, assignemnts for professional products, intervision and evaluation. THIM has a network throughout the Netherlands and abroad. If you have found an internship address yourself or would like to do an internship abroad, please contact the internship bureau (

Do you want to know more? Check out the information on Cumlaude.