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Become a Bobath Tutor

Come and join the team! 

BBTA is part of IBITA (International Bobath Instructor Training Association) which is the governing organisation of Instructors, teaching the Bobath concept  applied to the assessment and treatment of adults with neurological conditions.

IBITA was formed in 1984 for the specific purposes of providing a forum for defining the continued interaction and education of its present instructors and the training of future instructors and for the formulation of the Byelaws and Rules & Regulations of the organisation with respect to the teaching of the Bobath concept worldwide.

The training of an IBITA instructor is by IBITA, and supported by BBTA. Please see the IBITA website for more information

Prerequisities to Commence IBITA Basic Course Instructor Training

Qualification Process

The process to become a Bobath Tutor (Basic Course Instructor training) 

Physiotherapists and Occupational therapists may enter an instructor  training programme to become an IBITA-recognised instructor. Minimum requirements to be admitted to the instructor-training programme. The candidate must have successfully completed:

  1. A Basic Course on "The Assessment and Treatment of Adults with neurological Conditions - The Bobath concept"

  2. A minimum of one year clinical experience

  3. An Advanced Course

  4. Six month's clinical experience

  5. A second Advanced Course

  6. Six month's clinical experience


The Training consists of assisting and co-instructing with an IBITA-recognised instructor on at least three Basic Courses, with a least six months' clinical experience between each assistantship. During the whole period of training the candidate must complete a minimum of 600 hours of clinical work per year and attend a minimum of 130 hours of formal training (including assistantship on a basic course, Instructor training modules, advanced courses or clinical placement) over any two-year period.


In addition to the IBITA training outlined above, BBTA also offers Tutor Trainees opportunities to assist BBTA Tutors on BBTA Introductory Modules and to attend BBTA Tutor Training Modules.

For more information or to register expressions of interest please contact the BBTA office:

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