According to Brockhaus, the term continuing education describes all activities that serve to perfect and expand education and knowledge (Brockhaus, 2018). Nowadays, this can no longer be bound to certain phases of life, but has become a lifelong task. For example, the desire for professional change and reorientation can lead to universities being increasingly frequented by older students as well as high school graduates. Above all, time-consuming fields of study, such as physiotherapy, can present this group of students with additional challenges, for example through family or financial obligations. This work has set itself the goal of highlighting these challenges of older students of the physiotherapy course by means of an empirical survey. In the form of problem-oriented interviews, six students were questioned on various areas of study and life as part of this bachelor thesis. The data obtained in this way were transcribed and evaluated with the aid of qualitative content analysis (cf. Chapter 3.5). The biggest challenges were the high learning effort, especially in the initial phase of studies and problems in time management for family and leisure activities. In addition, the financing of studies and living expenses proved to be a challenging aspect.