Degree

Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy

School

School of Medicine

Campus

Montepríncipe Campus, School of Medicine

ECTS

240 ECTS

Language of instruction

Spanish, English

Language level: Level B2 in Spanish (students from other countries) and in English (in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) or, failing this, level B1, with a commitment to achieving B2 within one year.

Places

110

PRESENTATION

DEGREE OBJECTIVES

The aim of the Degree in Physiotherapy is to provide our students with all the training required to carry out the range of tasks corresponding to physiotherapists, whether working in the private sector (consultation centers and clinics) or in the public sector (hospital network, social and healthcare services, etc.) here or abroad.

In recent years, the demand for professionals in this sector has increased in order to meet the needs of people suffering from injuries sustained at work and traffic accidents, and to meet the needs of a growing society that, thanks to the advancements achieved, has a greater life expectancy, but also longer lasting chronic illnesses. At our university, we give excellent theory-based and practical training to our students so that they are able to treat their future patients as best as possible and to lead a successful career.

At our university, we are committed to academic and professional excellence, as well as to the comprehensive training of our students, teaching quality, innovation, research, internships, internationalization and to the full employment of our students.


 
WHY CHOOSE THE BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN PHYSIOTHERAPY?

The long tradition of physiotherapy studies arose from the need to provide society with healthcare professionals that detect, diagnose and treat physical effects and impairments, severe and chronic disabilities, etc. In addition to this important work, physiotherapists must also have good training and a human attitude to help patients through the often-painful recovery processes.

When developing our Degree in Physiotherapy, we particularly took into consideration the professional areas that our students may access on finalizing their studies. The aim of this was to provide training adapted to labor market demands.

We give our students excellent training on all the branches of this activity. As such, from the very first to the very last year, we provide them with all the tools and knowledge necessary to appropriately and successfully undertake their career.

WHY CHOOSE THE BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN PHYSIOTHERAPY AT CEU?

Academic experience

We have over 20 years’ academic experience.

 Additional training in advanced therapeutic areas

Unique and differential training that allows students to obtain not only the degree, but also skills and knowledge in some of the most sought-after therapeutic areas in the labor market, corresponding to a postgraduate degree: Manual Therapy (200hr) and Sports Physiotherapy (200hr).

Qualified and active teaching staff

The teaching staff comprises qualified physiotherapists that combine teaching with their professional activity at hospitals, sports clubs, and physiotherapy centers and clinics. 60% of the teaching staff of the physiotherapy department have a PhD.

Highly practical teaching methodology

From the very first day, students work on resolving clinical case simulations and, from the second year onwards, on studies with real patients.

International dimension

There is the possibility of studying the degree entirely in English and/or enjoying an international experience studying part of the program at a foreign university located on a different continent.

The degree with the most clinical practice hours in Spain

Over 1,000 correspond to practice hours in clinics and hospitals, and there is the possibility of carrying out extracurricular practice hours from the second year onwards. Simulated practices are undertaken in small groups with a maximum of 12 students.

Compulsory professional internships

It is currently possible to undertake internships in centers and clinics such as Club Atlético de Madrid, Club Estudiantes de Baloncesto, CEADAC (State Center of Brain Damage Care), AEDEM (Spanish Multiple Sclerosis Association), Fundación Pita López or hospitals of the Grupo HM Hospitales Universitarios de Madrid, among others.

State-of-the-art facilities

Physiotherapy laboratories equipped with the latest technology and resources to teach small groups.

Market recognition

Our graduates quickly find quality employment and they standout due to their excellent training and values. As well as finding work at large companies, they also work for the most important sports clubs, including Atlético de Madrid in the first division, Club Estudiantes de Baloncesto, the World Tennis Association (WTA), the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), the Spanish Wheelchair Basketball Team and the World Padel Tour, as well as for musicals, such as the Lion King.

DUAL-MODE APPROACH IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021

For the 2020/21 academic year, the CEU San Pablo university has developed a dual-mode approach that allows students to go to class on campus, while also allowing them to connect digitally to the classroom.

To offer this dual-mode approach, the CEU is has equipped its classrooms with the HyFlex system. It is a system to develop interactive sessions with students who are in the classroom and with those who participate live from home. This way, everyone (wherever they are) can participate in the class session in person. This dual-mode approach allows for physical presence or digital interactive presence.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

As we indicated in the presentation, the degree in Physiotherapy has taken on special relevance in today's society. For this reason, future graduates of this degree have a wide range of employment possibilities, both in the public and private sector.

In addition, all of our students benefit from the many agreements that our University has with different clinics and hospitals for the realization of internships according to their education and profile. This is the best way to access the labor market, in addition to being an excellent method of learning.

Now, it is possible to do the internship in centers like Clínica Fisiomadrid, Club Estudiantes or the hospitals of the Grupo HM University Hospitals of Madrid, among many other places. Here we present some of the professional opportunities that our students can access at the end of their degree:

  • Physiotherapist in hospitals.
  • Physiotherapist in primary care centers.
  • Physiotherapist in special care units: burn victims, paraplegics, etc.
  • Physiotherapist in in mutual organizations in the health sector.
  • Physiotherapist in associative entities of patients with specific pathologies: Parkinson, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.
  • Physiotherapist in occupational health and in forensic teams of body damage assessment.
  • Physiotherapist in Residences or Day Stay Centers.
  • Professor in a university and in secondary education and professional training.
  • Physiotherapist in Special Education Schools, Integration Schools or Early Stimulation Centers.
  • Physiotherapist in sports centers and clubs or gyms.
  • Health trainer in prevention and health promotion.
  • Researcher.
  • Health center manager.
  • Entrepreneur with own clinic.
  • Physiotherapist in swimming pools, health resotrs, spas, etc.
PROFILE OF NEW STUDENTS

To define the ideal profile of new students who wish to be accepted onto this degree, we consider the final educational objectives that we aim to achieve, in three aspects:

  • Students. They must have intellectual and social inquisitiveness, as well as solid scientific training. In terms of attitude, they must be willing to work and make an effort individually and as part of a team. As such, in the selection process, we particularly focus on the interaction and communication skills of candidates. Furthermore, it is important that students are able to understand that the subjects are not compartmentalized, but rather form part of an overall plan or system of knowledge.
  • Future professionals. At the end of this degree program, students should be future professionals with the appropriate knowledge, skills, attitudes and competencies and they should be able to help society by meeting its healthcare needs regarding prevention, diagnosis and treatment in an ethical, efficient and safe manner.
 
  • Training. With the aim of the future integration of the student into working life, this degree is the result of comprehensive training. This means that, in addition to having theory-based and systematic components, it is also practical and engaging, while also enhancing communication skills as another training tool. Furthermore, we also foster in our students the ability to learn autonomously as another important tool in professional development and responsibility. All of that is undertaken with the collaboration of prestigious professors with extensive experience and using the best material resources available.
    As for the high school diploma taken by students, an option in which specific health science subjects have been completed is desirable.

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Competences

The education of future physiotherapists in our society demands that we are aware of the importance that the different competences in this area have in their learning process. That is why at our University we make a remarkable and recognized effort in its achievement.

Among the important number of skills, the following stand out:

  • Knowledge of the socio-sanitary and health environment and of the main public and private institutions, both national and international, in which the physiotherapist will develop his/her future professional activity. Moreover, the knowledge and practice of different research techniques are developed, with which new professional knowledge of this science can be effectively accessed.
  • Understanding of the physiotherapeutic methods, procedures and actions aimed at both therapies to be applied in the clinic for re-education or functional recovery and activities oriented towards promoting and maintaining health.
  • Acquiring the necessary knowledge to evaluate the patient's functional state, considering the physical, psychological and social aspects. In addition, development of the capacity to offer a diagnostic assessment of physiotherapy care according to the standards and internationally recognized instruments of validation and design of the intervention plan, attending to criteria of adequacy, validity and efficiency.
  • Perception of the interdisciplinary vision of the performance of the physiotherapist, and awareness of the importance of Physiotherapy as a tool for prevention and treatment of acute or chronic diseases.
  • Development of a critical awareness in the face of the constant advances of the discipline, thus developing a capacity for reflection on the foundations of the profession and its application to society.
  • Development of the scientific method for the adequate choice, development, and verification of its activity. It is fundamental that the student acquires good competences and technical skills, both for individual and teamwork.
  • Instrumental knowledge of a foreign language, and development of oral and written communication skills, in the context of the discipline and professional performance and with its specific terminology, an essential necessity for future physiotherapists.
  • Learning values and ethical principles. It is fundamental to achieve an integral vision of the human being, in his/her transcendent dimension, with founded and rigorous criteria about current societies and cultures. It is also important to ensure that the student develops the ability to distinguish the place occupied by the human being in the nature and society, and to reflect on the deep meaning of our existence.

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Syllabus

Year 1

Course
Ects
Syllabus
Course Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System
ECTS 6
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Course General Anatomy
ECTS 6
Syllabus
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Course Biology
ECTS 6
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PDF
Course Biomechanics of Human Movement
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Psychosocial Science Applied to Physiotherapy
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Bioethics
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Physiotherapeutic Assessment and Clinimetrics
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Manual Topographic Exploration
ECTS 3
Syllabus
PDF
Course General Intervention Methods in Physical Therapy
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Fundamentals of Physiotherapy
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Community Physiotherapy and Public Health
ECTS 3
Syllabus
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Year 2

Course
Ects
Syllabus
Course Physiology
ECTS 6
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Course Statistics Applied to Health Sciences
ECTS 6
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Course General Pathology
ECTS 6
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Course Man and the Modern World
ECTS 6
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Course Technology Applied to Physiotherapy
ECTS 3
Syllabus
Course Electrophysical Agents
ECTS 3
Syllabus
Course Study and Management of Pain
ECTS 3
Syllabus
Course Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy I
ECTS 9
Syllabus
Course Principles of Kinesitherapy
ECTS 3
Syllabus
Course Therapeutic Exercise I
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Traumatological and Rheumatological Pathology in Physiotherapy I
ECTS 3
Syllabus
Course Traumatological and Rheumatological Pathology in Physiotherapy II
ECTS 3
Syllabus
Course Clinicals I
ECTS 3
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Year 3

Course
Ects
Syllabus
Course Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy II
ECTS 9
Syllabus
Course Pathology and Physiotherapy in Adult Neurology
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Paediatric Pathology and Physical Therapy
ECTS 9
Syllabus
Course Vascular Pathology and Physiotherapy
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Cardiorespiratory Pathology and Physiotherapy
ECTS 9
Syllabus
Course Therapeutic Exercise II
ECTS 3
Syllabus
Course Health Law
ECTS 3
Syllabus
Course Physiotherapy Research
ECTS 3
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Course Social Doctrine of the Church
ECTS 6
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Course Clinicals II
ECTS 6
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Year 4

Course
Ects
Syllabus
Course Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy III
ECTS 3
Syllabus
Course Physical Therapy in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
ECTS 3
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Course Management in Physiotherapy
ECTS 3
Syllabus
Course Medical and Pharmaceutical Products
ECTS 3
Syllabus
Course Final Project
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Clinicals III
ECTS 18
Syllabus
Course Clinicals IV
ECTS 18
Syllabus
Course Modern Language
ECTS 3
Syllabus
Course Keys to Contemporary History
ECTS 6
Syllabus
Course Big Books
ECTS 3
Syllabus
Course Introduction to Christianity
ECTS 3
Syllabus
Course Physiotherapy in Physical Activity and Sport
ECTS 3
Syllabus
Course Dermato-Functional Physiotherapy
ECTS 3
Syllabus
Course Physiotherapy in Cranio-Cervico-Mandibular Disorders
ECTS 3
Syllabus
Course Physiotherapy in Intensive Care
ECTS 3
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Admission and Scholarships

Prices Academic Year 2020/21
Reservation Fee
Reservation Fee
Reservation Fee
$695.00
Enrollment Fee
Enrollment Fee
Enrollment Fee
$1,295.00
Total (Price)
Total (Price)
Total (Price)
$8,700.00
By Month (Price)
By Month (Price)
By Month (Price)
$966.67
Price per Credit
Price per Credit
Price per Credit
$145.00
Number of Credits
Number of Credits
Number of Credits
60
Option
100% english
Enrollment Fee
Enrollment Fee
Enrollment Fee
$1,295.00
Total (Price)
Total (Price)
Total (Price)
$11,100.00
By Month (Price)
By Month (Price)
By Month (Price)
$1,233.33
Price per Credit
Price per Credit
Price per Credit
$185.00
Scholarships And Aids

The CEU San Pablo University offers diverse options of Scholarships and Aids for bachelor’s degree students. Consult the options below:


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Regulations

Internships

The Degree in Physiotherapy is a modern degree, in which our University offers students a wide range of practical activities, in order to adapt their training to the future working reality, both in the university centers of HM Hospitals, and in numerous specialized clinics, with which we have collaboration agreements.

In addition, all our students benefit from the many agreements that our University has with different clinics and hospitals for the accomplishment of internships according to their training and profile, which are the best gateway to the labor market, as well as an excellent method of learning.

Practical learning in the courses of the program

clases prácticas en el grado de fisioterapia

The vast majority of the subjects in the Degree's Study Plan have practical classes that are developed in the School's simulated practice laboratories, in small groups. The fundamental objective of these practices is to offer applied training for the acquisition of the skills and attitudes necessary for the performance of the profession in each of its areas.

When the training requires contact with the real practice, the practices are carried out in Hospitals and concerted Physiotherapy centers. Around 40% of the student's academic activities at the School are dedicated to practical classes, not counting the curricular internship that the students perform during their studies.

External Internships – Tutored Internships

The student of the Degree in Physiotherapy will take the credits of tutored internships, as required by its regulation. These are pre-professional practices in the form of an independent clinical rotation and with a final evaluation of competencies in health centers, hospitals and other centers of assistance that allow integrating all the knowledge, abilities, skills, attitudes and values, acquired in all subjects. All professional skills will be developed, with the development of an effective physiotherapy care in mind.

Now, it is possible to carry out internships in centers such as Club Atlético de Madrid SAD, Club Rayo Majadahonda, Club Estudiantes de Baloncesto, Early Care Centers (ASPANDI and APAMA), Spanish Multiple Sclerosis Association, State Center for Brain Injury Care (CEADAC) and Fundación Instituto San José, as well as in the hospitals of Grupo HM University Hospitals of Madrid, among others.

Management of Tutored Internships

The free movement of professionals within the territory of the European Union is an option for job placement.

The Careers Department, which manages these internships, provides a wide range of them to its students, through agreements with the best public and private entities in the country, in all sectors.

Mobility

ERASMUS +

Students of the Degree in Physiotherapy have different options to enjoy an international experience. They can participate in an international mobility within the Erasmus + Program of the European Commission or through Bilateral Agreements of exchange agreed between the CEU San Pablo University and other foreign Universities.

The recommended period for this mobility is usually at the end of the Degree, during the last years. Moreover, the number of international students who choose the CEU for their education is increasing, so there is an international environment throughout the University.

OUTGOING STUDENTS

The student of this Degree will have international relations coordinators, who will have the task of orienting the students about the existing agreements for their degree program and accompany them throughout the mobility process.

Likewise, we will advise you on the convenience or non-convenience of travelling to certain destinations, according to the circumstances and context of the place, looking for an alternative of mobility, both virtual and face-to-face.

INCOMING STUDENTS: BLENDED MOBILITY

Since the 2020-21 academic year, the equipment in our classrooms, the interactive teaching methodology and the new technologies allow the incoming students to take part in blended mobilities at the CEU San Pablo University, combining a virtual semester with a face-to-face one.

All information regarding mobility is provided by the Vice-Rectorate of International Relations through its website and the mobility office.

INTERNATIONALIZATION AT HOME: CEU GLOBAL CLASSROOM AND COIL METHODOLOGY

An international university is also an interconnected university in its broader sense. Therefore, the CEU Educational Group is developing a new educational strategy, based on internationalization at home, through the innovative COIL projects.

COIL is the acronym for Collaborative Online International Learning, a pioneer interactive methodology. It consists of digital classes between professors from two different universities and countries, which allows bringing the experience of global learning to a wider spectrum of students, regardless of their geographical location and without leaving home.

The COIL modules are born from the collaboration of our Schools with other international centers for the development of common digital projects, integrated into the study plans, ensuring that they are adapted to the CEU methodology and to the academic needs of our students.

We have international COIL projects in all the Schools, in our two campuses; partners in the United States, Europe, Latin America, etc. Our experience in pedagogical innovation and internationalization is our best guarantee.

Contact us if you belong to a foreign university and want to be a partner of the USP-CEU in the design and implementation of COIL projects.

coil@ceu.es

 

Facilities

The Degree in Physiotherapy is taught in the School of Medicine, located in the Montepríncipe Campus, in the recently built MED building. This campus is equipped with modern infrastructure and advanced facilities, which allow the development of the educational and training objectives.

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School of Medicine
CEU San Pablo University
Montepríncipe Campus
Urb. Montepríncipe
28925 Alcorcón Madrid, España
Phone 91.372.47.00

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CLASSROOMS

The MED Building is recently built and has perfectly equipped classrooms with a projector and auxiliary screens for larger classrooms.

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Classrooms equipped with technical resources for simulated practical teaching of the courses of the program:

  • Clinical simulation room, with technological equipment and an audiovisual system to support teaching and learning.
  • Anatomy laboratories, equipped with a virtual dissection table.
UNIVERSITY POLYCLINIC

The University Policlinic will be a practice center for the students. It was opened recently. More information in Spanish

IMPORTANCE OF PRACTICAL TEACHING IN SMALL GROUPS

The program of the Degree in Physiotherapy has an important part of practical training in each of its courses, which is an essential element of the learning process.

These practices are carried out either in one of the simulated practice laboratories available in the School or in the care services of HM Hospitals, high quality hospital centers, accredited for clinical teaching, when the practice is transferred to the clinical environment. The reduced groups allow students to acquire the necessary skills, to achieve the expected results in a simulated environment as close as possible to a real professional practice.

The School of Medicine has laboratories for both teaching and research, equipped with the most modern facilities. In addition, we provide our students with clinical and basic support services for research, both in the School itself and in the hospitals associated with it, offering in this way the possibility for our students to work with the most advanced technologies.

 

Faculty

Director of the Degree
Dra. Myriam Cabrera Guerra
Number Of Professors

85

Professors
% Of Professors with a Doctorate

60 %

Doctorates

Quality

As a result of the commitment to the Quality of the CEU San Pablo University, the Institute of Technology has developed a series of procedures that ensure the continuous review and improvement of all taught official Degrees and Masters, and has established an Internal Quality Assurance System (Sistema de Garantía Interna de la Calidad - SGIC) of the Center.

The body in charge of the monitoring and guaranteeing the quality of the Official Degrees is the Internal Quality Commission (Comisión Interna de Calidad - CIC), which guarantees the presence of the different interest groups in its composition.