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; Dry Needling and Sports Physiotherapy.

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.

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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Syllabus

Year 1

Course
Ects
Syllabus
Course Anatomy of the Locomotor System
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Biology
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Anthropology
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Biophysics
ECTS 3
Syllabus
PDF
Course Foundation of Physiotherapy
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course General Anatomy I
ECTS 3
Syllabus
PDF
Course Physiology
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Assessment in Physiotherapy
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Study of the Human Movement
ECTS 3
Syllabus
PDF
Course General Anatomy II
ECTS 3
Syllabus
PDF
Course Physical Agents II
ECTS 4
Syllabus
PDF
Course Physical Agents II
ECTS 4
Syllabus
PDF
Course Principles of Kinestotherapy
ECTS 4
Syllabus
PDF

Year 2

Course
Ects
Syllabus
Course Practical Basis of Kineslotherapy
ECTS 3
Syllabus
PDF
Course General Pathology
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Psychosocial Sciences Applied to Physiotherapy
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Medical and Surgical Conditions I
ECTS 3
Syllabus
PDF
Course Physical Agents III
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Statistics Applied to Health Sciences
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Specific Methods in Traumatology and Orthopedics
ECTS 4,5
Syllabus
PDF
Course Manual Therapy I
ECTS 4,5
Syllabus
PDF
Course Physiotherapy in Trauma and Orthopedic Processes
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Medical and Surgical Conditions II
ECTS 3
Syllabus
PDF
Course Modern Language
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Public Health
ECTS 3
Syllabus
PDF
Course Clinical Practice I
ECTS 3
Syllabus
PDF

Year 3

Course
Ects
Syllabus
Course Medical and Surgical Conditions III
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Physiotherapy in Diseases of the Central and Peripheral Nervous System
ECTS 3
Syllabus
PDF
Course Physiotherapy in Diseases of the Cardio-Respiratory System
ECTS 3
Syllabus
PDF
Course Physiotherapy in Diseases of the Cardiovascular System
ECTS 3
Syllabus
PDF
Course Specific Methods in Diseases of the Cardio-Respiratory System
ECTS 3,5
Syllabus
PDF
Course Specific Methods in Circulatory Diseases
ECTS 3,5
Syllabus
PDF
Course Manual Therapy II
ECTS 4,5
Syllabus
PDF
Course Health Complementary Techniques
ECTS 3,5
Syllabus
PDF
Course Medical and Surgical Conditions IV
ECTS 5,5
Syllabus
PDF
Course Legislation and Ethics in Physiotherapy
ECTS 3
Syllabus
PDF
Course Research in Health Sciences
ECTS 3
Syllabus
PDF
Course Clinical Integrations
ECTS 4,5
Syllabus
PDF
Course Specific Methods in Adult Neurology
ECTS 4,5
Syllabus
PDF
Course Specific Methods in Child Neurology
ECTS 4,5
Syllabus
PDF
Course Cliical Practice II
ECTS 5
Syllabus
PDF

Year 4

Course
Ects
Syllabus
Course Physiotherapy in Obstetrics and Genital and Urinary Systems
ECTS 3
Syllabus
Course Physiotherapy in Physical Activy and Sports
ECTS 3
Syllabus
PDF
Course Physiotherapy in Temporo-Mandibular Dysfunction
ECTS 3
Syllabus
PDF
Course Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Techniques
ECTS 3
Syllabus
Course Clinical Practice III
ECTS 18
Syllabus
PDF
Course Physiotherapy Management
ECTS 3
Syllabus
PDF
Course Prevention in Physiotherapy
ECTS 3
Syllabus
PDF
Course Clinical Practice IV
ECTS 18
Syllabus
PDF
Course Dissertation
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF
Course Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church
ECTS 6
Syllabus
PDF