Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy

Submission of applications:
Start: January 8, 2018
End: until the available seats are completed

4 years (Full-time study)

Open Days
March 17, 2018

Information session
June 21, 2018

Credits: 240 ECTS
Places available: 50, Spanish

By taking the Degree in Physiotherapy, you are opting for a qualification in Health Sciences with increasing recognition and demand in Spanish society. Physiotherapy uses physical therapies (heat, cold, physical exercise and movement, light radiations, etc.) for the prevention of physical disorders, and the improvement and recovery of the health and well-being of the population.

The daily work of the physiotherapist combines dedication to others and interaction with the patient, which gives the professional high levels of satisfaction. With higher than average job placement possibilities compared to other university professions, ease of self-employment, and the diversity of professional areas where you can carry out your work (traumatology, sports, pneumology, neurology, paediatrics, aesthetics, gynaecology, biomechanics, etc.), the Degree in Physiotherapy allows the student to achieve the highest personal and professional expectations.

The practical knowledge of the specific training in Physiotherapy is given in small groups in the different laboratories and in the Clinical Biomechanics and Physiotherapy Research Unit with the school possesses, through active methodologies and always with the direct supervision of specialized teaching staff.

In addition, we have advanced and innovative technology that will enhance the student's learning of the new manual and instrumental systems needed to work in the profession in the 21st century.


Official Bachelor's Degree.


Four years.

Attendance mode:

Full-time study.



Classes begin on:

September 3, 2018

New places available:


Submission of applications:

January 8, 2018 to complete the available places

Information on documentation to be submitted


Availability during the morning and the afternoon is required.

Admission tests:

The applicants will be notified of the date for the admission tests when the admission application is formalized.

Open Days:

March 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Information session
June 21, 2018
Applicant profile:

The recommended applicant profile is that of a service-oriented person in society, who is interested in acquiring the knowledge and skills required to deal with the complex responses of human beings to the different health and disease processes, and in caring for the individual, the family and the community in diverse sociocultural contexts, in order to contribute to their well-being and to improve their quality of life.

The aspiring student must feel identified with values such as respect and understanding others, as well as showing a strong interest in social commitment and helping other people.

Therefore, our educational project does not only include the necessary scientific and technical level, but also the essential training aimed at promoting greater humanization in health care.

Admission requirements:

To begin your studies is a prerequisite condition prove you accomplish with the legal requirements of access to the University.

Admission process and criteria:

The following factors will count in the admission process

  • Academic Record, with a 60% weighting.

  • A personal interview with a lecturer from the Physical Therapy degree, where student motivations for choosing such studies are explored. The information collected by each interviewer is gathered in a formalized admission interview record, with a 20% weighting.

  • A set of aptitude tests, the sum of which will have a 20% weighting.

  • Having completed the secondary and pre-university education preparation course on Health Sciences will add 10%.

In addition to these tests, the applicants will perform an English exercise to demonstrate their level, with the sole purpose of being assigned to a suitable group within the Diploma in Communication Skills and Foreign Language Studies. This test will have no effect whatsoever on the global assessment of the admission tests.

Each application is submitted and assessed by the Admissions Committee, consisting of the Directorate, the Deputy Directorate, the Head of Studies, and a representation of the interviewer lecturers, who finally admits the new students.

Support Program for Students with Disabilities

Financial information:

Course fees: €1,608.60 plus nine monthly installments of €695.56 each.

These amounts include the University private degree in Communication Skills and Foreign Language Studies, as well as a University private degree in Professional and Communication Personal Skills of the "San Juan de Dios" School of Nursing and Physical Therapy. These will be taken simultaneously with the Bachelor's Degree, during the 4 academic years.

Financial support:

Follow this link to read more about our grants.

Information point:

"San Juan de Dios" University School of Nursing and Physical Therapy
Avda. San Juan de Dios, 1 - 28350 Ciempozuelos (Madrid)
Tel.: +34 91 893 37 69
Fax: +34 91 893 02 75
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Professional career options are oriented towards the following areas:

  • Physical Therapy services in both public and private health centers.
  • Sports physiotherapy and balneotherapy.
  • Retirement homes and social health care services.
  • Centers specialized in assisting people with disabilities.
  • Child health care centers.
  • Prevention and assistance in the work environment.
  • As an independent professional.

Graduate Profile:

Upon completion, our students obtain the degree in Physical Therapy, as well as a high level of technical and human training, which will enable them to easily adjust to the complex and changing work environment.

This official degree program enables students to enter the regulated profession of Physical Therapist in accordance with the regulations in force.

The Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy enables the students to take their studies one step further by means of Postgraduate Programs:

  • CG1 - Ability to analyze and synthesize.
  • CG2 - Ability to organize and plan.
  • CG3 - Oral and written communication skills in the native language.
  • CG4 - Knowledge of a foreign language.
  • CG5 - Advanced IT knowledge relating to the field of study.
  • CG6 - Ability to manage information.
  • CG7 - Problem solving.
  • CG8 - Decision-making.
  • CG9 - Teamwork.
  • CG10 - Working in an interdisciplinary team.
  • CG11 - Working in an international context.
  • CG12 - Interpersonal relationship skills.
  • CG13 - Recognition of diversity and multiculturalism.
  • CG14 - Critical reasoning.
  • CG15 - Ethical commitment.
  • CG16 - Autonomous learning.
  • CG17 - Ability to adapt to new situations.
  • CG18 – Creativity.
  • CG19 – Leadership.
  • CG20 - Knowledge of other cultures and habits.
  • CG21 - Initiative and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • CG22 - Concern for quality.
  • CG23 - Environmental sensitivity.


Curricular skills
  • CED1 - Knowledge of Biological Sciences.
  • CED2 - Knowledge of Physical Sciences.
  • CED3 - Knowledge of Behavioral Sciences.
  • CED4 - Knowledge of Clinical Sciences.
  • CED5 - Knowledge of the administrative and organizational context.
  • CED6 - Knowledge of the social and political context.
  • CED7 - Knowledge of the ethical, deontological and legal dimension.
Professional skills
  • CEP8 - Draw up and complete the Physical Therapy Clinical Record.
  • CEP9 - Examine and assess the patient/user's functional condition.
  • CEP10 - Determine the Physical Therapy diagnosis.
  • CEP11 - Design the Physical Therapy treatment or Intervention Plan.
  • CEP12 - Execute, supervise and coordinate the Physical Therapy Intervention Plan.
  • CEP13 - Assess the evolution in the results.
  • CEP14 - Draw up the Physical Therapy discharge report.
  • CEP15 - Provide effective and comprehensive care.
  • CEP16 - Take action to promote health and prevent disease.
  • CEP17 - Maintain good relations with the multidisciplinary team.
  • CEP18 - Add the legal and ethical principles of the profession to the professional culture.
  • CEP19 - Add scientific research and evidence-based practice to the professional culture.
  • CEP20 - Develop the teaching role.
  • CEP21 - Keep knowledge, skills and attitude up-to-date.
  • CEP22 - Manage Physical Therapy services.
  • CEP23 - Ensure quality in Physical Therapy practice.
  • CEP24 - Confront stress.
  • CEP25 - Take risks and live in uncertain environments.
  • CEP26 - Motivate others.
Attitudinal skills
  • CEA27 Maintain an attitude focused on continuous learning and improvement.
  • CEA28 - Show a high degree of self-concept.
  • CEA29 - Adjust to the professional competence limits.
  • CEA30 - Collaborate and cooperate with other professionals.
  • CEA31 - Show respect, appreciation and sensitivity towards the work of others.
  • CEA32 - Develop the ability to organize and direct.
  • CEA33 - Show discretion.
  • CEA34 - Work responsibly.
  • CEA35 - Demonstrate that you are patient/user-oriented.



In addition to the Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy at the Teaching Unit "Centro San Juan de Dios" you can take a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

The Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy offers students Internships supervised by Physiotherapists at medical facilities of the different areas of professional activity (42 ECTS).

The Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy offers you the opportunity to complete an exchange period at foreign Universities during your academic period.

With the Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy, you will perform your internships at laboratories and demonstration rooms during all four academic years.

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