The Official Master's Degree in Biomechanics and Sports Physiotherapy is aimed at physiotherapists who wish to improve their sports physiotherapy skills and acquire research knowledge and methodology through cutting edge biomechanical evaluation systems applicable to sports.
The boom in biomechanics, as a set of measurement systems for evaluating patients, provides a novel way to objectively assess the functional evolution of Physiotherapy and all its therapeutic tools. The new biomechanical equipment and advanced technological development of recent years are facilitating the objective measurement of patients both in the health sector and, above all, the sporting sector. Biomechanical data allow for precise knowledge of the condition of athletes and their evolution and is essential for reducing recovery times and their quicker return to competition.
1 academic year. (60 ECTS)
The planned start date for classes on the 4rd edition of the Master's program is October 2018.
The period for submitting applications starts on January 8, 2018 and ends on October 4, 2018.
Theory and practical dynamics in the classroom. Twice a month.
The Clinical Sessions are held in the classrooms and timetable specified above.
It is recommended that the applicant is interested in acquiring knowledge of biomechanics, as well as of the different elements currently available for the quantitative and objective assessment of mechanical or biarticular injuries, with a special inclination toward the field of sport. An outstanding academic profile is recommended, with versatility in order to properly handle both the language used in the humanistic disciplines, and that used in the field of health sciences. It is assumed, therefore, that the applicant must be a motivated person, professionally oriented towards promoting health and well-being among people in the field of sports, with the skills to establish personal relationships of help and support, without neglecting a holistic view of the patient as a whole.
In order to be admitted as a student and to attend the Official Master's Degree in Biomechanics and Sports Physiotherapy, the requirements set out by the valid legislation to access Postgraduate Programs must be met and the respective supporting documents shown.
It is a requirement that you hold a degree in Physical Therapy in order to access this Master's program.
In addition to complying with the previous requirements, the admission application has to be submitted following the given process and time frame, and approval given according to the selection criteria established by the School’s Admissions Committee for this program. The Director of the San Juan de Dios' University School of Nursing and Physical Therapy is responsible for admission, assisted by the Director and Coordinator of the Master's Program.
In order to decide whether or not to admit a candidate to the Official Master's Degree, the following criteria will be considered, with the following weighting:
The purpose of the personal interview is to explore the following areas:
A specific grants' program can be found following this link.
San Juan de Dios' University School of Nursing and Physical Therapy
C/ San Juan de Dios, 1
28350, Ciempozuelos, Madrid
It will be necessary to commute, within the Community of Madrid, to collaborating units in order to carry out practical activities and visits.
San Juan de Dios' University School of Nursing and Physical Therapy.
C/ San Juan de Dios, 1, Ciempozuelos
Telephone Contact Hours from 10:00 to 13:30 and from 15:00 to 17:30.
Tel: +34 91.893.37.69 Fax: +34 91.893.02.75
The face-to-face classes will have the following academic structure:
Continuous assessment will be carried out for the different subjects offered on the Master's Program, through grids filled out by the lecturers on a daily basis. Likewise, different objective tests and activities complying with the goals and competencies developed in the Master's Program will be submitted and used to obtain the user's grade.
Distributed as follows across the modules:
|Official Master's Degree in Biomechanics and Sports Physiotherapy|
|Clinical Placements||1. Clinical Placements||6|
|Master's Dissertation||1.Master's Dissertation||6|
|Research on Sports Physiotherapy using biomechanics||1. Advanced Research on Physical Therapy and Sport.||4|
|2. Research on Biomechanics.||4|
|Instrumental biomechanics||1. Instrumental Biomechanics Tools for athlete assessment.||6|
|2. Objective diagnosis and assessment of Advanced Techniques in Sports Physiotherapy||4|
|Advanced Techniques in Sports Physiotherapy||1. Advanced Manual Therapies in Sports Physiotherapy||12|
|2. Advanced Physical Therapies in Sports Physiotherapy||10|
|3. Integration techniques in Sports Physiotherapy||3|
|Basic Sciences and those related to Sports Physiotherapy||1. Basic Sciences and those related to Sports Physiotherapy||5|
The Official Master's Degree in Biomechanics and Sports Physiotherapy enables development of skills and competencies that attempt to respond to the following bodies in different ways: