Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy

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What is the Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy?

To study for the Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy is to make a wise choice in pursuit of a Health Sciences degree of increasing recognition and demand in Spanish society. It uses physical therapies (heat, cold, physical exercise and movement, light radiations, etc.) for prevention, recovery, and improvement of health and the general welfare of the population.

Practical knowledge in the specific training in Physiotherapy is provided in small groups at the facilities of the Center for Inter-professional Simulation and Research in Health Sciences (known as the “Centro de Simulación Interprofesional y de Investigación en Ciencias de la Salud”, or CSIICS, in Spanish).). The Center has two laboratories for High Fidelity Simulation, a laboratory for Biomechanics and Motion Analysis, an Imaging Laboratory for Diagnosis and Radiotherapy, and three laboratories for Skills and Simulation. It has advanced and innovative technology that will facilitate learning for students of the new manual and instrumentation systems necessary to exercise this profession in the 21st Century. Practical sessions are taught through direct supervision and active methodologies by Professors specialized in the different fields of knowledge.

Physical Therapy students at Comillas receive specific training from professors linked to the professional world. Excellent specialists in their subjects bring together the clinical and academic worlds, giving students a real and updated vision of the health needs of the population and the most appropriate tools to stay in good health or regain it.

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You may participate in Q&A Sessions and Information Days. This step is not required, but potential candidates are encouraged to delve into the Programs, learn about Study Plans and Curricula, ask questions, and gather additional information.

Applying for admission. The process begins via the web page, once the decision has been made concerning the Degree in which applicants wish to enroll. If deemed necessary, you may apply for scholarships, grants and financial aid from the University at the same time as you apply for admission.

You will find information here on everything related to the process of admission and entrance exams.

Communication and legal requirements for access to the University. Having been admitted does not exempt you from proving that you meet the legal requirements for access to the University. Meeting these requirements is an essential prerequisite in order to begin your studies at the University.

Completing the registration process. Once admitted, students must complete the registration process, which is initiated on the web page. It is necessary to submit the registration form and the additional documentation required personally to the University General Registrar's Office before the end of June.

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Submission of applications:

2021-2022 Academic Year
Admissions Closed

2022-2023 Academic Year
Admissions will open on January 10, 2022

Information Sessions and University Open Days:

Watch our June 16, 2021 Information Session:


Classes begin on: September, 2021.


Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation

  • Profile for Admission to the Degree

  • The recommended profile of candidates for admission to the Bachelor´s Degree in Physiotherapy is that of a person who has a clear inclination for service to society and is interested in acquiring knowledge, skills and abilities that allow him/her to face the complex responses of human beings to different health and disease processes, and to attend to the individual, family and community in different socio-cultural contexts in order to contribute to their well-being and improve their quality of life.

    The future student must identify with the values of respect and understanding towards people, as well as show a strong motivation towards social commitment and helping others.

    Therefore, our Educational Project includes not only the necessary scientific-technical level, but also the essential training to promote a greater humanization of Health Care.


Information on Fees, Payments, Grants and Scholarships


2021-2022 Academic Year - Fees for Year 1:
Course fees: € 1,499.30 plus nine monthly installments of € 644,52 each.

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"San Juan de Dios" University School of Nursing and Physical Therapy

Avda. San Juan de Dios, 1 - 28350 Ciempozuelos (Madrid)

Tel.: +34 600 478 489

Tel.: +34 607 154 697

Tel.: +34 91 893 37 69

Fax: +34 91 559 65 69




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The Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy is studied over a four-year cycle, with a total of 240 ECTS (60 per year).

The Bachelor's Degree is part of the field of knowledge of Health Sciences.

The Curriculum developed over the four years includes:

  • Basic training subjects on the human body, how it operates, its malfunctions, interpersonal relationships, and other aspects, all of them necessary in order to enable the subsequent acquisition of those competencies characteristic of Physical Therapy (69 ECTS).
  • Specific subjects providing theoretical and practical training, approaching knowledge needs and competencies expected according to the professional profile of a Physical Therapist (117 ECTS).
  • Optional subjects, which make it possible to look further at specialized professional fields, according to the student's interests (6 ECTS).
  • Practice placements in laboratories and demonstrations rooms during the four years, and
  • Supervised practice placements with Physical Therapists at health care centers working within different professional fields (42 ECTS) which is equivalent to 1,200 face-to-face hours, to be chosen between over 30 different public, state-subsidized or private centers with 50 places.
  • A Bachelor's (Degree) Dissertation, which covers all of the general and specific skills acquired during the course for professional practice (6 ECTS credits).

As an added value, the following two University private degrees have been designed:

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Students enrolled in 1st course as of academic year 2015/2016
1st YEAR
Human Anatomy I - General 9.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Biomechanics and Applied Physics 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Christianism and Social Ethics 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Human Physiology I - General 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Human Physiology II - Biochemistry 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Pathophysiology, general pathology and life support 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Psychology of Health, Gender and Communication 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Basic Patient Care 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Basics of Physiotherapy 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
General Physiotherapy Procedures I 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
General Physiotherapy Procedures II (Massage Therapy) 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
2nd YEAR
Medico-Surgical Conditions I 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Medico-Surgical Conditions II 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Human Anatomy II - Kinesiology 9.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Statistics and Tools for Research in Health Sciences I 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Diagnostic Imaging Techniques 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Kinesiotherapy 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Specific Methods in Physiotherapy I 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Specific Methods in Physiotherapy II 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
General Physiotherapy Procedures III (Electrotherapy) 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Assessment in Physiotherapy 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Clinical Internship I 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
3rd YEAR
Statistics and Tools for Research in Health Sciences II 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Community Physiotherapy and Public Health 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Adult Neurology Physiotherapy 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Urology, Gynecology, Proctology and Obstetric Physiotherapy 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Ostheoarticular and Sports Physiotherapy 9.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Paediatric Physiotherapy 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Specific Physiotherapy Methods III 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Gait Assessment and Analysis 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Clinical Internship II 15.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
4th YEAR
Instrumental Biomechanics in Physiotherapy 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Pharmacology and Nutrition 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Physiotherapy in Geriatrics and Technical Assistance 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Legislation, Administration and Professional Ethic 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Research Methodology 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Specific Methods in Physiotherapy IV: Osteopathy and Manual Therapies 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Other activities with recognition of ECTS (*) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th (up to 6 credits)
Physiotherapy for Mental Disability and Dependency 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Physical Therapy in the Workplace 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Introduction to Sports Training and Therapeutic Exercise 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Advanced Diagnostic Techniques in Physiotherapy 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Clinical Internship III 24.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Final Bachelor's Project 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
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The “San Juan de Dios” University School of Nursing and Physical Therapy has offered studies in Nursing for more than 55 years, and in Physical Therapy, for more than 25 years. This has allowed it to consolidate its prestigious reputation in education and training, combining scientific and technical advances in its methodology with humanistic and personalized assistance, as a sign of its identity. The School became part of the Comillas Pontifical University in 1988.



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