Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy

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Inicio 07/01/2020 until 28/08/2020

50 places available

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Jornada Puertas Abiertas Virtual:
20/04/2020 al 03/06/2020

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4 years

240 ECTS



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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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Important Dates

  • Classes begin on: September 7, 2020.
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    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 Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships


    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
    Bioethics 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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    Students enrolled in 1st course before academic year 2015/2016
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    International mobility and exchange programs allow students to study for a period of time at a foreign university, either in the European Union, through the Erasmus+ Program, or at universities in other countries with which Comillas has signed Bilateral Agreements.

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    Ciempozuelos. Madrid.

    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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