Official Master's Degree in Biomechanics and Sports Physiotherapy

Submission of applications:
Start: January 8, 2018
End: October 4, 2018.

1 year (Full-time study)

Credits: 60 ECTS
Places available: 28, Spanish

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)

Attendance mode:

Full-time study.



Classes begin on:

The planned start date for classes on the 4rd edition of the Master's program is October 2018. 

Places available:

28 places

Admission application filing period:

The period for submitting applications starts on January 8, 2018 and ends on October 4, 2018.

Information on documentation to be submitted


Theory and practical dynamics in the classroom. Twice a month.

  • Friday and Saturday from 09:00 to 20:30.
  • Sunday: from 09:00 to 14:00

The Clinical Sessions are held in the classrooms and timetable specified above.

Academic calendar 2016-17

Applicant profile:

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.

Admission requirements:

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.

Admission Process and Criteria:

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:

  1. Average grade obtained in the Bachelor's Degree/Diploma in Physical Therapy (50%).
  2. Curriculum, where professional merits relating to the Master's will be valued (25%).
  3. Personal interview to assess the student's motivation and skills (25%).

The purpose of the personal interview is to explore the following areas:

  1. Assessment of the academic record up until present, identifying strengths and areas of interest.
  2. Assessment of student motivation to study this Official Master's Program, and to study in this University, as well as any previous knowledge in the field. This part of the interview also makes it possible for the interviewer to provide the student with further information, as well as better academic and professional guidance.
  3. General exploration of the distinctive features and skills of the applicant, estimating how much he/she is suited to the studies of the Official Master's Degree in Biomechanics and Sports Physiotherapy.
  4. The Interviewer draws up a report, which will be considered as other data to be taken into account by the Admissions Committee.

Support Program for Students with Disabilities


  • Course fees: € 2,241.00
  • Teaching: € 6,384.00 - 8 installements of 798.00 each.
  • Total: € 8,625.00


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
28350 Madrid

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

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  • To provide students with high-level theoretical and practical knowledge of the different types of clinical biomechanics equipment, in terms of both theoretical and practical aspects.
  • To provide students with the different clinical applications and protocols of action in Sports Physiotherapy for injuries using biomechanics tools.
  • To instruct the student in the application and clinical management of the latest biomechanics equipment which is currently used in the different health and professional fields, and to understand the multidisciplinary professional integration of the applications of biomechanics in the field of sports.
  • To provide students with theoretical and practical research knowledge linked to biomechanics, more specifically in the field of Sports Physiotherapy.
  • To provide graduates with the necessary technical tools in biomechanics to transmit the benefits of objective quantitative measurement through biomechanics in the different professional and research projects in which they are involved.
  • To promote high quality research projects by assessing aspects of sport injuries using biomechanics.
  • To enable students to be a point of reference in biomechanics and sports physiotherapy, within their different professional competencies and multidisciplinary fields, integrating research knowledge with that from their professional field.
  • To provide the appropriate theoretical and practical tools for tackling sports injuries in the musculoskeletal system which are studied through biomechanical modifications.
  • To provide tools for the objective assessment of injuries through biomechanical tests to be able to appropriately deal with specific sport physical therapies, allowing certain aspects of the injuries athletes suffer to be changed.
  • To promote research through the application of health technologies in the professional field of physiotherapy which are adequately evaluated using the scientific method through quantitative measurement systems based on objective evidence.
  • To provide theoretical and practical tools to improve the evolution of an athlete's recovery by means of manual and physical therapies and by integrating therapeutic processes.
  • To stimulate critical analysis of the physical therapy techniques employed in sport following biomechanical analysis and the knowledge required to modify them with regards to patients not involved in the field of high performance.
  • To know the professional fields relating to sports physiotherapy, with the purpose of facilitating integration of the procedures and multidisciplinary work.



The face-to-face classes will have the following academic structure:

  • Discussion regarding case studies and problems in class.
  • Skills workshops, Simulations and Role Playing in the classroom.
  • Clinical sessions in the classroom with real patients.



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.




  • CG1 - Ability to analyze and synthesize documentation about biomechanics research and advanced techniques in Sports Physiotherapy.
  • CG2 - Ability to work in a Sports Physiotherapy team with biomechanical assessment systems and their interdisciplinary integration.
  • CG3 - Ethical and professional commitment to biomechanical assessment and its applications in the field of sports physiotherapy.
  • CG4 - Ability to implement knowledge of advanced sports physiotherapy techniques and biomechanics tools in real situations.
  • CG5 - Innovation and research skills on instrumental biomechanics and advanced techniques in sports physiotherapy.
  • CG6 - Ability to learn about instrumental biomechanics and advanced techniques in sports physiotherapy.
  • CG7 - Autonomous learning on instrumental biomechanics and advanced techniques in sports physiotherapy.
  • CG8 - Design and management of projects relating to Sports Physiotherapy and biomechanics tools.
  • CG9 - Ability to manage information.
  • CG10 - Problem solving in biomechanics and Sports Physiotherapy.
  • CG11 - Ability to make decisions within the framework of biomechanics and Sports Physiotherapy.
  • CG12 - Interpersonal skills to relate to the athlete and their environment.


  • CE1 - Knowledge of instrumental biomechanics tools and advanced techniques in Sports Physiotherapy.
  • CE2 - Knowledge of Sciences related to Sports Physiotherapy and instrumental biomechanics.
  • CE3 - Knowledge of research methodology, statistics, and biomechanical variables in Sports Physiotherapy.
  • CE4 - Draw up and complete the Physical Therapy Clinical Record in the context of sports, for advanced physical therapy techniques using objective biomechanics tools.
  • CE5 - Analyze and assess the functional condition of the athlete by means of advanced Physical Therapy techniques and biomechanics tools.
  • CE6 - Determine the patient's diagnosis and treatment in Sports Physiotherapy by means of advanced techniques and instrumental biomechanics.
  • CE7 - Design the Sports Physiotherapy treatment or Intervention Plan with implementation of biomechanics tools and advanced techniques in Sports Physiotherapy.
  • CE8 - Assess the evolution of the results of the advanced Physical Therapies in sport by means of instrumental biomechanics tools.
  • CE9 - Draw up the discharge report for advanced Sports Physiotherapy techniques through biomechanics tools.
  • CE10 - Provide efficient, comprehensive care in advanced Sports Physiotherapy techniques and other sciences related to it.
  • CE11 - Instill in the professional the ethical and legal principles behind instrumental biomechanics, advanced Sports Physiotherapy techniques and other sciences related to it.
  • CE12 - Instill scientific research and evidence-based practice within the framework of Sports Physiotherapy and instrumental biomechanics.
  • CE13 - Carry out a Research project for a specialist audience within the framework of Sports Physiotherapy and instrumental biomechanics.

Number of credits


Distributed as follows across the modules:

Official Master's Degree in Biomechanics and Sports Physiotherapy
SubjectModulesCr. (60)
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


Academic calendar

Academic calendar 2018-19

General Academic Calendar of the University


Master's subjects timetable

  • Club Atlético de Madrid.
  • Ibermutuamur
  • Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos de Toledo
  • Hospital Infantil Niño Jesús de Madrid
  • Federación Española de Deportes para personas con Discapacidad Intelectual (FEDDI)
  • Unidad de Investigación clínica en Biomecánica y Fisioterapia. Escuela de Enfermería y Fisioterapia San Juan de Dios.
  • Podoactiva-Younext

Graduate Profile:

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:

  • Consultation and patient care with high quality and professionalism due to the refined training in advanced techniques in Physical Therapy, which opens the doors to sport clubs, high performance centers, sport centers, gyms, private and state-subsidized clinics, and physical therapy hospitals...
  • As well as the important training on aspects of biomechanical assessment and research applied to health sciences (120 face-to-face hours), other job opportunities include: mutual work insurance schemes (assessment and treatment), insurers (assessment), biomechanics laboratories, assessment institutes, research groups.
  • Research groups, universities, assessment institutions, R+D+I institutes, sports federations, high performance centers, businesses in the sector, hospitals ...
  • Doctorate Programs.

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