Degree in Physiotherapy


Program Description

Studying at CEU UCH is betting on a different University in what it does and how it does it. It is combining experience , with innovation . It is being international without leaving home. It is, in short, choosing the most complete option to become what you propose.

That makes us different?

1. The profession in the classroom

Physical therapy is much more than helping in rehabilitation. It is prevention, it is diagnosis, it is cure treatments, it is therapeutic support ... that's why 70% of our teachers are active physiotherapists who also teach.

2. The international vocation

In your day to day at CEU UCH you will be surrounded by students from more than 70 countries and that, in the global world in which we live, is an advantage for you. Create relationships and synergies with people from all over the world and expand your horizons. In addition, as a CEU student you have free English classes without leaving the university, as well as a large number of internship programs and international stays. Students from several countries and nationalities live together in our classrooms. That is why we guarantee the maximum ease so that the students can finish the degree doing their practical training of the last course ( Practicum ) in their countries of origin. Of these, 70% have a job offer before finishing their studies.

3. The practices, in the center of the training

  • Concentration of all credits of clinical practices (48 ECTS) in the last course. In this way, the students take advantage of the full potential of the Practicum, having already received all the theoretical-practical training in each of the specialties.
  • The Practicum of Physiotherapy of the CEU UCH is the largest of all Spanish universities: 1,200 hours . This represents 50% more real hours of clinical practice than the average of Spanish universities. Being also the only one that meets the international requirements in this regard in obtaining the title of physiotherapist (in France, for example, the minimum is 1,050 hours).
  • The practical training in the classroom really prepares you so that, even before you finish your studies, you are prepared to treat real patients (in 90% of the cases the Practicum students are aware that the patients with whom they have treated have a positive view of them as professionals).
  • In fact, we have two advanced learning spaces to treat real patients in which students can put into practice the knowledge throughout the career: a pioneering service in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy and another dedicated to the analysis of movement in pediatric physiotherapy and sports

4. A double pioneer degree, of the specialist in double degrees

We have a unique double degree in Spain and it is waiting for you. So if it is so important for you to treat a patient from the physical point of view, as from the human or emotional point of view and you want to have a more complete training to help you improve your employability in the health or physiotherapy sector, there is the option of Multiply your professional expectations by a hundred and you are just one step away from doing it. CEU Cardenal Herrera University is the pioneer and specialist in double degrees and it gives you all the facilities so that you can take two courses at the same time: with compatible schedules, with personalized itineraries and, of course, without paying twice as much. So are the double degrees of the University specialist in double degrees.


1 Course

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Biology and Biochemistry
  • History of science
  • Assessment in Physiotherapy
  • Anatomy and Physiology III
  • Physical
  • Statistics
  • Psychology
  • General Principles of Physiotherapy I

2 Course

  • Fundamentals of Physiotherapy
  • Biomechanics and Ergonomics
  • Kinesitherapy
  • Clinical Propaedeutics
  • Pharmacology and Nutrition
  • General Principles of Physiotherapy II
  • Medical-Surgical Conditions I
  • Physiotherapy in Clinical Specialties I
  • Analysis of Human Movement
  • Complementary Tests in Physiotherapy

3 Course

  • Specific Methods of Intervention in Physiotherapy I
  • Public health
  • Medical-Surgical Conditions II
  • Social doctrine of the church
  • Physiotherapy in Clinical Specialties II
  • Physiotherapy in Life Cycle: Geriatric Physiotherapy
  • Health Legislation
  • Specific Methods of Intervention in Physiotherapy II
  • Physiotherapy in Life Cycle: Physiotherapy in Pediatrics
  • Physiotherapy in Clinical Specialties III

4 Course

  • Optional*
  • Practicum I
  • Practicum II
  • Final Degree Project

* Optional subjects

  • Specific Methods of Intervention in Physiotherapy III
  • Sport Physiotherapy
  • Scientific English applied to the Sanitary Branch

Professional outings

The physiotherapist must be able to apply the broad basic knowledge, the physical diagnosis and the physiotherapeutic intervention, with a great emphasis on the practice based on the evidence being the most common outputs of the Physiotherapy graduate the following:

Assistance activity:

  • Hospitals
  • Primary care centers
  • Concerted private clinics or insurance companies
  • Care centers for the elderly
  • Accident mutuals
  • Federations and sports associations
  • Free exercise of the profession

Teaching activity:

  • Degree in physiotherapy
  • Postgraduate and official masters
  • Training institutes for physiotherapists
  • Academies for the preparation of examinations for public service examinations

Research activity

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

Somos una Universidad católica, pionera en el desarrollo de proyectos educativos innovadores. Estamos orientados a ayudar a las personas que aprenden con nosotros a entender la disciplina que estudian ... Read More

Somos una Universidad católica, pionera en el desarrollo de proyectos educativos innovadores. Estamos orientados a ayudar a las personas que aprenden con nosotros a entender la disciplina que estudian y a desarrollar su actividad profesional con integridad y responsabilidad. Nuestra referencia son los valores del humanismo cristiano que constituyen nuestro criterio de pensamiento y acción para la mejora de la sociedad. Read less