Four-year degree in Physiotherapy (Hons)


Program Description

In addition to training students in the exercise of physiotherapy, the degree course in physiotherapy also addresses the art of care in the highest sense of the term: from private to public, from sports to the clinic, from sociopathy to international cooperation.

Theoretical knowledge and refined manual skills, empathy and organization, preventive and rehabilitative techniques: a complete, rigorous, highly professional course.

An innovative, transversal, rich and highly relational degree suitable even for workers. Graduates in Osteopathy, Physical Education, Sport Sciences and Massotherapists can register for the course and request recognition of previous subjects.

Lessons will be held on our campus in Malta and will consist of 7-10 days of compulsory lessons per month over a 4-year period.

The UCM physiotherapists will be qualified to work in various professional contexts, including:

  • Public hospitals and private clinics
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Surgeries
  • Socio-psychiatric centers
  • International cooperation organizations
  • Private practice
  • Freelancers

Educational goals

Physiotherapy graduates are health professionals; implement, alone or in collaboration with other professionals in the field, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in areas of motor skills, superior cortical or visceral functions, in case of pathological events, for different causes, congenital or acquired.

Taking into account diagnosis and medical prescriptions, graduates in physiotherapy plan - within their competences and sometimes through a multidisciplinary group work - rehabilitation programs aimed at identifying and satisfying the patients' health needs; perform autonomous treatments for the functional rehabilitation of motor, psychomotor and cognitive disabilities, using physical, manual, massage and occupational therapies; they suggest the use of prostheses and aids, train the patients for their use and verify their effectiveness; verify if the applied rehabilitation method corresponds to the objectives of functional recovery; carry out study, teaching and professional consultancy in health services and in situations where their professional skills are required; they carry out their professional activity in public or private health facilities as employees or freelancers.

The UCM physiotherapists will take care of people of all ages with problems related to:

  • Surgery
  • Intensive care
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynecology / Obstetrics / Urology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology / Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics / Traumatology / Rheumatology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry / Psychosomatic
  • Sports Medicine
  • Prevention / Education


Year 1

  • Anatomy
  • Fundamentals of microbiology and biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomechanics
  • Basic knowledge of health sciences
  • Applied ethics
  • Physiology
  • Basics of biophysics and medical technology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Basic knowledge on clinical knowledge in internal medicine
  • Basic notions of general and clinical psychology
  • Prevention and Pedagogy of health
  • Elements of sociology in health
  • First aid
  • Body proprioception
  • General public health and epidemiology
  • Use of medical equipment
  • General pathology and physiopathology

Year 2

  • Functional analysis of the musculoskeletal system
  • Clinical simulation
  • Manual techniques
  • Elettro-, Baleno, Idro-, Climato-therapy
  • Physiotherapy in Rheumatology
  • Orthopedics and Traumatology
  • Physiotherapy in orthopedics and traumatology
  • Clinical practice monitored 1
  • Rheumatology

Year 3

  • Cardiology
  • Electrophysiological and electrodiagnostic examination
  • Cardio-respiratory physiotherapy
  • Scientific and medical English
  • Management of health organizations
  • Fundamentals of the research methodology
  • Neurology and psychiatry
  • Complex rehabilitation
  • Study and simulation of clinical cases
  • Radiology and diagnostic imaging
  • Physiotherapy in special life situations
  • Physiotherapy in neurology
  • Supervised clinical practice 2
  • Women's health
  • Oncology
  • Pharmacology and Addictology
  • Methodology of applied training

Year 4

  • Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy and rehabilitation
  • Physiotherapy and rehabilitation in neurology
  • Physiotherapy and rehabilitation in special life situations
  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy and rehabilitation
  • Physiotherapy and rehabilitation for specific groups
  • Physiotherapy for specific age groups
  • Geriatrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Clinical practice monitored 3
  • Final exam and final thesis

To sign up

Register now for the course scheduled for February 2018 in LUGANO

  1. Click "SUBSCRIBE" and fill out the online form "RESERVATION OF THE PLACE";
  2. Separately, you will receive another e-mail with the due reservation fee and UCM bank details to make the payment;
  3. At the time of sending you will receive a confirmation e-mail;
  4. You will receive an email with your credentials to access the UCM student area as soon as payment is received;
  5. Once you have entered the Students area, please download the Registration Form, sign it and upload it along with the other required documents;
  6. You will then be asked to pay the registration fee (or the first installment);
  7. Once payment is received, you will receive an e-mail confirming the registration to UCM;
  8. Finally, at the beginning of the course, you will be asked to present the original hard copies of all the documents uploaded to the Student Area to the UCM Secretary.


Seat reservation fee: € 750
Annual fee: € 11,000
Degree exam fee (to be paid 30 days before the exam): € 4,000
End of cycle fee (to be paid before the withdrawal of the final diploma): € 1.300

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