Take advantage of a unique opportunity in Spain by studying at UAX, the prestigious Spanish university with over 25 years of healthcare expertise. The undergraduate programme of Physiotherapy is hosted under UAX Rafa Nadal Sports University, a new institution created by Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio, Rafa Nadal and the Rafa Nadal Academy´s team. The most advanced international degree of Phisiotherapy is connected with the first private sports university in Spain, main players in health and sports industry, and the knowledge, values and capacities of one of the most successful sportsman in the history. Admissions process for the 2023-24 academic year is now open
A top programme with different value elements joint into the official 4 years study plan:
At UAX Rafa Nadal Sports University, you´ll acquire certified training in cutting-edge therapeutic technology, a differential and pioneering preparation in the sector to boost your professional projection in international markets.
In 3rd year (Clinical Stays I), you can choose a specialisation from:
In 4th year (Clinical Stays II), you can choose a specialisation from:
|0130601||Professional Communication and Documentation||FB||9|
|0130602||Structure and Functions of the Human Body||FB||12|
|0230601||Medico-Surgical Disorders 1||OB||9|
|0230603||Special Physiotherapy 1||OB||18|
|0230607||Introduction to Research and Critical Analysis||FB||6|
|0230606||Integrated Physiotherapy I||OB||6|
|0230604||Modern Language I||FB||6|
|0330601||Medico-Surgical Disorders 2||OB||9|
|0330602||Clinical Placements I||OB||8|
|0330603||Physiotherapy in Clinical Specialities I||OB||8|
|0330604||Special Physiotherapy 2||OB||20|
|0330606||Integrated Physiotherapy II||OB||6|
|0330607||Health Care Legislation and Administration||OB||3|
|0430601||Clinical Placements II||OB||32|
|0430602||Physiotherapy in Clinical Specialities II||OB||14|
|0430603||Final Year Project||OB||8|
|0430633||Modern Language II||OP||6|
|0430637||Complementary Therapies in Physiotherapy||OP||3|
|0430638||Health Care Emergencies||OP||3|
*Character: BT: Basic Training, Ob: Required, Op: Optional
The Physiotherapy Degree involves a practice-focused programme, designed for students to obtain a comprehensive and versatile training that allows them to rigorously approach different therapeutic areas, from physiotherapy in neurological or respiratory rehabilitation, paediatrics or geriatrics, to the amateur and high-performance sporting fields.
You'll also participate in RD&I projects with professional technology
You’ll be able to get involved in RD&I projects and stay connected to the latest technology applied to therapy.
We have scientific and academic collaboration agreements with leading technology companies:
Cutting-edge facilities to take learning to another level
As we are committed to quality theoretical and practical teaching at UAX, we have innovative facilities and spaces for acquiring specific skills and abilities:
The Physiotherapy Degree has the Professional Guidance and Employment Assistance Support Office (GAOP), which offers everything you need to do your internships at institutions, encouraging contact with the professional world from the very beginning.
As part of the UAX Physiotherapy Degree, our students carry out over 1,200 hours of internships at leading companies. We have collaboration agreements with over 80 public and private hospitals, clinics, fitness centres and sports clubs, with treatment spaces and facilities covering all specialities. These include:
As a student, you'll also have the chance to attend challenges proposed by companies and to participate in interdisciplinary projects along with students of other degrees. The aim is to get you closer to the reality of the working world and surround you with the expertise of top professionals.
All of our teaching staff combine work activity with teaching, for which reason they offer fully updated, cutting-edge knowledge of the physiotherapy, clinical and sporting sectors. Among them, we have official physiotherapists for the national Olympic swimming and judo teams, successful business owners in the field of physiotherapy, and leading specialists with more than 20 years of experience educating physiotherapists.
Learn physiotherapy from working professionals with extensive experience in physiotherapy practice.
Rafa Nadal Academy Lecturers:
Route and admission requirements:
Applicant’s profile: Students who preferably studied biomedical science subjects in their sixth-form studies or equivalent.
Language: Students taking the degree in English who do not speak English as their first language must prove that they have English language level B2 to take the degree and Spanish level C1 before doing the work placement. Or, failing that, they must submit the internal language level tests described above.
The entrance tests last approximately 1.5 hours and consist of:
PROFICIENCY TEST: TCAP©: Academic and Personal Proficiency Test.
An initial proficiency assessment will be carried out through a battery of standardised and science-backed psychotechnical and personality tests.
Estimated duration of the Online Test: 60 minutes
· English test for candidates whose first language is Spanish.
· Spanish test for candidates whose first language is not Spanish.
Estimated duration of the Online Test: 30 minutes
40% of the total value based on these tests:
1. Psycho-pedagogical assessment of the different skills required of a university student. 20%
2. Language level test in the foreign language chosen by the student. 10%
3. Instructional didactic session on the option chosen by the student.
4. If applicable, personal interview with the student. 10%
60% of the total entrance value:
University entrance exams regulated by the competent public administration.
Number of new entry places offered
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A unique centre in Spain to complete your training in the most innovative, well-rounded way.
State-of-the-art sports facilities where you can do your internships.
Using the most innovative medical resources, it aims to offer the best diagnosis and treatment of real patients.
A unique, university-level sports club with the best facilities for multi-sport practice.
The Committee for Monitoring and Improving the Degree consists of a president, one or more representatives from the degree teaching staff, student representatives and the University Head of Quality. Additionally, there may be invited members to discuss specific topics that are identified for monitoring.
Members of the IQAS:
• President: Dr. Carlos de la Torre: UAX Head of Physiotherapy Department.
• Member: Dr. Sara Cerrolaza Tudanca: PTD Coordinating Professor.
• Member: Dr. Eva Mª Rodríguez González: PTD Coordinating Professor.
• Member: Dr. María Soledad Amor Salamanca: PTD Coordinating Professor.
• Member: Dr. Cristina Peláez Lorenzo: Vice-Rector of Studies and Quality.
• Member: Ms. Belén Murillo Gorozarri: Head of Quality Management System.
• Member: Mr. José María Roquero Galván: PTD student representative.
Meanwhile, the employability of the Physiotherapy Degree is 85.7%, which is above the national average of 75.8%.
The main improvements that the programme is working on are:
We boast a very diverse academic offer, so you can be sure to find a programme that suits you