Master of Science in Rehabilitation Training
Reasons to take this Master’s degree
Practical learning. Theoretical-practical classes from day one in the 1,000 m2 of gym space at the University.
Teaching staff. Teaching staff with a PhD and specialist practitioners from the field of rehabilitation
Compulsory work placements at clinical residencies. Participation in the implementation and delivery of clinical sessions
Individual support. The small class sizes allow us to better understand your skills and potential for personal and professional development
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Physiotherapy
Thanks to the knowledge they acquire, students who complete this Master's degree can go on to work as professionals in the following settings:
- Primary care centres
- Rehabilitation centres
- Mutual Insurance Companies specialised in this field
- Risk prevention planning
- Companies with health services
- Sports clubs
- Sports federations
- Health and sport centres (gyms)
- Research groups
- Technology development companies related to health, sport and/or professional settings
You will learn from a completely practical curriculum
The UIC Barcelona Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Exercise Science is an excellent choice as students get the chance to acquire the knowledge they need to plan and programme content necessary for rehabilitation, and assess the rehabilitation process by identifying the specific risk factors most relevant to each injury. Students’ learning is also complemented by compulsory work placements at specific centres.
This programme uses innovative methodologies to focus physiotherapists’ education on rehabilitation exercises.
In addition to the Master's degree’s intrinsic innovation, it is very important to highlight the new role physiotherapists can play in health having completed this programme, not only in the field of therapy, but also in the field of prevention. First, knowledge of therapeutic exercises and the ability to plan and schedule injury rehabilitation efficiently will positively impact patients’ recovery following an injury. In addition, the Master's degree also gives physiotherapists the skills and knowledge they need to become specialists in the planning and management of prevention programmes for people who, whether or not they have suffered an injury, present injury risk factors.
Overall, this Master's degree aims to teach physiotherapists to see themselves as professionals with the optimum knowledge to plan and programme the rehabilitation process and see it through to completion.
In order to achieve this main objective, the programme offers cross-disciplinary content from other specialist areas, with innovative classes that explore relevant aspects of technology related to injury assessment and data gathering and processing, all based on the ecological construct to offer a truly global and comprehensive vision of rehabilitation science. This depth of knowledge will allow students to complete the Master's degree and apply it to a range of professional settings: Workplace injury prevention and treatment, sports injury prevention and recovery, as a physiotherapist in research teams related to therapeutic exercises and as a physiotherapist in professional interdisciplinary groups focused on product innovation, as well as other many opportunities for present and future creation.
Prerequisites & admissions
Who is this course aimed at?
- Physiotherapy graduates who are interested in specialising further in the field of rehabilitation exercises.
Access criteria and conditions or specific entrance examinations
The most direct way to access this Master's degree is to have competed a university bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy. If we receive more applications than the places we have available, we will look closely at all candidates’ academic and professional curriculum in order to establish the most objective access criteria possible, which will help us decide who will go on to study on this Master’s degree. One-on-one interviews will also be carried out if the director and coordinator of the Master's degree deem it to be necessary. These interviews may be held either face-to-face or online.
In addition to these basic criteria, percentages relating to the activities undertaken by the candidate will be established in order to outline the selection criteria in a more objective manner:
- Academic record of the accredited education which qualifies the candidate for enrolment; this record shall be weighted according to the average mark from the university where the bachelor’s degree was taken (55%)
- Academic university education complementary to the degree programme that grants access to the Master's degree, which will be given a higher rating if the activity is related to the content of this Master's degree (15%)
- Work experience in fields related to the subject of the Master's degree and a certificate from the company (or companies) where the candidate has worked or is working (10%)
- Experience conducting certified research at a university centre or another public or private institution, which will be looked upon favourably if it involved scientific output (10%)
- Letter(s) of recommendation issued by academic professionals and/or a suitably chosen professional (5%)
- Interview with the director of the Master's degree (5%)
60% of the places are reserved for graduates of Spanish universities. 20% of the places are reserved for students from the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) with a bachelor's degree and for graduates from foreign education systems outside the EHEA who do not require homologation after the relevant verifications that accredit it as a similar programme to that carried out in undergraduate studies in Spain, and which enables the student to carry out postgraduate studies in the country of origin. The remaining 20% will be reserved for other healthcare professionals, provided that the director of the Master's degree considers that the candidate's undergraduate curriculum is suited to this Master's degree, according to its content and the competences obtained. Exceptionally, following the closure of the Master's degree enrolment period and only in the event that there are still places available, students who have not met the minimum requirements set forth up until this point in the admissions process may now be considered for admission, provided that the candidate meets the requirements at the time the Master's degree is due to start.
Grants & financial aid
According to the programme chosen, students can consult all of the grants and funding available. For more information, please ask in the relevant faculty or department.
Final master's degree project
Each student will carry out a Final Master's Degree Project individually. The guidelines will be announced during the first seminar. It will focus on a research project on rehabilitation exercises. The ECTS credits are distributed as follows: 20 hours of supervision by a tutor (the tutor is assigned according to the project’s central theme), and 180 hours of self-led study by the student, guided by the meetings with their tutor, which should be held on a regular basis.