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Master's Degree in Sports Physiotherapy

Master in Exercise and Sports Physiotherapy (MPhty) Madrid

Boost your career in sports physiotherapy thanks to a practical methodology led by prestigious and highly regarded professionals. Some things can only be learnt from the inside.

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The Master’s Degree in Sports Physiotherapy aims to provide physiotherapists with the skills and resources necessary to prevent and treat injuries as well as achieve rapid recoveries in injured athletes, all while being part of a multidisciplinary team.

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Villaviciosa de Odón 60 ECTS
Start: 25 oct. 2021 Title issued by Universidad Europea de Madrid
9 meses School of Sports Sciences
Private degree Real Madrid Graduate School - Universidad Europea

Why study the Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy Master?

Choose the only Sports Physiotherapy Masters 100% taught in english in Spain. A pioneer program which has been trining students for the last 10 years. Qualified as one of the top postgraduate programs in Spain by El Mundo Universities Rankings.

This program is designed to provide students with specialized knowledge of the most state-of-the-art methods, the latest trends and treatments for sports Injuries. This programs was developped by Universidad Europea de Madrid Professors and Real Madrid C.F. medical team professionals.

The program is based on an eminently practical work methodology. In order to achieve an optimal assimilation of knowledge we combine teamwork, attendance at seminars, and individual work at the campus’s facilities which are equipped with cutting edge technology, including physiotherapy areas, physiological laboratories...

The Master's teaching staff is composed with professional from the main sports entities around the world, all of them work nowadays in Sports realted projects.

During this master you will work from the very first day in the practice in order to develop the needed skill-set to succeed in the Sports Industry. The students who stand out the most may be able to enjoy a professional placement with Real Madrid.

Our International teaching staff, the professionals you will meet at different events and your classmate from more than 50 nationalities will help you to build a professional network that will be the key in your professional future.

Enjoy exclusive experiences with Real Madrid C.F., the White Week, professional visits, live sport events and networking events.

Enjoy studying in the leading centre in Spain in Sports Sciences research (also in Physiotherapy), equipped with a fully renewed sport complex where you can enjoy all facilities and laboratories at our Human Research Lab where you can find the latest advances in Sports Sciences Research equipment.

The Academic quality of The School is certified by more than 11.000 graduated students during over 14 years of History, most of them witk all around the world as successfull professionals in the Sports Industry. Beside this, Universidad Europea de Madrid is one of the top 3 universities in Health Sciences in Spain.


First Sports Physiotherapy Master

100% taught in English in Spain


club professionals

More than 15 professionals from the Real Madrid medical service teach classes in the master's degree.


first place in the El Mundo ranking

As a specialised master in the area of Physiotherapy.


Ciudad deportiva Real Madrid

Campus of Alcobendas

Real Madrid City

The best Training Ground in the world

HPR Lab Madrid

Campus of Villaviciosa de Odón

Human Performance Research Lab (HPRLab)

A state-of-the-art space for learning and research.

Residencia Universitaria Universidad Europea de Madrid

Campus of Villaviciosa de Odón

University accommodation in Madrid

The Xior Picasso-Velázquez Residence Hall, a Residence Hall unlike anything you've ever seen before!

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

Campus of Alcobendas

Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, a Football History Monument


14,000 m2 of state-of-the-art facilities designed for your needs, capable of reproducing work environments.

Whatever your area of knowledge, you will achieve your professional goals through our experiential learning model. Do an internship at the simulated hospital, wind tunnel or at Europea Media.

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Comillas ‘The success of the master’s lies in the knowledge of the real needs demanded by the world of health and sports, the presence of great professionals and the possibility to learn in the best sports institutions’.

Francisco Gámez

Physiotherapist for the Spanish Rugby Federation; alumnus of the Master in Exercise and Sports Physiotherapy

Study plan

  • Physiological Basis of Sports Training
  • Training Program
  • Epidemiology and prevalence of sports injuries
  • Individual functional analysis of athletes
  • Program for sports injuries according to changes in structure and functional ability
  • Return to Play models
  • Myofascial pain in sport: clinical diagnosis
  • Chronic pain in sport
  • Functional wound dressings in sport
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Mulligan method
  • Myofascial therapy
  • Global Active Stretching
  • Foam Roller




Methodology: The master's in sports physiotherapy

In the Master’s Degree in Sports Physiotherapy, you will develop ‘learning by living’ skills with the most advanced techniques that help you with the diagnosis and protocol/emergency assistance for athletes, all while working within a multidisciplinary team.

The different modules in the master's degree follow the guidelines set forth by the National Athletic Trainers Association for the certification of the functions of a physiotherapist specialising in sport:

  • Evidence-based practice
  • Prevention and awareness of health in sport
  • Evaluation through clinical reasoning and functional diagnosis.
  • Immediate care in emergency situations in sport.
  • Rehabilitation, functional recovery and physical-sports retraining, setting short-, medium- and long-term goals that can be measured objectively.
  • Programme for discharge and final evaluation of the athlete's injury.
  • Organisation and administration: athlete’s clinical data records.

You will have practice with athletes of all levels, from amateur to professional sports, and of all ages, from 8 years old to over 35. The Master’s Degree in Sports Physiotherapy ends with a mandatory residency at the Real Madrid CF Sports Complex, where students must apply the knowledge acquired in the master’s degree to a real work environment.

Basic skills
  • CB1: Students must have demonstrated the possession and understanding of knowledge in an area of study that starts from the base of general secondary education, and is usually found at a level that, although supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that imply knowledge coming from the cutting edge of your field of study.
  • CB2: Students must know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and possess the competencies that are usually demonstrated through the development and defence of arguments and problem-solving within their area of study.
  • CB3: Students must have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study) to make judgments that include a reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.
  • CB4: Students must be able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
  • CB5: Students must have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.
Transversal skills
  • CT1: Teamwork
  • CT2: Awareness of ethical values
  • CT3: Responsibility
  • CT4: Leadership
  • CT5: Empathy
  • CT6: Capacity for self-directed learning
  • CT7: Innovation and creativity
  • CT8: Critical thinking
Specific skills
  • CE1. Evaluate sports training, as well as the relevant supporting sciences, such as exercise physiology.
  • CE2. Identify the pathophysiology of sport injuries, as well as the treatments to be performed in each of them by doctors and other physical health professionals.
  • CE3. Analyse the biomechanics of sports movements, both from the point of view of mechanical efficiency and the possible impact that they may have on the athlete's pathology.
  • CE4. Understand the athlete’s diet, as well as its application for the improvement of the athlete’s performance or the acceleration of the athlete’s recovery process.
  • CE5. Distinguish and correctly apply the specific physiotherapy techniques used in different recovery phases, as well as for the athlete’s physical maintenance, prevention of injuries or improvement of the athlete's performance.
  • CE6. Plan specific physiotherapy programmes in the multidisciplinary framework of a sports team.
  • CE7. Learn to perform a biomechanical analysis to develop physical aids for the athlete in the field of ergonomics.
  • CE8. Master the processes of interaction and communication within the multidisciplinary framework of a sports team.
  • CE9. Search for, obtain, process and communicate the information necessary to develop research projects.
  • CE10. Design, develop and communicate research projects.


Academic Calendar


Our partners

National Athletic Trainers Association.


Program Directors:

Mr. Sergio Vázquez González

Co-director of Premium Madrid Health and Rehabilitation Center. Works as a physiotherapist for members of the National Junior Swimming and Synchronized Swimming Team at the Premium Madrid Health and Rehabilitation Center, as well as with professional athletes, amateurs and lower categories from a variety of different sports: indoor football, football, tennis, mountaineering, volleyball and running. Physiotherapist for the Fuenlabrada ACB Basketball Club.

Dr. Álvaro Solano Tavira

Head of physiotherapy for the Real Madrid C.F. reserve team.


Internships are a key element in your training. Gaining experience after learning in class is the best way to enter the job market. There are two types of internships: those which are included in your study plan (‘curricular’), and those you can do on a voluntary basis (‘extracurricular’).

In order to do a curricular internship in a company, you will need to have passed 50% of the programme credits and enrolled in the subject before starting your internship. These internships are overseen by the company and the internship coordinator (professor), who also prepare interim and final reports for evaluation.

If you want to enhance your work experience before finishing your university education, you can also do an extracurricular internship. You can do these at any time, but we remind you that the internship is a formative complement to your studies; therefore, the more knowledge you have acquired prior to the internship, the more you will benefit from the experience.


Sports physiotherapy is one of many specialties in physiotherapy, focused on the rehabilitation, care and injury prevention of amateur and professional athletes. It also aims to establish guidelines for all patients who engage in physical activity and want to carry out their activity safely.

After completing the Master’s Degree in Sports Physiotherapy, graduates will be qualified to work—either for a company or as a freelancer—in any sport-related organisation. They will also be prepared to develop and launch their own entrepreneurship projects.

Admissions Process

The admissions process for programmes offered through the Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid – Universidad Europea can be done at any time of the year. However, whether or not you can enrol on a specific master’s programme depends on if there are open spots in the intake for that academic year. It also depends on the start dates of said course.

For a personalised consultation, visit one of our two university campuses (Alcobendas or Villaviciosa de Odón), or contact us by phone (+34) 91 112 88 50 or at the following email: escuelauniversitariarealmadrid@universidadeuropea.es

Before enrolling for the first time at the Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid – Universidad Europea, students will receive all the necessary information about the admissions and enrolment process, the programme’s study plan, academic fees and financial aid. This info is found in the informational material for each degree, the admissions regulations and the Master’s Teaching Guide. It’s also available on Universidad Europea’s website.


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New student profile and access to the degree

The Master’s Degree in Sports Physiotherapy is aimed at those with a bachelor’s or certification in Physiotherapy who are interested in sharpening their knowledge of physiotherapy, honing in on injury prevention, rehabilitation and recovery for athletes of all levels.

- Prerequisites

"In order to enrol in this programme, the student is required by law, in accordance with the provisions set forth in Royal Decree 861/2010,

To possess an official Spanish undergraduate degree, or otherwise a certification issued by a higher education institution belonging to another State within the European Higher Education Area that facilitates access to master’s degrees.

To possess a degree in accordance with educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area, without the need to get said degree ‘homologated’, as long as the University verifies that the student possesses a level of training equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degree, and that they are qualified to pursue a master’s degree in the country of origin. Access to the programme by this means will not imply, under any circumstance, the ‘homologation’ of the previous degree that the interested party possesses, nor its recognition for purposes other than enrolling in master’s degree courses."

- Spots for new intakes


- Admissions process

"The admissions process for programmes offered through the Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid – Universidad Europea can be done at any time of the year. However, whether or not you can enrol on a specific master’s programme depends on if there are open spots in the intake for that academic year. It also depends on the start dates of said course.

For a personalised consultation, visit one of our two university campuses (Alcobendas or Villaviciosa de Odón), or contact us by phone (+34) 91 112 88 50 or at the following email: Escuelauniversitariarealmadrid@universidadeuropea.es.

Before enrolling for the first time at the Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid – Universidad Europea, students will receive all the necessary information about the admissions and enrolment process, the programme’s study plan, academic fees and financial aid. This info is found in the informational material for each degree, the admissions regulations and the Master’s Teaching Guide. It’s also available on Universidad Europea’s website.

The stages of the admissions process are as follows:

Personalised consultation.

Submission of application and documentation to evaluate the candidate’s profile.

Profile evaluation and interview.

Confirmation of admission.

Formalisation of place reservation and registration.

Once the candidate has had a consultation and has provided the required documentation, the postgraduate Admissions Team will request they take the corresponding entrance exams, as well as have a personal interview with the director of the programme or with a member of the Admissions Committee.

The admissions process does not involve any cost for the candidate or any commitment until the place reservation has been formalised.

Once the entry requirements have been met and their suitability for the programme has been evaluated, the student will be admitted to the programme. Their suitability is determined by their academic record, professional experience in the field in question, language skills accredited by official bodies, specific complementary training received, and other merits that are assessed at the discretion of the programme’s directors.

The Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid – Universidad Europea reserves the right not to teach a master’s degree, or to push back its start date, if the minimum number of students required for the programme is not reached. The School can also modify the timetable or teaching staff if needs be for organisational reasons. Likewise, it reserves the right to make changes in the location and Campus where the programme is taught."

- Credit recognition and centre transfers

"To facilitate the mobility of students both inside and outside of Spain, the University, in accordance with its internal regulations and current legislation, will assess the credits that can be transferred and recognised on the student’s academic record and official academic documents, as well as those related to any official studies completed by the student.

For these purposes, the transfer of credits implies that the official academic documents accrediting the studies completed by the student, will include the total number of credits obtained in official, previously completed studies at this or another university which have not been put towards the possession of an official degree.

Likewise, the recognition of credits implies the University’s acceptance of credits that, having been obtained by the student in official studies—at this or another university—may be counted for the purpose of obtaining an official degree.

In accordance with current regulations, the student’s previous university degrees and accredited professional work experience may also be recognised in the form of credits, and may count towards their obtaining of an official degree, provided that said experience is related to the competencies inherent to said degree, with a maximum of 15% of the credits that make up the study plan. In no circumstance may the final master’s thesis be recognised.

All credits obtained by the student in official classes taken at any university—credits that have been transferred, recognised and passed in order to obtain the corresponding degree—will be included in the student’s academic record and reflected in the European Diploma Supplement.

To determine if these can be recognised, the University’s postgraduate commission will assess the student’s record, the official qualifications they can contribute, their previous university degrees and/or professional experience, and, in accordance with the programme and its specific, relevant subjects, the student’s competencies, work and dedication."

"If you’d like us to provide you with a personalised credit recognition plan quickly, free and without any commitment, you can do so here.


- Regulations for credit transfer and recognition


Academic Quality

Universidad Europea has received recognition from various bodies that supports its academic quality. In particular, it has received the following prestigious awards: the European 500+, the QualiCert and the Madrid Excelente Quality Seal.

In the international QS Stars accreditation rating, Universidad Europea has obtained a total of four out of five stars. This external accreditation system determines the level of excellence achieved by universities in several areas. Universidad Europea has achieved the highest score of five stars in employability, teaching, facilities and social responsibility.

*These awards have been awarded to Universidad Europea de Madrid.


Quality Assurance System

Universidad Europea has designed its Internal Quality Assurance System in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA), as a structural basis to ensure the quality of the new official qualifications according to the quality guidelines of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and Organic Law 4/2007, of 12 April, which modifies Organic Law 6/2001, of 21 December, related to Universities.




CCT Members

  • Course Representative
  • Graduate Programme Director: Sergio Vázquez
  • Academic Director: Marisa Saenz
  • Academic Coordinator: Verónica Gabaldón
  • Head of Quality Control: Giancarlo Ferrari

Main improvements

Recent intakes of this master’s programme have enjoyed several improvements, including but not limited to:

More agreements with sports entities: CD Leganés, Voleibol Madrid, & Club Atletismo Majadahonda.

A broader range of internships: volleyball, athletics...

An update of the programme’s content: a new Seminar on Invasive Techniques and a Seminar on Functional Ultrasound Diagnosis (RUSI).

Assignment of a tutor during the first term for end-of-degree projects.

More professors with doctorate degrees.

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