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Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy

UAX Alfonso X el Sabio
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2022

About this program

Bachelor's Degree in Physiotherapy

The undergraduate programme of Physiotherapy is hosted under the UAX Rafa Nadal Sports University, a new institution created by Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio and Rafa Nadal and all his team with the Rafa Nadal Academy.

The year 2022 will be the opening academic year of the most advanced international degree of Physiotherapy connected with the first private sports university in Spain and the knowledge of one of the most successful sportsmen of history. We offer a degree full connected with the sports industry and all Rafa Nadal values and professional capacities.

At UAX Rafa Nadal Sports University you have the possibility of studying in Spain the bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy in English and enhancing your professional projection internationally

Admission requirements

For information on admission requirements, please visit the university web page.

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Program content

First Year

Anual Subjects

  • Professional Communication and Documentation
  • Structure and Functions of the Human Body
  • General Physiotherapy

First Semester

  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Statistics

Second Semester

  • Applied Biophysics
  • Psychology

Second Year

Anual Subjects

  • Medico-Surgical Disorders 1
  • Biomechanics
  • Special Physiotherapy 1

First Semester

  • Computing
  • Introduction to Research and Critical Analysis

Second Semester

  • Modern Language I
  • Integrated Physiotherapy I

Third Year

Anual Subjects

  • Medico-Surgical Disorders 2
  • Clinical Placements I
  • Physiotherapy in Clinical Specialities I
  • Special Physiotherapy 2

First Semester

  • Public Health

Second Semester

  • Integrated Physiotherapy II
  • Health Care Legislation and Administration

Fourth Year

Anual Subjects

  • Clinical Placements II
  • Physiotherapy in Clinical Specialities II
  • Final Year Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Develop your full potential at UAX Rafa Nadal Sports University

The innovative curriculum will enhance your specialisation by covering the many fields of activity in physiotherapy (neurology, oncology, traumatology, sport, etc.), as specified by World Physiotherapy.60% of the degree content is practical.

You will work with innovative technology in physiotherapy and obtain two extra specialist certifications.

Your lecturers are practising physiotherapists, and experts in elite sport and clinical physiotherapy, including Dr. Rafael Maymo (Rafa Nadal´s physiotherapist), Dr. Israel González, and Dr. Eva Maria Rodríguez, physiotherapists to the Spanish Olympic swimming team.

You will complete your training with real patients at prestigious hospitals in Spain.

A top programme with different value elements joined into the official 4 years study plan

  • Value pills powered by Rafa Nadal and UAX Team: innovative training systems combined with the same learning method with Rafa and his team in order to win.

  • Technical Sessions presented by both the Rafa Nadal team and Rafa Nadal Academycollaborators.

  • Clinics with the last industry update.

  • Sport Industry Summit: with the participation of Rafa Nadal and main players in the health and sports industry.

  • Best students will do their practices in the Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor, Mallorca. 

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.

State-of-the-art facilities

  • Rafa Nadal Academy, in Manacor, Mallorca.
  • The largest virtual Simulation Hospital in Europe, to test real clinical situations with advanced simulation software.
  • UAX Polyclinic: to apply the techniques and treatments you have learned to real-life patients.
  • Advanced Physiotherapy Technology Room, to learn about the latest electrotherapy innovations in the field of chronic pain and non-invasive neuromodulation.
  • Over 25 advanced facilities: cameras for biomechanical studies, Therabody percussive therapy technology, isokinetic equipment, ultrasound scanners, etc.
  • UAX Fitness Center: with encoder, stress testing laboratory, jump apparatus, etc.
  • Practical sessions in small groups with a maximum of 12 students.

Internships at top centres

You will spend more than 1,200 practical hours at public and private hospitals, clinics, fitness centres, and prestigious sports clubs in Spain.

The best lecturers in each field

Your lecturers include Rafa Nadal`s physiotherapists, doctors with experience in the Olympics, private companies, specialized centers, hospitals, etc. A faculty chosen so that you receive training from professionals who provide a valuable overview of the sector.

  • Rafael Maymo: Physiotherapist of Rafa Nadal for 15 years. Rafael Nadal Academy. Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Bachelor of Science in Physical Activity and Sport.
  • Sergio López Barbeta, Ph. D. Head of Department (Physiotherapy) and Head of the Chair of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at Alfonso X el Sabio University (UAX). Ph.D. Cum Laude in Biomedicine, Msc, Mtr and PT. Expert in Cardiooncological Rehabilitation (CORe), Regenerative Medicine.
  • Rafa Alzamora: Physiotherapist of Rafa Nadal´team. Rafael Nadal Academy. Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Eva Maria Rodríguez, Ph. D. Doctor in Physiotherapy. Osteopath and Physiotherapist of the Royal Spanish Federation of Judo and Associated Sports. Physiotherapist at the Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games, as well as World Championships, Mediterranean.
  • Dr. Ángel Cotorro:  Rafa Nadal`s doctor. Medical Director at Royal Spanish Tennis Federation.
  • Israel González, Ph. D. Doctor in Physiotherapy. Osteopath and Physiotherapist of the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation. Physiotherapist and coordinator of the swimming team at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games. World Championships in Melbourne, Rome, Barcelona.
  • D. Javier Núñez Villar: Physician and Physiotherapist Professor of the Degree in Physiotherapy. Atletico Madrid doctor. Physician at the French Swimming Federation and Physician at the FIFA Center of Excellence.
  • Maria Lluc Bauza: Physical re-adapter in Rafa Nadal Academy.
  • Sara Cerrolaza, Ph. D. Doctor in Physiotherapy and Degree in Occupational Therapy. Over 15 years’ clinical and teaching experience.
  • Carlos Fernández:  Head of Psychology, in Rafa Nadal Academy.
  • Manuel Rozalén, Ph. D. Doctor in Physiotherapy. National and international reference in pelvic floor and rehabilitation, with over 20 years’ experience.
  • Hugo Camín: Value promotion at Sport Psychologists Area, in Rafa Nadal Academy.


For information on tuition fees, please visit the university web page.


Credits: 240 ECTS

Career paths

Stand out for your impressive practical and technical skills at UAX Rafa Nadal Sports University.

With our bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy in Madrid, you can specialise in the most in-demand areas of clinical practice. You'll also learn about research and management connected with the health and sports industry and led by Rafa Nadal's experience and his unique training system.

You'll learn about physiotherapy's different scopes of application, as set out by World Physiotherapy. In addition, we will offer you guidance in the management of the tests and procedures necessary to work as a physiotherapist in international markets, such as the USA, Dubai, Australia or the UK.

We have a 95% employment rate post-graduation. Areas that are graduates have found success in include:

  • Public and private healthcare system.
  • Support in: treatment, diagnosis, prevention, promotion and restitution of health in hospitals, health centres and more.
  • Development of teaching activities and the training of healthcare professionals
  • Biomedical research, both basic and applied.
  • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
  • Management, administration and management of healthcare facilities.

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Average rating 5

Based on 3 reviews.

Sophie L
What I enjoyed most about the Physiotherapy Degree at UAX was the connection with the world of health, the technology used, its applications in sport and the high degree of specialisation. It was a really worthwhile experience.
Sophie L.
What I enjoyed most about the Physiotherapy Degree at UAX was the connection with the world of health, the technology used, its applications in sport and the high degree of specialisation. It was a really worthwhile experience.
Claire D.
Since arriving, I’ve met many people of all nationalities. I’ve made lots of Spanish friends, which has helped me learn Spanish very quickly. I'm having a great time, I'm learning so much every day!

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Avenida Universidad, 1
28691 Madrid

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