University Master's Degree in Therapeutic Physical Activity for the Cronically Ill, the Older People or the Disabled

On-line Application
Length of program 1 year
Credits 60 ECTS
Degree DirectorDr. Jordi Vilaró | Dra. Mercè Sitjà

Price 5700€
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The Master’s degree in Therapeutic Physical Activity for people who are ageing, suffer a chronic pathology or a disability (approved by the AQU Catalan accreditation of quality agency) offers knowledge and an insight into physical activity as a therapeutic tool for the healthcare professional focusing on the treatment of chronic pathologies, disabilities and the consequences of ageing.

The effects on physical capacity caused by a chronic illness, a disability or the ageing process limit a person’s autonomy. Physical activity therefore becomes an essential therapeutic tool with which to address resulting situations. Knowledge of physiological responses to exercise, a multi-dimensional assessment of physical ability, the training methodology adapted to different situations, are key aspects which are vital for a global approach based on physical activity with therapeutic goals.

This master’s course integrates knowledge from different fields and combines theory with practice based on the most up-to-date evidence, discussion of cases, simulations and practice in specialised care environments.

Selection Process

This Master is aimed at physiotherapists interested in aplicabilitats physical activity therapy for people with chronic disease, aging or disability.
The admission will be made depending on the candidate's CV will be required at the time of registration, along with accreditation level B1 or equivalent in English. Those who do not have an accreditation test to demonstrate their English listening comprehension.
If required there will be an interview with the management of the program.