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University specialization diploma in Oncological Physiotherapy

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  • Modality
    Hybrid learning format
  • Languages
  • Duration
    1 academic year
  • Credits
  • Date
    October 7, 2023
  • Faculty

    Blanquerna School of Health Sciences

Who is it for?

This specialization diploma is aimed at qualified physiotherapists with an interest in onco-hematological physiotherapy and palliative care. Oncological physiotherapy is a new specialty that aims to prevent, treat and / or resolve the sequelae that the oncological process and treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy), can generate in a patient, through adapted physiotherapy techniques and specialized in tumor pathophysiology.

Reasons to choose the University Specialization in Oncological Physiotherapy

Need of the cancer patient to improve the physical sequelae

Giving quality of life to cancer patients

Diploma that qualifies to treat any type of cancer with oncological physiotherapy

Need for specialized training to treat the patient with cancer


El diploma d'especialització universitària en Fisioteràpia Oncològica està fonementat en les més rellevants evidències, i contempla tots els aspectes de la fisioteràpia onco-hematològica i de cures pal·liatives. A més, compta amb els millors especialistes del país i persegueix un nou model terapèutic i d'intervenció on el pacient és el protagonista del seu tractament.

Academic information

alumnes en grup a classe FCS


  • Basics of oncology: cellular and molecular basis of cancer
  • Introduction to oncological physiotherapy: bases of oncology applied to physiotherapy
  • Evidence-based clinical practice
  • Physical agents in oncology

  • Breast cancer: medical-surgical treatment, evaluation and treatment in oncological physiotherapy
  • Urogynecological cancer: medical-surgical treatment, evaluation and treatment in oncological physiotherapy
  • Thoracic tumors: medical-surgical treatment, evaluation and treatment in oncological physiotherapy
  • Abdominal tumors: medical-surgical treatment, evaluation and treatment in oncological physiotherapy

  • Head and neck tumors: medical-surgical treatment, evaluation and treatment in oncological physiotherapy
  • Bone and soft tissue tumors :: medical-surgical treatment, evaluation and treatment in oncological physiotherapy
  • CNS tumors :: medical-surgical treatment, evaluation and treatment in oncological physiotherapy

  • Oncohematology in adult patients: medical-surgical treatment, evaluation and treatment in oncological physiotherapy
  • Physiotherapy in oncohematology in pediatric patients
  • Oncopediatrics: cellular and molecular bases. Most common types of cancer. Basics applied to oncological physiotherapy
  • Specific treatment protocols for children with cancer

  • Palliative Care Base
  • Multidisciplinary approach. Figure of the physiotherapist
  • Pain management

  • Basics of therapeutic exercise
  • Assessment of the physical condition of the cancer patient
  • Methodology of therapeutic physical training
  • Manual therapy in cancer patients

  • Nutrition in the cancer patient
  • Psychooncology
  • Bioethics in the cancer patient

  • Classroom practices: breast, urogynecological, head and neck, bone tumors and soft parts, thoracic, abdominal, CNS
  • Hospital practices with real patients


Professional projection

Specialize in the physiotherapeutic treatment of cancer patients.

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Centers specializing in oncological physiotherapy and multidisciplinary care centers

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Creation of oncology physiotherapy units in public and private centers

Alumnes a la Graduació Blanquerna 2019

A direct link to your future career

Our work doesn't finish the moment you graduate. The Alumni department will support you to enable us to achieve an employment rate of 90% of students in the first year after graduation

Management and teaching staff


  • Reme Ruiz, PT. Physiotherapist. Lymphotherapist. Head of the Lymphedema and Lipedema Assessment and Treatment Unit at the Health and Sport Clinic (Santa Perpètua de Mogoda).
  • Raquel Pérez, MSc. Oncological and palliative care physiotherapist. Coordinator of Oncological Physiotherapy Programs at the AECC (Spanish Association Against Cancer) in Tenerife.

Teaching staff

  • Virginia Ruiz. Radio-oncologist at the University Hospital of Burgos. Medical Observer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
  • Raquel Pérez. Oncological and palliative care physiotherapist. Coordinator of Oncological Physiotherapy Programs at the AECC (Spanish Association Against Cancer) in Tenerife.
  • Yolanda Robledo, PhD. Physiotherapist expert in oncological massage, manual lymphatic drainage and oncology patient. Henares University Hospital, Physiotherapy and Pain Research Center, lecturer at the European University of Madrid. Vice President of SEMOS (Spanish Society of Oncological Massage). Member of the board of directors of AMAL (Madrid Association of People Affected by Lymphedema). Member of the CPFCM's Committee on Oncological Physiotherapy and Palliative Care
  • Reme Ruiz. Physiotherapist. Lymphotherapist. Head of the Lymphedema and Lipedema Assessment and Treatment Unit at the Health and Sport Clinic (Santa Perpètua de Mogoda).
  • Marta Anguera. Nurse. Dietitian-Nutritionist. Professor of the Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at FCS Blanquerna-URL.
  • Cristina González. Graduate in Sports, Health and Exercise Sciences. Radiotherapy and Oncology in the UK. Trainer of instructors of the International Nordic Walking Federation (INWA).
  • Carolina García. Physiotherapist. Nurse. Physiotherapist at the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO).
  • Ariadna González. Psycho-oncologist. Health psychologist.
  • Inés Ramírez, PhD. Physiotherapist. Professor at FCS Blanquerna-URL.
  • Francisco Martín. Physiotherapist. Master in Therapeutic Physical Activity. Professor of the FCS Blanquerna-URL.
  • Antoni Morral, PhD. Physiotherapist. Professor of the FCS Blanquerna-URL.
  • Xavier Bonfill, PhD. Doctor. Specialist in Medical Oncology Director of the Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health Service of the Hospital de la Santa Creu y Sant Pau. Director of the Iberoamerican Cochrane Center.
  • Jordi Sierra, PhD. Professor of Hematology and Hemotherapy. Director of the Clinical Hematology Service of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. President of the Spanish Society of Hematology and Hemotherapy (SEHH).
  • Antonio López, PhD. Head of the Medical Oncology Service at Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital. Founding member of the Spanish Sarcoma Research Group (GEIS).
  • Xavier Cardona. Doctor. Master in Bioethics. Professor at the Blanquerna Faculty of Health Sciences-URL.
  • Jordi Vilaró, PhD. Physiotherapist. Pedagogue. Vice-Dean for Postgraduate Studies, Research and International Relations at FCS Blanquerna-URL. Professor of Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy in the Degree in Physiotherapy at FCS Blanquerna-URL. Accreditation as a research professor by the Agency for the Quality of the University System in Catalonia (AQU).
  • Nadine Toledo
  • Denys Santamarina
  • Juliana Lenzi
  • Elicio Hernandez
  • Inma Vinuesa
  • Christian Villavivencio
  • Ramón Palmero
  • M.Rangone


Application process

To access the master degree and/or university specialization diplomas, you must hold an official Spanish university degree, or a degree from another country in the European Higher Education Area. These studies are also open to students with a degree issued by an education system outside the European Higher Education Area, who do not need to have it approved, provided that the level of training is equivalent to that of an official Spanish degree and that, in the country of origin, the degree gives access to graduate studies. However, admission does not in any case imply the convalidation of the degree or any other type of recognition beyond allowing the student to access master and graduate studies at the University.

Furthermore, these courses are open to people who do not have a degree but who, due to their professional or personal background, are considered qualified to take them. In these cases, the degree they will obtain will be a university extension.

The application process consists of two parts:




Students can pre-enroll online (by accessing Pre-enrollment | Blanquerna or the pre-enrollment option for each course). It can also be done in person at the School.

During the process, the candidate must submit the requested documentation:

  • ID card, passport or NIE residence card.
  • Certified photocopy of the qualification that gives the student access to the course or documentary proof that the relevant document has been requested.
  • Copy of the official academic transcript with grades for the courses taken and the average mark of the qualification justifying admission.
  • Students with studies qualifying them for access completed outside Spain: certificate issued by the relevant body (university, embassy, consulate) confirming that the studies qualify the student to undertake master degree or graduate studies in the country of issue. Students who come from a foreign university must provide details of the grading system used at their university, as well as the aforementioned documentation, which must comply with the requirements for translation and legalization established in current regulations.
  • Payment of €100 in terms of pre-registration fee. The amount of the application will only be returned in case of cancellation of the course by the center. The amount will be returned during the course in which pre-registration has been made, upon presentation of the corresponding receipt. Payment is by credit or debit card using a secure and confidential process.

Once pre-enrollment is complete, the documentation will be assessed, and the student will be informed of the result and how to enroll, if applicable.


Enrollment is the final step in the procedure to access the master degree or graduate studies. Each student will be informed in the letter of admission of his/her enrollment date. When enrollment is complete, with payment of the corresponding fee, the student will have definitively secured a place. If the student leaves the course, the enrollment fee will not be refunded in any case. The School reserves the right to cancel any courses for which the required minimum number of enrolled students has not been reached. In this case, the amount paid for enrollment will be refunded in full.

Documentation to be provided:

  • Certified photocopy of the degree certificate or certified photocopy of the university studies completed.
  • Official academic certification (list of subjects studied with their grade).
  • Current account number for direct debit in case of payment by installments.

When students enroll, they will have two business days to pay the total cost of enrollment, by bank transfer, credit card or barcode. Studies can be paid in full or in installments, without any interest, by bank transfer.

If payment by installment is selected, students will have two business days following completion of enrollment to pay 33.3% of the total cost of the enrolled credits, using their chosen form of payment; this payment cannot be made by direct debit. The remaining 66.4% is split into two monthly installments, in January and March, payable by direct debit using the bank account number provided upon enrollment.

School alumni are given a 15% discount on the enrollment fee (non-cumulative discount). Distinctions obtained in the fourth academic year of the bachelor degree are not eligible for a discount in own master degrees and graduate studies. Prices are updated each academic year. Once enrollment is complete, the amount paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.​

When a student enrolls, a contract for the provision of teaching services is formalized between the student and the Blanquerna Foundation, which is legally binding from the time of payment. Payment includes the corresponding insurance and, for students under the age of twenty-eight, compulsory academic insurance. If a student declines to take up a place, he/she will lose in full any amount he/she has paid.

The student accepts the rules for the use of computer services established by the Blanquerna Foundation. The student's personal data will be included in an automated file under the responsibility of the Blanquerna Foundation, so that this contract can be maintained and fulfilled. Students should note that their data may also be used to inform them about the future activities of the Foundation, or for the institution to send them publications.

In accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 15/1999 on the protection of personal data, students have the right to access their data to update, rectify or cancel them, or object to their use, by sending a letter, indicating which right they want to exercise.

This section is a summary of the general conditions for enrollment. It is only for guidance and therefore has no contractual value. In the event of any discrepancy, the provisions of the general conditions for enrollment specified in the receipt generated at the time of enrollment will prevail; this receipt formalizes the contract between the student and the Blanquerna Foundation; students can consult it on the intranet whenever they wish.

Foreign students

The School reserves the right to ask candidates with qualifications outside the EES for a letter from their university, embassy or consulate to certify that their studies enable them to pursue a master degree or graduate studies.

Students are responsible for having all the official documentation necessary for their stay in Spain while studying at the School. Applicants can ask for a pre-acceptance document attached to the pre-enrollment receipt to initiate applications for visas or scholarships or carry out any other administrative procedure. Under no circumstances does this document guarantee a place if all the access and admission requirements are not met. Once applicants have been accepted and enrollment is complete, they can request a letter of admission from the Academic Secretary, if required, by paying the corresponding fees.

Contact us

For more information, please contact the prospective students department.
[email protected]


Tuition fee per credit
€ 100
Total course price
€ 3,600


Tuition is divided into three payments:

- Initial payment: 34% at the time of formalizing the registration.
- January: 33% - March: 33%

Issue of title

- Issuance of title: € 218.15 for title processing.

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