Master Universitario en Fisioterapia Deportiva


Program Description

The Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy for Sports is intended to give physical therapists the skills and resources they need to prevent and treat injuries and enable the rapid recovery of injured athletes in a multidisciplinary team setting.

They will also be able to fulfill the maximum preventative and therapeutic potential of their specialty and will be qualified to perfect an evidence-based practice.

At the end of the master's degree, the student will receive the official title of Master's degree in sports physiotherapy, awarded by the Universidad Europea de Madrid.


The goal of the Master's Degree is to train physical therapists in the latest techniques for treating athletes at every level. It is supported by fieldwork at one of the most prestigious sports clubs in the world.


The Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy for Sports is intended for physical therapists who want to work in the field of physical therapy for sports, covering both sporting performance and general pathologies.

Key aspects

The objective of the Master's degree in sports physiotherapy is to provide the student of a qualification of specific and multidisciplinary character that allows you to learn the latest techniques in the field of sports physiotherapy, as well as in research methodology.

It will bring qualities needed to work in multidisciplinary teams related to the world of sport, either clinicians or researchers, according to the descriptors contained in the Spanish framework of qualifications for higher education (MECES).

So objectives that arise are oriented in a triple direction: on the one hand aims to provide students training in the basic sciences related to sport, which are the basis of the application of the physiotherapeutic techniques and you will have to live together in their professional practice, such as the physiology of exercise, sports Traumatology, training, sports psychology, etc..

On the other hand, provide specific knowledge of the techniques from different fields of physical therapy and its application in sport in all its forms: training, prevention, recovery and improvement of athletic performance.

In third place, is intended to provide students with the skills to develop an activity in the field of research, as well as the necessary tools to develop your research profile within the world of sport. These approaches will be realized in the definition of an own professional profile, through General and specific skills that are presented to a continuation:


SK1: own and understand the knowledge that can provide a base or opportunity to be original in the development and/or application of ideas, often in a context of research.

SK2: That students know how to apply the knowledge and capacity of resolution in new or little-known environments within large (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study.

SK3: Students to be able to integrate knowledge and deal with the complexity of making judgments from information that is incomplete or limited, including reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgment.

SK4: That students know how to communicate their findings - knowledge and latest reasons underpinning them - public specialized and non-specialised in a way clear and unambiguous.

SK5: That students possess learning skills which allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or themselves.


  • TS1: teamwork
  • TS 2: awareness of ethical values
  • TS 3: Responsibility
  • TS 4: Leadership
  • TS 5: Empathy
  • TS 6: Autonomous learning ability
  • TS 7 innovation and creativity
  • TS 8: Critical thinking


  • SK1. Assess sport training, as well as the science that is supported; as it is the physiology of exercise.
  • SK2. Identify the pathophysiology of sports injuries, as well as the treatments to be carried out in each one of them by doctors and other health professionals related to the sport.
  • SK3. Analyzing the Biomechanics of sports movements, both from the point of view of the mechanical efficiency of the potential impact they may have on the pathology of the athlete.
  • SK4. Know the bases of the nutrition of the athlete, as well as its application for the improvement of the performance or the acceleration of the processes of recovery of the athlete.
  • SK5. Discriminate and correctly apply specific techniques of physical therapy that will be applied in the different stages of the recovery, as well as for maintenance, prevention or improvement of the performance of the athlete.
  • SK6. Planning of specific programs of physiotherapy in the multidisciplinary frame of a sports team.
  • SK7. Be able to perform a biomechanical analysis to develop supports to the athlete in the field of ergonomics.
  • SK8. Mastering the processes of interaction and communication within the multidisciplinary frame of a sports team.
  • SK9. Search, obtain, process, and communicate the information necessary to develop research projects.
  • SK10. Design, develop, and communicate research projects.


The master of sports physiotherapy provides advanced knowledge of methods and techniques of physical therapy that goes to the athlete population.

For this reason, it is important that students reinforce their basic knowledge in order to establish better knowledge specialists in the area of Sport taught.

We must execute actions aimed at the prevention of injury, allowing the correct functionality of the athlete, to preserve the proper Anatomy, Physiology, and biomechanics of the athlete, through the knowledge acquired in grade, together with the provided in the Master's degree in sports physiotherapy of the European University, will allow us to achieve these objectives.


  • There will be practice with athletes of all levels of requirement, from the sport amateur to professional sports
  • Optional trip for students to the CERS Capbreton in Francia.
  • A celebration of joint activities during the white Week. The White Week is an event in which students have the possibility of making contacts and share impressions and projects with the rest of the students of the postgraduate courses related to sport offered by the European University and with professionals in different areas of the Real Madrid Club de Fútbol. This event takes place at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium and the Ciudad Deportiva of Valdebebas.


The studies are structured in a single academic year, with a duration of 60 ECTS credits, which are distributed among the different types of matter

Compulsory Subjects. These subjects correspond to the following modules:

  • Physiological bases of athletic training
  • Training planning
  • Basic fitness training
  • Tendon pathologies
  • Sports traumatology: head, face, spine, upper and lower limb
  • Sports nutrition
  • Applied biomechanics
  • Sports psychology
  • Sports emergencies
  • Nutrition applied to physical therapy
  • Manual functional recovery
  • Massotherapy
  • Articular exploration
  • Functional bandaging
  • Electrotherapy in sports
  • Protocols in physical therapy for sports
  • Kinesio Taping (Official Certificate KT1-KT2)
  • High and low-load motor control
  • Osteopathy in sports
  • Recovery in the fitness room
  • Myofascial techniques in sports
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Muscle chains applied to sports
  • Electives
  • External practices at Sports Entities
  • Master´s Thesis

Last updated May 2019

About the School

In 2006 Real Madrid C.F.and Universidad Europea de Madrid created the first University School specialized in sports and its relationship with management, health, communications and leisure/recreation.

In 2006 Real Madrid C.F.and Universidad Europea de Madrid created the first University School specialized in sports and its relationship with management, health, communications and leisure/recreation. Read less