University Master's Degree in Paediatric Physiotherapy

Professionals acquire the appropriate specialist skills in order to form part of multidisciplinary medical teams caring for infants

General information

  • UAB University Master's Degree
  • Credits: 60 ECTS
  • Course begins on 25/09/2024
    Course ends on 28/06/2025
  • Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 08/04/2024
    See the calendar
  • Pre-registration period: Open
  • Places: 25 places
  • Price: 6.940,20 (2023/2024 academic year)

  • Language: Spanish (90%) and English (10%)
  • Mode: classroom-based learning

  • Teaching centre: "Gimbernat" School of Nursing and Physiotherapy (affiliated school)
Based on the approaches of Evidence-Based Physiotherapy Practice (EBPP), the incorporation of paediatric physiotherapy into different fields of action and new concepts in all converging fields (scientific, healthcare, familial, educational, social and technological) make constant updating of knowledge and skills applied in each case a necessity. 

This master's degree aims to train physiotherapists who can efficiently offer the best therapeutic and prevention strategies in all fields belonging to paediatric physiotherapy and for all ages within the 0 to 18 age range: from premature newborns hospitalised in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) to children with psychomotor retardation being cared for at children development and attention centres (CDIAP), as well as schoolchildren with motor disabilities attending ordinary or specialised education centres. At the same time, it aims to train professionals capable of applying clinical research methods.


Career options

Upon completing this master's degree, you will be prepared to work in any of the following professional areas:
  • Healthcare sector: in both public and private institutes and hospital centres containing paediatric physiotherapy units, home-based care programmes, and independent physiotherapy practices.
  • Social welfare: in development and attention centres (CDIAP) for children with developmental delays, ages 0 to 6, and associations dedicated to patients with difficulties with mobility and personal autonomy.
  • Education: in ordinary and specialised schools and in education services, caring for children with physical disabilities aged 3 to 16/18 years.
  • Leisure and sport: providing assessment, supervision and treatments incorporated into sports activities (swimming pools, sports clubs, horseriding centres, adapted sports, etc.).
  • Teaching: in university schools, educating in the media, working with public health entities in health promotion and prevention tasks, with professional associations and patient associations.
  • Business: conducting surveys for companies manufacturing products related to children's posture, mobility and development. Assessment for families and other professionals (doctors, physiotherapists, teachers, occupational therapists, psychologists, speech therapists, etc.) on the most suitable positioning and movement systems.
  • Research: forming part of existing interdisciplinary teams.

Coordinator university:

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Additional information


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