The Escola Universitària de la Salut i l’Esport (EUSES) is a centre attached to the University of Girona (UdG).
This University School, due to the nature of its studies (it offers degrees in Physiotherapy and in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences – CAFyD) and its approach, has a great commitment to the world of health and sport and, therefore, to research and knowledge transfer in this field.
In addition to undergraduate training, EUSES offers the Master’s Degree in Readaptation to Physical Activity and Sports Competition (official master’s degree) which gives both Physiotherapy and CAFyD students the possibility of continuing their studies.
Injury risk factors and injury incidence are aspects that are becoming increasingly important in sport. It must also be taken into account that, in the workplace, a large number of people who have suffered an injury do not receive the specialised attention that would allow them to recover their pre-injury capacities. This master’s degree aims to offer specific training for professional practice in the field of post-injury sports rehabilitation, focusing on the development of prevention plans, rehabilitation proposals for specific injuries, assessment and control of the rehabilitation process, as well as initiation into research tasks in this field of rehabilitation.
Although it is not one of the main objectives of the master’s degree, the knowledge acquired can also be applied to occupational rehabilitation.
After 8 editions and the evolution of training according to the accumulated academic experience, the Master’s Degree in Readaptation to Physical Activity and Sports Competition has gone from being a UdG-specific qualification to become an official master’s degree.
- To train students in sports sciences aimed at understanding the rehabilitation process of an injured athlete.
- To provide the theoretical and practical knowledge to be able to fully develop the rehabilitation process of an athlete.
- To train students in the ability to search and analyse databases linked to sports sciences.
- Reflect critically on the knowledge related to an athlete’s readaptation to competition.
- Have the ability to carry out a bibliographical review related to the updating of the readaptation process and write a project linked to it.
- Recognise the different injury mechanisms that occur in sport.
- Know the characteristics of an injury, its injury environment, incidence and severity.
- Know and identify the existing risk factors in the readaptation to competition.
- Understand, from a socio-affective point of view, the injury process of an athlete and take it into account when interacting with him/her.
- Have the ability to understand, assess and control the readaptation process using variables from the different assessment systems.
- Analyse the particularities of each injury and of the different sports modalities in the construction of a sports rehabilitation model.
- Know how to plan and programme a sports rehabilitation model for a specific area.
- Have the ability to carry out, from a technical and practical point of view, the process of readaptation to sporting competition and health-oriented physical activity.
- Prevent injuries in physical activity and sport.
Graduates in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, physiotherapists or doctors who wish to specialise in an emerging area such as rehabilitation for sporting competition or health-related physical activity.
Graduates in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences and/or Physiotherapy and/or Medicine, according to their academic record and curriculum, in the event that the demand for places exceeds the fixed offer (46 students).
The selection criteria will be established using the following structure:
- Academic record of accredited official training, weighted according to the average mark of the university of origin.
- Complementary academic or professional training. Certificates or qualifications of other complementary training in fields related to the contents of the Master’s Degree.
- Work experience in the subject areas of the Master’s Degree with certification from the company stating the duration and tasks carried out. Experience in the field of research through stays in recognised research centres and publications related to the subjects of the Master’s Degree.
- Reasoned application with letters of recommendation, if applicable.
- Interview with the director of the Master’s programme.
Master’s Degree Admission Guide.
- Fundamentals of rehabilitation in physical activity and sporting competition
- Pathology, physiopathology and injury mechanism
- Injury incidence and injury risk factors
- Psychology in the athlete in the process of recovery
- Assessment and control of the rehabilitation process
- Planning and programming
- Application of rehabilitation to physical activity and sporting competition.
- Methodological bases applied to research
- Methodology applied to rehabilitation
- Final master’s degree project
Each subject specifies, depending on the learning outcomes, the methodologies likely to be used for the teaching-learning process from among the following:
- Field practicals/Outings
- Practical cases/case studies
- Problem solving, exercises
- Practical exercises through ICT
- Personalised attention
- Previous studies and bibliographic review
- Design and preparation of the Master’s Final Project
Each subject also specifies, depending on the learning outcomes, which of the following instruments may be used for the assessment process:
- Objective multiple-choice tests
- Mixed tests (developmental, short and/or test).
- Practical tests
- Oral tests
- Practicals and tests using ICT
- Master’s Final Project (TFM)
- Presentation and defence of the TFM
Duration, Calendar and Schedule
60 ECTS* (280 face-to-face hours).
*1 ECTS = 25 hours of student work (classroom hours and personal work).
From 29 September 2023 to 13 September 2024.
Timetable: Friday from 4pm to 9pm, Saturday from 9am to 2pm and from 4pm to 9pm and Sunday from 9am to 2pm.
Calendar Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation 2023-24
Defence of the Master’s Final Project: week of 2 September 2024.
Note: in the event that face-to-face classes cannot be held on the scheduled dates, for reasons beyond the organisation’s control, the master’s degree is prepared to continue classes normally via videoconference (using different platforms) and with the support of the UdG’s virtual teaching classroom.
The practical classes will be rescheduled, and if it is finally not possible to do them, as with the face-to-face classes, they will be carried out via videoconference (using different platforms) and with the support of the UdG’s virtual teaching classroom.
- Ernest Esteve. Director of the Degree in Physiotherapy at EUSES, a center attached to the UdG. Doctor in Physiotherapy. Degree in Physical Education. Master in High Sports Performance and Master in Scientific Evidence in Physiotherapy. He directs the SPORTCLÍNIC physiotherapy and sports training center in Girona.
- Ángel Aceña. Degree in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport. Master in Physical Preparation in Football and Master in Prevention and Functional Readaptation in Sport. Readapter of different professional football teams.
- Eduard Alentorn. Doctor in Medicine. Degree in Medicine and Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport. Specialist in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology at the Quirón Salut Hospital (team Dr. Cugat).
- Albert Altarriba. Doctor in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport. Physical trainer and post-injury rehabilitator specialized in football. Professor of the Sport Sciences Degree at the University of Vic.
- Juanjo Toro. Physiotherapist. Extensive career with 25 years of experience at FC Barcelona, of which 18 with the men’s first team. In addition, in the last 7 years as Head of the Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department.
- Marcos Chena. Doctor in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport. Physical trainer of different professional football teams. Physical trainer and trainer of the RFEF.
- Joan Fernández. Doctor in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport. Professor at the Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences at the University of León. Teaching and Research Area of the RFET.
Joan Forcades. Degree in Physical Education. Physical trainer of professional tennis players.
- Eduard García. Degree in Physical Education. Official Master’s Degree in Sports Performance: Technology and High Level (INEFC de Barcelona, Universidad de Barcelona). Physical trainer and rehabilitator of professional footballers and tennis players.
- Oliver Gonzalo. Doctor in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport. Professor at Loyola University (Seville). Extensive experience as a physical trainer and readapter for different professional teams in both basketball and football. Author of numerous scientific publications.
- Gabriel Gual. Doctor in Physiotherapy. Sports readapter. Associate Professor at the Faculty of Nursing and Physiotherapy of the University of the Balearic Islands. Physiotherapist specialized in physical activity and sport.
- Álex Latinjak. PhD in Psychology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology – University of Suffolk.
- Milos Mallol. Doctorate in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport. Exercise physiologist and member of the Sport Science Department of the 1st team FC Barcelona.
- Víctor Moreno. Doctor in Physiotherapy (Health Psychology program). Master in Rehabilitation and Prevention of Sports Injuries in Football (University of Castilla-La Mancha, COE and RFEE). Professor at Miguel Hernández University.
- Sergi Nuell. Doctor in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport. He has been a physical trainer of the Spanish Water Polo Team. Teacher of Training Theory at EUSES-UdG.
- Carles Pedret. Doctor in Medicine. Specialist in ultrasound diagnosis of muscle and tendon injuries. External advisor to different professional soccer and basketball teams and athletes.
- David Rodríguez. Doctor in Physical Education. Professor at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
- Lluís Sala. Degree in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport. Master in Readaptation to Physical Activity and Sports Competition and Official Master in Sports Performance. Physical trainer and readapter for different professional football teams. Currently in the U.S. Salerno 1919.
- Igor Sancho. Doctor in Physiotherapy. Specialist in diagnosis and treatment of tendinopathies of the lower extremity.
*The management reserves the right to make changes in the teaching team in the event that any of the teachers cannot teach their subject, guaranteeing the same level of quality and professional category.
Price and financing
The following UdG fees must be added to this price:
- Academic fees (622,12 €)
- File management (69,80 €)
- Online teaching and administrative services (70 €)
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Preregistration and Enrolment
Pre-registration dates: from 10 February to 22 September 2023.
Pre-registration: https://gacad.udg.edu/preinscripcions/en. If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Documentation to be submitted for pre-enrolment (PDF):
- Academic transcript of accredited official training.
- Complementary academic or professional training, if applicable. Certificates or qualifications of other complementary training in fields related to the contents of the Master’s Degree.
- Work experience in the subject areas of the Master’s Degree with certification from the company stating the duration and tasks carried out, if applicable.
- Experience in the field of research through stays in recognised research centres and publications related to the subjects of the Master’s degree, if applicable.
- Reasoned application with letters of recommendation, if applicable, if applicable.
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