Manual Physical Therapy

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Master's Degree in Manual Physical Therapy (M127)

Participating Universities

University of Alcalá

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy

Teaching centre(s)

University of Alcalá
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Nursing and Physiotherapy Building
Science and Technology Campus

Year Course Started

2007-2008 (RD 56/2005)
2009-2010 (RD 1393/2007)


120 ECTS

Official Duration

Two complete academic years.

Minimum number of ECTS by type of registration and course

60 ECTS for full-time students, 30 ECTS for part-time students.

Type of teaching

Face-to-face classes along with on-line learning


Spanish and English

Level of qualification

Level 3 leading to the title of Master's Degree. Level 3 (Master's) of the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES) corresponds to level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), in accordance with the provisions of the Royal Decree 22/2015, of 23rd January (BOE 07/02/2015).

Professional qualification

This is not a degree title qualifying with ministerial approval for the exercise of regulated professional activities.




Dr. Tomás Gallego Izquierdo


Quality coordination
- Dr. Tomás Gallego Izquierdo

Academic coordination
- Dra. Susana Núñez Nagy
- Dr. Daniel Pecos Martín

Academic Committee

Tomás Gallego Izquierdo
Daniel Pecos Martin (Secretary)
Susana Nuñez Nagy
Santiago García de Miguel
Ana Naya Díez (PAS)
Mihai Daniel Somkereki (Student)


Academic issues:

Secretary of the Department of Physiotherapy:

Administrative issues:

Goals and competencies

The goals of this Master's degree are in line with the stipulates of the Spanish Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (MECES) and ensure the achievement of the basic competencies required to obtain a master's degree, following article 3.3, Appendix I of R.D. 1393/2007.

Fulfilment of the goals means students have achieved competencies that must be consistent with the fundamental rights of equality between men and women, with the principles of equal opportunities and of universal accessibility for the disabled, and with the values proper to a democratic and peace-loving culture.

Number of places for new students

Total places available: 60

A minimum of 20 students are required to teach the Master programme.

Reserved places: 5% for students with a certified disability of 33% or more.

Specific admission conditions

Entry profile

Students with a degree in Physiotherapy

Selection criteria

Given the case that the number of applications is higher than the places available, candidates will be selected taken into consideration the following criteria:

  • Students with a degree title in Physiotherapy.
  • Proffessional experience.To be assessed, the student must attach an Employment History or employment contract/s through the pre-registration application.
  • Training in Manual Therapy. Attach a document stating training hours and/or credits of the course.
  • Academic record.
  • External organisms grants (Cervantes, bancos, fundaciones).
  • Iberoamerican students.
  • A personal interview might be taken to those pre-selected students, basing it on the established criteria.

Subjects, academic staff, competences, teaching guides and final project regulations





Los seminarios se imparten en el edificio de Enfermería y Fisioterapia de la UAH, en horarios de 9:00 a 19:30/20:00 los sábados y de 9:00 a 14:00 los domingos.

El seminario de Electrolisis musculoesquelética se imparte de viernes a domingo, en horario de 15:30 a 20:30 el viernes, de 9:00 a 19:30 el sábado y de 9:00 a 14:00 el domingo.

Se ofertarán clases presenciales en grupo reducidos de inglés técnica hablado y escrito fuera del horario previsto (optativo).


  • University of Alcalá
    Nursing and Physiotherapy Building
    Science and Technology Campus
    Ctra. Madrid-Barcelona, km. 33,600 28805. Alcalá de Henares


Material resources

Installations, services and plans
(Computer rooms, bibliographic resources, libraries, study rooms...):

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Physiotherapy


External Practicums

Spanish Registry of Universities, Centres and Qualifications registration

Course implementation

Quality guarantee system

Quality committee

Tomás Gallego Izquierdo (Director del Máster)
Daniel Pecos Martin (Coordinador del Máster)
Susana Nuñez Nagi (Coordinadora del Máster)
Belén Diaz Pulido (PDI)
Mª del Rosario Gaitán Sánchez (PAS)
Coraima A. Casañas Martín (alumna)

Complaints and Suggestions