Master in Advanced Technologies in Rehabilitation

International Master for Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Bioengineers. The course is designed to introduce theory, rationale, scientific evidence and applications of technologies used in motor rehabilitation.

The Master is promoted by the Department of Biomedical Sciences of Humanitas University, in collaboration with the Politecnico of Milan and the contribution of researchers from the Politecnico of Turin, the Scientific Institute Don Gnocchi Foundation and the School of Advanced Studies Sant’Anna (Pisa).

Call for Applications a.y. 2021/2022

Applications are closed

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The Course

The Master’s objective is to introduce theory, rationale, scientific evidences, and applications of technologies used in motor rehabilitation.
The attainment of the Master’s degree implies the acquisition of 60 ECTS split in the following modules and activities:

  • Acquisition and analysis of bioelectric and myoelectric signals (8 ECTS) (at Humanitas University Campus)
  • Instrumental analysis of motor performance (16 ECTS) (at Humanitas University Campus)
  • Technologies for therapeutic exercise (20 ECTS) (at Humanitas University Campus)
  • Internship (10 ECTS) (in one of the partners labs or structures, according to each student profile and field of interest)
  • Thesis (6 ECTS)

Frontal lectures at Humanitas University are organized in full-immersion.
2-week slots in January, June and October: during these periods, students can participate to workshops on technologies used in rehabilitation, organized by leader companies in this field.

The internship (4 weeks in total) will take place from April until December.

For more information about lectures, teachers and timetables, please click the below Study Plan 2022 button.




For several years bioengineering has been developing technologies useful to functional evaluation and physiotherapy planning. These are mainly addressed to subjects with neuromuscular disorders due to a number of pathologies. Development of technological tools pushes therapists of motor impairments and bioengineers to be tuned with their use in functional assessment and clinical treatment.

In order to improve clinical and scientific spread of technologies in the rehabilitation field, collaboration and competencies sharing between engineers and physiotherapists is an emerging goal. Technologies have to be developed considering physiotherapy planning rationale whereas physiotherapy don’t have to be focused on preserving traditional and non-technological models.

Universities should have an important role to promote the use of technologies in rehabilitation. Educational programs directed at both physiotherapists and rehabilitation engineering able to integrate motor control neurophysiology, rationale of physiotherapy planning, and bioengineering could be a useful tool toward this goal. Nevertheless, postgraduate programs aimed at educating physiotherapists and bioengineers to theory, rationale, and use of technologies which support rehabilitation planning and measurement of outcome are not currently active in Europe, mostly at master level.


Available places





1 year: January – December 2022


6 full-time weeks spread throughout the year




€ 3.500


Applications are closed





Master in Advanced Technologies in Rehabilitation Webinar Series

These webinars will take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 6.30pm (from March to December 2021, except August) and will introduce some of the contents that will be deepened in the first level Master in Advanced Technologies, organized by Humanitas University, in collaboration with the Politecnico of Milan and don Gnocchi Foundation.

Webinars will last one hour (45 minutes of lecture and 15 minutes of discussion). Participation is free of charge and ECM accreditation to people who attended all the seminars has been applied for. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at

The next Webinar Series will be announced soon

Admission Requirements

Applicants may submit an application for participation in the selection procedure if they hold a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy, Biomedical Engineering or Occupational Therapy (or an equivalent qualification awarded by a foreign university).

The equivalence of the foreign academic qualification will be assessed by the examining commission on its compliance with current legislation in the field, in Italy and in the country where the qualification was issued, in addition to international treaties and/or agreements on the recognition of qualifications. The University, therefore, requires a signed copy of the Application for Admission, please see the full list below.


Admission Process

There are 30 places available. Admission is based on titles, qualifications and a written exam.

The activation of the course is subject to a minimum number of participants equal to 20.

Scientific articles for the admissions test

The written exam will consist of 30 questions developed around the following five scientific articles on technologies and rehabilitation:

How to Apply

The application procedure is described below.

1. Registration on MyPORTAL

During the registration phase you will be asked to insert your personal data and at the end you will receive a confirmation email with your username and password to access the system and go on to the following phases of the admission process.

2. Application for the Master in Technologies and Rehabilitation

In order to candidate, access your reserved area on MyPortal (click here to login) using the username and password received via mail in the registration phase. Select Registrar’s Office from the menu on your left and click on Admission test.

To complete the application, attach the documents listed below (each file must be a PDF not exceeding 2 MB):

Information entered can be modified until the moment of submission of the application.

3. Payment

On submission of the application, the system will automatically generate an email that confirms receipt of the application and that requests payment by credit card of the application fee of €50 (including duty stamp).

The application is considered completed only on payment of the application fee. This fee is non-refundable and must be paid within the application deadline.

Receipt of payment can be confirmed by accessing the reserved area with username and password.

For further information please call 02 8224 5609 or write to


Scientific Directors

Prof. Maria Chiara Carrozza School of Advanced Studies Sant’Anna and IRCCS Don Gnocchi Foundation
Prof. Roberto Gatti Humanitas University

Scientific Board

Dr. Davide Cattaneo Don Gnocchi Foundation, Milan
Prof. Christian Cipriani School of Advanced Studies Sant’Anna, Pisa
Prof. Maria Laura Costantino Politecnico of Milan
Prof. Dario Farina Imperial College London
Prof. Raffaello Furlan Humanitas University
Prof. Carlo Frigo Politecnico of Milan
Prof. Manuela Galli Politecnico of Milan
Prof. Marco Gazzoni Politecnico of Turin
Dr. Johanna Jonsdottir Don Gnocchi Foundation, Milan
Prof. Roberto Merletti Politecnico of Turin



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