Degree Course in Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a 3-year-degree course for a total of 180 university credits (CFU), taught in Italian, with clerkships from the 1 year. The goal of Humanitas University is to train physiotherapists with high professional skills and a solid methodological training.
The Degree qualifies students to practise a profession that treats and prevents motor impairment through exercises and manual therapy, with the aim to reduce disability and improve patient quality of life.
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Core objectives of Humanitas University

The goal of Humanitas University is to train physiotherapists with high professional skills and a solid methodological training.

During the three-year course students will explore the basic science, the clinical sciences and the main approaches used in all the areas of physiotherapy intervention needed to achieve professional autonomy (functional assessment, definition and extent of the treatment together with the definition of the objectives of the physiotherapy), with particular attention to the approaches supported by scientific studies and the most modern technologies used in physiotherapy, such as robotics and virtual reality.

From the very first year, tutors will follow the students to promote active learning and help them plan personalised therapeutic programmes based on a functional assessment of the patient.

Finally, on the occasion of clinical training, thanks to the tight integration between the University and Humanitas IRCCS, students will work together with expert physiotherapists of the highly specialized Humanitas Hospital and will be able to acquire advanced technical skills that will allow them to work in the neurological, orthopedic, sport, respiratory, cardiac and urogenital fields.

Academic Regulations Physiotherapy – a.y. 2021-2022 onwards


Places available

50 places

Admissions Test

4th september 2024

This is the only test for those who wish to enrol in Nursing and Physiotherapy.




3 years


180 university credits (CFU) divided into 6 semesters

Active Learning


In pairs or in small groups, students will practice manual assessment techniques of the locomotor system and musculoskeletal disorder treatments on each other.

Journal Club

In turns, students will present to the class a scientific article that answers a question the students themselves posed during clinical training. These presentations will be conducted as if speaking at medical congress.

Research Activity

In preparation of their thesis, students will have the opportunity to participate in research that the Movement Analysis Laboratory is conducting, either alone or in collaboration with hospital units.



The mechanical and electromyographic variables of motor function are analyzed at the Motor Analysis Laboratory in both healthy subjects and in patients with motor disorders.

This analysis can evaluate both biomechanical aspects of motion and the effectiveness of some rehabilitation approaches.

The motion analysis laboratory’s lines of research can be conducted in collaboration with the hospital’s orthopedics and neurology units.

In the following Italian pages of the site you can find further information about:

  • the curriculum
  • the fees
  • the admissions test to the degree course in physiotherapy


Clinical Training
At the end of their studies, physiotherapy students will discuss with a tutor the results of the physiotherapy treatments performed independently on neurologic, musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory patients in terms of:

  • Functional assessment, setting goals
  • Administering outcome measures
  • Setting up a rehabilitation programme




Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.