MSc in Return to play to Physical Activity and Sport Competition (2016/17)

In this Master’s degree, the aim is to provide specific training for the professional practice in the field of post-injury sports rehabilitation, focusing on the development of prevention plans, proposals for rehabilitation for specific injuries, assessment and control of the process of rehabilitation. Despite not being a central aim of the course, the knowledge acquired can be applied to occupational rehabilitation.


  • Start date: 14/10/2016
  • End date: 18/06/2017
  • Timetable: Friday (16:00 to 21:00), Saturday (from 9:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 21:00h) and Sunday (9:00 to 14:00)
  • Hours: 1500 hours (180 teaching hours, 114 hours of practical work and 1206 hours of student involvement)
  • Credits: 60
  • Price: 4.750 Euros
  • Location: Salt campus


  • Train students in sports science aimed at understanding the process of rehabilitation of an injured athlete.
  • Provide the theoretical and practical knowledge aspects in order to fully develop the process of rehabilitation of an athlete.
  • Train students in the ability to search and analyse the databases linked to sports science.
  • Reflect critically on the knowledge related to the rehabilitation in terms of the competition of an athlete.
  • Ability to conduct a literature review of the rehabilitation process and draft a project linked to it.
  • Recognise the different harmful mechanisms given in sport.
  • Knowing the characteristics of injury in relation to the harmful environment, incidence and severity.
  • Know and identify existing risk factors in the rehabilitation in terms of the competition.
  • Understand the harmful process of an athlete from the social and emotional point of view and have this in mind when interacting with them.
  • Ability to understand, assess and control the rehabilitation process using variables with different assessment systems.
  • Analyse the characteristics of each injury and the different sports in the construction of a model of sports rehabilitation.
  • Know how to develop the planning and programming of a sports rehabilitation model for a given area.
  • Ability to perform the process of readjustment to sports competition and health-oriented physical activity from the technical and practical point of view.
  • Prevent injuries in physical activity and sport.

Who is the course for?

Graduates in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport, physiotherapists, doctors and university graduates who wish to specialise in an emerging area such as rehabilitation in competitive sport or physical activity related to health.

Admission requirements

– Degree in Physical Education or  Bachelor of Sciences in Physical Activity and Sport.
– Diploma or degree in Physiotherapy.
– Degree in Medicine.

Inscription and registration

To register you must fill out the registration form on our website ( or present it in person at the headquarters of the Foundation.

Inscription: From 2 May to 17 June 2016.

As of 30 June the allocation of places will be confirmed according to the following criteria:

– Academic transcript of access studies to Masters and assessment of professional experience and continuing education related to the Master’s degree. In the assessment of the results, both criteria detailed above will be added together.

If places remain, a second enrolment period from 1 July to 16 September 2016 will open, and those inscribed will be informed of the allocation of places on 22 September 2016.

Documentation to be submitted for inscription before 17 June (or before 16 September if there are places available):

– Curriculum Vitae (CV)
– Personal Academic Certificate (CAP)

Note: The original CAP must be submitted in person or by post to the Headquarters of the UdG Foundation: Innovació i Formació, and the CV by email to, within the deadline for inscription.

Registration: for it to be effective you will need to have made the payment at most 20 days before the course starts.

Documentation to be submitted to complete the registration:

– Photocopy of passport and official copy of the degree (or proof or receipt).

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Planning models of rehabilitation and prevention of injuries in sports entities linked to performance such as federations and clubs.

Planning models of rehabilitation and prevention of injuries in sports entities related to physical activity and health, such as different types of health centres.

Planning and implementation of comprehensive individualised rehabilitation processes in athletes.

Offering high levels of experience specific to certain sports for specific injuries.

Participation within an interdisciplinary technical team (coach, trainer) of the usual training of a team or an individual athlete.

Participation within an interdisciplinary health team (doctor, physiotherapist, osteopath, and nutritionist) for rehabilitation processes in competitive sport.

Preparation of projects related to how to reduce the economic and human costs of high incidence injuries in certain sports environments.

Depending on the career opportunities mentioned, and added to the specified environments, addition of the following realities which also have great potential for intervention for the professional trained in this master’s course:

-Centres of primary and specialised care.

-Hospital Centres

-Physiotherapy Centres.

-All kinds of companies with minimal workers for vocational rehabilitation.

-Sports schools.

-Technical sports centres.

-Sports performance centres.

-Free professional exercise.

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