BSc Physiotherapy

3-year degree programme taught in English 
  • Rome
  • Taught in English
Study Plan and Syllabus
Admissions test
QA System

BSc Physiotherapy (taught in English)

The BSc Physiotherapy in English is divided into three years of course for a total of 180 university formative credits. The main objective of the Degree Course in Physiotherapy is to train health professionals who have the competences envisaged by the Ministerial Decree of the Ministry of Health n. 741 of 14 September 14th, 1994 and subsequent amendments and additions. The specific educational objectives of the course are achieved through theoretical and practical education in the disciplines that are fundamental to the international cultural fields related to Physiotherapy and learning of contents in English favors the inclusion of professionals in the international sphere. Said educational fields allow students in Physiotherapy to acquire the skills necessary to identify the preventive and rehabilitative requirements of the patient. The specific practical objectives related to the profession are evaluated through practical tests with real patients or with simulated clinical situations, analysis and discussion of clinical cases and internship in structures specialized in the rehabilitation field. The competence and the relational capacity that are necessary for the physiotherapist, in order to establish an effective relationship with the patient, with caregivers and the professional system, is in fact developed through the teachings of human sciences and educational psychology, aimed at acquiring listening skills and dialogue management with patients and family members. The interpersonal and communication skills are developed through work in small groups, simulations, role playing, training activities and the final exam. The verification of the achievement of the learning results takes place through written, oral and practical tests, as well as through the evaluation of clinical tutors of the profession, following a period of clinical training. The Physiotherapist, at the end of the training course, has acquired knowledge, competence and relational skills, with particular reference to professional responsibility, care and rehabilitation, therapeutic education, prevention, management, training/self-training, effectiveness evidence-based practice (evidence based practice)/research, communication and relationship.

Formal teaching This didactic form includes: – lectures: dealing with one specific topic that is identified by a title and performed by a teacher with the help of computing and/or multimedia supports based on a predefined calendar and given to students enrolled to a specific course year and divided into small groups; – seminars: didactic activities with the same characteristics as lectures but carried out contemporarily by many teachers with different competences and, as such, noted in the lesson registers in each one of them. During the last period of the course, when non Italian students will have acquired sufficient command of the language, some courses may be taught in Italian.

Informal teaching  It deals with interactive didactic activities aimed at small groups of students and coordinated by a tutor whose task is that of facilitating the students in the acquisition of knowledge, abilities and behavioral models. Learning mainly occurs through stimuli deriving from problem solving and the use of methodological skills needed to resolve them and taking decisions as well as through the direct and personal use of actions (gesture and relational) in practical exercises and/or attending clinical departments, surgeries, territorial facilities and research laboratories.

A) Courses. The integrated teaching courses are held by one or more teachers in function to the specific objectives assigned to the course. The specific objectives of the individual courses that are contained in the exam programs and their programming are proposed annually by the course teachers within the start date of the enrolments for the new academic year.

B) Professional activities. During the three year degree course, the student is required to acquire the professional specifications in the nursing field by carrying out internships in facilities identified by the degree course council (CCL) and in the defined periods. The internship can also be done in developing countries.

C) Elective activities. The degree course council organizes the offer of elective didactic activities that are created with lectures, seminars, interactive courses with small groups among which the student is able to exercise their own personal option until achieving an overall number of 6 credits. Each student autonomously chooses the elective activities among the didactics supplied.

Language of the Programme: English.

Head of School: Prof. Susanna Cordone

Programme director: Dr. Alessandra Carlizza (

AlmaLaurea Report 2023

UniCamillus graduates are very satisfied with their study experience, as revealed by the 2023 Almalaurea Report (in italian), which shows that 100% of our BSc graduates find the degree obtained to be extremely useful.

⇒ Download the SUA – Degree programme satisfaction and graduates’ employment status report for the BSc Physiotherapy (in italian).

Modules offered

This includes all the courses (plus corresponding ECTS credits and codes) offered under the programme for the academic year and year of enrolment mentioned below:



Modules taught

This includes all the courses (plus name of tutor(s) and number of hours) offered under the programme for the academic year mentioned in the validated list of modules taught file below:

 Download the validated list of modules taught file

Requirements for all EU and non-EU candidates

Candidates who, are willing to take the admission test must meet one of the following requirements:

  • possession of a secondary school diploma obtained after 12 years of schooling. Candidates who have obtained the diploma abroad must complete such documentation with the Declaration of Value issued by the Italian diplomatic representation abroad or with the CIMEA Certification.
  • attending the last year of a secondary school which allows for the achievement of a valid qualification/diploma for the admission to the degree course (secondary school diploma obtained after 12 years of schooling). It will be necessary to provide, within the set deadline, a suitable diploma/qualification in accordance with the regulations in force, under penalty of exclusion from the enrollment and/or admission procedure. Candidates are not entitled to a refund of any amount paid to the University for any reason.
  • final high school diploma obtained after 10 or 11 years of schooling, supplemented by one or two years of university and the passing of all the examinations required for the years attended.

In order to complete the registration to the admission test, each candidate must follow the instructions on the dedicated page and pay the test registration fee.

The candidate is responsible for the information submitted when completing the application form in all its parts. The presence of false, incorrect or omitted information, even in only one part of the application, will result in immediate exclusion from the test or, if the latter has already been passed, removal of the candidate from the list of admitted students without any payment refund rights.


Admission test

Candidates are admitted through an admission test. The admission procedure differs for EU and non-EU candidates.

For further details, please refer to the dedicated web page – Calls for application.

Final Exam and Graduation

In order to be eligible for the final exam, students must achieve all the CFU in the educational activities as in the study plan of reference, including those of the clinical practice and seminar activities.

The Final Exam consists of a State Exam qualifying to practice the profession and is composed by:

  1. a practical exam during which the student must prove to have acquired the knowledge and the theoretical-practical and technical-operational skills typical of the professional profile;
  2. writing and defense of a thesis originally elaborated under the guidance of a supervisor.

Graduation Sessions

  • I Session November
    The practical test will take place on 6th November 2023, starting from 8:30 AM, at L. Spolverini Hospital in Ariccia.
    The Thesis will be discuss on 15th November 2023,starting from 8:30 AM, at the Aula Magna of UniCongress Hall.
  • Extraordinary Session – April
    The practical test will take place on 8th April 2024, starting from 9:00 AM, at L. Spolverini Hospital in Ariccia.
    The Thesis will be discuss on 16th April 2024,starting from 9:00 AM, at the Aula Magna of UniCongress Hall.


Any information regarding the admission requirements, the final exam, the Committee, the final grade and its determination is available within the Regulations for the graduation of the bachelor degree courses in the health professions.

→ Download the Regulations

→ Download the guide to dissertation proposal

→ Download the guide to graduation application

In the regulations you can find the information concerning the deadline and the online procedure to be followed by every undergraduates. Here below the annexes that must be used for the drafting of the dissertation:

Annex no. 1 – Deadlines Time Schedule (Annex_1 pdf file);

Annex no. 2 – Suggestions for the Drafting of the Dissertation (Annex 2 pdf file);

Annex no. 3 – Cover of the Dissertation facsimile (Annex_3 word file);

Annex no. 4 – Frontispiece of the Dissertation (Annex_4 word file);

Annex no. 5 – Logo (Annex_5 png file);

Annex no.6 – Research originality statement and declaration of academic honesty (Annex_6 pdf file).

Annex no.7 – Template Power Point (Annex_7 ppt file).

Should you need further information regarding the Graduation procedure, please contact the Graduation Office at


Degree programmes QA system

Our study programmes are at the heart of the University’s educational mission and are continuously being updated by the Quality Assurance Group set up for each programme.

The Quality Assurance Group is composed of the Head of School, a Programme Director, a faculty member and a student representative. The Quality Assurance Group contributes to the design, implementation and verification of all activities related to each programme, ensuring their correct and smooth running in coordination with the University’s Quality Committee and other Quality Assurance members.

During the transitional period provided for in the Statute, the Quality Assurance Group is also called upon to perform the functions normally assigned to the Review Group.

Its responsibilities include:

1) identifying potential improvements for the programme, setting deadlines and indicators to verify the degree of implementation;

2) verify the achievement of predetermined objectives or identify reasons for non-achievement or partial achievement;

3) preparation of the Annual Monitoring Sheet;

4) preparation of the Cyclical Review Report.

Quality Assurance Group for the Physiotherapy programme

“Reports from students” is the service through which UniCamillus students can report and notice on topics such as teachings or organization. It aims to promote efficient and direct communication between students and University Offices.


Reports to Programme Director:

→ Reports to Didactic Administrative Office of the Degree Course:

→ Request related to academic career:

→ Requests to Student Representatives (Representatives’ task is to collect student suggestions and recommend activities to encourage students to actively participate in university life):

Year of enrolment 2023/2024
 • Matteo Ugolini
 • Eisazadeh Mehrshad
Year of enrolment 2022/2023 • Susanna Cattaneo
 • Singh Kushman
 Year of enrolment 2021/2022  • Paola De Franceschi
  • Davide Eusepi
 Year of enrolment 2020/2021 • Moretti Lucrezia
 Year of enrolment 2019/2020 • Alterini Leonardo
 • Riccardi Enrico
 Year of enrolment 2018/2019 • Werder Francesco



 BSc in Physiotherapy 2023-2024 Teaching Regulations
 BSc in Physiotherapy 2022-2023 Teaching Regulations
 BSc in Physiotherapy 2021-2022 Teaching Regulations
 BSc in Physiotherapy 2020-2021 Teaching Regulations
 BSc in Physiotherapy 2019-2020 Teaching Regulations
 BSc in Physiotherapy 2018-2019 Teaching Regulations

⇒ Download the internship regulations for BSc Physiotherapy