The Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy started existing within the frame established by the European Higher Education Area in the year 2009/2010. During this year the three-year Degree in Physiotherapy changed into the Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy, lasting four years. This implementation of the Bachelor’s Degree was performed on the 4 years at a time, being the only one implemented in this way in Spain, as most of the students of the three-year degree continued studying within the new Bachelor’s Degree. This meant that in June 2010 the first promotion of graduated in the Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy in the University of Vigo came out.
The basic goal of the Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy is to prepare professionals who can fulfil the requirements of a changing, multicultural and quality demanding society. Therefore, it aims to ease the acquisition of the necessary competences to provide a quality attention to the users demanding the services, both for recovery and rehabilitation of somatic dysfunctions or disabilities and for promoting health and preventing illnesses.
The preparation offered in this degree is mainly focused on the assisting role of the future graduated students, even though it also provides with the basic tools suitable for research, scientific dissemination and teaching tasks.