Career

Physiotherapy and Kinesiology

Bachelor in Physiotherapy and Kinesiology

The Physiotherapist Kinesiologist trained at UPAL, evaluates and diagnoses pathologies in the different health areas to perform an opportune intervention; applying rehabilitation techniques based on the use of physical and mechanical agents to achieve the maintenance, improvement and evolution of physical capacities and human body movement aimed at improving the quality of life and the person’s job and social reintegration.

Important Information

Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Kinesiology

Semesters: 8

Duration: 4 years + Internship

UPAL trains competent, qualified professionals, leaders in their work field with a broad sense of responsibility, humanitarian character and moral values.

The UPAL Physiotherapist Kinesiologist may work in:

  • Third, second and first level hospitals.  
  • Private physiotherapy cabinets.
  • Health research teams.   
  • Public health entities. 
  • Teaching in the health area. 
  • Sports clubs.
  • Spas and Esthetic clinics. 
  • Geriatric centers.      
  • Special and general educational centers.  

Contacto Universidad

Campus Soria Galvarro

Calle Soria Galvarro #4743
Entre Lira y Oblitas
Oruro, Bolivia

(591) 2- 5230330-1
upal@upal.edu

Lu – Vie:

  • 8:00 a 15:30 hrs.
  • 14:30 a 18:30 hrs.

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Student Requirements

NATIONAL STUDENTS
– Photocopy of bachelor’s degree, legalized by the issuing University or SEDUCA.
– Original Birth Certificate.
– Photocopy of Identity Card.
Two 3 × 3 photographs with beige or light background.

FOREIGN STUDENTS
1.- Photocopy of bachelor’s degree or equivalent document that enables you to pursue higher studies, legalized by:

Option 1
Apostille Procedure (DS. 3541 of April 25, 2018) in the country of origin

Option 2
Ministry of Education of the Country of Origin
Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Country of Origin
Bolivian Consulate in the Country of Origin
Ministries of Foreign Affairs in Bolivia (Chancellery)
(both options are valid)

2.- Original Birth Certificate or photocopy, legalized by:

Option 1
Apostille Procedure (DS. 3541 of April 25, 2018) in the country of origin

Option 2
– Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Country of Origin
Bolivian Consulate in the Country of Origin
Ministries of Foreign Affairs in Bolivia (Chancellery)
(both options are valid)

3.- Photocopy of the passport with student VISA or legal residence in Bolivia
4.- Two 3 x 3 size photographs with beige or light background

Graduation Modalities

THESIS
Research work that is characterized by its methodological and scientific rigor in order to provide demonstrable solutions and answers to a scientific problem, formulating applicable alternatives or proposing practical or theoretical solutions.

2. DEGREE PROJECT
Consists of a written work that meets the demands of scientific methodology, which describes an ordered set of resources and actions leading to generate proposals related to plans, programs, models, prototypes, architectures, devices, codes, installers and others applicable to a certain process, unit, organization, group, product or service, for its improvement, innovation, modernization or technological development.

GRADE TEST
Consists of an evaluation through oral or written tests to measure the effectiveness of the professional training process, valuing knowledge, comprehension, analysis and the application of theories and procedures to situations in a determined discipline. The number of tests will be defined based on the number of areas or disciplines of the practice of the profession.

DIRECTED WORK
Consists in the elaboration of a systematic and methodical work, the result of the treatment of a practical problem or specific topic, developed in a public or private, productive or service institution, accredited and recognized in the respective branch or area of the discipline, which raises an applicable intervention proposal.

GRADUATION BY EXCELLENCE
Graduation by excellence is a modality that exempts outstanding students from going through other types or modalities of graduation; they voluntarily join this type of graduation.

Why study Physiotherapy and Kinesiology?

Because UPAL trains competent, qualified professionals, leaders in their work field with a broad sense of responsibility, humanitarian character and moral values. Because UPAL is a university recognized and accredited by international standards due to its quality processes, therefore it guarantees excellent academic training with constant updating processes, individualized practices, teachers with extensive experience and recognized in their work field, which allows training professionals committed to society.

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