SNIES: 54468 | Qualified registration: Resolution 10906 of June 1, 2016 | High Quality Accreditation: Resolution 6091 of June 12, 2019 for 4 years

We train professionals with academic quality and skills to perform in different environments such as clinical, sports, occupational, public health, among others.

That they can function in interdisciplinary spaces and areas of high complexity such as Intensive Care Units, centers of high clinical complexity and centers of high sports performance.

With competencies for care in cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and integumentary areas, based on the analysis of human body movement.

We have High Quality Accreditation by means of the Resolution 6091 of June 12, 2019 by the Ministry of Education of Colombia.

Our program is structured in five curricular areas: basic professional training, research, public health, entrepreneurship and socio-humanistic sciences.

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Enter the study plan - Pénsum 2009

Know our rates and dates 2021-1
Registration: until June 11, 2021
Interview: You will find the information in the registration credential that will be sent to the email you registered. In case the complete information does not reach you, you can contact the faculty and request it
Admission results: You can check if you were admitted on our website or by calling the faculty of the chosen program
Program duration: 10 semesters (5 years)
Registration payment: The registration payment will arrive to your email where you will find information on dates, value and forms of payment
Classes start: July 12, 2021 (confirm with the faculty)
Registration PIN cost: $ 170,000 COP
Cost of academic credit: $ 394,000 COP
* The cost of the semester depends on the number of credits that are enrolled.

Learn about our registration requirements:

Extended and legible identity document.
Only in case you want to change the photo: Recent photo, color, white background, 3 × 4 size.
Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 (if the latter applies).
Copy of the bachelor's degree certificate.
If you are not yet a high school graduate, attach proof that you are in the last year.
ICFES or SABER 11th test result. If you do not have the results of the tests, attach the citation to the exam or proof of being registered for them.
Certificate of affiliation to a health system (EPS) or prepaid medicine.

Veronica Tamayo Montoya
Telephone: (57) (4) 444 05 55 Ext. 1420

Head of Undergraduate Division
Claudia Bibiana Garcia Paz
Telephone: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext. 1190

Do you want to know more?Write to us

Academic Coordinator
Sandra Milena Hincapie Garaviño
Phone: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext. 1644

Johana Areiza Velásquez
Phone: (57) (4) 444 05 55 Ext. 1420

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If you are passionate about the study of the human being, its movement and state of health, our Physiotherapy program is for you.

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To start a new learning experience we offer you our seedbeds of applicants.

of the graduate

We train autonomous, responsible and sensitive physiotherapists in the face of the natural and social context.

To belong to our program you must be a person of integrity, responsibility and a citizen committed to the common good.

With a good foundation in the natural, social and exact sciences. In addition, we have a taste for human body movement in any of its expressions and preferably we practice a sport, art or hobby related to movement.

We have a vocation for Physiotherapy and movement science, we are citizens interested in the national reality, sensitive to human needs and committed to the human and social development of people with disabilities.

You must show interest in problems related to health, and have a vocation for service.

In the nursery we create spaces for approaching the Physiotherapy career, facilitating our applicants to identify the different fields of action, areas of action and areas of work and occupational performance of the physiotherapist.

We will provide virtual and face-to-face elements for the applicant to learn about the importance of physiotherapy as a profession of health sciences, movement analysis

of the human body, the treatments applied by a physiotherapist, the physiology of exercise, biomechanics, sports and the specialties of the physiotherapist in Colombia and in the world.

Our physiotherapy hotbed is virtual, with a face-to-face visit to the faculty laboratories at the Poblado and Sabaneta campuses.

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You will be able to formulate physiotherapeutic diagnoses of patients, considering their needs and the context, in the cardiovascular, respiratory, neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and tegumentary areas.

You will have skills to perform comprehensive treatments to patients to optimize their functionality and promote social participation, supported by scientific evidence and considering the diagnosis for the design and implementation of an intervention program.

You will integrate interdisciplinary work teams with management and administration tools.

You will participate in research processes aimed at the renovation or construction of physiotherapy.

You will contribute from your knowledge in communities of interest according to the vulnerability analysis and health needs to improve the quality of life.


Know the necessary requirements to access the degree process of our University.


We offer the career with agreements abroad so that our students obtain a double degree.

and scholarships

We offer financing options and scholarships to our students with entities in agreement.

In order to graduate you must:
Approve all the subjects of the study plan and the specific requirements for each program, reported in the minutes by the Promotions Committee.
2. Present the current evidence that the State determines to be mandatory.
3 . Comply with the requirement of a second language as stated in an agreement of the Superior Council.

4. Present a certificate of attendance to the CES Chair.
5. Present the payment of the degree fees, established by the Administrative Committee.
6. Approve the degree work.
7. Be at peace and safe with the University for all reasons.

Double degree agreement with the University of Talca, Chile.
The double degree is today a fundamental differentiator within the attributes of a higher level program. For this reason, we assure you the validation of subjects between the two institutions through the study plan that was developed for the graduation profiles of each of the programs.

After successfully completing your studies, you will receive an academic degree from the home institution and then from the host institution; in the case of the University of Talca, it will grant the professional title of Kinesiologist, and in the case of the CES University, the professional title of Physiotherapist.

Benefits of the double degree for students:

• Promotes academic excellence (better averages as selection criteria).
• Promotes a higher level of maturity and autonomy (individual process that develops a sense of independence and responsibility).
• Improves the profile of graduates, making them more competitive for the globalized labor market.
• They receive a 20% discount on tuition for the period they will take at the University of Talca.

To finance your studies we have agreements with:
CES Educational Strengthening Program
Pichincha Bank
Sapiencia Fund
Fincomercio (Fincoeducar)
National Savings Fund (FNA)

We have our own scholarships and in alliance with the following entities:
Public entities

Our teachers

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Live the experience of expanding your knowledge in Colombia or the world. Plus


We open the doors for you to complete your academic training with us.Plus

and innovation

We promote activities that impact and project scientific, social and environmental aspects. Plus

and Simulation

We take the theoretical activities to scenarios that resemble real places and situations. Plus

Practice fields
(Own and in agreement)

We leave the classroom to put our knowledge into practice in real life. Plus


We offer spaces and programs for the personal and collective development of the CES community. Plus

Legal information of the program

Program name:

Faculty of Physiotherapy

Program modality:

Program type:

SNIES code:

Qualified record:
Resolution 10906 of June 1, 2016

High Quality Accreditation
Resolution 6091 of June 12, 2019


Title awarded:

5 years (10 semesters)

Cost of academic credit:
$ 394,000 COP

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