We train suitable specialists, highly qualified in the application of advanced clinical competence, capable of adequately managing dysfunctions and / or conditions that decrease functionality, functioning and, therefore, the quality of life of the critically ill adult population, due to means of the implementation of pertinent measures, based on a diagnosis and a physiotherapeutic treatment, carried out in an early way, to avoid long-term sequelae in this population group. All of the above is determined, in turn, by the ability to make decisions with critical rationing and the ability to solve problems.

We develop our program in three periods, focused on three curricular areas: professional, socio-humanistic and knowledge management, with signatures such as: cardiopulmonary intervention modalities in ICU, mechanical ventilation and artificial airway, research and practice in ICU.

Enter the study plan

Know our rates and dates

Registration: until November 15, 2021
Exam: You will be notified by the faculty.
Interviews: You will be notified by the faculty.
Publication of results: You can check if you were admitted on our website or by calling the faculty of the chosen program
Registration Payment: After passing the admission certificate, the admitted applicant will have a period of fifteen (15) days to make the registration payment.
Beginning of classes: Confirm with the faculty
Class hours: during the first academic period, fortnightly meetings (Fridays 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturdays 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Sundays 8:00 am to 5:00 pm). In second and third period, shifts according to the programming of each Hospital / Clinic
Registration PIN cost: $ 163,000 COP
Total cost per semester: $ 7,750,000 COP

Documentation required for the registration process:

  • Undergraduate qualifications (Photocopy).
  • Undergraduate degree certificate (Photocopy).
  • 150% identity document (Photocopy).
  • Results of the ECAES or Saber Pro exam for graduates from the year 2003.
  • CV.
  • Current EPS certificate.
  • Two letters of personal recommendation.
  • 3x4 color photo, white background

Registration: September 24 to November 30, 2018.

NOTE: Previous documents or photocopies do not need to be authenticated.

Those forms in which false information is verified, or that are not fully filled out, will not be considered.

You will not be able to carry out the interview if you come to it without the minimum required documentation .

Head of Graduate Division
Sandra Milena Hincapié Garaviño
E-mail: shincapie@ces.edu.co
Telephone: (57) (4) 444 05 55 Ext. 1644

Administrative Assistant
Katherine Torres Marin
E-mail: ktorresm@ces.edu.co
Phone: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext. 1258

Academic coordinator
Alejandra Mondragon Barrera
E-mail: mmondragon@ces.edu.co
Telephone: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext. 1450

Do you want to know more? Write to us

of the applicant

Our applicants are professionals in the areas of health, physiotherapy, research and teaching.

Why choose
this program

We have different approaches to strengthen knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

of the graduate

Our specialists will be able to work in different areas of the health sector, producing a positive impact.

Physiotherapists interested in the themes of critical care of adults, motivated to continue their training process, able to work as a team and participate in collaborative and interdisciplinary environments.

Comprehensive of the ethical aspects of the management of patients in critical condition and the relationship with their families.

Our teaching and learning process is focused on the development of scientific, academic and professional competences, in addition to aiming at the promotion of self-training and autonomy, seeking the achievement of academic and human excellence.

They make effective decisions focused on the functional capacities of people with multiple organ and system disorders, based on knowledge about the relationship between human body movement, physiotherapeutic intervention and the health-disease process in the critical care setting.

They have fundamental knowledge in anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, metabolism, evaluation and physical examination, as well as

the methods and strategies used by the profession in patient care

They are aware of interventional processes such as surgery and life support, use of medications and physiological monitoring, in order to provide optimal care of patients and promote discharge from the service, in the best possible conditions.


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


Know the job fields where you can work after graduating from CES University.

and scholarships

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

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. In addition, it requires:

1. Present a certificate of attendance to the CES Chair.

2. The payment of the degree rights, established in the pecuniary rights.
3. Have approved the degree or research work.
4. Peace and safe with the University for all concepts.

You will be able to perform as:

Physiotherapist in the ICU, special units, coronary unit, cardiovascular and neurosurgical unit.
Respiratory care and physiotherapy area coordinator
Researcher in the clinical area
Manager in intensive care, special care and hospitalization

For financing 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

Exchange from
another university

You chose us for your exchange, find out about the process and the requirements to meet. Plus

Exchange towards
another university

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

academic cultural

We open the doors of the world for you to complement your academic training with us. Plus

keep it going

Keep your knowledge updated to enhance your professional profile. Plus


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

Discounts with
entities in agreement

These are the economic benefits that we have with different companies and organizations. Plus

of languages

Increase your job possibilities, deepening or exploring new languages. Plus

Legal information of the program

Program name:
Specialization in Physiotherapy in Critical Care of the Adult

Faculty of Physiotherapy

Program modality:

Program type:

SNIES code:

Qualified Registration:
Resolution 5707 of March 31, 2021


Title awarded:
Specialist in Physiotherapy in Adult Critical Care

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Total cost per semester:
$ 7,750,000 COP

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