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School of Life and Nature Sciences

"Hoy día el conocimiento científico es el pilar que sustenta el crecimiento de nuestra sociedad"
“Today, scientific knowledge is the pillar that sustains the growth of our society”
Sara Uceda Decana de la School of Life and Nature Sciences
Sara Uceda Dean of the School of Life and Nature Sciences
School of Life and Nature Sciences

Our identifying traits are vocation for service and generation of knowledge

The School of Life Sciences trains professionals that are highly demanded in their sector due to their knowledge, values and willingness for sacrifice. The curricula include the most up-to-date subjects and are connected to the reality of current scientific progress, and offer extensive training to the student in order to develop a qualified, recognized and demanded professional profile.

A learning model in which the student's critical thinking is also encouraged, with the premise of promoting scientific thinking and promoting the research career of its members.

A teaching model that combines theoretical education with real practical education

The School's main objective is the transfer of knowledge by following a student-centered pedagogical model. Scientific knowledge, based on evidence, characterizes the disciplines of Psychology, Nursing, Physiotherapy and Sports. A rigorous transfer of this knowledge, but with the closeness characterized by Nebrija University, are the hallmark of the School.

In order to achieve this goal, the University makes available to students the most advanced tools in the teaching of health, psychological and sports degrees. They will learn from the hand of a teaching staff with extensive experience in their respective areas of knowledge, and that is supported by a Medical Education Unit, whose objective is to improve teaching to provide the highest quality training to future health professionals in all stages of their continuous educational process.

Professionals committed to society and eager to improve

The School of Life Sciences trains citizens who are committed to society, and who contribute through their profession to improving people's quality of life. Generalist professionals with sufficient scientific, technical and human preparation, capable of adequately addressing the tasks of their sector. In addition to their skills, they add the ability to adapt to the scientific and technological advances of today's world, with inquisitiveness for staying up to date within the framework of continuous lifelong education.

Sara Uceda Sara Uceda Dean of the School of Life and Nature Sciences


Sara Uceda

Sara Uceda Gutiérrez

Decana Dean

Decana de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Vida y de la Naturaleza

Dean of the Faculty of Life and Nature Sciences

Departamento de Psicología Psychology Department
Sara Uceda

Sara Uceda Gutiérrez

Directora del Departamento de Psicología Director of the Department of Psychology
Ana Isabel Beltrán Velasco

Ana Isabel Beltrán Velasco

Directora del Grado en Psicología Director of the Degree in Psychology
 Ana Sanz Cortés

Ana Sanz Cortés

Directora del Máster en Psicología Clínica Sanitario Director of the Master's Degree in General Health Psychology
 Jennifer A. Rieker

Jennifer A. Rieker

Directora del Máster en Neuropsicología Director of the Master's Degree in Neuropsychology
Mercedes Lorena Pedrajas López

Mercedes Lorena Pedrajas López

Coordinadora del Máster Universitario en Psicopedagogía Coordinator of the Master's Degree in Psychopedagogy
Departamento de Ciencias de la Salud Health Sciences Department
Esther Martínez Miguel

Esther Martínez Miguel

Directora del Grado en Enfermería Director of the Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

Ana Pérez Curiel

Directora del Grado en Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte Director of Bachelor's Degree in Science of Physical Activity and Sports
Nieves Cubo Mateo

Nieves Cubo Mateo

Directora del Grado en Ingeniería Biomédica Director of Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering

Gregorio Rodríguez-Boto

Director del Grado en Medicina Director of Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine
Coordinadores de Facultad Faculty Coordinators
Mercedes Lorena Pedrajas López

Mercedes Lorena Pedrajas López

Coordinadora de Calidad Quality coordinator
Víctor Echeverry Alzate

Víctor Echeverry Alzate

Coordinador de Movilidad Internacional International Mobility Coordinator
Investigador Principal Principal investigator
Natalia Arias del Castillo

Natalia Arias del Castillo

Responsable IP Laboratorio de Psicobiología grupo BRABE Head of PI Laboratory of Psychobiology BRAVE group







The teaching staff of the School of Life Sciences is made up of full-time professors and part-time associate professors.

The profile of full-time professors corresponds essentially to Accredited Doctors, with dedication to research and university teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in their area of specialization. On the other hand, associate professors, closely linked to the exercise of their professional activity, offer students the most direct contact with the professional reality that they will find once they complete their studies.

Lastly, specialist professors in the field of communication and management skills, who teach seminars and professional competences subjects. The University makes a determined commitment to offering its students all the professional and personal development tools that will be required of the professionals of the future.


The School dedicates part of its effort to research tasks, as a fundamental complement to teaching. The main lines that are developed are based on the study of human behavior, with the intention of explaining behavior with the scientific rigor of the various disciplines that make up our School. Specifically, sports behavior and performance are analyzed based on mathematical and statistical analysis, and our specialization is very powerful in the psychometric analysis of human behavior, in addition to evaluating the effectiveness of a psychologist's clinical practice.

Likewise, the neurobiological bases of behavior are studied and for this, different behavior analysis techniques are applied in different animal models, which exemplify current disorders and alterations in the human clinic.

Research Groups

The School devotes part of its effort to research tasks, as a fundamental complement to teaching. These tasks are structured around the existing Research Groups, which are part of the official register of the University, and which materialize in research projects with companies and public institutions of the sector.

Consult here the lines of activity and research groups


The School’s professors usually publish publications related to their research as an essential part of their activity at the University.

Consult here the most recent publications

The unassignment of the San Rafael University Health Sciences Center to the Antonio de Nebrija University is approved (ORDER 1465/2022, of June 1, of the Minister of Education, Universities, Science and Government Spokesperson, authorizing the unassignment of the San Rafael University Health Sciences Center of the Antonio de Nebrija University), its effects will take place starting in the 2022-2023 academic year, and for this reason enrollments are not allowed for studies in the Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Bachelor's Degree in Physiotherapy and the Master's Degrees in General Health Psychology and Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Based on Clinical Reasoning at the San Rafael University Health Sciences Center.

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