Exercise as Physiotherapy in Health Care (PHTY4116)


This purpose unit of study assists the student to develop integrated management strategies which address particular primary health issues and the common comorbid conditions attendant on them. The unit will consist of a lecture series exploring contemporary health issues and the availability of community-based services in the prevention of disease and the restoration of function following injury or illness. There will be a strong practical component to the unit, during which students will explore and evaluate interventions based on exercise prescription, particularly to groups in a community context. As part of the unit, students will be assisted in the development of skills relevant to the supervision and direction of other personnel, including exercise scientists and physiotherapy assistants. The unit builds on content covered and practical expertise gained through pre-clinical units of study and the clinical practica undertaken earlier in the course.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


2x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr practical over 6 weeks


15 min group presentation (30%) and invividual viva (oral) exam (70%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


PHTY3072 and PHTY3073 and PHTY3074 and PHTY3075


PHTY4112 and PHTY4113

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.