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Global leaders in allied health

  • #4 in the world for sport, physical therapy and rehabilitation, 2019 QS Subject Rankings
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Discipline of Physiotherapy

Enabling free movement across communities
We're committed to educating people-centric physiotherapists through a 'scaffolded' degree structure that helps build clinical experience over time.

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists assess, diagnose and treat people with movement problems caused by a wide variety of joint, muscle and nerve disorders. The profession uses drug-free techniques to treat and prevent injuries.

Physiotherapy is used to manage a wide range of conditions including neurological illnesses, movement disorders in children, rehabilitation after injury, post-operative recovery and chronic conditions such as asthma. 

We're committed to graduating physiotherapists who value people-centric, integrated and evidence-based healthcare. Our curriculum incorporates international, local and indigenous perspectives to ensure a breadth and depth in students' knowledge.

Where can physiotherapy take you?

Physiotherapy is a dynamic profession that can lead to careers within the high-profile sports sector and the wider community. Our graduates go on to work in a variety of settings, including:

  • healthcare organisations
  • community settings
  • sports settings
  • workplaces
  • schools
  • private practices.

Study options

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) will teach you how to assess, diagnose and treat people with movement problems caused by a wide variety of joint, muscle and nerve disorders. You will also learn how to help people avoid injuries and maintain a fit and healthy body.

During this four year degree you will gain a comprehensive knowledge of physiotherapy, including areas such as musculoskeletal anatomy, neuroscience, respiratory and cardiac conditions, paediatric physiotherapy and preventative health care. Upon graduation you are eligible to apply for registration as a physiotherapist with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

The Master of Physiotherapy is available to applicants with a bachelor's degree. It will teach you how to assess, diagnose and treat people with movement problems caused by a wide variety of joint, muscle and nerve disorders. You will also learn how to help people avoid injuries and maintain a fit and healthy body.

During this two year degree you will gain a comprehensive knowledge of physiotherapy, including areas such as musculoskeletal anatomy, neuroscience, respiratory and cardiac conditions, paediatric physiotherapy and preventative health care. Upon graduation, you are eligible to apply for registration as a physiotherapist with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

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Head of Discipline

Evangelos Pappas
Professor Evangelos Pappas
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