Physiotherapy Schools in Australia
Australian university graduate-entry physiotherapy degrees are highly sought after by Canadian university graduates with academic backgrounds in Kinesiology, Health Sciences and Human Kinetics. Australia is world-renowned for its leading-edge physiotherapy research and practice, and Canadians enjoy learning from Australian academics who are world leaders in the physiotherapy field.
Five of OzTREKK's Australian universities offer a graduate-entry physiotherapy program. These degrees are labelled as Master of Physiotherapy Studies or Doctor of Physiotherapy degrees, but both are professional qualification programs. Another common name for physiotherapy is physical therapy.The following OzTREKK Australian universities offer graduate-entry physiotherapy programs, which allow graduates to seek certification as a physiotherapist upon completion of the degree:
Special note: There are few Doctor of Physiotherapy/Master of Physiotherapy programs available at universities in Australia, and entry is competitive. Students who have already completed a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, Health Sciences or Human Kinetics, may wish to know they are eligible to apply to a Bachelor of Physiotherapy program.
Six of OzTREKK's universities offer a four-year Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree. For the Bachelor of Physiotherapy programs offered at Australian universities, credit for previous studies may be awarded for introductory science subjects, such as anatomy, physiology or biology. However, due to the structure of the physiotherapy programs and the fact that credit can be awarded for only a few year-one subjects, students with another bachelor's degree normally do take four years to complete a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. For more info on Bachelor of Physiotherapy programs, please visit OzTREKK's undergraduate Physiotherapy web page.