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Doctor of Physiotherapy

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Doctorate (PhD)

Melbourne
If you are an experienced physiotherapist, this degree provides you with an opportunity to enrich and extend your professional practice and to undertake research in professional settings.The degree offers an integrated program of research with supporting coursework in the first year.
Duration
4 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
83.90%

Doctorate (PhD)

Sydney, Fremantle, Broome
Here at The University of Notre Dame Australia, we are proud to offer the opportunity to work on a PhD to students who have achieved outstanding results in their Honours or Masters.
Entry Requirements

Applicants must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Completion of a research Master's degree, appropriate to the professional field of the applicant (or equivalent) at a high level of achievement; or
  • A Bachelor's degree with Honours (Class 1 or Class 2A Honours level or equivalent); or
  • In exceptional circumstances, an equivalent academic or professional background that is considered by the Dean of the School and the PVC-R to be an appropriate preparation for independent study and research at a doctoral level.

An applicant may be required to demonstrate an ability to understand and communicate in both written and spoken English at a level adequate for the purpose of pursuing the program of study or as deemed appropriate by the Dean of the School.

Duration
3 years full-time
Study Mode
In person

Doctorate (PhD)

Perth
As a doctoral research degree candidate, you will uncover new knowledge either by the discovery of new facts, the formulation of theories or the innovative reinterpretation of known data and established ideas.
Duration
4 years full-time
Study Mode
In person, Online
Graduate Satisfaction
93.60%

Doctorate (PhD)

Fremantle
Are you interested in a research-based degree in the field of Physiotherapy? The University of Notre Dame Australia is dedicated to building a solid and innovative research culture.
Entry Requirements

The following criteria apply to students seeking admission to the Professional Doctorate program:

  • The Pro Vice Chancellor-Research, on the advice of the Dean of the School, determines admission to the Doctor of Physiotherapy Research Award.
  • Applicants to the doctoral program are expected to satisfy the following criteria:
    • Possession of a research Masters degree by thesis or dissertation appropriate to the professional field of the applicant; or
    • Possession of a Masters degree by coursework appropriate to the professional field of the applicant completed at a superior standard; or
    • Possession of a Bachelor's degree with Honours (typically 1st Class or Class 2A Honours level or equivalent); or
    • Possession of a Master of Philosophy; or
    • In exceptional circumstances, an equivalent academic or professional background that is considered by the Dean of the School to be an appropriate preparation for independent study and research work at Doctoral level.
  • In addition to the academic criteria listed above, applicants are normally expected to satisfy the
    • have a minimum of 3 years of relevant professional practice;
    • have the support of an industry or professional mentor.

You may be required to demonstrate an ability to understand and communicate in both written and spoken English at a level adequate for the purpose of pursuing the program of study.

Duration
3 years full-time
Study Mode
In person

Doctorate (PhD)

Perth
The Doctor of Physiotherapy is an Extended Masters degree that offers a fast-track pathway to becoming a physiotherapist. A series of coursework units will provide you with foundational knowledge in the broad range of specialist and practical areas that encompass the physiotherapy profession.
Duration
3 years full-time
Study Mode
In person, Online
Graduate Satisfaction
93.60%

Doctorate (PhD)

Parkville
The Department of Physiotherapy recently celebrated 25 years of excellence in physiotherapy education.
Entry Requirements
Intake Months
Feb
Duration
3 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$137,096 total
Graduate Satisfaction
74.50%

Doctorate (PhD)

Camperdown/Darlington
Our postgraduate Physiotherapy course, a three-year professional extended master's degree, provides you with clinical education and research training across core areas of physiotherapy practice.
Entry Requirements

 

To be eligible to apply you will need to fulfill the following criteria;

  • A Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, or a PhD from an Australian institution or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated satisfactory performance in an eligible course at the time of application, as indicated by a weighted Average Mark (WAM). Standard applicants must have a minimum WAM of 70 or equivalent to be eligible to apply. Rural applicants must have a minimum WAM of 60 or equivalent. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are expected to have a minimum WAM of 60 or equivalent to be eligible to apply.
  • Satisfactory performance in further admissions assessment as defined in the relevant Admissions Guide, if required.
Intake Months
Feb
Duration
3 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
59.70%

Doctor of Physiotherapy overview

The physiotherapy PhD program typically takes three years to complete and is suitable for those that wish to wish to delve deeper into their practice. Doctorate degrees can range in length from 2 to 4 years depending on the university and if the course is studied full time or part time. The course includes research, coursework and clinical placement with the final year typically dedicated to the writing of a thesis.

Employment options

A doctoral degree in physiotherapy can lead to practicing as specialist in a particular field, or may provide the opportunity for research and advisory positions in academia, industry and government.

Scholarships and funding

Most PhD courses in Australia come with a basic level of funding if they are taken full time. Some universities may choose to top this funding up in exchange for assisting with tutorials. You can review hundreds of scholarships for which physiotherapy is eligible here.

Prerequisites and selection process

Entry into a doctorate degree requires the successful completion of an undergraduate degree, with a grade minimum typically specified. Some courses require prerequisites of particular subjects prior to enrolment. Bachelor degrees awarded over ten years ago may require you to complete some additional prerequisite subjects before you can apply.