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Master of Physiotherapy

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Masters (Coursework)

Fremantle
At The University of Notre Dame Australia we are dedicated to the growth of a strong and innovative research culture. By developing the higher degree by research student population and external collaborative partnerships we foster, support and increase research activity and quality.
Entry Requirements

The following criteria apply to students seeking admission to the Master of Research program:

  • Possession of an undergraduate degree from a recognised university which has been completed at a superior standard and which demonstrates the applicant's potential to undertake and complete research-based study at AQF level 9 equivalence.
  • 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 Master's level.

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
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person

Masters (Coursework)

Canberra
Entry Requirements

This course has an early closing date to submit applications by the 30th April of every year. Domestic applicants must apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC): http://www.uac.edu.au/postgraduate

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
A) a completed bachelor degree in a health science discipline* with a credit or higher average, and
B) degree level studies in musculoskeletal anatomy, advanced functional anatomy, physiology of exercise and biomechanics.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide evidence that they meet the prerequisite degree level study requirements outlined above. You must upload a copy of the unit outlines/course syllabi of the relevant units only from your previous studies that show you meet these requirements with your application.

Applicants who do not meet the prerequisite requirements are encouraged to apply for entry into the Graduate Certificate of Human Movement 868AA (https://www.canberra.edu.au/coursesandunits/course?course_cd=868AA&version_number=3&title=Graduate-Certificate-in-Human-Movement-Science&location=BRUCE&rank=DDD&faculty=Faculty-of-Health&year=2020 )


Health science disciplines include exercise physiology, exercise science, exercise and sports science, medical science, biomedical science, health science, human movement, physiotherapy, physical therapy, applied science, human biology, medicine, rehabilitation science, human nutrition, occupational therapy.

Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the number of available places.
Please be advised that if you submit your application after the advertised closing date, your application may not be considered.

International Tuition Fees
$48,000 per year

Masters (Coursework)

Melbourne
This course provides graduate physiotherapists with an opportunity to develop advanced clinical skills in sports physiotherapy.The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.
Intake Months
Jan
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$46,400 per year / $46,400 total

Masters (Coursework)

Melbourne
Our program in musculoskeletal physiotherapy has run since 1983 and attracts qualified practitioners from around Australia.
Intake Months
Jan
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$42,600 per year / $42,600 total

Masters (Coursework)

Gold Coast
This Masters program has intakes in ODD YEARS only.
Entry Requirements
  • Related Bachelor degree or higher and professional registration and relevant work experience
Intake Months
Feb
Duration
2 years part-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$27,500 per year / $27,500 total

Masters (Coursework)

St Lucia
Take your career in physiotherapy to the next level through a masters program specialising in musculoskeletal or sports physiotherapy, or extend your study to obtain qualifications in both.
Intake Months
Feb
International Tuition Fees
$47,136 per year

Masters (Coursework)

City East
Intake Months
Feb
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
International Tuition Fees
$45,800 per year / $91,600 total

Masters (Coursework)

Bendigo
Physiotherapists assess and treat patients with temporary or long-term physical injuries, movement disorders or disabilities, aiming to achieve the highest possible degree of recovery, activity, participation and quality of life.
Intake Months
Mar
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$43,400 per year / $86,800 total
International Tuition Fees
$51,400 per year / $102,800 total

Masters (Coursework)

Parkville
Throughout the Master of Physiotherapy (Pelvic Health), you will deepen your knowledge and skills in this key area of physiotherapy and be ready to apply them to your clinical practice.
Intake Months
Apr, Jul
Duration
18 months full-time, 36 months part-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
74.50%
Intake Months
Jul
Duration
1 year full-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$30,000 per year / $30,000 total
International Tuition Fees
$39,700 per year / $39,700 total

Master of Physiotherapy overview

A master’s degree in physiotherapy typically takes around two years to complete. Research and coursework modes of study are available at many different universities, although coursework degrees are more common.

Coursework masters

A coursework masters is the most commonly studied physiotherapy masters degree. This allows you to choose from a range of subject areas and also to specialise in a particular area if you choose. Practical components and clinical placements also form part of the course.

Research masters

A research masters is for those that wish to delve deeper into a particular area, wish to go on to complete a PhD or pursue a career in academia. A specific research project is generally undertaken during the course of study.

Employment options

Successful completion of a masters degree will enable you to register with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia and gain employment as a physiotherapist. Work can then be sought in a range of settings including hospitals, private clinics, community health centres or aged care facilities.

Scholarships and funding

Some research master’s courses in Australia come with a basic level of funding if they are taken full-time. You can review hundreds of scholarships for which physiotherapy is eligible here.

Austudy support for coursework programs is approved on a university by university basis.

Prerequisites and selection process

Entry into a masters of physiotherapy course typically requires an undergraduate degree in the fields of health sciences. A GPA minimum of around 5 is typical, as well as a criminal history screening prior to acceptance.