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Bond University Doctor of Physio applications opening next month

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Bond University’s Doctor of Physiotherapy program will open it’s application process in May 2013 for the May 2014 intake.

For more information this program, check out the free Bond webinar taking place Wednesday 1 May 2013 @ 7pm EDT.  Register now for free and get all the details you need to study abroad for Physiotherapy


David Klyne
Doctor of Physiotherapy Alumnus

“High quality teachers, high quality facilities, high quality learning!”



The Doctor of Physiotherapy* (DPhty) program is a two year full time program (with three semesters per year).  This program offers an innovative problem based learning model of physiotherapy education** to prepare entry level physiotherapists for their roles and responsibilities as first contact practitioners. The DPhty Program integrates the clinical, pathological and related sciences with the physiotherapy knowledge, skills and professional behaviours and attitudes required to examine, diagnose and treat physiotherapy clients.

The DPhty Program assists students to progressively develop and apply their knowledge, skills and professional attitudes and behaviour for physiotherapy practice and places a strong emphasis on clinical experiential learning with 50% of the program undertaken in a clinical context. The first 30 weeks of clinical practice addresses five core areas in both hospital and community settings and one elective. Variable experiences across the lifespan are sought in the clinical areas of:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Cardio-respiratory practice;
  • Out-patient musculo-skeletal practice (hospital or private practice settings);
  • Neurological and ortho-geriatric rehabilitation (hospital and community settings);
  • Chronic Disease and Disability, whether paediatric or adult in context, and
  • Paediatrics or women’s/men’s health, or private / sports practice

In the final semester, the DPhty Program culminates in a 12-week clinical internship with an aligned research project. This extending clinical / research opportunity is designed to ensure graduates are well prepared for entry into the physiotherapy workforce.

The Doctor of Physiotherapy is now approved for student income support.

Work Experience & Internships

The first 30 weeks of clinical experiences will be gained in both hospital and community settings and includes working in the clinical areas outlined above. Students complete a clinical internship (12 weeks) with an embedded research project in their final semester. This final placement is designed to ensure graduates are ideally prepared for entering the workforce.

Professional Outcomes

The Doctor of Physiotherapy produces work-ready graduates equipped with the knowledge, skills and professional attributes and behaviours to be eligible for registration as a physiotherapist in Australia.

For more information on Bond University, the Doctor of Physiotherapy program or studying Physiotherapy in Australia, contact KOM Consultants, your International Education Consultant.