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Canadian studied at Bond University Physiotherapy School

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Jaclyn Szkwara Jaclyn Szkwara - Bond DPT

D Phty Alumnus

Impressed by Bond University’s small class sizes and personalised, hands-on approach to studies, Jaclyn moved from Canada to undertake a Doctor of Physiotherapy and was one of the inaugural graduates of the program.

“I chose Bond because of the “smallness” of the course, which gives you a lot more ability to learn from your professors about what you should be doing. Bond is just so different to other universities. They understand that everything needs to be practical and hands on, so you’re not just learning text book style – it’s so much more realistic.”


2004Completed Bachelor of Kinesiology, Minor of Religious Studies at McMaster University in Canada
Gained certification as a STOTT Pilates Instructor and participated in extensive research in Spinal Cord Injuries and Body-weight Supported Treadmill Training
2007Moved to Australia, and commenced studying the Doctor of Physiotherapy at Bond University; impressed by small, personalised classes and hands-on practical trainingReceived several academic achievements awards, including six First in Class awards and being placed on the Vice-Chancellors High Achievers list every semester
2008Undertook a variety of clinical placements including:Pindara Physiotherapy, working with a wide range of patients from teenagers with sporting injuries through to chronic low back painPrincess Alexander Hospital Spinal Injuries Unit, working with patients with an acquired spinal injury across a range of cultures and age groups
2009One of the inaugural graduates from Australia’s first graduate entry level Doctor of Physiotherapy program


Bond’s Physiotherapy School in Australia is now accepting applications for May 2014 intake.   

Contact KOM Consultants to apply to Bond University School of Physiotherapy or Australian Physiotherapy Schools in Australia & the UK.