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Bond University Physiotherapy School Postgraduate Entry



Bond University’s Doctor of Physiotherapy 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 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.

Bond University’s Doctor of Physiotherapy integrates the clinical, pathological and related sciences with the physiotherapy knowledge, skills and professional behaviours required to examine, diagnose and treat physiotherapy clients.

Course Structure

Bond’s  Doctor of Physiotherapy runs over two years, consisting of three semesters per year.  This program will assist you to progressively develop and apply your knowledge, skills and professional attitudes and behaviour for physiotherapy practice and places a strong emphasis on clinical experiential learning with 50 per cent 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 musculoskeletal 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
  • Paediatrics or Women’s / Men’s health
  • Private / Sports Practice

In the final semester, the 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.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Sports Science or Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Performance  or Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree from Bond University, or equivalent degree from recognized institution with a minimum GPA of 2/4 or 5/7 (65%) or higher.  Student will be required to meet the following prerequisites:

  • Two semesters of Human Anatomy OR equivalent
  • Two semesters of Human Physiology OR equivalent
  • One semester of Biomechanics OR equivalent
  • One semester of Research Design/Statistics OR equivalent
  • One semester of Physiology of Exercise OR equivalent

Students will also be required to successfully complete an interview.  Usually done over Skype.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

Bond University’s Doctor of Physiotherapy has been accredited as an entry-level program by the Australian Physiotherapy Council and is listed as an approved program of study by The Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

Students wishing to license as a physiotherapist in Canada should contact the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators for procedures and accreditation procedures. The CAPR is the national federation of provincial/territorial regulators in Canada.

KOM Consultants understands the process and requirements needed to enter the Physiotherapy profession in Canada.  Contact KOM Consultants for more information.  All students applying directly through KOM Consultants will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

Award Title:Doctor of Physiotherapy
Length of Program:2 years full time (3 semesters per year)
Next Intake:May 2024
Selection Interview:Interviews held in Late August/Early September
Applications Open:March 27, 2023
Application Deadline:August 1, 2023
Number of Seats Available:up to 35 places available each year
Tuition Fees:approx. $25,280 AUD / semester
Faculty:Health Sciences and Medicine