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Griffith University Physiotherapy School Postgraduate Entry



The Master of Physiotherapy is offered full-time on-campus at the Gold Coast campus of Griffith University. Griffith’s graduate-entry Physiotherapy program is the only pathway at Griffith University to qualification as an entry-level Physiotherapist.

This coursework program builds on existing knowledge of exercise science, facilitates the development of clinical science and physiotherapy knowledge and skills, and stimulates integration of these areas.

As a full-time Griffith Physiotherapy student, you will generally attend 22-30 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the semester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week. To accommodate clinical placements during the Master of Physiotherapy program, students may be required to start and end semesters (and have vacation periods) outside the normal university academic periods at Griffith University.

Students of the Griffith’s School of Physiotherapy will graduate with solid knowledge in the science of exercise as well as the required attributes, skills and knowledge for practising physiotherapy and for contributing to the health of Australians. In particular, Physiotherapy graduates will have a comprehensive grounding in musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, neurorehabilitation, community-based physiotherapy and indigenous health, ideal for entry-level practice anywhere in the world.

Griffith Physiotherapy School

Clinical Work Experience

Work-integrated learning activities (professional placements) integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace within the Master of Physiotherapy program. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the degree program demonstrates Griffith’s commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

In this Master’s program you will spend time in the work/professional environment undertaking placements at various locations. Placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan/Gold Coast area including northern New South Wales, interstate or (by negotiation) overseas.

Entry Requirements

Graduate Entry Physiotherapy applicants will have successful completion of a Bachelor of Exercise Science from Griffith University, or equivalent degree from recognized institution, meeting the following minimum academic entry criteria: *Canada: completed undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, Human Kinetics or other relevant Health Science area.

Master of Physiotherapy applicants at Griffith University must include full course outlines for the following undergraduate subjects:

  • Biomechanics
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Clinical Exercise Testing
  • Exercise Prescription and Testing
  • Anatomical Science
  • Maths and Statistics for clinical Science
  • Bioinstrumentation or Biophysics and Quantitative Biology

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

Graduates of Griffith University Master of Physiotherapy program will be eligible to apply for registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (via the Health Practitioners Regulation Agency) subject to meeting any additional requirements that may be stipulated by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia. The Physiotherapy Board of Australia and the physiotherapy credentialing authority in New Zealand recognize graduates of this program.

Griffith University Master of Physiotherapy program is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC).

Graduates applying to licensing in Canada, UK or the USA will be required to provide details of their program of studies to the relevant bodies and sit a licensing examination.

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

Award Title: Master of Physiotherapy
Length of Program: 2 years Full Time
Intake: January (orientation in early December)
Application Deadline: September 7
Selection Interview: Interviews held late September
Number of Seats Available: 5 Places available each year for International students
Annual Tuition Fees: Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty: Health Sciences and Medicine
Country: Australia