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Macquarie University Physiotherapy School Postgraduate Entry



The Macquarie Physiotherapy program is the only three-year masters-level, professional-entry physiotherapy course in New South Wales.  This will develop your skills so that when you graduate you’re able to work with individuals across the lifespan to optimize their physical function. You’ll learn to effectively assess, diagnose and treat individuals with a wide range of health conditions. You’ll also learn how to encourage people to change their behaviour and self-manage their conditions to maximize their physical health. This degree is accredited with the Australian Physiotherapy Council and approved by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia, meaning that as a graduate, you’re eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Course Structure

Key Program Features

  • You’ll learn from leading physiotherapy academics, researchers and clinicians.
  • You’ll have access to state-of-the-art specialised teaching facilities that simulate authentic clinical environments, such as a rehabilitation gym and a clinic.
  • You’ll benefit from a comparably smaller cohort size, creating a more personalised experience, excellent support and increased interaction with your teachers.
  • You’ll undertake a substantial research project to help develop deeper understanding of a particular area of physiotherapy.
  • Our mid-year entry and exit leads to increased employment opportunities.
  • As well as advanced physiotherapy skills, you’ll develop your understanding in business management, leadership and advocacy, which will make you more employable.

Clinical Placements

Macquarie’s combination of coursework with more than 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice means that you’ll graduate career ready with the skills to effectively assess, diagnose, treat and educate people with movement disorders.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a Bachelor degree from recognized institution with a minimum GPA of 65%

Applicants need recent successful completion of at least one tertiary unit in each of the following areas:

  • Human anatomy (musculoskeletal and system)
  • Human physiology (cell and system)
  • Psychology
  • Research methods

The following tertiary level units are desired knowledge areas:

  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Motor Learning and Performance
  • Neuroscience
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

Macquarie’s Doctor of Physiotherapy program has been accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council and approved by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia. Graduates will be eligible to apply to register and practice as a physiotherapist.

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.

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Award Title:Doctor of Physiotherapy
Length of Program:3 years Full Time
Next Intake:July
Selection Interview:Not Required
Application Deadline:end of January
Number of Seats AvailableAbout 20 Spots for International Students
Tuition Fees:Approx. $54,800 AUD for the first year
Faculty:Medicine, Health and Human Sciences