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University of Canberra Physiotherapy School Postgraduate Entry



The University of Canberra’s Master of Physiotherapy course will help you transition into a new pathway fast – and with confidence.

This 2-year, full time course will help you leverage your existing qualification and combine it with a comprehensive integrated learning schedule to ensure that you meet both Australian Physiotherapy Association requirements, and your own career objectives in the most expedient way possible.

This course is unique to UC and has been specifically designed to help you not only graduate faster, but also enter the physiotherapy industry with a highly competitive edge.

So if you’re a health graduate that has been considering pursuing a career path more in line with your passion or purpose – then look no further than the UC Master of Physiotherapy course – and take your career to another level – fast.

Study a Master of Physiotherapy at Canberra and you will:

  • become a skilled practitioner capable of working in a variety of settings
  • receive an integrated learning mix of lecture, laboratory and tutorial sessions with a strong professional practice component
  • gain the knowledge, skills, ethical appreciation and the clinical decision-making confidence required to practice as a physiotherapist
  • gain professional experience in public hospitals and private practices in the ACT, regional NSW or across Australia
  • undertake a series of problem based clinical studies to further develop your skills and adaptability
  • acquire research skills and learn how to challenge established theories against a body of knowledge in the areas of growth and development, movement dysfunction, pathology or degeneration.

Course Structure

Clinical Work Experience

Throughout your master’s degree you will have the opportunity to complete clinical practice experience where you can integrate the theoretical and practical components of your course into genuine work environments.

Comprising of five, five-week placements, these hands-on learning opportunities will cover a wide range of areas such as:

  • Acute care units
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Neurological units
  • Residential care facilities
  • Pediatric units
  • Aged care facilities.

There will also be an opportunity to work with high-performance athletes looking to improve their physical and personal objectives. Placements are only provided on a full-time basis and will require interstate travel. Accommodation and transport costs are the student’s responsibility.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. A completed bachelor degree in a health science discipline with a minimum GPA of 80%
  2. Degree level studies in Musculoskeletal Anatomy, Advanced Functional Anatomy, Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics

Admission will be competitive based on prior academic performance.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

The University of Canberra’s Master of Physiotherapy course has been accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council. Graduates of University of Canberra’s Master of Physiotherapy are eligible for registration as a Physiotherapist by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

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:Master of Physiotherapy
Length of Program:2 years Full Time
Next Intake:July
Application Deadline:end of April
Selection Interview:No Interview Required
Number of Seats Available:8-10 for International Students
Tuition Fees:Approx. $48,000 AUD for the first year
Faculty:Faculty of Health