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University of Sydney Physiotherapy School Postgraduate Entry



The University of Sydney’s Doctor of Physiotherapy program allows students to develop the ability to use highly-developed clinical reasoning skills to assess, diagnose and treat people with movement problems caused by a wide variety of joint, muscle, nerve and metabolic disorders. You will also learn to help people avoid injuries and maintain a fit and healthy body.

As a physiotherapy student, you will learn from leading academics how to use a range of drug-free techniques to treat and prevent injuries, as well as promote a healthy body. In addition to the high-profile sports side of physiotherapy, graduates also practice in roles that contribute significantly to the wider community, such as the management of neurological conditions, movement disorders, rehabilitation and recovery.

Course Structure

Our new three-year course incorporates significant clinical, research, and professional work-integrated learning opportunities, providing hands-on experience with real clients throughout the course.

The course emphasizes a patient-centred and evidence-based approach to physiotherapy and healthcare, equipping you with the skills to practice in a variety of healthcare settings.

You will also undertake clinical placements at urban public and private clinics and rural health settings as they provide supervised patient care.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or a PhD. The most recent degree should have been completed within the 10-year period before January 1st of the year in which the applicant intends to commence the Doctor of Physiotherapy.
  • Demonstrated satisfactory performance in an eligible course at the time of application, as indicated by a weighted Average Mark (WAM).  Standard applicants must have a minimum WAM of 70 or equivalent to be eligible to apply.
  • Applicants for the Doctor of Physiotherapy course must have pre-existing knowledge in two essential areas:
    • Human Anatomy: Study of human anatomy, particularly of the musculoskeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal systems.
    • Human Physiology: Study of the physiology and histology, of the main systems of the human body.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

University of Sydney’s Doctor of Physiotherapy program is currently undergoing accreditation with the Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC). Once accredited, graduates are eligible to apply for registration as physiotherapists with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (PBA), overseen by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

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:February
Selection Interview:Not Required
Application Deadline:October 25
Number of Seats Available:Approximately 40 Spots
Tuition Fees:Approx. $58,000 AUD for the first year
Faculty:Health Sciences