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Bond University Physiotherapy Undergraduate Entry

Overview

Explore your passion in health and the human body and graduate a physiotherapist ahead of your peers with Bond’s Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science paired with the Doctor of Physiotherapy.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science equips you with an understanding of health and human movement while the 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.

Taught in the award winning Bond Institute of Health & Sport, the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science paired with the Doctor of Physiotherapy will give students the opportunity to excel their career towards becoming a qualified Physiotherapist, gaining invaluable practical experience along the way.

Key features

  • Ability to become both an accredited exercise scientist and an accredited physiotherapist
  • Graduate in 4 years and 4 months with two degrees
  • Students will complete a unique 12-week clinical internship with an aligned research project

What you'll study

What you’ll study

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and the Doctor of Physiotherapy each comprise 6 semesters delivered over 2 years, with the two sequential degrees being 12 semesters in total. Dependent on the semester of commencement, with University’s three semesters-per-year schedule, these two programs may be completed in just over 4 years and 4 months.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science equips you with an understanding of health and human movement including healthy ageing, chronic disease prevention, athlete preparation, exercise prescription, health promotion and nutrition. It provides a strong foundation for the Doctor of Physiotherapy, enabling you to explore areas of study such as anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology and biochemistry, biomechanics, motor learning and control, as well as sports nutrition and exercise prescription and planning for both athletic and non-athletic populations.

The 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.

Clinical Placement

The Doctor of Physiotherapy 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 musculo-skeletal 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, or
  • 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

Entry into the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science requires a High School Diploma with a GPA of 70%.  Due to the competiveness of the program GPA can run higher.

Prerequisites: English, Math and one of Phys Ed, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics

In order to progress directly into the Doctor of Physiotherapy upon completion of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, students must be approved through an interview process regarding their suitability for physiotherapy. This will take place during the admissions process into the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science.  They must also complete their Bachelors program with a minimum GPA of 2/4 (equivalent to a 5/7) or better.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

Bond University’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Doctor of Physiotherapy program is accredited by the Australian Council of Physiotherapy. Graduates are eligible for physiotherapy registration in any State or Territory of Australia through the  Physiotherapy Board of Australia. Graduates applying to licensing in Canada 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.

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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ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Doctor of Physiotherapy
Length of Program:4.5 years total
Intake:January
Application Deadline:No Deadline Date – Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance
Interview:Yes
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for the latest tuition fees
Faculty:Health Science and Medicine
Country:Australia