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Overview

James Cook University Bachelor of Physiotherapy Overview

Situated in the heart of northern Queensland, JCU offers a unique learning setting. Our rural surrounds and large Indigenous communities are a core focus of our curriculum. You will gain job-ready skills through practical work experience in many different physiotherapy fields.

On-campus facilities include a state-of-the-art physiotherapy clinic. Here you will administer treatments to real patients in a supervised real-world setting.

Distance and remote delivery of services are key challenges for modern physiotherapy. At JCU we emphasize access to health-care and we do this by giving you experiences in rural and remote communities and facilities, and by building up relationships with these communities.

What the course involves:

The curriculum includes musculoskeletal, cardio-respiratory and neurological assessment and management practices across the lifespan, which includes paediatrics, gerontology, women’s and men’s health.

James Cook Physiotherapy School

Entry Requirements

Complete high school diploma with a minimum GPA of 63%.  With applications being very competitive GPA may run higher.  Required Prerequisites are:

  • English and Mathematics B plus any one of the following;
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Health Education
    • Physical Education
    • Physics

Clinical Work Experience

Likewise, your clinical placements present an opportunity to make valuable industry networks throughout Queensland and across Australia.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

Our degree is fully accredited with the Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC).

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.

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A frog researcher whose ground-breaking discoveries at solved the mystery of a disease killing frogs around the world has won one of Australia’s most prestigious science prizes.

JCU adjunct Dr Lee Berger, based within the One Health Research Group (a multi-institutional collaborative research group), has been awarded one of the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science: the $50,000 Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year.

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has bolstered its standing as a world-class research university, with an authoritative global ranking listing the University in the top 300 of the world’s universities.

The 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has been released today by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy and ranks JCU in the top 201-300 group of universities.

JCU is one of only 15 Australian universities to be ranked in the top 300 of the world’s universities.

JCU Vice Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding said the ranking is a terrific result and reflects the very high standard of research undertaken by the University. …

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has rocketed up a key global ranking of ‘young’ universities, with JCU now ranked 28th of the world’s universities aged 50 years or under.

The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings list the world’s best universities that have been operating for up to 50 years. The 2018 ranking compares 250 institutions from 55 countries.

For the past two years, JCU has been ranked 38th in this category, but has now climbed 10 places to 28th spot. …

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Officially opened by the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon. Matthew Canavan, this is the second building on campus devoted to the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM).

Vice Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding said the building would enable AITHM’s 53 staff and 32 postgraduate students in Cairns to expand their work and training.

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’s landmark The Science Place building has become the first educational building in Australia to achieve a prestigious LEED® Gold rating for its environmentally sustainable design.

The innovative $85M building at JCU’s Douglas campus is also the first LEED Gold Certified building rated for its construction in Queensland*.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world, and is devised by the Unites States Green Building Council to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage sustainable design. …


ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Length of Program:4 years full time
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Intake:February
Application Deadline:September 30
Faculty:Health Sciences
Country:Australia