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La Trobe University Physiotherapy School Undergraduate Entry

  

Overview

La Trobe University Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice Overview

Physiotherapists assess and treat patients with temporary or long-term physical injuries, movement disorders or disabilities, helping them achieve the highest possible degree of recovery, activity, and quality of life.

This four year undergraduate course aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to formulate physiotherapeutic diagnoses and design programs of prevention, treatment and exercise. You will study science, clinical experience, and methods of problem-solving and decision-making, as you prepare for professional roles in various health care settings.

Clinical Work Experience

Practical placements are an important part of our program. You will complete 30 weeks of full-time clinical experience in a range of health care settings. Placements happen throughout the year and are not limited to standard semester weeks.

Entry Requirements

High School completion with any two of Biology, Chemistry, a Mathematics (any), Physical Education or Physics. Minimum GPA 85%, however, because of the competitive nature acceptance GPA may run higher.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

La Trobe University’s Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy Practice program is accredited by the Australian Council of Physiotherapy Regulating Authorities. Graduates are eligible for physiotherapy registration in any State or Territory of Australia. Registration in New Zealand is available under the terms of the Trans-Tasman agreement. Graduates applying to licensing in Canada, UK or the USA 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.

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University Updates on Australian Bushfires


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Here’s updates from various Universities in Australia on how they’re impacted by the Bushfires.

Griffith University

Whilst bushfires continue to impact parts of Australia, at present there is no bushfire threat in South East Queensland where Griffith’s five campuses are located.

University of Canberra

Fortunately, Canberra has not been directly affected by the current bushfires. While we have experienced a short term decline in air quality as a result of smoke from the New South Wales fires, …

Five Stars Achieved In QS Stars Ratings At La Trobe University


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has achieved an overall rating of five stars in the latest QS Stars ratings.  In addition, the University also achieved five-star ratings in a total of eight categories – the maximum number possible.

La Trobe is one of only six Australian universities to be rated at five stars in eight categories.

QS Stars is a rating system that provides a detailed look at higher education institutions world-wide, focusing on specific topics such as teaching, …

La Trobe University’s Big Jump In World Subject Ranking


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has jumped 72 places to 243 in the subject category of Clinical, Preclinical and Health, which includes dentistry and allied health.

The University is now in the 201-250 band, up from the 301-400 band last year.

La Trobe Pro Vice-Chancellor for Science, Health and Engineering Professor Robert Pike said it was an excellent result.

“Health teaching and research are among our core strengths at La Trobe and continue to attract global recognition,” Professor Pike said. …

Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge Signed by La Trobe University


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is a founding signatory and the first university to sign up to the world’s first Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge.

The Pledge’s aim is to ‘de-normalise’ tobacco by ending all business and financial ties with the industry, and reduce the annual death toll of 7 million who die from preventable, tobacco-related illnesses.

Launched on 26 September at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, finance leaders joined with world leaders from government and health to launch The Pledge, …

Medicinal Agriculture Hub Funded at La Trobe University


Image from Medicinal Agriculture Hub Funded at La Trobe Universityhas been recognised as a national leader in the emerging field of medicinal agriculture.

The University has welcomed the news that Australia’s first Research Hub for Medicinal Agriculture will be located at its Melbourne campus in Bundoora. The $27+ million initiative will combine extensive research and industry expertise to create new jobs and drive better health outcomes.

Federal Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today announced almost $5 million of funding towards the La Trobe-led Australian Research Council (ARC) Industry Transformation Research Hub (ITRH) for Medicinal Agriculture. …


ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Bachelor of Applied Sciences & Master of Physiotherapy Practice
Length of Program:4 years Full Time
Intake:March
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Health Sciences
Country:Australia