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La Trobe University Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) Overview

With La Trobe’s Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) you’ll get a detailed understanding of the human body and develop the practical skills to launch your career in this rewarding and dynamic field of health. At La Trobe, not only will you learn from industry leaders and world-class researchers, you’ll experience unique industry opportunities with our broad range of partners.

This program will allow you to:

  • Develop hands-on skills in sport and exercise medicine research at La Trobe’s leading Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre.
  • Kickstart your career having completed our 18-month clinical program where you’ll be supported in transitioning to independent practice.
  • Learn from the best. La Trobe’s lecturers include world-renowned physiotherapists and research experts driving discoveries for best practice and treatment.
  • Study in La Trobe’s state-of-the-art sports precinct offers world-class spaces for teaching, research and sports participation.

Course Outline

In this program you will learn the following:

  • Bioscience
    • Gain an intricate understanding of the human body through the study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, biomechanics of human movement and pharmacology.
  • Physiotherapy skills
    • Discover how to assess, diagnose and improve people’s movement, health and quality of life.
  • Specialized areas
    • Learn how to apply your physiotherapy skills to help people with a variety of conditions which relate to cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, sports, neurological, women’s, men’s, paediatric and aged care health.

In your Honours year, you’ll undertake research or industry-based project work where you’ll solve real problems relating to human health and physical performance.

Clinical Work Experience

In La Trobe’s Physiotherapy program, you will start building your practical skills as soon as you start first year and will finish your degree with clinical training equivalent to seven months of workplace experience.  Throughout the course you’ll gain quality hands-on experience with placements at leading hospitals and private practices. You could find yourself in acute hospital units, rehabilitation facilities, community health clinics, private practice, sporting organisations, educational facilities or research centres.

Students can also choose to take their physiotherapy degrees global with international placement or study opportunities – students have the opportunity to do placements in many countries including Denmark, Italy, Vietnam and India.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Students will need a completed High School Diploma with minimum GPA of 85%, however, because of the competitive nature acceptance GPA may run higher.

Prerequisites: English and two of:  Biology, Chemistry, a Mathematics (any), Physical Education or Physics.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

La Trobe University’s Bachelor 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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Award Title:Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)
Length of Program:4 years Full Time
Application DeadlineDate TBC
Selection InterviewNo
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for the latest tuition fees
Faculty:College of Science, Health and Engineering