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Robert Gordon University Physiotherapy School Undergraduate Entry



Robert Gordon University’s Master of Physiotherapy is a 4 year integrated degree that will prepare you on how to become a Physiotherapist and to work in the changing landscape of health and social care.  This practically applied course will enable you to effectively assess and treat a wide variety of patients, with an ability to analyse and evaluate your practice, in order to meet the demands of the rapidly changing health care sector.  The vital clinical placement aspect of the course will provide you with the practical and real-world experiences which will help to enhance your employability after graduation and give you an insight into how you will change tomorrow for your patients.

RGU’s course is delivered by experienced world leading healthcare professionals who are committed to developing your skills and competencies to become a confident and independent Physiotherapist.  All Lecturers have come from clinical practice holding senior positions in either the UK’s National Health Service or private practice with experience in a wide-range of clinical specialities.

Course Outline

RGU’s Physiotherapy course adopts a blended learning approach with a key focus on the application of learning. With small cohorts, teaching is delivered in workshops and tutorials to facilitate depth of learning. In seminars you are encouraged to engage in critical discussion and utilise your knowledge and skills to justify patient management. This is supported by practical sessions where you are given the opportunity to put your new knowledge into practice. Through the use of real clinical scenarios you are challenged further by our volunteer patients, who provide invaluable feedback on your communication, and physiotherapeutic skills. Skills are consolidated by seven clinical placements spread throughout the four year programme.  Here is some of what you will learn during your time at Robert Gordon University:

  • YEAR 1
    • You’ll develop a foundation in anatomy and pathophysiology, normal structure, function, movement, exercise and behaviours. You’ll learn the ethos of improving health and supporting behavioural change through working in partnership with individuals and groups. Students will develop assessment and treatment skills with the opportunity to consolidate these skills on clinical placement at the end of year 1.
  • YEAR 2
    • You’ll develop knowledge, analysis and evaluation of abnormal function and its impact upon movement and function as well as physical, psychological, and social aspects of rehabilitation. Skills in assessment, treatment, health promotion, research, team working, leadership and clinical reasoning will also be developed. Two placements will consolidate your learning.
  • YEAR 3
    • You’ll integrate academic and clinical areas to develop skills in managing complex long term conditions, treatment modifications using more independent study skills. You’ll study effective and evidence based practice along with policy and its impact on physiotherapy practice. From the two clinical placements, one will be elective.
  • YEAR 4
    • In your final year, you’ll further develop a critical approach to: practice, clinical reasoning and life-long learning; developing confidence, flexibility in approach and self-evaluation of your skills ensuring you attain clinical competency.  You will work collaboratively and in partnership with other health professions students focusing on leadership, management and service evaluation.

Clinical Work Experience

Robert Gordon University integrates clinical practice from an early stage in their program to ensure that you consolidate theoretical knowledge as you progress through the course.

Placements lengths vary from 4-7 weeks. A designated Placement Co-ordinator will organise six of your seven clinical placements and ensure that you have a varied placement profile experiencing: two musculoskeletal, one cardio respiratory, one neurology  and one with the elderly.

Placements are located throughout Scotland, in a variety of settings including acute hospitals, community setting and private practice. All our clinical educators are trained and support from tutors is available. You will organise your fifth placement in a specialty of your own choice.   The elective placement in year 3 of the course gives you the opportunity to study physiotherapy provision in another country if you wish.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Students are required to have a High School Diploma with a minimum GPA 80%, however, because of the competitive nature acceptance GPA may run higher.  Students will also need to show experience in a physiotherapy setting.

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

An interview is required.  Contact KOM Consultants for more information.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

Robert Gordon University’s Master of Physiotherapy program is accredited by the the Health Professions Council (HPC) and The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).  Graduates are eligible for physiotherapy registration through then UK.   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 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:Master of Physiotherapy
Length of Program:4 years full time
Application Deadline:Mid January – Date TBC
Selection Interview:Yes
Number of Seats Available:24-26 places
Annual Tuition:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees
Faculty:Health Sciences