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University of Canberra Bachelor of Physiotherapy Overview

Canberra’s four-year comprehensive course will help you explore the human body in detail, and analyse how each muscle, bone, joint, and ligament enables human movement and development across a variety of age ranges and disabilities. You will also develop a sophisticated understanding of how the lungs, heart, brain, and nerves work together, and how to improve peoples’ lives through exercise and movement.

Your study of advanced functional human anatomy combined with training from expert clinicians means you will be able to diagnose and offer effective therapeutic management solutions for a wide range of human movement disorders.

Once you graduate, you’ll open doors to further study, specialisation, or a Ph.D. in Physiotherapy. This course also offers an embedded Honours program for high-achieving students looking to progress into physiotherapy research or academic careers.


Course Outline

In this 4 year degree, you will:

  • develop knowledge of the structure and function of the human body
  • learn to read, critique, evaluate and apply evidence from research and science into the practices of health care and health services
  • enhance your communication skills in listening, speaking, explaining, and teaching
  • develop detailed knowledge of normal function and development of the musculoskeletal, cardiothoracic, and neurological systems
  • apply your knowledge and skill to assess, prevent, and treat developmental and degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal, cardiothoracic, and neurological systems
  • understand and apply the professional ethics, responsibilities, values, and standards for the practice of physiotherapy
  • develop excellent clinical analytical and reasoning skills.

Clinical Work Experience

This course offers a high volume of work integrated learning and the opportunity to gain clinical practice experience using theoretical and practical components of your studies.

Comprising of five, five-week placements, these hands-on learning opportunities will cover a wide range of areas such as acute care units, rehabilitation centres, neurological units, residential care facilities, pediatric units, and aged care facilities. Placements are only provided on a full-time basis and will require interstate travel. Accommodation and transport costs are the student’s responsibility.

Also, patients with a variety of medical issues such as spinal cord injuries and Parkinson’s disease will also regularly visit to discuss their conditions, and you’ll also have the chance to work with high-performance athletes looking to improve their physical and personal objectives.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Students will need a completed high school diploma with a minimum GPA of 85%.  This program is very competitive and as such the GPA can run higher.

Prerequisites: Applicants must have mathematics and either biology or human movement, and physics or chemistry.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

University of Canberra’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.

Award Title:Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Length of Program:4 years Full Time
Application Deadline:No Deadline Date – Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance
Selection Interview:No Interview Required
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees
Faculty:Faculty of Health