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    Full time available

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  • Course Duration

    Standard four semesters (not available part-time). Maximum eight semesters.

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Break through to your career in Physiotherapy

As a physiotherapist you will be an autonomous, first-contact practitioner and valued member of wider health teams. Our Master of Physiotherapy provides you with the specialised knowledge for a successful career in a range of different areas. Whether you decide to work in the public hospital setting or private practice, you will be armed with the skills to meet the unique needs of clients and enhance the health and welfare of the wider community.

Study a Master of Physiotherapy at UC and you will:

  • become a skilled practitioner capable of working in a variety of settings
  • receive an integrated learning mix from lecture, laboratory and tutorial sessions with a strong professional practice component
  • gain the necessary knowledge, exposure, ethical training and clinical decision making skills required to practice as a physiotherapist
  • gain professional experience in public hospitals and private practices in the ACT, regional NSW or across Australia
  • undertake a series of problem based clinical studies to further develop your skills and adaptability
  • acquire expertise and skills in research to test established theories against a body of knowledge in the areas of growth and development, movement dysfunction, pathology or degeneration. 

Work-integrated learning

Throughout your Master's degree you will complete clinical practice experience that will give you the opportunity to integrate the theoretical and practical components of your course into genuine work environments.

Professional Accreditation

The course has been accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council. Graduates of the Master of Physiotherapy are eligible for registration as a Physiotherapist by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. 

For professional Physiotherapy registration with APHRA, IELTS is required for anyone who did not complete high school in Australia, England, Ireland, New Zealand, USA, Canada or South Africa, as opposed to the University requirements where IELTS is only required for those who have not studied in an English speaking country.

Typical study pattern

Year 1

Semester 2

Year 2

Flexible Period 2

Flexible Period 6

Semester 2

Year 3

Flexible Period 2

Career opportunities

A Master of Physiotherapy at UC is fully accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council. Graduates are eligible for registration as a Physiotherapist by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

A range of careers are available for Master of Physiotherapy students including:

  • sports
  • musculoskeletal
  • neurological
  • cardiothoracic
  • women’s health
  • paediatrics
  • oncology
  • emergency
  • aged care 
  • burns units and more
  • private industry and the government sector.




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