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Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (PGDipPhty)

University of Otago School of Physiotherapy

Full time & Part time See Course PgDip Full-time: 1-3 years; Part-time: equivalent

About the course

Physiotherapy plays an essential role in helping people to achieve optimal physical function and healthy lifestyles. Physiotherapists treat people of all ages and from all sorts of backgrounds – they might have a painful back, occupational injury, cystic fibrosis, or have recently given birth. They could be recovering from an accident, a sporting injury, or maybe they have undergone heart surgery. Physiotherapists are educated to assess, treat, and prevent this vast range of physical limitations and dysfunction. By using therapy such as exercises, and manual and electrotherapeutic techniques, physiotherapists are able to assist their patients to lead independent, healthy, and fulfilling lives.


The Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (PGDipPhty) is designed to provide individuals

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Entry Requirements

Every applicant shall have been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Physiotherapy or hold an equivalent Physiotherapy qualification acceptable to the Board of Studies in Physiotherapy; obtain registration with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand and possess an Annual Practising Certificate, where applicable, before the programme commences; and have had relevant post-qualification clinical experience in physiotherapy, where the application is for an area of specialisation.

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