Bachelor of Physiotherapy

University of Canberra

This program prepares students for a physiotherapy career. Physiotherapy is a comprehensive approach to the prevention, diagnosis and therapeutic management of pain and disorders of human movement to enhance the health and welfare of the community. The practice of physiotherapy encompasses a diversity of clinical specialities to meet the unique needs of different client groups. Physiotherapists are autonomous professionals, first contact practitioners and members of health teams. The course involves course work and clinical practice over four years and is offered on a full-time basis. The course is structured so each year develops and builds on theory and skills gained in previous years. Clinical practice then integrates all theory and practical components of learning into genuine practice environments. An honours option is integrated into the course for high achieving students or those with research and enquiring minds. Graduates are prepared for physiotherapy practice in Australia. Students undertaking the honours option may also progress into Physiotherapy research or academic careers. This program prepares students for further study and specialisation in Physiotherapy.

Course Fee:

International: $134,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Additional requirements: All students are required to complete clinical practice placement in blocks of time, often outside teaching time. These clinical practice placements are essential to the program. Prior to commencing clinical practice, all students need to present a complete immunisation schedule, and First Aid Certificates including CPR, as a requirement of the ACT and NSW health departments. All students are required to undergo an Australian Federal Police record check prior to undertaking clinical experience in the ACT, and a NSW Police check before undertaking practice in NSW.


96 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Physiotherapy interventions; Physiotherapy practice

Study Pathways:

Bachelor of Physiotherapy honours stream available to high performing students; Master of Physiotherapy. Alternate exit awards: Diploma of Health Studies; Associate Degree of Health Studies; Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours).

Further information:

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an academic IELTS or equivalent of 7.0 with no band score below 7.0. Students who have undertaken all of their education in an English speaking country (as defined on UC website) are deemed to have met English language proficiency requirements.


The Bachelor of Physiotherapy has been accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council, and approved by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia so that graduates are eligible to apply for registration to practice Physiotherapy in Australia.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00212K

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra 91 No Full time 4 years
Canberra 91 No Part time 8 years
The University of Canberra is located in Australia's national capital. The University provides professionally based undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. They engage in applied research to support government, business and the professions regionally, nationally and internationally.

Provider CRICOS: 00212K

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