Master of Physiotherapy (Graduate Entry)

University of South Australia

The Master of Physiotherapy (Graduate Entry) enables students who have already completed a bachelor's degree or equivalent in a health-related area to meet the registration requirements to practice as a physiotherapist with just two years of extra study. Students develop the capability to assess, treat and prevent human movement disorders and undertake supervised clinical practice within a vast range of industry organisations. Some placements take place in the state-of-the-art Physiotherapy Clinics, located on-campus. This practical experience is a great way for students to apply what they have learnt during their studies and encourages them to build industry networks and relationships.

Course Fee:

International: $79,000

Entry Requirements:

Completed and conferred within the past 10 years a recognised higher education program at Bachelor degree level or higher from a recognised Australian or New Zealand higher education institution; a minimum Grade Point Average of 5.0 (credit average); successfully completed within the last 10 years the following pre-requisite courses from a recognised higher education institution: a course equivalent to 4.5 units of statistics and research methods at AQF Level 7; and 2 courses each equivalent to 4.5 units of human anatomy at AQF Level 7 completed with at least a credit level (65%); courses must explicitly include detailed musculoskeletal anatomy, neuroanatomy and systems anatomy; and 2 courses each equivalent to 4.5 units of human physiology at AQF Level 7 with at least a credit level (65%); courses must explicitly include 30 hours of human musculoskeletal physiology. Applicants must complete the additional information. This program is not available to applicants who are overseas trained physiotherapists who are referred to either the AHPRA registration process or the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) program. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.


72 units.

Subjects you can Study:


Further information:

Students who undertake activities where interaction with patients is required must demonstrate they meet mandatory pre-placement conditional requirements, including criminal history clearance, child related employment clearance and immunisation requirements. All students enrolled in a program leading to professional registration must be registered with the relevant National Board. The registration process is undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with the University providing notification to AHPRA following enrolment in the program.


This degree is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council and satisfies the academic requirements for registration as a physiotherapist with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

Who for:

Graduates from other disciplines wishing to become physiotherapists

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00121B

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City East No info No Full time 2 years
The University of South Australia (UniSA) is the largest university in South Australia with over 36,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students on four urban and two regional campuses. As a prominent provider of international education in the state, the university has close working links with industry, the professions, business and government and offers more professional education programs than any university in South Australia. More than 140 undergraduate and 200 coursework and research postgraduate programs in fields including law, education, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, podiatry, medical radiation, human movement, commerce, business, management, computer and information science, engineering, construction management, urban and regional planning, visual arts, psychology, civil aviation, journalism, and more are offered. An integral part of a UniSA student's study program includes work in clinical and field placements, assisting with industry-based projects, and working alongside people from industry and the professions.

The Graduate Careers' Council of Australia's annual survey has consistently shown UniSA graduates recording the highest success rate in the State for employment after graduation.

Provider CRICOS: 00121B

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