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Master of Physiotherapy

MPhysio(Curtin) - MG-PHYTH Health Sciences
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake January

This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

Duration 2.5 years full-time

This course offers a fast-track pathway to becoming a physiotherapist. A series of coursework units will provide you with foundational knowledge in the broad range of specialist and practical areas that encompass the physiotherapy profession.

You will complete case studies and clinical placements to help you apply your knowledge to make well-informed clinical decisions. Furthermore, your studies will emphasise evidence-based practice and encourage you to think critically.

Please note: Participation is obligatory in laboratory classes, which require frequent disrobing when acting as clients or patients within the peer group. Being able to physically manipulate people, including lifting and supporting those with disabilities, is also an essential requirement.

This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

Please read the supplementary information before applying for this course. 

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A three-year bachelor degree or equivalent with a CWA of at least 70.

Three subjects (units) at Bachelor of Science (BSc) or equivalent (Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 7): Human musculoskeletal anatomy, human biology/physiology and health research methods or evidence-based practice. Study of psychology is desirable.

You are required to have a current Senior First Aid Certificate or equivalent and a swimming qualification (Bronze medal or Aquatic Rescue Award, as per Australian Royal Lifesaving awards or equivalent) and criminal record screening prior to enrolment in Semester 1 units. You do not need to satisfy these requirements at the time of application.

You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Reading 7.0
Listening 7.0
Overall band score 7.0

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Units are structured in a set schedule and you will need to pass all units in a study period before proceeding onto the next study period’s units.

Classes are held during semesters and other study periods.

Some lectures in this course may be attended by both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Fieldwork requirements

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements, particularly in relation to fieldwork. Failure to comply with any of the essential fieldwork requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $31,800*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 225 credits. 600 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

The Physiotherapists Act 2005 requires that all practising physiotherapists must be registered with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

This course is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council. Graduates are eligible for registration in any state or territory of Australia. Registration in New Zealand is available under the terms of the Trans-Tasman agreement. Graduates applying for licensure in the United States of America, United Kingdom or Canada will be required to provide details of their program of studies to the relevant bodies and sit a licensing examination.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

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