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Physiotherapy

Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) - BSc(Curtin) - 303079

Health Sciences

Physiotherapy has an integral role in the prevention of injury and disability, and in a clinical response to people after an injury or disability has occurred. From international-level sports organisations, to hospitals and nursing homes, and the local community practice, physiotherapists provide advice and treatment to restore physical function and wellbeing.

The Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to start a career in physiotherapy. Graduates of this course are eligible to apply for registration to practise physiotherapy in Australia.

What the course involves:

In this course, you will undertake a combination of theoretical, practical and clinical subjects. Your first year of the course is interprofessional and undertaken with other health sciences students.The following years are devoted to a more intensive study of the musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiopulmonary areas.

Emphasis is placed on professional development and strong interpersonal communication skills, which are attributes of client-centred practice. You will become familiar with acute and long-term case management and may take placements in rural and remote health care settings.

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Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Researcher

Potential employers 

  • Public and private hospitals 
  • Private physiotherapy clinics
  • The disability sector 
  • Community settings 
  • Schools.
 

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Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia and membership of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Registration for practice allows graduates to practise physiotherapy in all Australian states and territories. Graduates may also apply for registration in New Zealand. 

If you are applying for registration in the US, UK or Canada, you will be required to provide details of your program of studies to the relevant bodies and may be required to sit a licensing examination.

 

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Health Sciences to discuss eligibility for credit for recognised learning.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Georgina Staple Second-year student

"Being given the opportunity to apply learning in a practical rehabilitation setting from day on on this course is invaluable because it provides you with skills that will be used in the workforce. Although the units have proved to be full on and demanding, they are as relevant and rewarding as I hoped they would be."

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: 90
STAT entry*: Not accepted
*What are Indicative TER (ATAR) and STAT Entry?

Indicative TER (ATAR)

This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

STAT entry

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Mature age entry:

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Essential WACE courses:

  • At least one science course at level 3A/3B from the following: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biological Science, Integrated Science, Physics or Psychology
  • At least English 2A/2B, Literature 2A/2B or English as an Additional Language/Dialect 2A/2B

 

Physical Education Studies does not satisfy a science prerequisite.

Other requirements:

You are required to show evidence of having completed an Aquatic/Hydrotherapy Rescue Award and a Senior First Aid Certificate or respective equivalent before completing your first year. 

 
Note: Participation is obligatory in laboratory classes which require appropriate disrobing when acting as clients in the peer group, and physically manipulating patients including lifting and supporting people with a disability.
 

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:

Where:

Bentley

When:

February

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

4 years full-time

Fees (indicative first year only):

2014
Commonwealth supportedCommonwealth supported?
If you have not yet exceeded your Student Learning Entitlement (typically seven years' equivalent full-time study) the Australian Government will contribute towards the cost of your study. The indicative fees shown here are known as the student contribution, or your share of the cost of the first year of this course.

To find out if you're eligible for a commonwealth supported place, please visit the Going to Uni website.
$8,620*

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide for students in 2014 only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Other notes:

An Aquatic/Hydrotherapy Rescue Award or equivalent and a Senior First Aid Certificate or equivalent is required before completing the first year of the course.

 

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2013 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

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

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 12
IB 33
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 80
TER (including TEE/SACE/HSC/VCE) 90
WAUFP (CPS) 70
India/Pakistan 91%
Sri Lanka 13

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Applicants should have completed at least one science subject, preferably Physics (in some cases a bridging unit may be required). Mathematics is desirable.

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:

Where:

Bentley

When:

February

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

4 years full-time

Fees for 2013:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

Other notes:

An Aquatic/Hydrotherapy Rescue Award or equivalent and a Senior First Aid Certificate or equivalent is required before completing the first year of the course.

2014 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

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

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 12
IB 33
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 80
TER (including TEE/SACE/HSC/VCE) 90
WAUFP (CPS) 70
India/Pakistan 91%
Sri Lanka 13

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Applicants should have completed at least one science subject, preferably Physics (in some cases a bridging unit may be required). Mathematics is desirable.

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:

Where:

Bentley

When:

February

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

4 years full-time

Fees for 2014:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $16,000
Indicative year 1 fee $31,900
Total indicative course fee $138,700
Indicative essential incidental course fee $1,200

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

Other notes:

An Aquatic/Hydrotherapy Rescue Award or equivalent and a Senior First Aid Certificate or equivalent is required before completing the first year of the course.

CRICOS: 003890C
This page was last updated on 06 March 2013

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