MSc Physiotherapy

The MSc (Physiotherapy) degree provides education and preparation for clinical practice as a physiotherapist; completion of the program prepares students for the licensing exams necessary to practice physiotherapy.

Basic science content is integrated with physiotherapy-specific course content across eight academic modules addressing the following transcurricular themes:

Clinical reasoning and best practices Ethical reasoning and cultural sensitivity
Professionalism, leadership and collaboration Innovation and entrepreneurship
Therapeutic exercise Communication
Health promotion and secondary prevention

Clinical placements (one - two week and five - six weeks duration), under professional supervision, are taken at a variety of facilities at intervals throughout the program.   

The MSc (Physiotherapy) program is designed to develop an educational qualification for entry to the physiotherapy profession. View the academic timetable.

Physiotherapy presents a variety of job opportunities. Physiotherapists may work independently or as part of a multidisciplinary health-care team.  Physiotherapists can work in:

Physiotherapy sectors:
Orthopaedics Women’s health
Paediatrics Sports physiotherapy
Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy Neurosciences
Rheumatology Health promotion
Gerontology Manual therapy
Health care management and more

Others may choose to pursue further study and/or conduct research to advance their understanding of preventative measures and innovative treatments that promote mobility and functionality in patients.

The MSc Physiotherapy, entry to practice degree, is an intensive program completed over 24 months. To apply, applicants must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.3.