Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Become a valued member of the health community

As a physiotherapist you will be an autonomous, first-contact practitioner and valued member of wider health teams. Our Bachelor of Physiotherapy takes a comprehensive approach to learning about the prevention, diagnosis and therapeutic management of pain and disorders of human movement. You will learn about the diversity of clinical specialties that are required to meet the unique needs of clients and enhance the health and welfare of the wider community.

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Admission open to

Domestic students and International students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

4 years

Lowest Selection Rank




Course code


CRICOS number


Career Outcomes

Study a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at UC and you will:

  • develop knowledge of the structure and function of the human body
  • obtain knowledge of the degenerative and disease processes affecting the human body
  • apply knowledge, skill, understanding and application of the assessment, intervention, therapeutic and educational tools relevant to physiotherapy
  • understand and apply the professional ethics, responsibilities, values and standards for practice of physiotherapy
  • enhance communication skills in listening, speaking, explaining, teaching, writing and reading relevant to medical and physiotherapeutic practice
  • learn to read, critique, evaluate and apply evidence from research and science into the practices of health care and health services.

Career Opportunities

  • Private practice
  • Paediatrics
  • Outpatients
  • Intensive care
  • Occupational health

Work Integrated Learning

Throughout your degree you will complete clinical practice experience that will give you the opportunity to integrate the theoretical and practical components of your course into genuine work environments.

Course details

Sample study plan


  • Concepts in Biology
  • Regional Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Physiotherapy
  • Psychology 102
  • Systemic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biochemistry of Exercise
  • Neuromuscular Interventions


  • Human Physiology and the Lifecycle
  • Biomechanics 1
  • Advanced Functional Anatomy
  • Physiology of Exercise 1
  • Advanced Physiology
  • Orthopedic Physiotherapy
  • Cardiothoracic Interventions 1
  • Musculoskeletal Interventions 1


  • Cardiothoracic Interventions 2
  • Electrophysical Agents
  • Neurological Interventions 1
  • Musculoskeletal Interventions 2
  • Health Psychology and Behaviour
  • Musculoskeletal Interventions 3
  • Neurological Interventions 2
  • Pediatric Interventions


  • Health Professional Practice 2
  • Physiotherapy in the Community
  • Restricted Choice A (x2)
  • Restricted Choice B
  • Clinical Physiotherapy
  • Physiotherapy in Ageing

Course specific

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council and approved by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration to practice physiotherapy in Australia. High performing students may be eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Physiotherapy Honours degree, based on their academic performance or on approval of the course convener.


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