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Helping people heal through movement

Learn the science behind body movement and gain valuable knowledge, understanding, and insight about the amazing machine we call the human body - with the UC Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

This four-year comprehensive course will help you explore the human body in detail, and analyse how each muscle, bone, joint, and ligament enables human movement and development across a variety of age ranges and disabilities. You will also develop a sophisticated understanding of how the lungs, heart, brain, and nerves work together, and how to improve peoples’ lives through exercise and movement.

Your study of advanced functional human anatomy combined with training from expert clinicians means you will be able to diagnose and offer effective therapeutic management solutions for a wide range of human movement disorders.

Once you graduate, you’ll open doors to further study, specialisation, or a Ph.D. in Physiotherapy. This course also offers an embedded Honours program for high-achieving students looking to progress into physiotherapy research or academic careers.

The course is fully accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council, which means you are eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) from the day you graduate.

Strong industry connections

Gain unrivalled access to leading hospitals, healthcare centres, and private practices across the ACT and beyond.

Practice-based learning

Gain essential clinical skills through fully supervised placements in the UC Health Clinic, where you’ll provide low-cost health services to the Canberra community.

Professional recognition

Fully accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council, you’ll be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Career opportunities

Physiotherapists work in a variety of settings.

  • Hospitals and health services
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Aged care facilities
  • Sports Injury clinics
  • Community services
  • Paediatric services
  • Disability services
  • Occupational health services
  • Health research
  • Health policy and management


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Asst Prof Jaqui BousieAssistant Professor
Assoc Prof Angie FearonAssociate Professor
Dr Allyson FlynnLecturer
Assoc Prof Nicole FreeneAssociate Professor
Ms Luise HollmannLecturer
Mrs Maja LeechLecturer
Donna MartinLecturer
Assoc Prof Irmina NahonAssociate Professor
Assoc Prof Phil NewmanAssociate Professor
Assoc Prof Elisabeth PrestonAssociate Professor
Tayne RyallLecturer
Prof Jennie ScarvellProfessor
Mr Richie TalbotLecturer
Dr Grant WillsonSenior lecturer
Assoc Prof Jeremy WitchallsDiscipline Lead