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Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

CQUniversity Australia
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
16,050 AUD
March 2021

16,050 AUD
March 2021
CQUniversity Australia

Program description

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

Physiotherapy is a highly respected and evidence-based allied health profession. Physiotherapists work in partnership with patients and their families/carers, together with medical practitioners, nurses and health professionals, to assess, diagnose, manage, and treat a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders.

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) provides high quality and contemporary tertiary education that includes extensive theoretical, clinical, and research experiences to develop highly competent and autonomous Physiotherapy graduates with advanced knowledge and skills. The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) is a four-year degree consisting of 26 units and upon successful completion you will be eligible for registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia as a Physiotherapist.

There is a strong demand for Physiotherapists with employment opportunities in hospital, community and occupational settings. Physiotherapists provide services that extend from health promotion to injury minimisation, acute care, rehabilitation, chronic disease management, occupational health, research, and education.

AQF Level: Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Admission requirements

English (4SA), and a Science subject (Chemistry, Biology or Physics)

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years or:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA of 4.0
    • completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United states of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

Entry scores:

  • Rank Threshold: OP 11 | SR 77 | ATAR 76.5
  • Rank Cut-Off: OP 10 | SR 79 | ATAR 78.7

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Compulsory units:

  • Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 1
  • Introduction to Allied Health Practice
  • Fundamentals of Psychology
  • Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 2
  • Life Course Development for Health Professionals
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 1
  • Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Exercise and Sport Physiology
  • Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals
  • Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy
  • Neurosciences Across the Lifespan
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2
  • Medical Pathophysiology
  • Rural Communities and Health
  • Neurological Physiotherapy
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 3
  • Physiotherapy Management of the Complex Patient
  • Professional Physiotherapy Practice 1
  • Professional Physiotherapy Practice 2
  • Professional Physiotherapy Practice 3
  • Research Project
  • Professional Physiotherapy Practice 4
  • Professional Physiotherapy Practice 5
  • Medical Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • Medical Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • Research Methods for Health Professionals

Tuition fees

This program costs 16 050 AUD per term.

Scholarships & funding

The university offers a range of scholarships to support international students and encourages you to apply for one that's right for you. For more information about the scholarships, please visit the university website.


Exit awards:

CL13 - Diploma of Health Science



Core learning outcomes:

  1. Outline contemporary healthcare systems and the multi-cultural and societal factors underpinning modern practice
  2. Explain human body systems, disease processes, and the role of allied health practitioners in the healthcare continuum
  3. Demonstrate contemporary allied health skills, including communication, and their application in a multi-disciplinary environment
  4. Plan, implement and evaluate complex physiotherapy intervention(s) for individuals and groups
  5. Apply appropriate standards of ethical, social, and professional behaviour in the context of physiotherapy practice
  6. Critically analyse and reflect on advanced knowledge, principles, and concepts related to physiotherapy
  7. Investigate, analyse, and synthesise new information and evidence from a range of sources relevant to physiotherapy in order to inform and improve ongoing clinical and professional practice
  8. Advance health promotion and education activities pertaining to physiotherapy within the broader health care context
  9. Develop comprehensive knowledge of contemporary research methods used in the health professions.

Career opportunities

There is a high demand for Physiotherapists across a range of healthcare settings and with the trend of an ageing population more people are likely to develop physical conditions where physiotherapy can play an important role.

Completing the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) prepares you for a career as a Physiotherapist in a variety of healthcare settings such as:

  • hospitals
  • community health centres
  • rehabilitation units
  • private practice
  • schools
  • research
  • occupational health
  • sport clinics and teams.

About this institute

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CQUniversity Australia

554-700 Yaamba Road
4701 Norman Gardens QLD

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