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Master of Physiotherapy

 

location
City campus

Min. duration
2 years full time

course codes
UTS: C04306v1
CRICOS: 091975B
UAC: 940912

The Master of Physiotherapy is a two-year, graduate-entry degree leading to eligibility for registration as a physiotherapist in Australia. Innovative and practice-based in approach, the course's core areas of study include musculoskeletal, sport rehabilitation, neurological, orthopaedic and cardiorespiratory physiotherapy, across the lifespan.

In addition to core areas of physiotherapy, students have the opportunity to learn about evidence-based and professional practice, interprofessional teamwork, leadership, and undertake a research project.

The Master of Physiotherapy is a two-year, graduate-entry degree leading to eligibility for registration as a physiotherapist in Australia. Innovative and practice-based in approach, the course's core areas of study include musculoskeletal, sport rehabilitation, neurological, orthopaedic and cardiorespiratory physiotherapy, across the lifespan.

In addition to core areas of physiotherapy, students have the opportunity to learn about evidence-based and professional practice, interprofessional teamwork, leadership, and undertake a research project. Advanced subjects include treatment of complex patients, health promotion and community rehabilitation, telehealth and quality assurance. All students develop a professional portfolio, designed to reflect professional competencies.

Developed by leading physiotherapy academics, the course's subject matter is delivered in an integrated, student-focused manner, making use of cutting-edge technologies. The course has been developed in consultation with experienced physiotherapy clinicians, ensuring strong links with the profession.

Over the two-year course students complete approximately 700 hours of clinical placement, sourced for them, addressing a variety of client groups across the lifespan. Clinical placements in hospitals and private practice are carefully selected to complement in-class learning and offer supervision by experienced physiotherapists. Students are allocated placements within the Sydney metropolitan area, with potential opportunities also available in rural and regional settings.

Course aims

The course aims to prepare students for role as registered physiotherapists, competent to apply their knowledge and skills to the assessment and practical care of humans across the lifespan. The course goes beyond traditional educational models to engage students in self-directed and problem-based learning to develop their professionalism, critical reasoning skills and experience with emerging technologies.

Typical study program

A typical course program is provided below.

First year

Calendar B Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
96080 Clinical Assessment and Treatment Planning696080
96081 Professional Practice696081
96082 Core Practice for Physiotherapists696082
96083 Pain Neuroscience and Management696083
Calendar B Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
96084 Sub-acute Rehabilitation696084
96085 Outpatient Rehabilitation696085
96086 Research Project 1696086
96087 Clinical Placement 1696087

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.

Tuition fees are charged:

  • based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
  • based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
  • at the rates set for the current year and revised annually

Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only.  UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.

A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.

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Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$19,840 to A$34,080 per year.

Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $996. The total credit points are 96.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

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For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Physiotherapists work in a variety of specialisations across public, private or community settings, sporting clubs and rehabilitation centres. The UTS Master of Physiotherapy prepares you for a rewarding career as a clinician with the skills to specialise in musculoskeletal, sport, neurological, paediatric, cardiorespiratory rehabilitation, academia or research.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM91190 Core subjects (Physiotherapy)96
Total96

Course structure explained

This course comprises a total of 96 credit points. Students undertake a total of 12 6-credit-point subjects and four 6-credit-point clinical subjects.

Additional information

Course duration

The course is an intensive two-year, full-time degree. In addition to coursework during sessions, students are required to undertake clinical placements during session and block clinical placements during mid-session breaks.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in health, science, exercise and human movement, or equivalent. Entry is competitive and assessment is based on grade point average (GPA). Applicants must have also completed the following prerequisites at a tertiary level within the last 10 years:

  • 12 credit points of human anatomy (structural and functional)
  • 6 credit points of human physiology
  • 6 credit points of exercise physiology
  • 6 credit points of neuroscience
  • 6 credit points of psychology
  • 6 credit points of research methods.

UTS: Health degrees that may be recognised for entry into the Master of Physiotherapy include:

  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (C10300)
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management (C10301)
  • Bachelor of Health Science (C10360)
  • Bachelor of Human Movement (no longer offered)
  • Bachelor of Management in Sport and Exercise (no longer offered).

Note: students need to complete the prerequisites as electives within each degree listed above.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 27; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72; or CAE: 185-190.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Domestic students

Students must have completed an approved degree in health science or exercise science from UTS or another university, with a GPA of at least 5/7 and/or a weighted average mark (WAM) of 65.

For mature age and non-current school leavers admission requirements, see course/study area page.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Professional recognition

The Master of Physiotherapy is fully accredited (with conditions) by the Australian Physiotherapy Council, and approved by the Australian Physiotherapy Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a qualification leading to registration as a physiotherapist in Australia.

UTS: Handbook

See the Master of Physiotherapy in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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