Class hours and facilities
All courses at UTS Physiotherapy requires students to be on campus at certain times during the week or session. We currently do not offer any courses by distance. All Graduate School of Health courses operates on Calendar B.
Master of Physiotherapy
The Master of Physiotherapy is a two-year full-time course offered on campus. Part-time and distance options are not available.
The course includes four subjects per session. Over the duration of the course, there are 12 academic subjects and 4 clinical placement subjects. Academic subjects will require students to be on campus for around 25 hours per week. Clinical placements are organised into 5-week blocks of 5 full days per week (35 hours), mostly scheduled in session breaks. The first clinical placement begins in year 1 session 2, the second is scheduled in year 2, session 1 and the third and fourth take place in the second session of year 2.
Research students undertaking a Master of Physiotherapy (Research) or PhD program are expected to attend meetings as negotiated with their supervisor and are encouraged to attend student group meetings. Students are expected to attend workshops and seminars that will help in the development of their project and in their capabilities as a researcher.
Research degree students are expected to work on their project for 48 weeks of the year. During this time students need to spend an average of 35 hours per week working on their project for full-time students and 18 hours for part-time students. Generally, a PhD is completed in 4 years full-time or 8 years part-time. There are comfortable spaces reserved for research students to work on campus so there is the opportunity to participate in our scholarly community on a full or part-time basis.
UTS Physiotherapy is home to state-of-the-art facilities that use best practice technology and design to create optimal learning and study environments.
Purpose-built and opened in 2015, the Graduate School of Health and Science building provides outstanding research, teaching, learning, and social spaces for the School, as well as general teaching spaces and public areas for the general UTS community.
Overlooking the Alumni Green, the new building is connected to the adjacent UTS Science Building and provide pedestrian links to Thomas Street. Find out more about the award-winning building Graduate School of Health building.
Simulated learning spaces
Students also make use of the Faculty of Health's simulated learning laboratories and will undertake 3 weeks of clinical simulation training on campus in their preparation for clinical placement in hospital environments.
Student spaces throughout the university have been architecturally designed to be extremely comfortable and enhance learning. They are fitted with integrated technology, wifi and break-out rooms for group study or when you simply need a quiet space.