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Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

University of Sydney ranks number one in sport, physiotherapy and rehabilitation

The University of Sydney has been ranked first in the world in the recently released 2017 QS subject rankings for the new category that comprises physical therapy, sports therapy and rehabilitation.

University of Sydney ranks number one in sport, physiotherapy and rehabilitation

Deputy Dean (Strategy) Prof Michelle Lincoln, Dean Prof Kathryn Refshauge, and Deputy Dean (Academic) Prof Sharon Kilbreath celebrate the news (Photo: University of Sydney)

The subject areas are encompassed by a range of disciplines within the Sydney Faculty of Health Sciences.

“We are enormously proud to have been recognised in this way by our peers in academia and employers of our graduates,” said Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences Professor Kathryn Refshauge.

The QS subject rankings score universities around the world on their reputation with employers and academics, as well as measuring the productivity and citation impact of the publications of academics (also called the ‘H-Index’) as an institution and citations per research paper.

“The QS rankings are a particularly rich ranking system because it takes into account all aspects of our work: education, research and employability of our graduates.

“These rankings reflect performance across the whole faculty, from professional staff to academics to students,” said Professor Refshauge.

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers a range of undergraduate and graduate entry courses in the disciplines included in the ranking category, such as exercise and sport science, exercise physiology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology.


Are you interested in studying at the Sydney Faculty of Health Sciences? Contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at krista@oztrekk.com for more information about your study options.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Australian Occupational Therapy School applications are open

Applications for Australian Occupational Therapy Schools for the 2014 intake are officially open via OzTREKK!

Occupational therapy, also known as OT, is concerned with promoting people’s occupational performance and health. This is done by assisting people in their adaptation to the demands of their environment, and promoting their capacity to perform daily activities in their occupation. Occupational therapists have a variety of career opportunities ranging from work in hospitals to rehabilitation units to school, and from workplace health and safety units to psychiatric clinics to research institutions.

In Australia, professional degrees are usually undertaken straight from high school at the undergraduate level, although graduate-entry Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degrees are now becoming more common in Australia. Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) programs allow graduates to seek certification as an occupational therapists upon completion of the degree. Bachelor of Occupational Therapy degrees in Australia are four years in duration, and suitable to those students who wish to gain entry into an occupational therapy program directly from high school, or who have completed an undergraduate degree in an area other than the science/health science field.

The following OzTREKK Australian universities offer Bachelor of Occupational Therapy programs:

The following OzTREKK Australian universities offer Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) programs:


For more information about how to become an occupational therapist, including OT program entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, scholarships, please visit OzTREKK’s Australian Occupational Therapy Schools page.

If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Occupational Therapy Schools Officer Shannon Tilston:

Email Shannon at shannon@oztrekk.com, or phone Shannon toll free at 1 866-698-7355.

Contact OzTREKK for more information about how you can study in Australia and about Occupational Therapy programs at Australian universities.