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Australian Physiotherapy Schools in Australia

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Griffith University Physiotherapy School in Australia

Program Overview - Master of Physiotherapy

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University and Faculty: Griffith University
Faculty of Health
Programs: Master of Physiotherapy
University Location: Gold Coast, Queensland Australia
City Population: 550,000
Student Population: 44,000
Campus Location: Gold Coast
Program Duration: 2 years
Semester Intake: January each year
Next Intake: January 2017
Est. Indicative Annual Tuition: $39,500 AUD (2016)
Est. Indicative Total: $79,000 AUD (based on 2016 fees)

The Master of Physiotherapy program is the only pathway at Griffith University to qualification as an entry-level physiotherapist. The program is held at the School of Allied Health Sciences within the Faculty of Health.

Students will graduate with solid knowledge in the science of exercise as well as the required attributes, skills and knowledge for practicing physiotherapy and for contributing to the health of Australians.

In particular, graduates will have a comprehensive grounding in musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, neurorehabilitation, community-based physiotherapy and indigenous health, ideal for entry-level practice anywhere in the world.

You will build on your existing knowledge of exercise science. Through coursework and clinical learning in the core areas of physiotherapy practice, you will develop the advanced clinical science and physiotherapy skills and knowledge needed for entry-level clinical physiotherapy practice. You will also develop an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to professional physiotherapy practice. You will learn how to use current research findings and your clinical reasoning and decision making skills to apply creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice.

The study of physiotherapy at Griffith University Physiotherapy School will provide you with the knowledge to emerge as a health practitioner with expertise for prevention advice and 'hands-on' safe treatment strategies. There is a broad range of employment opportunities for students qualified in this field.

Unique Features of the Program

Students choosing to study physiotherapy can look forward to learning the latest treatments and tools from practising physiotherapists. During the degree you will also have the chance to gain valuable experience working with physiotherapists in fields such as stroke rehabilitation or cardiovascular therapy. There is also the opportunity to undertake your clinical experience overseas.


Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

Selection will be based upon (1) academic merit and (2) interview as places are limited.

To be eligible to apply to Griffith University Physiotherapy School's Master of Physiotherapy, applicants must have

  • an approved undergraduate degree
  • high academic performance
  • MPT prerequisite subjects*
  • evidence of community involvement
  • interview performance

*Applicants' prerequisite studies should be comparable to Griffith University's courses in Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Prescription and Practice, Research Methods and Statistics, Neuroscience, Clinical Exercise Testing, Musculoskeletal Anatomy, Bioinstrumental and/or Biophysics.

All students who apply for entry into the Master of Physiotherapy are required to complete the Selection Supplement and submit it with their application.

Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

The Physiotherapy Board of Australia and the physiotherapy credentialling authority in New Zealand (by mutual recognition) recognise graduates of this award.

Canadian students who wish to practice as a physiotherapist upon their return to Canada should visit the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators' website for accreditation and certification information: www.alliancept.org/

There are four basic components that are part of the certification process when you return to Canada and it is important that each applicant understand the steps involved in this process.

Total Number of Places in the Program: 50

Total Number of Places for International Students: approximately 5

Application Deadline: TBA. For information about the 2017 intake and to apply, contact OzTREKK Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh.

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Krista McVeigh

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