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What will I learn?

Myotherapy is a system of healthcare that involves the evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions. Clinical myotherapists combine fundamental health science knowledge with manual therapy, pain management, and exercise therapy to help people to recover from pain and injury, improving their physical function and quality of life. It's methods of physical and orthopaedic assessment share similarities with other physical health disciplines such as physiotherapy.

Upgrade from the Advanced Diploma into the Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Myotherapy) in 1 year (full time) with 50% of subjects now available online.

Develop skills in clinical situations

Completing the highest level of practical experience, you’ll work with the latest technology and solve genuine client health issues.

Draw from 60 years of experience

Some of the most significant developments in complementary medicine have been made by graduates of SSNT.

Nationally recognised

The longest established degree of its type in Australia, our course meets requirements for the Myotherapy Association Australia and Massage & Myotherapy Australia.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn hands-on treatment methods, including massage, dry needling and joint mobilisation
  • Study the biological and social sciences underpinning the discipline
  • Understand the complexities of how the human body moves
  • Extensive clinical experience
  • Master the art of improving physical function and wellbeing

Career opportunities

This course will prepare you to work in a range of settings, such as complementary or medical clinics, sporting clubs and even your own myotherapy practice.

Career paths


Subjects and units

The Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Myotherapy) consists of 36 subjects.

Each subject requires 10 hours of study per week, of which three are facilitated and seven are self-directed.

International students on a student visa must not enrol into any more than a third or 33% of online subjects over their course and must study at least one subject that is face to face in each trimester.



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,040.00 (13,07,943) per year
AUD $72,120 for the entire course; Indicative 2022 annual fees ($AUD):$24,040; 2022 standard subject fee ($AUD): $3,005.
Start date

12 September 2022


Flinders Street Campus

196 Flinders Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,040.00 (13,07,943) per year
AUD $72,120 for the entire course; Indicative 2022 annual fees ($AUD):$24,040; 2022 standard subject fee ($AUD): $3,005.
Start date

12 September 2022


Fortitude Valley Campus

90 Bowen Tce,


4006, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Year 12 or equivalent. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Academic: Overall 6.0 (with no sub-score 5.5); Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 60 (with min 18 in writing); Cambridge English Scale Score (from 2015): 169 (with no sub-score <162); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 (with no sub-score <42).

For international students

  • Year 12 or equivalent; OR
  • An Australian Certificate III in Individual Support or disability work; OR
  • For students wanting to apply as a mature age entry, be 21 years of age or older
  • OR work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.

English Language Requirements

Equivalent IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with no skills band less than 5.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.