What will I learn?

Overview

Improve quality of life as a respected physiotherapist.

By studying La Trobe's Bachelor of Applied Science/Master of Physiotherapy, you'll learn from experienced, practicing physiotherapists and develop skills to help patients recuperate from physical disabilities and movement disorders. In final year you can pursue a range of specialty areas including advanced neurology and private practice.

You'll learn:

Bioscience

Gain important knowledge of the major organ systems of the body such as the renal, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive and reproductive systems.

Physiotherapy skills

Understand how to improve people's quality of life through biomechanics, patient education, safe handling, and assessment and prevention strategies.

Women's health and paediatrics

Learn about gender and age specific practice including pathology, clinical complications, aetiology and physiotherapy care.

Cardiothoracic, neurological and musculoskeletal dysfunction

Be able to treat people for a variety of conditions as they relate to the heart and circulatory system, brain and nerves, muscles and skeleton.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognized in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Career Outcomes

Graduates in this field are highly employable and in demand, with opportunities arising in clinical settings, hospitals, community health centres and more. La Trobe's physiotherapy graduates have found work with Melbourne Victory, Essendon Football Club, Monash Health, St Vincent's Hospital, the AFL Players' Association and private practices throughout the world.

Physiotherapist

  • Use your physiotherapy skills, bedside manner and knowledge of the human body to help patients reach their maximum level of recovery.
  • Work individually or as part of a team.
  • Assess people's physical state to determine the best mode of treatment.
  • Build and sustain patient relationships.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council. Graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice may be eligible to apply for registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Which department am I in?

Department of Science and Biosciences

CRICOS

083317C

Study options

Full Time (4 years as accelerated (4.5 years equivalent))

Tuition fees
A$45,400.00 (US$ 31,957) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

2 March 2020

Venue

La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (4 years as accelerated (4.5 years equivalent))

Tuition fees
A$45,400.00 (US$ 31,957) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

2 March 2020

Venue

Bendigo Campus

Edwards Road,

Flora Hill,

BENDIGO,

Victoria,

3552, BENDIGO, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require completion of Australian Year 12 (or international equivalent) with a certain grade. International Baccalaureate (IB): Minimum of 4 in English A1 or A2 (Higher and Standard Levels); or Minimum of 5 in English B (Higher Level), Over six subjects. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 550 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Entry into a Bachelor Degree program at La Trobe University requires completion of Australian Year 12 (or international equivalent) with certain grade. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.

Subject prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.

Subject proficiency: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0; TOEFL Paper based - Overall score of 600 with 6 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT) - Overall 98 with 24 in Reading, 24 in Listening, 23 in Speaking and 27 in Writing; Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE) - Overall score of 65 with no communicative skill score less than 65; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 185 with no less than 185 in any component; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - 185 with no less than 185 in any component.

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About this uni

The School’s degrees are linked to emerging trends and are designed to prepare students for work in changing environments.

  • Access to world-renowned research facilities
  • University’s best researchers ally with industry partners
  • Offers practical work placement in real industry
  • Offers general and specialist degrees across disciplines