What will I learn?

Similar to the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program, these students will need to demonstrate physiotherapy knowledge and skills required for entry-level clinical physiotherapy practice. In addition, Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) students will develop and demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills relating to research in their final two years of study.

Graduates will be eligible to register to practice as a Physiotherapist within Australia following accreditation and also progress directly to higher degree research study such as a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

My career opportunities

Physiotherapists aim to enhance the movement and function of individuals and populations across the lifespan, especially when actual or potential impairments and disability relate to the musculoskeletal, cardio respiratory, and neurological systems. Physiotherapists work in various settings, such as hospitals, private practices, community health centres, schools, sporting teams, and the armed forces. Physiotherapists may also be employed at universities to teach or conduct research, or consult for industry and government bodies.

Pathways to further study

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) will provide a pathway to a higher degree research degree such as a Master of Philosophy (5001) or Doctor of Philosophy (6001). Graduates may also be eligible to apply for a Master of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy (5269) after undertaking at least two years of clinical experience, 40 hours of continuing development points with the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and whilst maintaining registration to practice with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA).

Which department am I in?

Griffith Health

CRICOS

094397G

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$43,500.00 (US$ 32,314) per year
The Australian Government has announced that university students receiving certain welfare payments will be eligible for the fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement. If you are currently receiving one of the following payments, you will automatically receive the temporary supplement: Youth Allowance for students; Austudy; ABSTUDY.

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

Start date

Expected March 2022

Venue

Griffith University

Gold Coast Campus,

Parklands Drive,

Queensland,

4222, SOUTHPORT, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$43,500.00 (US$ 32,314) per year
The Australian Government has announced that university students receiving certain welfare payments will be eligible for the fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement. If you are currently receiving one of the following payments, you will automatically receive the temporary supplement: Youth Allowance for students; Austudy; ABSTUDY.

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

Start date

Expected March 2022

Venue

Nathan Campus

170 Kessels Road,

NATHAN,

Queensland,

4111, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Standard academic entry to our undergraduate degrees requires completion of secondary school comparable to Australian Year 12 or equivalent academic achievement. Successful completion with minimum aggregate score of 26. IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no subscore less than 6.0 or TOEFL: a minimum score of 575 or Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL: a score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) or Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 58 with no score less than 50 or ISLPR: no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR.

For international students

Students who have completed Years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program are eligible to apply for this program. Students in this program will undertake the 30 credit point dissertation in Years 3 and 4 as determined by the Program Director and subject to the following criteria:

Achievement of a minimum GPA of 5.0 for all coursework at the completion of the second year in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program.

The Program Director will take the following into consideration when assessing applications for admission:

  • The suitability of the proposed dissertation topic and
  • The resources available to support the candidature including availability of appropriate supervision.

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows: A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 7.0; OR a minimum score of 580 on TOEFL; OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 92 (no sub-score less than 22); OR no score less than 4 in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only); OR a minimum overall score of 185 (no score less than 176) on C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English); OR an overall score of 65 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 58.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Niagara College
  • Fleming College
  • Open Universities Australia
  • Canadore College
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