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What will I learn?

In this course you'll investigate the physical, structural and physiological aspects of the human form and movement and undertake a combination of theoretical, practical and clinical subjects.

You will learn to use an evidence-based approach to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate injuries and disabilities using hands-on treatment, prescriptive exercise and lifestyle advice.

Your first year is interprofessional and undertaken with other health sciences students. In following years you will become familiar with acute and long- term case management, and undertake intensive study in the core areas of musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary and neurological sciences. Other areas of study include gerontology, paediatrics, gender health issues and pain management.

Professional recognition

On graduating you are eligible to apply for registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia and membership of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).

You may also apply for registration in New Zealand. To work in the US, UK or Canada, you will need to provide details of your program of studies to the relevant bodies and you may be required to sit a licensing examination.

Career information


Physiotherapy consultant


Health management
Local community practice
Nursing homes
Rehabilitation centres
Sports organisations.

What you'll learn

Apply knowledge of biophysical, behavioural and clinical science for the delivery of PT services in diverse and changing settings
Critically analyse information to plan, implement and evaluate physiotherapy practice
Locate, extract and critically appraise evidence and information from a range of resources and apply to practice
Use appropriate written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills for effective interactions with individuals and groups
Use new and existing technologies relevant to practice responsibly and effectively
Understand and implement varied learning strategies, and take responsibility for ongoing professional and personal development
Understand and apply ways of practicing PT internationally through continued development of cross-cultural awareness within a global health care perspective
Demonstrate respect for individual human rights and cultural diversity
Independently and collaboratively apply professional skills in an ethical manner across arrange of professional settings

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,862.00 (US$ 26,779) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $170,400

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

Application deadline

Expected July 2023

More details

Start date

27 February 2023


Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,


Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Completion of Australian Year 12 (VCE, HSC, QCE, WACE, SACE, TCE, NTCE, ACT) or equivalent; and a scaled mark of at least 50 in English, Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Writing: 7.0; Speaking: 7.0; Reading: 7.0; Listening: 7.0; Overall band score: 7.0

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


About Curtin University

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019.

  • Top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2019)
  • Partnerships with 130+ education institutions worldwide
  • A truly global university, with international campuses
  • Offers a range of internationally recognised courses

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