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Physiotherapy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #230 (QS) ,
Investigate the physical, structural and physiological aspects of the human form and movement. You will learn to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate injuries and disabilities using hands-on treatment, prescriptive exercise and lifestyle advice. In this Physiotherapy course from Curtin University, you will undertake a combination of theoretical, practical and clinical subjects.


Your first year of the course is interprofessional and is taken with other health sciences students. You will learn foundational skills critical to physiotherapy.

The following years will be devoted to a more intensive study of the musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiopulmonary areas.

You will develop practical skills in laboratory classes and under clinical supervision at hospitals and community settings. You will become familiar with acute and long-term case management, and may take placements in rural and remote healthcare settings.

Students undertake over 1000 hours of clinical placements and activities prior to graduation.

Why study the Physiotherapy course from Curtin University

  • More than 60 years experience underpins Curtin's internationally recognised, challenging, yet very rewarding physiotherapy program.
  • The course is taught by highly qualified staff with excellent clinical and research capabilities, in purpose-built facilities.

Career information

Physiotherapists may work in sports organisations, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, industry, long-term rehabilitation centres, local community practice, education, health management or research. There are also opportunities for physiotherapists to work as researchers, advisors or consultants in educational, industrial or government institutions.

  • Physiotherapist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    800 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Functional Anatomy 
  • Introductory Physiotherapy Practice 
  • Human Structure and Function 
  • Foundations for Professional Health Practice 
  • Indigenous Cultures and Health Behaviours 
  • Evidence Informed Health Practice 
  • Foundations of Pathophysiology 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 003890C

  • An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 70 or equivalent
  • English Language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37100 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Commonwealth supported: $9,360


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