• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Make a difference with the Physiotherapy program from James Cook University, accredited with the Australian Physiotherapy Council. Receive complete support with mentoring in your first year and network with students from occupational therapy, speech pathology, and clinical exercise physiology.
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The Physiotherapy program from James Cook University has a focus on ethical and professional practice alongside extensive clinical placements to be prepared for every aspect of the job. Develop professional skills to meet the needs of people in rural, remote, and Indigenous communities.

Take part in clinical placements in urban, rural, and remote locations and develop your clinical skills at the JCU Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Clinic.

Career opportunities

JCU Physiotherapy graduates have a positive impact on their communities.

Graduates pursue careers across Australia and are especially equipped to work in rural and remote settings with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

You could work in aged care services, community health centres, hospitals, private practices, schools, or sports and rehab clinics.

Graduates can register to practice with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia and become members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.


This course is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC). 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Physiotherapy 
  • Physiotherapy
  • Communication Skills for Health Professionals
  • Foundations of Allied Health Professional Practice
  • Lifespan Development for Health 
  • Health and Health Care in Australia
  • Physiotherapy Applications

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 053801F

  • Previous and current certificates and academic transcripts
  • Grading Scale used at the institution/s you have undertaken your studies
  • English proficiency test results (if required and available at time of application)
  • Passport to confirm your name and citizenship (if available at time of application)
  • English, Maths B, plus one of Chemistry, Biological Science, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35280 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35280 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9176 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9176 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Townsville

  • 1500 - 2800 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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