Physiotherapists help us recover, maintain and enhance our ability to move freely and without pain. They help us overcome injury, preserve physical condition during and after illness, and improve athletic performance.
But the psychological impact of that is far from purely technical; it’s a critical component of positive mental health and an enabler of a rewarding quality of life.
With many courses taught by registered practising physiotherapists, the Physiotherapy (Honours) degree from University of Adelaide places an emphasis on real-world experience. In up to 900 hours of work-based training, you’ll work with children and adults of all ages in multiple settings which may include: public and private health organisations; schools; rehabilitation centres; sporting organisations; aged care and more.
You’ll gain high-level knowledge and skills in:
- human anatomy, biomechanics and physiology
- clinical assessment and management of patients with cardiothoracic, musculoskeletal and neurological dysfunction, and developmental disorders
- safe patient handling practices and patient education
- broad public health issues
- evidence-based, patient-centred care.
You’ll regularly access our purpose-built training facilities and state-of-the-art simulation suites—among Australasia’s most advanced. In addition, you’ll benefit from collaborative learning with key complementary disciplines, speech pathology and occupational therapy.
From third year, you’ll choose one of two streams—research* or industry—and undertake a major project. Research will hone your skills in developing new knowledge; industry focuses on integrating research into practice.
Where could a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) take you?
You’ll graduate eligible to pursue a wide range of career opportunities. You could help cancer patients improve their condition—and spirit—during treatment. You could help a range of people better manage a variety of health conditions. You might help a child take their first steps, or you could help someone get back to work, sport or other activities. Those in the research stream may change the way we assess and manage a range of conditions, leading to better health outcomes for the population.
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) has been conditionally accredited for a period of 4 years, commencing 31/12/2020. The University of Adelaide will continue to work with the Australian Physiotherapy Council during this period.
Career ReadinessQualified physiotherapists have a wide range of career options in metropolitan and rural settings. Physiotherapists work in public and private hospitals, community health care, private practice, aged care, sporting organisations, rehabilitation centres, education, and research.Please see the inherent requirements for physiotherapy programs for further information.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Industry PlacementFrom first year, students will undertake an observational clinical placement, before completing 900+ hours of clinical placement in a range of metropolitan and rural settings throughout the final 18 months of the program.
Professional AccreditationThe Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) has been conditionally accredited for a period of 4 years, commencing 31/12/2020.The University of Adelaide will continue to work with the Australian Physiotherapy Council during this period.
- Biosciences for Human Health
- Foundations of Health and Wellbeing
- Evidence Based Practice in Allied Health
- Physiotherapy Exercise Prescription and Activity
- Clinical Biomechanics of Human Movement
- Anatomy of Upper Limb, Head and Neuroscience
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesBiomedicine Human Medicine Health Sciences View 86 other Bachelors in Biomedicine in Australia
- CRICOS code: 0101679
- Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject or
- IELTS/TOEFL/Pearson/C1 advanced
- One of the following qualifications:
- Selection Rank (International): 90
- International Baccalaureate (IB): 34
- Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE): 22
- United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia]: 5
- General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level: 12
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD): 85%
- British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada): 85%
- Alberta High School Diploma (Canada): 90
- ISC & CBSE [India]: 85%
- ISBE [India]: 95%
- SAT (in conjunction with American High School Diploma): 1410
- AP (in conjunction with American High School Diploma): 12
- Abitur: 2.3
- Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education: 3.5
- Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong: 9.0
- STPM or Matrikulasi: 3.33
- Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 83
- and more
International41000 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 41000 AUD per year during 48 months.
Domestic students: Commonwealth-supported place
Living costs for Adelaide
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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