Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

Become a health professional focusing on the restoration of function to improve quality of life, and develop your build the foundation for research. 
Location
Entry requirements
Length
4 years
Commences
Semester 1

Physiotherapists are qualified health professionals who are skilled in a number of areas, including the assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of acute and chronic muscloskeletal, neurological and cardiovascular disease.

The first two years of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) are identical to the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program. If you are a high achieving student, you can undertake Honours over the final two years of the degree, allowing you to complete a research project and thesis to expand your learning.

You will engage in hands on, practical sessions from your first year of study, and support your theoretical understanding of the human body through lectures, group sessions and online supported learning. You will gain knowledge and skills in a range of areas including anatomy, manual therapy, pharmacology, physiology, radiology, sociology, pathology & kinesiology.

You will also develop the ability to clinically reason and translate research into clinical practice, to provide the highest level of patient-centred care. Some of your subjects are delivered with other health professional students so you will have an interprofessional experience, gaining team and leadership skills. Throughout your degree, you will undertake extensive clinical placements of at least 1094 hours.

 

  • Physiotherapist

Physiotherapists are employed in public and private hospitals, medical rehabilitation centres, community health centres, home care services, aged care facilities, psychiatric clinics, hostels and hospitals, vocational rehabilitation centres, schools and educational facilities, independent living/respite centres, private practice and elite local level sporting clubs. Physiotherapists work with people across their lifespan, in injury prevention and management. 

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact FedUni for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by FedUni for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

View Current subject information and cost.

Year 1

Semester 1

INTRODUCTION TO PHYSIOTHERAPY
NHPPS1001, 15 credit points

Semester 2

LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH A
NHPHS1003, 15 credit points
HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE IN AUSTRALIA
NHPHS1401, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

HEALTH PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH 1
NHPHS2402, 15 credit points
HEALTH PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH 2
NHPHS3401, 15 credit points
NEUROSCIENCE IN PHYSIOTHERAPY
NHPPS2004, 15 credit points

Semester 2

PHYSIOTHERAPY 1
NHPPS2002, 15 credit points
PHYSIOTHERAPY 2
NHPPS2003, 15 credit points
CLINICAL MEDICINE FOR THERAPY
NHPRH2002, 15 credit points

Year 3

Semester 1

PHYSIOTHERAPY 3
NHPPS3001, 15 credit points
PHYSIOTHERAPY 4
NHPPS3002, 15 credit points
PHYSIOTHERAPY 5
NHPPS3003, 15 credit points

Semester 2

PHYSIOTHERAPY INDEPENDENT STUDY
NHPPS3110, 15 credit points

Year 4

Semester 1

PHYSIOTHERAPY HONOURS THESIS PART 1 OF 2
NHPPS4102, 15 credit points

Semester 2

PHYSIOTHERAPY HEALTH LAW AND ETHICS
NHPPS4003, 15 credit points
ADVANCED TOPICS IN PHYSIOTHERAPY
NHPPS4004, 15 credit points
PHYSIOTHERAPY HONOURS THESIS PART 2 OF 2
NHPPS4103, 15 credit points
HEALTH POLICY AND PLANNING
NHPTM4401, 15 credit points

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: PY8

Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2020) and recent secondary graduates (2019 and 2018)

Prerequisites

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English.
  • Units 1 to 4: satisfactory completion in one of Biology, Chemistry, Health and Human Development, Physical Education or Physics

This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.

Guaranteed ATAR

This program has a guaranteed ATAR.
If you meet the program pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below..

SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)

Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application. 

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory:  Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).

 

Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.

 

Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) indicative annual fee

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

If what you have learned at work, from other courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this course, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. For further details contact FedUni on 1800 333 864.


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The University is currently undergoing accreditation with the Australian Physiotherapy Council Limited.

You will undertake prescribed clinical placements of 1,094 hours. 

The first two years of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) are identical to the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program. At the end of year two students will be encouraged to consider applying for Honours if they are interested in research. Offers of places in the Honours course are made to students, based on their GPA being above 5, not having failed a subject in previous years, a review of their Expression of Interest application and the availability of staff to supervise suitable topics. 

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.

 

 

School department

School of Health