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The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they’re on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.  

Explore your passion in health and the human body and graduate a physiotherapist ahead of your peers with Bond's Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science paired with the Doctor of Physiotherapy.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science equips you with an understanding of health and human movement while the Doctor of Physiotherapy offers an innovative problem based learning model of physiotherapy education to prepare entry level physiotherapists for their roles and responsibilities as first contact practitioners.

Graduate with two degrees in just over four years

Taught in the award winning Bond Institute of Health & Sport, the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science paired with the Doctor of Physiotherapy will give students the opportunity to excel their career towards becoming a qualified Physiotherapist, gaining invaluable practical experience along the way.

Key features

  • Ability to become both an accredited exercise scientist and an accredited physiotherapist
  • Graduate in 4 years and 4 months with two degrees
  • Students will complete a unique 12-week clinical internship with an aligned research project

About the program

Bond University’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science sequentially followed by the Doctor of Physiotherapy enable you to become both an accredited exercise scientist and an accredited physiotherapist.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science equips you with an understanding of health and human movement including healthy ageing, chronic disease prevention, athlete preparation, exercise prescription, health promotion and nutrition. Show more

Bond University’s Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science sequentially followed by the Doctor of Physiotherapy enable you to become both an accredited exercise scientist and an accredited physiotherapist.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science equips you with an understanding of health and human movement including healthy ageing, chronic disease prevention, athlete preparation, exercise prescription, health promotion and nutrition. It provides a strong foundation for the Doctor of Physiotherapy, enabling you to explore areas of study such as anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology and biochemistry, biomechanics, motor learning and control, as well as sports nutrition and exercise prescription and planning for both athletic and non-athletic populations.

The Doctor of Physiotherapy offers an innovative problem based learning model of physiotherapy education to prepare entry level physiotherapists for their roles and responsibilities as first contact practitioners. The program integrates the clinical, pathological and related sciences with the physiotherapy knowledge, skills and professional behaviours and attitudes required to examine, diagnose and treat physiotherapy clients.

The Doctor of Physiotherapy assists you to progressively develop and apply your knowledge, skills and professional attitudes and behaviour for physiotherapy practice and places a strong emphasis on clinical experiential learning with 50 per cent of the program undertaken in a clinical context. The first 30 weeks of clinical practice addresses five core areas in both hospital and community settings and one elective. Variable experiences across the lifespan are sought in the clinical areas of:

  • orthopaedics cardio-respiratory practice; out-patient musculo-skeletal practice (hospital or private practice settings)
  • neurological and ortho-geriatric rehabilitation (hospital and community settings)
  • chronic disease and disability, whether paediatric or adult in context
  • paediatrics or women’s / men’s health, or
  • private / sports practice.

In the final semester, the program culminates in a 12-week clinical internship with an aligned research project. This extending clinical / research opportunity is designed to ensure graduates are well prepared for entry into the physiotherapy workforce.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and the Doctor of Physiotherapy each comprise 6 semesters delivered over 2 years, with the two sequential degrees being 12 semesters in total. Dependent on the semester of commencement, with University’s three semesters-per-year schedule, these two programs may be completed in just over 4 years and 4 months.

In order to progress directly into the Doctor of Physiotherapy upon completion of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, students must be approved through an interview process regarding their suitability for physiotherapy. This will take place during the admissions process into the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science.

Students admitted into the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science who successfully  complete their interview for the Doctor of Physiotherapy must also complete the Bachelors program with a minimum GPA of 2/4 (equivalent to a 5/7) or better to automatically progress to the Doctor of Physiotherapy program.

To take up this package, first make an application to the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science then email [email protected]ond.edu.au  and a Bond Staff member will assist to add the second part of the package to your application, including the interview process. Show less

TitleBachelor of Exercise and Sports ScienceDoctor of Physiotherapy​
ModeOn Campus and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world. 
On Campus and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world. 
Duration2 years2 years
Starting semesters
  • January 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2020
  • May 2021
Program typeBachelors degreeMasters Extended
Study areaHealth Sciences, SportHealth Sciences, Sport
Program codeCC-60025CC-63034
CRICOS code080641D075478G
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Please visit Recommended Program Structures for guidance on study plans.

Due to program sequencing, students may not be able to commence the postgraduate program immediately on completion of their undergraduate degree. International students should be aware that the Australian immigration authority may require them to return home before commencing their postgraduate degree and seek advice accordingly.

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science program comprises 24 subjects, as follows:

University core subjects (3)
Foundation subjects (6)
Introductory specialist subjects (8)
Advanced specialist subjects (7)

Students must also complete any compliance requirements.  

Doctor of Physiotherapy

The Doctor of Physiotherapy program is a set program. Students must complete the following 18 subjects:

Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Semester 4
Semester 5
Semester 6

*Subject names and structure may change

Please refer to the individual program pages for the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and Doctor of Physiotherapy program fees.

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Entry score for 2021 entry
Min ATARMin OPMin IB
701225

Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at the Faculty in the January semester 2020.

Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

In addition, this program requires successful completion of:

  • English, and
  • Mathematics at the level of Mathematics A or equivalent; and
  • One (1) of Physical Education or Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Science 21 or equivalent. 

In order to progress directly into the Doctor of Physiotherapy upon completion of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, students must be approved through an interview process regarding their suitability for physiotherapy. This will take place during the admissions process into the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science.

Students admitted into the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science must complete the Bachelors program with a minimum GPA of 2/4 (equivalent to a 5/7) or better and successfully complete their interview to automatically progress to the Doctor of Physiotherapy program. Students must also complete any compulsory compliance requirements.

To take up this package, first make an application to the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science then email [email protected] and a Bond Staff member will assist to add the second part of the package to your application, including the interview process.

2021 Year 12 Entry

To ensure students are not disadvantaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, current Year 12 students can be assessed now for a guaranteed offer for 2021 entry conditional on the completion of Year 12. Applications will be assessed based on their first semester Year 12 results and meeting any subject prerequisite requirements for their program. Find out more.

International secondary school students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

In order to progress directly into the Doctor of Physiotherapy upon completion of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, students must be approved through an interview process regarding their suitability for physiotherapy. This will take place during the admissions process into the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science.

Students admitted into the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science must complete the Bachelors program with a minimum GPA of 2/4 (equivalent to a 5/7) or better and successfully complete their interview to automatically progress to the Doctor of Physiotherapy program. Students must also complete any compulsory compliance requirements.

To take up this package, first make an application to the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science then email [email protected] and a Bond Staff member will assist to add the second part of the package to your application, including the interview process.

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

Future outcomes

The Doctor of Physiotherapy produces work-ready graduates equipped with the knowledge, skills and professional attributes and behaviours to be eligible for registration as a physiotherapist in Australia.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science enables you to seek employment in a range of careers in Australia and around the world such as an exercise and sports scientist, strength and conditioning coach, athletic/sport program coordinator.

Graduates may be eligible to progress to further post-graduate research, leading to potential career options in research organisations and academia.

The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science not only includes a high level of practical experience within the classroom but also features a minimum of 140 hours internship experience in a variety of sport, exercise and healthcare environments as required for accreditation as an Accredited Exercise Scientist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

The Doctor of Physiotherapy includes 30 weeks of clinical experiences gained in both hospital and community settings.  You will also complete an additional clinical internship (12 weeks) with an embedded research project in your final semester. This final placement is designed to ensure you are ideally prepared for entering the workforce.

The Bond University Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science is currently midway through the Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) “Exercise Scientist” Accreditation process.

The Bond University Doctor of Physiotherapy program has been accredited as an entry-level program by the Australian Physiotherapy Council and is listed as an approved program of study by The Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

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