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Take your physiotherapy career to the next level

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.  

Studying physiotherapy is a great way to combine your passion for helping people with your interest in sports, human movement and science. The highly regarded Doctor of Physiotherapy at Bond prepares graduates for their next career move by providing over 1,200 hours of clinical placement across a number of core areas.

The Doctor of Physiotherapy comprises of 6 semesters (2 years), allowing graduates to complete their degree earlier and take the next step in their career sooner.

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Key features

  • Over 1,200 hours of clinical placement, providing real world experiences
  • Taught in world-class facilities at the Bond Institute of Health & Sport featuring the award winning High Performance Training Centre
  • Successful completion of the degree is also a pathway into the Bond Medical Program

About the program

The Doctor of Physiotherapy program offers an innovative problem- and case-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 basic sciences with the physiotherapy knowledge, skills and professional behaviours and attitudes required to examine, diagnose and treat physiotherapy clients. Show more

The Doctor of Physiotherapy program offers an innovative problem- and case-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 basic sciences with the physiotherapy knowledge, skills and professional behaviours and attitudes required to examine, diagnose and treat physiotherapy clients. The Doctor of Physiotherapy assists students to progressively develop and apply their knowledge, skills and professional attitudes and behaviours to undertake physiotherapy practice and places a strong emphasis on clinical experiential learning with up to 1440 hours of learning in a clinical environment. Clinical practice experiences are designed to produce work-ready, entry-level graduates who are competent to practise across the lifespan in a range of environments and settings. Variable experiences across the lifespan are sought in the clinical areas of: Orthopaedics; Cardiorespiratory practice; outpatient musculoskeletal practice (hospital or private practice settings); neurological and ortho-geriatric rehabilitation (hospital and community settings); community rehabilitation across the lifespan - chronic disease or disability; and paediatrics or women’s / men’s health, or private / sports practice. In the final semester, students complete a research project and an elective placement or elective coursework subject, both of which are designed to extend the skills and knowledge of the student beyond commonly encountered clinical experiences. These extending clinical / research and coursework opportunities are designed to ensure graduates are well prepared for entry into the physiotherapy workforce.   Show less

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.
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semesters
  • May 2021
Program typeMasters Extended
Study areaHealth Sciences, Sport
Program codeCC-63034
CRICOS code075478G
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Please note that the following structure is for the 2020 May intake. 
Students of the Doctor of Physiotherapy program must complete the following 20 subjects. 

This program list is for the existing Doctor of Physiotherapy students pre-2020, May intake. Students of the Doctor of Physiotherapy program must complete the following 20 subjects. 

Teaching methodology

The Doctor of Physiotherapy program uses a problem-based learning (PBL) model for education. Resource teaching sessions (lectures and practical problem-solving classes), along with seminars and assignments support and extend the PBL mode of learning. Examination formats include objective structure clinical examinations (OSCEs), theory papers, assignments and oral presentations.

Recommended study structure

Please visit Recommended Program Structures for guidance on study plans.

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Semester program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2020: $23,440* per semester average
  • Students commencing study in 2021: $24,640* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2020: $140,640
  • Students commencing study in 2021: $147,840

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 most other universities.

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.

* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.

Academic requirements

  1. Successful completion of a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science degree from Bond University, or equivalent degree from a recognised institution with a cumulative GPA 2/4 or 5/7 or better.
  2. Evidence of the following tertiary subject prerequisites:
    • Two semesters of Human Anatomy OR equivalent
    • Two semesters of Human Physiology OR equivalent
    • One semester of Biomechanics OR equivalent
    • One semester of Research Design/Statistics OR equivalent
    • One semester of Physiology of Exercise OR equivalent
    • One semester of Exercise Prescription OR equivalent
  3. Successful performance at a selection interview.

Application

Please lodge a Direct Entry Application Form for Postgraduate Study form online. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

  1. Applications must be lodged online by Monday, 3 August 2020 and should include all accompanying documentation, including your academic transcript and subject outlines (if they are not listed on the Doctor Physiotherapy Prerequisites page).
  2. Applications will then be assessed by the Faculty to determine your eligibility based on an assessment of academic performance.
  3. Short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview to be preferably held on-campus (at the expense of the applicant). Interviews are offered in person or utilising video calling software.
2020 application process for international students

Please lodge a Direct Entry Application Form for Postgraduate Study form online.  To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

  1. Applications must be lodged online by Monday, 3 August 2020 and should include all accompanying documentation, including your academic transcript, subject outlines (if they are not listed on Doctor Physiotherapy Prerequisites page) and documented proof of your English language proficiency.
  2. Applications will then be assessed by the Faculty to determine your eligibility based on an assessment of academic performance.
  3. Short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview to be conducted remotely utilising video calling software.

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.

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.

 
Key dates for the 2021 intake:
Thursday, 14 May 2020Online applications open (domestic and international)
Monday, 3 August 2020Applications close
Monday, 14 September 2020Applicants notified of application outcome
Monday, 10 May - Friday, 14 May 2021Orientation Week - Doctor of Physiotherapy
Monday, 17 May 2021Classes commence

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.

The first 30 weeks of clinical experiences will be gained in both hospital and community settings and includes working in the clinical areas outlined above.

You will 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.

Bond University boasts world class teaching facilities that create an invigorating learning environment.  View some of the physiotherapy facilities below...

 

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

Successful graduates of this degree may also be eligible to apply for the Bond University Medical Program

* Domestic and international~ students eligible to graduate from the Doctor of Physiotherapy  meeting the minimum required GPA will be eligible to be considered for selection to enter Year 2 of the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt).   The selection process will be based on GPA, completion of GAMSAT and an interview. Places in Year 2 of the BMedSt  for the graduates of the Doctor of Physiotherapy are limited and dependant on availability. Applicants must meet the entry requirements for the BMedStudies. 
Currently, this is the only pathway into the Bachelor of Medical Studies and Doctor of Medicine available to international students.  Successful students will commence in Year 2 of the Bachelor of Medical Studies and will be allowed to progress to the Doctor of Medicine (MD).

Important note for international/overseas students:
Students, including New Zealand citizens, who will not be Australian citizens or permanent residents at the time of enrolment, may not be automatically entitled to registration, internship, and access to a provider number in Australia. Graduates who wish to stay in Australia after graduation must make their own enquiries regarding their situation related to these matters as they lie beyond the control of the University.  In Australia, the number of internships is controlled by the Department of Health or Human Services in each state/territory and Australian citizens and permanent residents currently receive priority for internship access.   Graduates wishing to register in their home country or graduates wishing to practise medicine in countries other than Australia must contact the professional medical associations in that country to determine requirements to practice. Bond University is not responsible for organising any internship or medical registration of students upon their graduation.

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