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Physiotherapists (also called Physical Therapists) are highly qualified, licensed health care professionals who use advanced techniques and evidence based care to assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. 

Physiotherapy extends from health promotion to injury prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, maintenance of functional mobility, chronic disease management, and patient and carer education.

Physiotherapists work in a range of settings that include private and public hospitals, community health services and private practice across the lifespan from paediatrics (children) to aged care.

The Bond University Doctor of Physiotherapy is a graduate entry program, meaning people who have an undergraduate degree in exercise or sports science or similar may be eligible to apply.  Please visit the program page for undergraduate academic entry requirements.

For further details about the program contact: 1800 074 074 or make an enquiry online.

Possible undergraduate pathways through Bond University

The Bond University Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science as well as the Bachelor of Biomedical Science are eligible undergraduate pathways into this program, meaning you can become a physiotherapist in just 4 years:

Bond undergraduate pathway program*
 Graduate entry
Total study duration
Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science 
(2 years)

Doctor of Physiotherapy
(2 years)

4 years
Bachelor of Biomedical Science (2 years) Doctor of Physiotherapy
(2 years)
4 years

*  As entry into the Doctor of Physiotherapy program is highly competitive, an offer may be dependent on a candidate’s final GPA and interview outcomes. Please refer to the specific program for more details

Physiotherapy study participants

Did you know that physiotherapists work in a wide range of health care settings? 

They work with patients across the human lifespan from neonates (infants) to aged care and end of life.  You can find physiotherapists in private practice, or in public health such as hospitals or community care in areas such as:  

  • Cardiorespiratory – people living with, or at risk of diseases and injuries affecting the heart and lungs, such as heart disease or asthma. Physiotherapists help patients prepare for or recover from surgery.
  • Men and women’s health – manages and prevents gender related issues such as incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction in men, women and children.  This also includes pregnancy, birth and post partum care.
  • Gerontology (aged care)  – working in home and residential aged care settings, physiotherapists help manage or prevent the effects of conditions or risks such as osteoporosis, incontinence and falls.
  • Musculoskeletal – prevents and treats clients with musculoskeletal conditions such as neck and back pain
  • Neurology – patients who have had severe brain or spinal cord damage from trauma, or who suffer from neurological diseases such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
  • Orthopaedic – patients with acute or chronic orthopaedic conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and amputations. 
  • Paediatric (supporting infants and children) – aims to prevent conditions or support a child’s development such as addressing milestone delays.
  • Sports – prevents, diagnoses and treats musculoskeletal and sporting injuries among all types of people.

About Bond University

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Discover why Bond University is consistently ranked first in Australia for student experience and student satisfaction.

Created in the traditions of the world’s leading private universities, Bond University seeks to be recognised internationally as a leading independent university, imbued with a spirit to innovate, a commitment to influence and a dedication to inspire tomorrow’s professionals who share a personalised and transformational student experience.

We have an established reputation for offering innovative degree programs in a range of health related disciplines and professions underpinned by Bond University’s commitment to providing excellent teaching, outstanding learning facilities and a first-rate student learning experience.  

We work closely with our valued partners including hospitals and health services, community and charitable groups, government and industry collaborators and our alumni to produce graduates who are work ready and possess the leadership skills to improve local, national and global health and wellbeing.  

At Bond University, our class sizes are smaller in all modes of teaching meaning you will benefit from industry experts and internationally published academics who not only know you by name, but embrace an 'open door' policy and have a dedicated interest in your success. As well, our three semesters per year timetable offers students a genuine competitive edge by allowing them to complete degrees and enter the work place earlier than is possible in most university courses.  

* Good Universities Guide

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Bond University students are the most satisfied higher education students in Australia, according to the 2017 Student Experience Survey results recently released by the Federal Government Department of Education and Training.

Students from Bond University rated their overall educational experience higher than students from any other higher education institution in the country.

Bond also received the highest ratings in Australia for teaching quality, learner engagement and learning resources, and the second highest for student support and skills development.

The Student Experience Survey (SES), which is the only comprehensive survey of current higher education students in Australia, also showed Bond to have the best career development and support services in the country.

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While Bond’s places are not subsidised by the government and full tuition fees are charged each semester on a subject by subject basis, cash flow relief is available through various government assistance packages or other lending options available to Australian and international students.  

If you are an Australian Citizen or a holder of a permanent humanitarian visa you may be eligible for assistance under the Australian Government program called FEE-HELP. From January 2016, New Zealand citizens who meet the eligibility requirements may also be able to access FEE-HELP. FEE-HELP applies to undergraduate study and postgraduate coursework and research study.

Visit Financing Your Studies for more information