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A flexible career helping others.
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree at UON trains world-class physiotherapists. Our graduates work worldwide, helping individuals of all ages overcome movement disorders caused by injuries, disease and disability. In this rewarding career, you can help restore mobility and quality of life for countless patients.
Once you graduate, you can choose to specialise in an area that interests you. You'll learn to work in a hospital to develop exercise programs for older clients with movement disorders. You'll study courses which will prepare you for work on a sports field, supporting athletes’ mobility and treating injuries. Or you could choose to specialise your degree in child development, helping children and adolescents reach important development milestones through individualised programs.
Your physiotherapy studies at UON will teach you theoretical knowledge in biomedical and behavioural sciences. You will also have plenty of opportunities to hone your skills through hands-on professional placements. As part of your physiotherapy coursework you will:
The physiotherapy degree at UON allows you to study courses in areas such as:
All UON physiotherapy students graduate with an Honours degree, giving you a distinct advantage when seeking employment. As part of the honours component you can choose from two study pathways.
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
UON physiotherapy graduates are equipped and prepared to embark on a rewarding career as physiotherapists, working in public and private practice, as well as hospital settings.
Take a look below for some common roles for physiotherapy graduates.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy are likely to find work in public and private practice, as well as hospital settings. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree students will be fully qualified to apply for registration as a Physiotherapist.
The job titles listed below include physiotherapy specialisations that graduates may pursue with further postgraduate study and experience. Click on the job titles to find out more specific information.
Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained upon completion of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy.
Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.
UON’s Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) has full accreditation awarded by the Australian Physiotherapy Council. After graduation, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Practitioner Health Regulation Agency (APHRA).
All UON physiotherapy students complete more than 1,000 hours of professional practice during their degree, starting in first year. During your placement, you are mentored and supervised by qualified physiotherapy professionals.
You can undertake your placement in a variety of settings, both locally and nationally, including mandatory rural placements.
Placement settings could include:
You will also have access to quality physiotherapy educational facilities on-campus.