ATAR cut-off
96.45
97.55 (Median ATAR)
About ATARs
International entry requirement

UAC code

483850
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

4 years full-time.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 7.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 7.0

Find out more about IELTS.

Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 12337
CRICOS code: 039298M

Study physiotherapy at UON

A flexible career helping others.

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 might work in a hospital to develop exercise programs for older clients with movement disorders. You could find yourself on a sports field supporting athletes’ mobility and treating injuries. Or you could choose to specialise in child development, helping children and adolescents reach important development milestones through individualised programs.

Why study with us?

  • Our graduates get jobs: 100% of our physiotherapy students from 2015 secured employment within four months of graduating.
  • Learn from research leaders: UON is a global leader in medical and health science research, keeping you on the forefront of breaking research discoveries.
  • World-class facilities: Hone your skills using our quality on-campus laboratories outfitted with modern physiotherapy equipment.
  • Hands-on experience: Gain 1,000+ hours of significant real-world experience through clinical placements in public and private centres. You may also have the opportunity to travel overseas for an international placement.
  • Tick the boxes for professional registration with the Australian Practitioner Health Regulation Agency (APHRA).

UON physiotherapy student massaging a patient's back.

Health and Medicine Scholarships: Find out about our scholarships for international and domestic scholarships

100% Employed ? within four months of graduating
1,000+ hours ? of clinical placement
ERA 5 ? well above world standard for health and medicine research

What you will study

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. You will:

  • Learn about the movement and function of the human body, gaining the medical skills to help patients overcome movement disorders caused by injuries, disease or disability.
  • Gain professional physiotherapy skills through case-based training and interactive team work activities designed to help you become a creative thinker and self-directed learner.
  • Learn exceptional communication and interpersonal skills needed to work one-on-one with patients as a physiotherapist.
  • Develop critical research skills that will set you in good stead for life-long learning in the field of physiotherapy.

Areas of study include:

  • advanced anatomy and physiology
  • clinical physiotherapy studies
  • health promotion
  • community health
  • research methodology

All UON physiotherapy students graduate with Honours, giving you a distinct advantage when seeking employment. As part of the honours component you can choose from two study pathways.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what 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.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

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.

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Professional recognition

Professional recognition

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).

Practical experience

Practical experience

Professional placement

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:

  • community health centres
  • hospital outpatient clinics
  • hospital wards
  • private practices
  • rehabilitation units

You will also have access to quality physiotherapy educational facilities on-campus.