Master of Science in Physiotherapy


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Course Overview

You will build on your existing knowledge of exercise science. Through coursework and clinical learning in the core areas of physiotherapy practice, you will develop the advanced clinical science and physiotherapy skills and knowledge needed for entry-level clinical physiotherapy practice. You will also develop an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to professional physiotherapy practice. You will learn how to use current research findings and your clinical reasoning and decision making skills to apply creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice. Download Course Catalog.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
PHTY 501 Foundations of Physiotherapy I: Fundamentals of Communication, Movement & Exercise 6
PHTY 502 Health Sciences Research Discovery II 6
PHTY 503 Theory, Practice & Research: Musculoskeletal Phty – Lower Limb 6
PHTY 504 Foundations of Physiotherapy III: Practice & Management 6
PHTY 505 Theory, Practice & Research: Musculoskeletal Phty – Upper Limb 6
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credit
PHTY 511 Foundations of Physiotherapy II: Fundamentals of Examination & Measurement 6
PHTY 512 Theory, Practice & Research: Musculoskeletal Phty – Lumbar Spine 6
PHTY 513 Theory, Practice & Research: Musculoskeletal Phty – Cervical & Thoracic Spine 6
PHTY 514 Practice & Research in Physiotherapy Across the Lifespan 1 6
PHTY 515 PHealth Promotion and Preventative Practice in Physiotherapy 6
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
PHTY 601 Theory, Practice & Research: Cardiothoracic Physiotherapy 6
PHTY 602 Clinical Practice & Professional Studies – Intro Musculoskeletal & Acute Care 6
PHTY 603 Theory, Practice & Research: Phty across the Lifespan 2 6
PHTY 604 Theory, Practice & Research: Neurological Phty 6
PHTY 605 Clinical Practice & Professional Issues 1 6
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
PHTY 611 Clinical Practice & Professional Issues 3 5
PHTY 612 Clinical Practice & Professional Issues 4 5
PHTY 613 Integrative Practice and Professional Iss 5
PHTY 614 Entrepreneurship 5
PHTY 615 Master Thesis 10


Career Opportunities

Physiotherapists find work in hospitals, private practices, the defense force, aged care facilities, community health, schools and sporting teams, both domestically and internationally. You may also be employed in research or teaching positions, or as a consultant to industry and government bodies.


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