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Strengthen your future with a physiotherapy degree at UniSQ. Graduate career-ready with strong employment opportunities and industry connections.

Physiotherapists help manage pain, prevent injury, assist with rehabilitation and generally support people of all ages to increase mobility and quality of life. From working with athletes, to aged care, to women’s health, or even research – there is opportunity for a diverse and rewarding career helping people from all walks of life.  

As a new degree, UniSQ’s Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) incorporates contemporary practices, hands-on training in a state-of-the-art simulated hospital environment, and industry placements, to gain the skills to help others move easier with less pain and more confidence. 

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What practical skills will I develop when studying a Physiotherapy degree at UniSQ?

When you undertake a Physiotherapy degree at UniSQ, you'll embark on a journey of hands-on learning and practical skill development. Our Physiotherapy courses are designed to equip you with a comprehensive understanding of physiotherapy practices, blending theoretical knowledge with real-world application. Key skills you will acquire include:

  • advanced techniques in pain management and injury prevention.
  • rehabilitation methods and patient mobility enhancement.
  • holistic patient care approaches across diverse demographics.
  • proficiency in using state-of-the-art physiotherapy equipment and technology. 
Why choose to study Physiotherapy at UniSQ?

Here at UniSQ, we pride ourselves on giving students access to industry-leading tools, theory and teachers. We believe in fostering the passion of our students in an inclusive, supportive and flexible environment. Whether you want to study physiotherapy on-campus or undertake physio uni courses online in Australia, you have the freedom to create a tailor-made learning experience for yourself. Some key benefits of studying physiotherapy at UniSQ include:

  • strong industry connections offering extensive career opportunities.
  • emphasis on practical, hands-on training in simulated environments.
  • comprehensive curriculum covering all facets of physiotherapy.
  • expert faculty committed to nurturing the next generation of physiotherapists.

When you study our Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) you will be recognised by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (PBA) and will be eligible to apply for registration through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) to practice physiotherapy within Australia. 

How does studying Physiotherapy prepare you for hands-on patient care?

Our Physiotherapy courses at UniSQ are designed to prepare you for the realities of patient care. This includes:

  • developing empathetic patient engagement skills.
  • training in real-life scenarios through simulated hospital environments.
  • comprehensive understanding of patient assessment and treatment planning.
  • building confidence in clinical decision-making and patient management. 
What are the entry requirements to studying Physiotherapy at UniSQ?

Entry requirements generally involve achieving a satisfactory Physiotherapy ATAR Score or holding equivalent vocational education and training (VET) qualifications or relevant work experience. The exact Physiotherapy ATAR score and qualifications required vary depending on the education provider you choose to study with. Proficiency in English and participation in clinical placements may also be necessary, depending on the degree you choose to study.

We know that everyone has a different path to university, so we offer many pathways to studying Physiotherapy. Whether you just graduated year 12, have taken a break from study, or have VET, TAFE, or other relevant qualifications, we can guide you through the process to end up in your dream career. Browse our pathway program for more information. 

What are the opportunities for practical experience in UniSQ’s Physiotherapy courses?

UniSQ offers a wealth of opportunities for practical experience to students pursuing a Physiotherapy degree. These physiotherapy university experiences are crucial in preparing students for real-world scenarios in healthcare.

One of the key components within our Physiotherapy courses is industry placements, which allow you to work in diverse healthcare settings, gaining firsthand experience and understanding of different patient care environments. This also include community health projects, where you will use the skills you have learnt to help real people in the community. UniSQ also provides training in environments that simulate real-life medical situations. These simulations are great for you to practice your skills in a place that feels like a real hospital or clinic but is a controlled learning environment.  

What are the career opportunities for graduates with Physiotherapy degrees?

Graduating with a physiotherapy degree from UniSQ can lead to a range of physiotherapist career options, including:

  • clinical physiotherapist
  • specialist in rehabilitation
  • paediatric physiotherapist
  • research roles
  • educational and academic positions
  • occupational health and safety advisors
  • sports physiotherapists

When you study Physiotherapy at university you will be opening up many career opportunities both within Australia and across the globe.

Are flexible study options available?
UniSQ understands the need for flexibility in our Nursing and Allied Health Physiotherapy courses. We provide a range of study options to cater to diverse needs, including on-campus, external, and online learning formats depending on the  physio uni course you choose. Whether you prefer to study your degree part-time or full-time, we offer the flexibility to balance your education with other commitments. 

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