Physiotherapy

Postgraduate Physiotherapy at La Trobe

Why study Postgraduate Physiotherapy?

Our postgraduate coursework programs are for:

Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

  • qualified and fully registered physiotherapy practitioners who want to advance and update their clinical knowledge in sports physiotherapy and musculoskeletal physiotherapy [Graduate Certificate/ Masters programs in Sports or Musculoskeletal]

Master of Physiotherapy Practice

  • graduates of a related discipline wanting to enter the field of physiotherapy [Master of Physiotherapy Practice program-graduate entry level program)

Career opportunities

Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Qualified physiotherapists who complete the Master of Sports or Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy may apply for the Australian Physiotherapy Association Sports or Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy title. This is a prerequisite for applying for most elite-level positions such as AFL, NRL, Australian Institute of Sport, Australian Olympic teams and senior positions in hospitals.

Master of Physiotherapy Practice

For those new to the discipline seeking an entry-level Masters qualification in physiotherapy, there is a strong demand for physiotherapists and you may expect to work in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, rehabilitation and community health centres, private practice, industrial clinics and specialist facilities. You may also work in education and research.


Courses

Local students

2015

Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Duration :
Up to 3 years part-time.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (February)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
This course is designed to help you develop advanced theoretical and applied skills in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, critical evaluation of literature and research design. We allow physiotherapists to do further training in your own time with minimum disruption to your work.
Prerequisite
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy or equivalent
- Full current Australian physiotherapy registration
- At least one year of physiotherapy experience
Fee amount
Indicative (2015): $19,110 per 120 credit points


PTY5PDM (cps) incurs no fees as students pay for the professional development courses that form part of the Graduate Certificate.
Costs
This course is only 60 credit points. Students only pay for PTY5SEE (15cps) and PTY5ACS (15cps) and the 2014 indicative fee $4,506 (60 credit points) (the 2015 fees will come into effect for subjects in which you enrol from January 2015). PTY5PDM (cps) incurs no fees as students pay for the professional development courses that form part of the Graduate Certificate.
Additional information
This course consists of two online subjects which focus on physiology and evidence based practice, and another subject (PTY5PDM) that requires students to complete 104 hours of external professional development courses. APA Spinal 1, Spinal 2 and Sports 1 are required courses to be completed as part of these 104 hours. These courses are not required to be completed before enrolling in this program. Please refer to the Full Course Details (La Trobe University Handbook) regarding details of the subjects. Minimum contact hours are six to eight hours per week per subject.

This course forms one year of the requirements of the Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy degree.
How to apply
Apply now to start this course in 2015. Applications close 31 October 2014.

Along with your online application, you will need to complete our Supplementary Form outlining previous studies and experience.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Graduate Certificate)Melbourne

Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy

Duration :
Up to 3 years part-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (February)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
This course gives graduate physiotherapists an opportunity to develop advanced theoretical and applied skills in sports physiotherapy, critical evaluation of relevant literature and research design. It also aims to allow physiotherapists to do further training in their own time with minimum disruption to their work.

Prerequisite
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy or equivalent
- Full current Australian physiotherapy registration
- At least two years of physiotherapy experience
Fee amount
Indicative (2015): $19,110 per 120 credit points.
Costs
This course is only 60 credit points. Students only pay for PTY5SEE (15cps) and PTY5ACS (15cps) and the 2014 indicative fee $4,506 (60 credit points) (the 2015 fees will come into effect for subjects in which you enrol from January 2015). PTY5PDS (15 credit points) incurs nil fees as students pay for the professional development courses that form part of the Graduate Certificate.
Additional information
This course consists of 2 online subjects which focus on physiology and evidence based practice, and another subject (PTY5PDS) that requires students to complete 104 hours of external professional development courses. APA Sports 1, Sports 2 and Spinal 1 are required courses to be completed as part of these 104 hours. These courses are not required to be completed before enrolling in this program. Please refer to the Full Course Details (La Trobe University Handbook) regarding details of the subjects. Minimum contact hours are six to eight hours per week per subject.

Course fees are based on 1 EFTSL fee $18,030 for 120 credit points of which the Graduate Certificate program is .5 EFTSL fee $9,015 for 60 credit points.
The Graduate Certificate forms year one of the Master of Sports Physiotherapy program.
Please note that the Master of Sports Physiotherapy requires the successful completion of the APA Level 3 Sports Course for the subject PTY5ASP. It is the student's responsibility to apply and be accepted into the Level 3 course by meeting the minimum criteria. Contact the Australian Physiotherapy Association directly for specific information and full entry criteria.
How to apply
Apply now to start this course in 2015. Applications close 31 October 2014.

You must also complete our Supplementary Form outlining previous studies and experience.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Sports Physiotherapy (Graduate Certificate)Melbourne

Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Duration :
Up to 2 years part-time
Semester starts :
See additional information
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
This course provides graduate physiotherapists with an opportunity to develop advanced clinical skills in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and aims to establish a standard of advanced clinical work and theory.
Professional recognition
This course meets the eligibility requirements for titled membership of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia, making you eligible for the title of Australian Physiotherapy Association Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.
Prerequisite
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy or equivalent
- Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy with a minimum B-grade course weighted average mean
- At least two years clinical experience in the musculoskeletal field
- Full current Australian physiotherapy registration
Fee amount
Indicative (2015): $32,490 per 120 credit points.
Costs
This course comprises the Graduate Certificate of 60 credit points and the Masters' subjects of 60 credit points. Students only pay for the Masters' subjects (60cps) PTY5CRP (15cps) and PTY5AMP (45cps) and the 2014 indicative fee $15,329 per 60 credit points (the 2015 fees will come into effect for subjects in which you enrol from January 2015).
Federal Police Check ($15 to $43) and Working with Children Check ($77, costs vary by the Australian state or territory of the application).
Accommodation and travel costs for the two-week University-based Clinical Reasoning for Physiotherapists PTY5CRP, and for the clinical placement subject PTY5AMP, may also be incurred and will vary according to venue.
Additional information
Semester starts in summer (February). Apply for the Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy initially as the Graduate Certificate course forms year one of this Master's program.
Students must complete the two-week University-based subject Clinical Reasoning for Physiotherapists (PTY5CRP Study Period - Summer 3, held in the first two weeks of February) before commencing the clinical placement subject PTY5AMP: Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice.
How to apply
Apply now to start this course in 2015. Applications close 31 October 2014.

You must also complete our Supplementary Form.
You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Master)Melbourne

Master of Physiotherapy Practice

Duration :
2 years full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (January)
Campus:
Bendigo
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
This course will give you a professional qualification in physiotherapy.
Physiotherapists assess and treat patients with temporary or long-term physical injuries, movement disorders or disabilities, aiming to achieve the highest possible degree of recovery, activity, participation and quality of life. Physiotherapists may work independently or as members of healthcare teams. They are active in the prevention of illness and injury and in the promotion of health. They are also involved in clinical research, movement rehabilitation, ergonomics and the management of healthcare organisations.

Following a preparatory subject in the summer semester (Jan-Feb), in the first
semester you will develop clinical reasoning, assessment and treatment skills in the core areas of cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapy across a lifespan. This is followed by 18 months of integrated theory and clinical practice subjects, when you will be primarily located in the clinical environment.

The clinical practice and theory subjects extend outside official University semester dates. The course fosters small-group learning to master the practical aspects of physiotherapy practice. You will be given the
opportunity to assess and treat patients in hospitals and other clinical settings under the supervision of a qualified clinician.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Professional recognition
Graduates are eligible for registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.
Prerequisite
Bachelor's degree completed within the past five years with a minimum GPA of 5.5 out of 7. Applicants who completed their degree more than 5 years ago may be considered on the basis of postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience.

Applicants must also have completed tertiary-level subjects in regional musculoskeletal anatomy (upper and lower limb, pelvis, spine and thorax, head and neck), neuro-anatomy, physiology (including exercise physiology) and biomechanics.

Completed tertiary-level subjects in pathophysiology, psychology, pharmacology, evidence-based practice, research methods or statistics, determinants of health, human movement, communication or education are also desirable.
Fee amount
Indicative (2015): $30,940 per 120 credit points.
Costs
You'll need to obtain the following:
National Police check: A$15.50 annually
Immunisations: approximately A$500
Working with Children Check: no fee.
Practical books: A$100
Student name badge: A$15
Clinical shirt: A$40
Stethoscope: A$110
Goniometer: A$20.

Textbooks are optional. You can purchase books and equipment from any supplier, however the clinical shirt must be purchased from La Trobe University.

Students are also required to register with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia annually (no fee), and encouraged to complete a First Aid Level II course (not conducted by La Trobe University) approximately A$160.

All equipment purchases remain your personal property. Accommodation and travel costs for clinical placements may also be incurred and will vary according to the venue. Note the quoted costs are approximate only and subject to change.
Additional information
La Trobe graduates are given first preference when applying for this program. Graduates who meet minimum requirements of a WAM of 65 per cent and relevant prerequisites will be eligible to apply.

This course commences in January 2015 with the summer semester subject (PTY3GEP) Graduate-Entry Preparation for Master of Physiotherapy Practice (from Weeks 2-7) held at the Melbourne Campus prior to Semester 1 (March) 2015.

To enable clinical placements, you will be registered as a student, at no cost, with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia. Prior to clinical placements, you may be required to provide evidence of your immunisation history. Students must comply with the Clinical and Professional Placements policy.
How to apply
Apply now to start this course in 2015. Applications close 31 October 2014.

You must also complete and provide with your online application before the closing date:

- the Supplementary Form outlining your subjects completed to meet the pre-requisite subjects, along with all documents requested
- the handbook entries (subject outlines) for each subject listed on the Supplementary Form
- Certified copies of transcripts (incomplete/complete) which must include a grading schema (results interpretation) page; and,
- a Personal Statement (250 words).

Outstanding results for Semester 2 2014 are required to be submitted by 10 December 2014 to be considered for selection. Late applications will not be considered.

Prior learning and work experience may include: health professional paid work, sport or fitness industry paid work, other relevant personal and professional experience or voluntary work.

To help you complete your application, please view the Self-Assessment Checklist.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Physiotherapy Practice (Master)Melbourne
Physiotherapy Practice (Master)Bendigo

Master of Sports Physiotherapy

Duration :
1-2 years part-time
Semester starts :
See additional information
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
This course provides graduate physiotherapists with an opportunity to develop advanced clinical skills in sports physiotherapy.
Professional recognition
This course meets the eligibility requirements for titled membership the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), making you eligible for the title of APA Sports Physiotherapist.
Prerequisite
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy or equivalent
- Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy with at least a B-grade course weighted average mean
- At least three years of clinical experience in the sports field
- Full current Australian physiotherapy registration.
Fee amount
Indicative (2015): $34,430 per 120 credit points.
Costs
This course comprises the Graduate Certificate of 60 credit points and the Masters' subjects of 60 credit points. Students only pay for the Masters' subjects (60cps) PTY5CRP (15cps) and PTY5APS (30 cps) and the 2014 indicative fee $12,183 per 60 credit points (the 2015 fees will come into effect for subjects in which you enrol from January 2015). PTY5ASP (15cps) incurs nil fees as students are required to pay for the APA Level 3 Sports course directly to APA.
You'll need to pay for the APA Level 3 Sports Physiotherapy course, which is a mandatory part of the Master of Sports Physiotherapy for the subject PTY5ASP. It's your responsibility to apply and be accepted into the Level 3 course by meeting the minimum criteria. Contact the Australian Physiotherapy Association directly for specific information and full entry criteria. A National/Federal Police Certificate ($15-$43) and Working with Children Check ($77, costs vary depending on the state or territory of application).
Accommodation and travel costs for the two-week University-based Clinical Reasoning for Physiotherapists PTY5CRP and for the clinical placement subject PTY5APS may also be incurred and will vary according to venue.
Additional information
Semester starts in summer (February). Apply for the Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy initially as the Graduate Certificate course forms year one of this Master's program. Students must complete the two-week University-based subject Clinical Reasoning for Physiotherapists (PTY5CRP Study Period - Summer 3, held in the first two weeks of February) before commencing the clinical placement subject PTY5APS Advanced Practice in Sports Physiotherapy.

The Master of Sports Physiotherapy requires the successful completion of the APA Level 3 Sports Course for the subject PTY5ASP. It is the student's responsibility to apply and be accepted into the Level 3 course by meeting the minimum criteria.

Contact the Australian Physiotherapy Association directly for specific information and full entry criteria.
How to apply
Apply now to start this course in 2015. Applications close 31 October 2014.

You must also complete our Supplementary Form outlining previous studies and experience.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Sports Physiotherapy (Master)Melbourne

Master of Sports Physiotherapy / Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Duration :
Minimum 3 years part-time
Semester starts :
See additional information
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
This course provides graduate physiotherapists with opportunities to develop advanced clinical and practical skills in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and sports physiotherapy.
Professional recognition
Graduates are eligible for the titles APA Sports Physiotherapist and APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.
Prerequisite
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy or equivalent
- Full current Australian physiotherapy registration
- Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy with at least a B-grade course weighted average mean and at least two years of clinical experience in the musculoskeletal field OR Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy with at least a B-grade course weighted average mean and at least three years of clinical experience in sports physiotherapy
Fee amount
Indicative (2015): $ 33,470 per 120 credit points.
Costs
You'll need to pay for the APA Level 3 Sports Physiotherapy course, which is a mandatory part of the Master of Sports Physiotherapy for the subject PTY5ASP.

It's your responsibility to apply and be accepted into the Level 3 course by meeting the minimum criteria. Contact the Australian Physiotherapy Association directly for specific information and full entry criteria.

National/Federal Police Certificate ($15-$43) and Working with Children Check ($77 - costs dependent on state) will be required.
Accommodation and travel costs for the two-week University-based Clinical Reasoning for Physiotherapists PTY5CRP and for the clinical placement subjects PTY5AMP and PTY5APS may also be incurred and will vary according to venue.

Additional information
Semester starts in summer (February). Apply for the Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal or Sports Physiotherapy program initially as these courses forms year one of this Master's program. The graduate certificate stream determines which Master's program you will complete first.
Students must complete the two-week University-based subject Clinical Reasoning for Physiotherapists (PTY5CRP Study Period - Summer 3, held in the first two weeks of February) before commencing any of the clinical placement subjects: PTY5APS Advanced Practice in Sports Physiotherapy andPTY5AMP: Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice.

The Master of Sports Physiotherapy requires the successful completion of the APA Level 3 Sports Course for the subject PTY5ASP. It is the student's responsibility to apply and be accepted into the Level 3 course by meeting the minimum criteria. Contact the Australian Physiotherapy Association directly for specific information and full entry criteria.
How to apply
Apply now to start this course in 2015. Applications close 31 October 2014.

You must also complete our Supplementary Form outlining previous studies and experience.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Sports Physiotherapy/Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (Master)Melbourne

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

International students

2015

Master of Physiotherapy Practice (062798K)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
January
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
32 600
Campus
Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
This course will give you a professional qualification in physiotherapy.
Physiotherapists assess and treat patients with temporary or long-term physical injuries, movement disorders or disabilities, aiming to achieve the highest possible degree of recovery, activity, participation and quality of life. Physiotherapists may work independently or as members of healthcare teams. They are active in the prevention of illness and injury and in the promotion of health. They are also involved in clinical research, movement rehabilitation, ergonomics and the management of healthcare organisations.

Following a preparatory subject in the summer semester (Jan-Feb), in the first
semester you will develop clinical reasoning, assessment and treatment skills in the core areas of cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapy across a lifespan. This is followed by 18 months of integrated theory and clinical practice subjects, when you will be primarily located in the clinical environment.

The clinical practice and theory subjects extend outside official University semester dates. The course fosters small-group learning to master the practical aspects of physiotherapy practice. You will be given the
opportunity to assess and treat patients in hospitals and other clinical settings under the supervision of a qualified clinician.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 7.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - A minimum score of 600 with a score of 6 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - A minimum score of 94 with a minimum for SLR 24; W27;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B (EFS PG2A 75 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 72 with no communicative skill score less than 68.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of A or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A grade of B or higher.

or approved international equivalent.

Please note the Physiotherapy Board of Australias Standard for English Language proficiency to register as a physiotherapist in Australia is an IELTS of 7.0 overall, with a minimum score of 7.0 in all components (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking), or a minimum OET score of A or B in every component, achieved at the one sitting. The test must be taken no longer than 2 years prior to applying for registration. Please read the .
Academic entry requirements
You must have a relevant Bachelors degree equivalent to an Australian Bachelors degree, completed in the past five years
(or subsequent postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience) with a minimum grade average of 70 per cent. Relevant studies include essential prerequisite subjects in regional musculoskeletal anatomy (upper and lower limb, pelvis, spine and thorax, head and neck), neuro-anatomy, physiology (including
exercise physiology) and biomechanics. Desirable prerequisite subjects include pathophysiology, psychology, pharmacology,
evidence-based practice, research methods or statistics, determinants of health, human movement, communication or education. Evidence of completed prerequisites (e.g. handbook entries/subject outlines for essential and desirable prerequisite subjects) and supplementary information must be submitted with
applications.
Additional costs
You'll need to obtain the following:
National Police check: A$15.50 annually
Immunisations: approximately A$500
Working with Children Check: no fee.
Practical books: A$100
Student name badge: A$15
Clinical shirt: A$40
Stethoscope: A$110
Goniometer: A$20.

Textbooks are optional. You can purchase books and equipment from any supplier, however the clinical shirt must be purchased from La Trobe University.

Students are also required to register with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia annually (no fee), and encouraged to complete a First Aid Level II course (not conducted by La Trobe University) approximately A$160.

All equipment purchases remain your personal property. Accommodation and travel costs for clinical placements may also be incurred and will vary according to the venue. Note the quoted costs are approximate only and subject to change.
Additional information
The University reserves the right to not have an intake into the program in some years.

This course commences in January 2015 with the summer semester subject (PTY3GEP) Graduate-Entry Preparation for Master of Physiotherapy Practice (from weeks two to seven) held at the Melbourne Campus prior to Semester 1 (March) 2015. This preparatory subject aims to help you develop foundation
knowledge and skills, which will serve as a basis for your physiotherapy studies.
Applicants must also submit a Supplementary Form.

You must also complete and provide with your application :

- the Supplementary Form outlining your subjects completed to meet the pre-requisite subjects, along with all documents requested;
- the Handbook entries (Subject Outlines) for each subject listed on the Supplementary Form;
- Certified copies of transcripts (incomplete/complete) which must include a grading schema (results interpretation) page; and,
- Personal Statement (250 words)

2014 indicative course fees total $69,275 for 255cps.

Year 1 fees total $36,675 for 135 credit points and Year 2 fees total $32,600 for 120 credit points. Year 2 fees will not normally rise above 7% per annum.

Canadian applicants will need to undertake extra clinical hours in order to be eligible for registration in their home country. Contact La Trobe International to obtain full details.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Professional recognition
After completion of the course, you will be eligible for registration in Australia with the Physiotherapy Registration Board of Australia. Registration is an essential prerequisite for practise as a physiotherapist in Australia.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
Physiotherapy Practice (Master)Melbourne
Physiotherapy Practice (Master)Bendigo

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Further Course Information

Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (for qualified physiotherapists with full Australian physiotherapy registration)

Please note that the Sports and Musculoskeletal courses are only available to students having Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency and hold full current physiotherapy registration in Australia with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. (www.ahpra.gov.au).

Our programs in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy have run since 1983 and attract qualified practitioners from around Australia.  The high standard of physiotherapy post-graduate educators and course flexibility contribute to La Trobe’s reputation as being an industry leader in Australia.

Our programs are designed to allow qualified and fully registered physiotherapists with Australian residency to undertake flexible post-graduate education in their own time with minimal disruption to their work and family life.  Presenters on our courses include Olympic, AIS, AFL physiotherapists as well as APA titled and specialist Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists.

Commence your study with online learning & professional development in the graduate certificate programs to develop advanced theoretical/applied physiotherapy skills and to develop skills in research, specifically in critical evaluation of literature and research. 

Then progress to the masters programs to achieve advanced skills and achieve a standard of advanced clinical work and theory to meet the eligibility requirements for APA titled Specialist Sports and/or Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.

Sports and Muscoskeletal Physiotherapy placements

In the Master of Sports Physiotherapy, you will complete 100 hours of clinical placements with APA sports physiotherapists with some placements available in elite sporting teams. If you are studying the Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, you will complete 160 hours of clinical placements in hospital outpatient departments under APA musculoskeletal physiotherapists. In the Master of Physiotherapy Practice graduate-entry course, you will complete 30 weeks of full-time clinical experience in a range of healthcare settings.

Sports and Musculoskeletal Special prerequisites

Completion of a Physiotherapy degree and full Australian physiotherapy registration.

Further Information

Please note that the Sports and Musculoskeletal courses are only available to students having Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency and hold full current physiotherapy registration in Australia with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. (www.ahpra.gov.au). 

Contact our course coordinators:

Sports Courses:
Dr Henry Wajswelner FACP
APA Specialist Sports Physiotherapist
APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
T: + 61 3 9479 5857  E: h.wajswelner@latrobe.edu.au

Musculoskeletal Courses:
Edmund Leahy, APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
T: + 61 3 9479 5857 E: e.leahy@latrobe.edu.au

Master of Physiotherapy Practice (graduate entry level program)

This course is an entry level physiotherapy program designed to allow students with a first degree to obtain a professional qualification in physiotherapy.

Am I eligible to apply? Complete the Self Assessment Checklist [PDF 194KB]

I have questions?  Read our Frequently Asked Questions

International Applicants: How to apply for International applicants

Alternative Pathways

If you are not offered a place in the graduate-entry Masters program you may apply through VTAC:

  • for the four-year combined Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Physiotherapy Practice course.
  • for the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree majoring in Anatomy and Physiology and meet the entry academic requirements of GPA 5.5 out of 7 in the program and successfully complete the essential pre-requisite tertiary level subjects.

Physiotherapy placements

Clinical placements are an important part of our programs. In the Master of Physiotherapy Practice graduate-entry course, you will complete 30 weeks of full-time clinical experience in a range of healthcare settings. The clinical practice and theory subjects extend outside normal University semesters.

Overseas study opportunities

Please note: overseas study options are unavailable for international students in this program, due to requirements to fulfill physiotherapy registration criteria in Australia.

How to apply

There are specific application requirements when applying for the Master of Physiotherapy Practice course. Due to the demand and popularity of the course, preassessment of applications is not possible.  Please attend Open Day on Sunday 25 August 2013 to obtain information about the 2014 program.  Visit the Open Day web site to find out more.

Faculty of Health Sciences
1300 135 045
health@latrobe.edu.au

Find out about the experiences of one of our students.

Victoria Kahn

One of the main positives about the course is that the delivery is flexible, allowing students to continue to work.

Ms Victoria Kahn, Health Sciences

About the academic staff

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