La Trobe University

Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy

Overview

Start dates
Semester 1 (March)
Duration
Up to 3 years part-time
Fees and costs
$23,400 per 120 credit points* (students only complete 60 credit points) * The tuition fee La Trobe will charge you for undertaking the course in 2018 is $5,850. The course requires completion of 60 credit points. The subject PTY5PDS (30 credit points) incurs no La Trobe tuition fees as this content involves external development courses that are not delivered by the university. You will need to pay for the costs incurred for these external professional development courses (approximately between $5,800 - $9,418 in 2017) and any associated travel/accommodation costs.

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. The flexible design of this course allows students to continue clinical work while studying.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

- Bachelor of Physiotherapy or equivalent
- Full current Australian physiotherapy registration
- At least two years of sports clinical physiotherapy experience

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Career outcomes

Physiotherapists are employed in a wide variety of settings, including private practice, general hospitals, rehabilitation centres, community health centres, industrial clinics and specialist centres. Physiotherapists assist both male and female patients with a wide variety of disorders and across the life span. Opportunities also exist in physiotherapy education and in research.

Fees and costs

Course fees

$23,400 per 120 credit points* (students only complete 60 credit points) * The tuition fee La Trobe will charge you for undertaking the course in 2018 is $5,850. The course requires completion of 60 credit points. The subject PTY5PDS (30 credit points) incurs no La Trobe tuition fees as this content involves external development courses that are not delivered by the university. You will need to pay for the costs incurred for these external professional development courses (approximately between $5,800 - $9,418 in 2017) and any associated travel/accommodation costs.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Applications for Semester 1, 2019 will open later this year.

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See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: