Master of Sports Physiotherapy / Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
This course provides graduate physiotherapists with opportunities to develop advanced clinical and practical skills in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and sports physiotherapy.
- 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
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.
Graduates of this double degree are usually highly sought after in private practice, hospitals, rehabilitation centres, health clinics and sporting organisations.
Graduates of the Master of Sports Physiotherpay/Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy may apply for membership and the titles of APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and APA Sports Physiotherapist with the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). Membership and titling may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant body for details.
Fees and costs
$40,000 per 120 credit points* *The tuition fee La Trobe will charge you for undertaking the course in 2018 is $29,475. This does not include tuition fees for the Graduate Certificate subjects. If you have completed the Graduate Certificate in Sports or Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, you are only required to complete the last 135 credit points of the double Masters program. The subject PTY5ASP (15 credit points) incurs no La Trobe tuition fees as this content is not delivered by the university. You will need to complete the Level 3 Sports Course at a cost of approximately $2,500 in 2018. The professional development subject (PTY5PDM or PTY5PDS: 30 credit points) incurs no La Trobe subject fees as this content is not delivered by the university. You will need to pay the external providers directly for professional development courses. 2017 approximate cost to complete external courses is $4709.
In addition, you will also incur accommodation, travel costs and food expenses for the two-week University-based PTY5CRP subject. You may also incur costs for Clinical Placements, cost will vary according to venue. Students must have a valid Police Certificate $17.00 - $42.00 and have a Working with Children Check (no charge). A First Aid II Certificate and/or CPR assessment may be required (AUD$160). Please note this course is not conducted by La Trobe University. A schedule of mandatory immunisations maybe required, the costs of which may vary depending on previous immunisation history, approximately AUD$250 -AUD$500.
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
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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: