Department of Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Prosthetics and Orthotics
We are helping to optimise the health workforce, transform practice and enhance health and wellbeing for all.
Our courses prepare students for safe and effective entry-level practice, and registration with the relevant accreditation body.
Our students learn from academics who are also experienced clinicians and researchers.
We are improving health outcomes and engaging communities to promote wellbeing.
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Our industry partnerships give students the experience they need to become practice ready.
Our facilities give students the opportunity to hone their skills and prepare for practice.
We're Victoria’s number one choice for undergraduate physiotherapy.
Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), 2019, Application Statistics 2018/19 - Undergraduate
Real work settings
Learn in Victoria’s leading hospitals through our on-site clinical schools and work placements.
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Our research in human movement and sports science is rated 'well above world standard'.
Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018
Award for FitSkills
The FitSkills Partnership Project has won a Victorian Health Promotion Award for research.
Study with us
- Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours)
- Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Honours)
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
- Master of Physiotherapy Practice
- Master of Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy
- Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
- Endorsed Scheduled Medicines (ESM) Online Case Studies
- Podiatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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Graduate research in the Department of Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Prosthetics and Orthotics
Our graduate researchers make a positive impact on health and wellbeing in our communities and across the lifespan