Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will complete the Australian Physiotherapy Association Level 3 Sports Physiotherapy course. This 50-hour course incorporates theoretical and practical elements of diagnosis and management of sport injuries. The Department of Physiotherapy has no involvement in selection of applicants into the APA course and it is your responsibility to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria, and to apply and be accepted into the course.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHenry Wajswelner

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must pass (PTY5SEE & PTY5ACS & PTY5PDS) or (PTY5LSE and PTY5PSM and PTY5PDS) and must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HMSPH - Master of Sports Physiotherapy or HZSPMP - Master of Sports Physiotherapy/Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy or HZSPMY - Master of Sports Physiotherapy/Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsMust pass HCSP - Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy with a minimum B grade course WAM.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A


A list of readings is provided by the convenors of the APA Level 3 Sports Course.

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A






Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Students will know about the latest advances in sports physiotherapy , the causes and prevention of sports injuries at the elite level.
02. Students will be able to demonstrate advanced handling skills in assessing and treating injured athletes.
03. Students will be able to devise a comprehensive management plan for return to competition for an injured elite athlete.
04. Students will be able to demonstrate clinical expertise and continued professional commitment to the development of sports physiotherapy practice.
05. Students will be able to demonstrate the use of reliable and valid outcome measures to evaluate the effectiveness of sports physiotherapy.
06. Students will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of biomedical, behavioural and clinical sciences in the specialty of sports physiotherapy.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Off Campus


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHenry Wajswelner

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 0 - 0
One 50.00 h block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
"50 hours of face to face learning activities as part of the Australian Physiotherapy Association Level 3 Sports Physiotherapy course. Online learning resources and optional discussion forums."


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 3-hour written APA examAssessed externally by the APA. Hurdle requirement: a certificate of satisfactory completion is required to achieve a pass in this subject.