Physiotherapy - M3002


Bachelor degree (honours)

Get the best physiotherapy training and equip yourself to flourish in one of the most versatile and in-demand of the healthcare professions, with the Monash Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours).

This course gives you a high-quality academic education, intensive training in relevant clinical environments, and the chance to study with expert physiotherapists and leading researchers.

You will acquire the knowledge and skills you need to practice as a physiotherapist, using exercise, movement analysis, manual therapy and specialist techniques to restore, improve and promote health.

The course will prepare you for a range of career opportunities, working independently or as part of a team of healthcare professionals.

The focus of the early part of the course is on the conditions for which people typically seek physiotherapy. You will study biomedical and behavioural sciences ranging over Anatomy, Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychology, Radiology and Sociology. In doing so, you'll lay the foundations for physiotherapy practice and research, using a problem-based and patient-centred approach to learning.

In the later years you move to the clinical setting, where your knowledge and skills are put to practice in the delivery of physiotherapy services under the supervision of experienced physiotherapists. This clinical education may occur in a diversity of settings, including metropolitan and rural health services.

Your skills will be developed through small-group learning, with some time each semester spent working with students enrolled in other health-science courses (e.g. occupational therapy, nursing, paramedic practice, medical imaging, nutrition and dietetics, social work) enabling you to experience interdisciplinary service delivery and inter-professional education.

You will learn from highly trained and experienced physiotherapists who are skilled in education and research, and gain exposure to areas in which you could later specialise, such as cardiorespiratory, gerontology, paediatrics, neurology or musculoskeletal care.

Once registered with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia, you'll be on your way to a challenging and rewarding career working in public and private hospitals, health centres, sports medicine clinics, maternity hospitals, rehabilitation centres, aged-care facilities and private practices, as well as in health promotion, education, management and research.

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Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

  • On-campus at Peninsula: Full time
  • 4 years (full time)
Start date First Semester (February)
Qualification Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
Course Handbook

Hear Monash graduate Chris share details of his career as a professional physiotherapist who works with the Collingwood Football Club.

“The course not only teaches you the ins and outs of the human body, but also helps you to build confidence and develop a unique set of life skills. The physiotherapy students are a tight knit group, like a family, which also gives you a great opportunity to make some long lasting friendships.” Natasha, Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements


Equivalent Australian Year 12


All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

English Maths Sciences/Other
Australian VCE subjects Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English other than EAL N/A Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematical Methods (Any), Specialist Mathematics or Physics
IB At least 5 in English SL or 4 in English HL or 6 in English B SL or 5 in English B HL N/A At least 4 in Standard Level (SL) or 3 in Higher Level (HL) in two of: Biology, Chemistry, Further Mathematics (HL only), Mathematics or Physics

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

Non-School leaver requirements

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

University: Applicants will be assessed considering their entire academic record including GPA and interview. Non Year 12 applicants must also meet the Year 12 prerequisite subjects either at Year 12 level or equivalent tertiary studies.

Successful completion of two semesters  (Semester 1 & 2) of tertiary studies in the prerequisite VCE subjects at a recognised tertiary institution would be considered comparable to VCE success in those subjects.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Extra requirements for domestic applicants:

Shortlisted applicants will be required to undertake an interview. Only applicants who have included Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) in their VTAC preferences by the close of VTAC  timely applications  will be eligible to be considered for this course. The course cannot be added to an applicant's VTAC preferences list after this date.

Shortlisted applicants must be available to attend interview at the designated time to remain eligible for an offer. Offers to attend interview will be emailed to eligible applicants in mid-December. Interviews will be held in January.

Extra requirements for all applicants:

National Police Check, Working With Children Check & Immunisation: Successful applicants must satisfy the immunisation requirements specified by the Faculty, complete a National Police Check each year before undertaking clinical placements and hold a valid Working with Children Check. Failure to hold satisfactory checks may result in students being unable to complete this course.

A level 2 first aid certificate is a requirement, but will be incorporated as part of the first year curriculum.


Domestic applicants

Monash University requires shortlisted applicants to undertake an interview. Monash conducts a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) process in January. Interviews are offered based on applicants’ academic results.

Physiotherapy must be listed on VTAC preferences by the close of timely applications to be eligible for interview consideration. Applicants must be available to attend an interview in person during the dates specified.

Only applicants who complete required pre-requisite study and an interview will remain eligible for an offer.

International applicants

Monash University requires shortlisted applicants to undertake an interview. Monash conducts a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) process in Melbourne, in late November.

Interviews are offered based on applicants’ academic results. Offshore international applications are direct to Monash University prior to the end of September.

International applicants completing Year 12 or equivalent in Australia must apply via VTAC by the timely application deadline. Interviews for all international applicants are held in Melbourne, in November.

Alternative entry pathways

Multiple pathways to this course

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course. More about special admissions schemes...

Making the application

Future students

Note: Please make sure you read the extra requirements before you apply.

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should only made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre. We don't take any direct applications.

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Note Please note: The fee information displayed is based on the 2017 rates and should only be used as a guide.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:


We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

The course develops through five themes that combine to underpin physiotherapy practice.