Physiotherapy - M3002

Physiotherapy

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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At a glance

ATAR

97.35 Note Lowest Selection Rank to which an offer was made
91.65 Note Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made

*Conditions apply for the Monash Guarantee.

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Peninsula: Full time
Duration
  • 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.

Enriching work placements

“The placements I've completed in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy have given me the skills, exposure and confidence to know that a hospital environment will be the perfect place for my personal and professional development as a graduate.” Charlotte, Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Learning through doing

“I’ve loved every aspect of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy. The course combines learning through lectures with more practical, hands-on classes. We are able to apply what we learn in lectures to real-life physiotherapy-related situations.” Isabella, Bachelor of Physiotherapy

“Monash’s Bachelor of Physiotherapy was an easy first preference because I’d heard such good things about the course, from both graduates and current students who I spoke to at Open Day. 

I’ve enjoyed being taught by passionate people who are leaders in their fields.” Josiah, Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

ATAR requirements

ATAR

97.35 Note Lowest Selection Rank to which an offer was made
91.65 Note Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made

*Conditions apply for the Monash Guarantee.

Subject prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

Australian VCE subjects

English
Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English other than EAL

Maths
N/A

Sciences/Other
Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematical Methods (Any), Specialist Mathematics or Physics

IB subjects

English
At least 5 in English SL or 4 in English HL or 6 in English B SL or 5 in English B HL

Maths
N/A

Sciences/Other
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

Applicants will not be admitted to this course solely on the basis of a VET qualification.

This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

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

University: Applicants must have completed a minimum of one year of full time study (48 points) of a recognised university degree; and must have at least a distinction 70% average across all their studies. This is a minimum requirement. Admissions to this course is competitive and applicants may need to meet a higher requirement to be considered for a place.

Multiple pathways to this course

Applicants who have successfully completed Year 12 are eligible to apply for this course.

Applicants with no formal secondary or tertiary qualifications are not eligible to apply for this course. This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

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...

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.

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 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.

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.

Self assess for credit eligibility

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

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$9359

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

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

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$42,400

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. 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.