Physiotherapy - M3002

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

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

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (International students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

At the time of enrolment in a course at Monash University, you must be at least 17 years of age.

View all minimum age requirements.

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score. Most Monash faculties generally use your most recent studies for admission however other guidelines may apply where your prior qualification may be considered.

Entry requirements for each qualification level are as follows and are to be used as a guide only as there are limited places available in this course:

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to satisfy English entry requirements in one of the following ways:

If you do not meet the above English proficiency test scores, consider Monash English Bridging. Some Monash courses however do not accept Monash English Bridging.

The English measures outlined above must be completed within 2 years prior to the Monash course commencement date (other time limitations may apply as outlined in the Monash University Procedure). If you have completed several measures of English proficiency over a period of time, the highest valid measure will be accepted.

Monash University reserve the right to ask students to complete an English proficiency test to meet English course requirements upon request.

Further information can be located at English language requirements.

All Monash University undergraduate courses require you to have previously studied and achieved required Australian level standards in certain specific subject known as prerequisite subjects.

You must satisfy the following prerequisite subject requirements for this course:

Meeting prerequisite subject requirements from other international qualifications:

You can still meet the above prerequisite subject requirements if you have completed other international qualifications. These subjects will be assessed on a case by case basis when you apply.

Extra Requirements

Alternative pathways

If you don't satisfy the requirements for direct entry consider these pathway options.

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

Making the application

Future students

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

Semester one (February)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply through VTAC

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.

International fee

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

A$46,900

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.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 064804A