Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle

    Study to become a physiotherapist

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle prepares students for a career in the health profession. Physiotherapists use physical techniques such as manual therapy and exercise to treat and prevent human movement disorders. Students also gain effective interpersonal skills to communicate and emphasize with their patients.

This course combines biomedical and behavioural sciences with essential physiotherapy skills and is taught in modern laboratories, ensuring students graduate with the up to date skills related to emerging, evidence based technologies.

    Accredited, quality physiotherapy course

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle has full accreditation awarded by the Australian Physiotherapy Council. Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Practitioner Health Regulation Agency (APHRA).

This programme includes more than 1,000 hours of work placement in a variety of health settings, including community health centres, hospital wards, private practices, or rehabilitation units. These placements equip you with the practical skills required to enter the workplace.

    Join our highly skilled graduates

This programme will equip you with a range of skills required to enter the workplace as a physiotherapist and start a successful career. After you graduate, you will be able to work with data, carry out diagnostics and therapeutic procedures with care and competence.

Many of our graduates have started careers in the areas of cardiorespiratory physiotherapy, gerontological physiotherapy, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, neurological physiotherapy, sports physiotherapy, and many others.

  • Work in partnership and respectfully with patients
  • Managerial skills to make daily decisions in various settings
  • Fulfil a societal role as professional improving well-being of others
  • Excellent communication skills to inform and empower patients