A flexible career helping others.
UON trains world-class physiotherapists. Our graduates work worldwide, helping individuals of all ages overcome movement disorders caused by injuries, disease and disability. In this rewarding career, you can help restore mobility and quality of life for countless patients.
Once you graduate, you can choose to specialise in an area that interests you. You might work in a hospital to develop exercise programs for older clients with movement disorders. You could find yourself on a sports field supporting athletes' mobility and treating injuries. Or you could choose to specialise in child development, helping children and adolescents reach important development milestones through individualised programs.
Why study with us?
- Our graduates get jobs: 100% of our physiotherapy students from 2015 secured employment within four months of graduating.
- Learn from research leaders: UON is a global leader in medical and health science research, keeping you on the forefront of breaking research discoveries.
- World-class facilities: Hone your skills using our quality on-campus laboratories outfitted with modern physiotherapy equipment.
- Hands-on experience: Gain 1,000+ hours of significant real-world experience through clinical placements in public and private centres. You may also have the opportunity to travel overseas for an international placement.
- Tick the boxes for professional registration with the Australian Practitioner Health Regulation Agency (APHRA).
What will you study?
Your physiotherapy studies at UON will teach you theoretical knowledge in biomedical and behavioural sciences. You will also have plenty of opportunities to hone your skills through hands-on professional placements. You will:
- Learn about the movement and function of the human body, gaining the medical skills to help patients overcome movement disorders caused by injuries, disease or disability.
- Gain professional physiotherapy skills through case-based training and interactive team work activities designed to help you become a creative thinker and self-directed learner.
- Learn exceptional communication and interpersonal skills needed to work one-on-one with patients as a physiotherapist.
- Develop critical research skills that will set you in good stead for life-long learning in the field of physiotherapy.
Areas of study include:
- advanced anatomy and physiology
- clinical physiotherapy studies
- health promotion
- community health
- research methodology
All UON physiotherapy students graduate with Honours, giving you a distinct advantage when seeking employment. As part of the honours component you can choose from two study pathways.
UON physiotherapy graduates are equipped and prepared to embark on a rewarding career as physiotherapists, working in public and private practice, as well as hospital settings.