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Prepare to register and practise as a physiotherapist.

Physiotherapists work with people through the lifespan to develop, maintain and restore movement and functional ability.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years
Start Date: March
Tuition Fee: $45,500
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
CRICOS code: 079421D
Delivery mode: On campus

The physiotherapy profession has well-established research and evidence-based practice, which you will analyse and apply in this course.

Our program has a strong clinical focus with teaching mainly embedded within clinical settings across South Australia and has close links with healthcare providers to best prepare you for professional practice as a physiotherapist.

Emphasis is placed on preparing you to become a contemporary health professional who is able to work effectively across a range of settings, and in metropolitan or rural/remote locations.

What you will study

The Master of Physiotherapy consists of 72 units.

It prepares you for professional practice as a physiotherapist.

You will progressively study the following:

  • interprofessional practice
  • musculoskeletal practice
  • cardiorespiratory practice
  • neurological rehabilitation
  • health promotion and leadership
  • research in clinical practice
  • complex case and chronic disease.

Clinical placements are included in every semester to ensure competency in practice.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Physiotherapists work in a variety of settings across both public health and private practice. They remain in demand across the health sector and this outlook is projected to continue. Physiotherapists can also work in managerial and research positions, and opportunities exist to become self-employed in private practice or to work part-time.

Potential employers include:

  • hospitals
  • community health centres
  • aged care facilities
  • mental health services
  • rehabilitation centres
  • sports clinics and fitness centres
  • government departments
  • schools and universities.

Professional accreditation/recognition

The course is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council and satisfies the academic requirements for registration as a physiotherapist with the Physiotherapist Board of Australia.