Bachelor of Physiotherapy @ Monash

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a four year degree located on the Peninsula campus. The degree is underpinned by five themes; personal and professional development; population, society and health; fundamental knowledge of health science; applied practice; and research.





Degree Length

4 years full-time



Degree Structure

Core units (192 credit points) = 192 credit points




Peninsular campus

These themes explore all areas of physiotherapy to establish a comprehensive knowledge and advanced skills in the physiotherapy domain. To be accepted into the degree students must undergo a police check and working with children check to enable students to complete their professional placements. Students must also meet health requirements and receive required vaccinations. The completion of an Apply First Aid certificate is also required during the degree. Students complete a highly structured degree of only core units. The core units have a strict focus on physiotherapy in both a theoretical and practical context. Unlike most undergraduate degrees, students complete as little as one unit per semester with units ranging in credit points from 6 to 24 points.

Fieldwork placements are also compulsory in this degree to allow students to gain insight into clinical practices in a professional setting. The placement will prepare students for a professional career by enabling them to put skills and knowledge learnt in the classroom into practice. Graduates are qualified as physiotherapists and able to apply for registration from the Physiotherapy Board of Australia. Students may choose to undertake further studies on the postgraduate level to increase their career options and study a specialisation in the student’s area of interest.

Core Units: Physiotherapy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 6C, 7 (Campus), 7 (Clinical), 8 (Campus), 8 (Clinical); Clinical Placement.

Course Requirements

2013 ATAR

Range of Criteria: Applicants must sit the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT). Based on performance in this test, applicants will be selected for an interview to determine whether they will be accepted into the degree.



Entry Requirements

Satisfactory completion of VCE or Australian year 12 equivalent.
Units 3 and 4 in English (ESL) with a study score of at least 35. Any other English requires a study score of 30.
A study score of at least 25 in any two of chemistry, biology, mathematical methods (CAS), physics or specialist mathematics.
Students must pass a police check and a working with children check. Students may also be required to have some vaccinations.

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