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Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

Program code: 2369
QTAC code: 726002
CRICOS code: 082622B

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)

Why study the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

Physiotherapists assist people with a range of injuries and ailments, from office workers with stiff necks and sore backs, elite athletes with chronic health management issues, children with developmental delays, and those who have had neurological injury. Whatever the cause of pain or impairment, physiotherapists help to get people moving.

Study the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at UQ and you will join a long tradition of teaching, research and graduate excellence at the second largest school for health and rehabilitation sciences in Australia.

This program will prepare you for a career caring for people with musculoskeletal, neurological, respiratory and other conditions, using techniques to reduce pain, improve movement and restore muscle control for better mobility. You will graduate with a highly respected honours qualification, with advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive job market and provide a pathway to future research or learning.

Be a leader in your field, gain internationally renowned qualifications and become a skilled healthcare professional who helps people improve their physical mobility.

Summary

  • Program code
    2369
  • QTAC code
    726002
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    4 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    64
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    082622B

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Physics recommended).

Entry scores

All international applicants need to meet the minimum entry score for this program.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Honours

Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I
  • Class IIA
  • Class IIB
  • Class IIIA
  • Class IIIB

Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.

Practicals, placements and internships

Students undertake over 900^ hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals, educational facilities, other health care organisations, private practices and UQ's internal clinics. During placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework and research to practice and develop clinical skills in real life settings.

Students will undertake a variety of sessional practical experiences from year one before commencing full time block placements in year four.

Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

^ hours can vary depending on elective course chosen and whether a student elects to undertake the research stream.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association

Accreditation body

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) is accredited by:

  • Australian Physiotherapy Council

Professional registration

Graduates may be eligible for registration with the following professional bodies:

  • Physiotherapy Board of Australia

Please contact the relevant professional body for details about registration. Completion of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) may not result in automatic registration for graduates.

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $42,208
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR recertification (approx $55)
  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)
  • A clinical uniform shirt is required and may be purchased from the School.
  • Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

How you apply for the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) depends on what type of applicant you are.

Apply now to QTAC

Your senior schooling is from Australia

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian year 12 (either in Australia or offshore), or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Australia.

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All other international applicants

If you’re not currently studying Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia, submit your application directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study.

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Additional application information

This program has limited intake capacity.

Students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible to allow adequate time for their student visa to be processed.

This program has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of the program or a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

International students currently enrolled at UQ

International students who are currently enrolled in a different UQ program and are seeking to program change to the BPhty(Hons) are advised to lodge a new application with International Admissions by 30 November in the year prior to commencement. As places are limited, students who submit an internal program change request via mySi-net cannot be guaranteed an offer even if a student has met the pre-requisites.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for university.

If you’re studying year 12 in Australia, a good resource is the QTAC website, which has information about the application process and closing dates. Note: what QTAC calls a “course” we call a "program".

If you’re applying directly to UQ, the closing date for the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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