The Bachelor of Physiotherapy focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client. This program will provide you with a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of physiotherapy, as well as the capacity to work successfully with colleagues and patients.
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Western’s Physiotherapy program takes a strong evidence-based approach to health sciences teaching, learning and research, to produce professionals who can truly help clients and communities to lead healthier lives. When you graduate, you will have the skills you need to pursue a physiotherapy career in a range of health settings including private practice, aged care, private and public hospitals, rehabilitation and chronic health management. Career settings also include community-based agencies, rural and regional healthcare providers, and working with athletes and sporting organisations.
You can look forward to practical experience in your first and second years. During your third and fourth years, you will undertake clinical placements, then return to the University for a final component that explores the lessons you learnt in the field and how to best integrate these into your career. This will focus on professional, technical, industrial and legal topics, as well as exploring complex case studies.
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Physiotherapists have considerable autonomy within medical and healthcare professions including;
- Private Practice Owner
- Research and Teaching
- Industry Consultant
Physiotherapists assess, treat and prevent disorders in human movement caused by injury or disease.
Physiotherapy Educator careers usually involve gaining an academic post in a university, but practising physiotherapists also commonly teach as part of their work.
Physiotherapy is a highly regarded profession and demand for physiotherapists is strong. As consultants to industry and / or government bodies, you have considerable autonomy within the medical and healthcare professions.
The academic and clinical curriculum has been developed in line with physiotherapy accreditation standards.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program, our graduates may be eligible for registration as physiotherapists in Australia. The Australian Physiotherapy Council has accredited the current program.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.