The Physiotherapy program takes an evidence-based approach to health sciences teaching, learning and research, to produce professionals who can truly help clients and communities to lead healthier, more productive lives. Being evidence-based is one of the most important trends in healthcare today and is a strong feature of the Western Sydney University Physiotherapy program.
Advance human health
The Honours program is available to high achieving students in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Honours is a key early step in the pathway to leadership in the profession and opens up the world of research, without taking any longer to complete the degree.
Students apply for entry into the Honours program in year 3 of the combined degree. They begin advanced research training in the latter half of year 3.
Clinical placements and an honours thesis are completed during the fourth year of the program. The thesis presents research that addresses real physiotherapy problems. This research will be conducted under the supervision of experienced academic researchers.
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council and is an approved program of study by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.
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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. You may be involved in the education of physiotherapy students or train new graduate physiotherapists.
Physiotherapy is a highly regarded profession and demand for physiotherapists is strong. As consultants to industry and / or government bodies, have considerable autonomy within the medical and healthcare professions.
University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.
The academic and clinical curriculum has been developed in line with physiotherapy accreditation standards.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy course, 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 course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.