Duration

Part-time only - further details on the delivery arrangements for studying the Master of Physiotherapy are listed here.

Commencing 2018

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Flexible Delivery, Internal, Web Based

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Physiotherapy.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree in physiotherapy as well as 2 years full-time relevant professional experience and evidence of continuing professional education OR equivalent qualifications and experience.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

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

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Email: enquiries.shrs@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 4506

Web: http://www.shrs.uq.edu.au/

Duration

Part-time only - further details on the delivery arrangements for studying the Master of Physiotherapy are listed here.

Commencing 2018

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

16

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Flexible Delivery, Internal, Web Based

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Physiotherapy.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree in physiotherapy as well as 2 years full-time relevant professional experience and evidence of continuing professional education OR equivalent qualifications and experience.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

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.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in Semester 1 - October 31 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 7 3365 7487
Within Australia: 07 3365 7487

Web: http://www.shrs.uq.edu.au/

Enquire online

Why study the Master of Physiotherapy?

Choose the Master of Physiotherapy if you are a physiotherapist wanting to gain advanced skills in musculoskeletal physiotherapy or sports physiotherapy. The first stage of the program can be completed online for clinical physiotherapists working in various fields of special interest. You will gain in depth knowledge and advanced clinical skills, as well as broaden your clinical skills across the field of practice and the ability to critically evaluate and contribute to research in your preferred area of clinical specialty.

You can also obtain a second masters degree in the alternate area (either musculoskeletal or sports physiotherapy) through an additional semester of full-time coursework.

What you can study

In the first year of the program you will gain a sound understanding of key concepts underpinning therapeutic exercise as well as advancing your clinical theoretical/practical skills within the fields of biological/medical sciences and evidence based practice framework, as well as pain, disability and the psychosocial model as it applies to sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Physiotherapy.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Master of Physiotherapy

Placement courses

Both fields of study have an extensive clinical practice component where you will practise under the supervision of dedicated specialist clinical educators.

Clinical placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area where you will be required to fund your travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

An approved degree in physiotherapy as well as 2 years full-time relevant professional experience and evidence of continuing professional education OR equivalent qualifications and experience.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

Additional application information

Availability of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are reviewed yearly and are offered to eligible applicants on a limited basis. There is no guarantee that any CSP places will be available.

The following additional documentation must be submitted with your application:

  • the names and contact details of two referees*
  • a curriculum vitae showing full work history
  • evidence of continuing professional education

For Part B of the program, students are required to hold limited registration or if applicable, full registration, with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia, which includes the Board's English Language Proficiency requirements.

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.

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

* Referees must be of a professional or academic nature, from a workplace or from any prior study. Referees cannot be provided by a near relative or close associate. Examples of near relatives are partner, child, brother, sister, or parent. Examples of close associates are close friends, neighbours and partners or children of colleagues.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

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

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

An approved degree in physiotherapy as well as 2 years full-time relevant professional experience and evidence of continuing professional education OR equivalent qualifications and experience.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

Additional application requirements

The following additional documentation must be submitted with your application:

  • the names and contact details of two referees*
  • a curriculum vitae showing full work history
  • evidence of continuing professional education

All successful applicants are required to hold registration in the jurisdiction in which they practice physiotherapy prior to commencement of the program and for the duration of Part A. For Part B, students are required to hold limited registration or if applicable, full registration, with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia, which includes the Board's English Language Proficiency requirements.

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.

* Referees must be of a professional or academic nature, from a workplace or from any prior study. Referees cannot be provided by a near relative or close associate. Examples of near relatives are partner, child, brother, sister, or parent. Examples of close associates are close friends, neighbours and partners or children of colleagues.

Visa requirements

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

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.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in Semester 1 - October 31 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR recertification (approx $55)
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)
  • Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.

What you can do with a Master of Physiotherapy

Careers

As a graduate, students will fulfil requirements for titled membership of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia or Sports Physiotherapy Australia within the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Graduates will also be eligible to pursue the final stage training for clinical specialisation within the Australian College of Physiotherapists.

Professional registration

Graduates may be eligible for registration with the following organisations:

  • Physiotherapy Board of Australia

Completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic registration. Please contact the registration body for details of any conditions for registration.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following organisations:

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association

Accrediting body

This program has been accredited by:

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Physiotherapy

To complete the Master of Physiotherapy, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #16 from the MPhty course list. Refer to the MPhty program rules for further information.

Program progression

A student must complete Part A (see course list) with a GPA of 5.2 before enrolling in any course from Part B (see course list). A student who withdraws from the program after completing 8 units may be awarded a Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Physiotherapy.

Program Rules for the Master of Physiotherapy