Duration

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

Commencing 2017

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

Domestic full-fee place 2017:

Indicative annual fee 2017: AUD$ 21120

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

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

Online enquiry: click here

Web: http://www.shrs.uq.edu.au/physio-pg-masters

Duration

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

Commencing 2017

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

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 40512

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

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

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web: http://www.shrs.uq.edu.au/physio-pg-masters

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. Students will gain in depth knowledge and advanced clinical skills, as well as broaden their clinical skills across the field of practice and the ability to critically evaluate and contribute to research in preferred area of clinical specialty.

Students 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 students will gain a sound understanding of key concepts underpinning therapeutic exercise as well as advancing their 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.

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 students practise under the supervision of dedicated specialist clinical educators.

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.

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

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

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, as outlined further in the School's immunisation schedule.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

All successful applicants are required to apply for and gain provisional registration or if applicable, full registration, with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia, which includes the Board's English Language Proficiency requirements. Students must have registration prior to commencing their study and this must be maintained for the duration of the program.

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

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, as outlined further in the School's immunisation schedule.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

All successful applicants are required to apply for and gain provisional registration or if applicable, full registration, with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia, which includes the Board's English Language Proficiency requirements. Students must have registration prior to commencing their study and this must be maintained for the duration of the program.

* 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

Domestic full-fee place 2017:

Indicative annual fee 2017: AUD$ 21120

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 40512

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

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.

Fee rules

View the 2017 Fee Rules.

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 Physiotherapist.

Professional memberships

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

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association

Accreditation body

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

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