24 months
45800 AUD/year
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This Physiotherapy (Graduate Entry) master’s degree from University of South Australia enables students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree and meet the prerequisites to practice as a Physiotherapist with two years of extra study.


This Physiotherapy (Graduate Entry) degree from University of South Australia prepares you for a rewarding career in helping people reach their bodies’ full potential. As a registered Physiotherapist, you’ll be at the forefront of care, being eligible to work as a first contact professional and valued member of allied health care teams.

Your studies will develop your capability to assess, treat and prevent human movement disorders, enabling people to lead healthy and functional lives.

What you'll need

Students who undertake activities where interaction with patients/the public is required for their degree, such as field or clinical placements/visits and in University clinics and gyms, must demonstrate they meet mandatory pre-placement conditional requirements. These include criminal history clearance, child related employment clearance and immunisation requirements. Please visit the Clinical Placement Unit for information on key requirements, and to access the full student checklists.

Students must also be registered to practice physiotherapy in Australia. Applicants who are overseas trained Physiotherapists and are eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Physiotherapy Council are not eligible to apply for this degree.

All students enrolled in a program leading to professional registration must be registered with the relevant national board. The registration process is undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with the University providing notification to AHPRA following enrolment in the program.

What you'll learn

The Master of Physiotherapy (Graduate Entry) will teach you to assess, treat and prevent human movement disorders across various areas of practice, including sport, musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neurological conditions in people of all ages.

The beginning of the degree will cover topics in evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning skills, professional practice skills, the mechanisms and management of pain; and the theory, assessment and management for cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. A central component of this master’s degree is clinical placements, which commence in the second half of your first year of study, in the area of acute care.  

Your second year will focus on ethics and communication skills along with developing clinical competence in a range of clinical settings including rehabilitation, musculoskeletal and paediatric clinics.

You'll become qualified to work with prevention and management of disability/illness in the workplace or community, and also as a member of a multidisciplinary healthcare team. This holistic view of a patient’s health recovery is critical, especially across the different types of care needed for children and adults alike.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Evidence Informed Clinical Reasoning in Physiotherapy
  • Physiotherapy Professional Practice
  • Physiotherapy Clinical Skills (Rehabilitation)
  • Physiotherapy Clinical Skills (Acute)
  • Physiotherapy Practice in Acute Care
  • Pain Theory and Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no closing date for submitting your application.


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have completed a Bachelor Degree or higher in an approved Field of Education with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 within the past 10 years
  • Have completed the prerequisite courses at a Bachelor level or higher within the last 10 years
  • CRICOS CODE 045406F
  • Approved Fields of Education
  • Applicants are required to have successfully completed a program of study (at Bachelor level or higher) in one of the following approved Fields of Education (FOE):
  • Human Biology
  • Medical Science
  • Medical Studies
  • Rehabilitation Therapies
  • Human Movement
  • Health Science
  • Applicants with a qualification from a FOE not listed above may be considered on a case by case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    45800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45800 AUD per year during 24 months.

Domestic: Commonwealth Supported

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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