Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports), Master | University of South Australia | Adelaide, Australia
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Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports)

12 months
41400 AUD/year
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This Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports) master’s degree from University of South Australia is for qualified Physiotherapists who want to gain advanced clinical skills and knowledge in the prominent field of sports physiotherapy.


Many of the Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports) degree from University of South Australia's graduates work at amateur, elite, national and international levels in a wide range of sports including Australian Rules Football, soccer, tennis, netball, gymnastics, swimming, water polo, dance, circus or acrobatics, skiing, Paralympic sports, softball, baseball, basketball and cricket.

What you'll need

Students who undertake activities where interaction with patients or 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, a Working with Children Check and immunisation requirements. Please visit the Clinical Placement Unit for information on key requirements, and to access the full student checklists.

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

Sports Physiotherapists assess and treat sports and other injuries in field and outpatient settings. They need quick decision-making skills to triage injuries during events; to perform pre-season screening; and develop injury prevention strategies for teams and individuals. When travelling with sports teams, the Sports Physiotherapist needs management, organisation and leadership skills.

Through a variety of theoretical classes and practical experiences, you'll develop advanced skills and knowledge in sports physiotherapy. You'll study topics such as:

  • allied health evidence translation
  • pain theory and science, assessment and management
  • advanced musculoskeletal examination and management
  • exercise and conditioning
  • advanced sports theory and management.

Clinical practice is a significant component of this degree. You'll be able to apply your new knowledge to clinical practice, under the supervision of postgraduate qualified physiotherapists.

Your career

Sports physiotherapists work to help all types of bodies – from recreational to elite athletes, to perform at their best.

UniSA’s master’s degree combined with membership of the APA means accredited sports physiotherapists can typically work in private practice in primary health care, in consultancy practices, and with sporting teams or organisations. These environments vary across:

  • private practice
  • clinics
  • sport and exercise services
  • rehabilitation centres
  • home and community services
  • hospitals.


This program is accredited by the Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy National Professional standards committee of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and graduates are eligible to apply for titling as a Sports Physiotherapist with the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Allied Health Research Evidence Translation
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
  • Integrated Pain Sciences
  • Advanced Physiotherapy Sports Theory
  • Exercise and Conditioning
  • Advanced Physiotherapy Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no closing date for submitting your application.


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are required to have:
  • completed a Bachelor degree level, or equivalent professional entry level qualification, from a recognised higher education institution, in Physiotherapy; AND
  • a minimum 10 months full-time, or equivalent, physiotherapy practice in a relevant field following completion of the professional entry level qualification; AND
  • met the requirements for eligibility for registration as a physiotherapist or limited registration under supervision with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Students must apply for limited registration after acceptance into the program.
  • CRICOS CODE 088577J

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41400 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic Students: 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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