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Physiotherapy - Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy

18 months
24799 USD/year
6838 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Physiotherapy - Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy from University of Otago endorsed in one of the specialist areas aims to advance the student’s clinical reasoning and patient management skills beyond that of the entry level practitioner and provide one of the prerequisites necessary to achieve specialisation.

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Key Features

The one-semester research components that may comprise the design and implementation of a small research project, a case series, a data-based clinical review, a systematic review, or a critical review under the supervision of a member of staff, will ensure that the student is research enabled and ready to embrace evidence based practice in the performance of their career.

Alternatively, students can undertake two papers from the approved schedule and a thesis to obtain a research master's (MPhty). The School of Physiotherapy has a strong postgraduate research programme currently supporting numerous master's research students working on topics that range from neurological disorders to anatomical studies. 

The Master of Physiotherapy - Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy at University of Otago aim to provide students with a high level of knowledge and experience in order to help them develop their own research skills whether using qualitative or quantitative methodologies for statistical analysis, lab-based studies or community work, prevalence studies or intervention trialling – our aim is to have students complete their master,s confident in their abilities to conduct research and assess relevant literature and practices, whether this leads to PhD study in the future or to more assured clinical practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomedical Science in Physiotherapy
  • Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy
  • Clinical Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by programme with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand. 
  • A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.
  • If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24799 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24799 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    6838 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6838 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National: 11,430 NZD
  • International: 41,452 NZD


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Physiotherapy - Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy
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