24 months
51400 AUD/year
44200 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Studying the Master of Physiotherapy Practice course offered at La Trobe University, you will be given the opportunity to assess and treat patients in hospitals and other clinical settings under the supervision of a qualified clinician.  

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Physiotherapists assess and treat patients with temporary or long-term physical injuries, movement disorders or disabilities, aiming to achieve the highest possible degree of recovery, activity, participation and quality of life. Physiotherapists may work independently or as members of healthcare teams. 

They are active in the prevention of illness and injury and in the promotion of health. They are also involved in clinical research, movement rehabilitation, ergonomics and the management of healthcare organisations. 

Following a preparatory subject in the summer semester (Jan-Feb), in the first semester you will develop clinical reasoning, assessment and treatment skills in the core areas of cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapy across a lifespan. 

This is followed by 18 months of integrated theory and clinical practice subjects, when you will be primarily located in the clinical environment.

The clinical practice and theory subjects extend outside official University semester dates. The Master of Physiotherapy Practice offered at La Trobe University fosters small-group learning to master the practical aspects of physiotherapy practice. 

Career Outcomes 

Physiotherapists are employed in a wide variety of settings, including private practice, general hospitals, rehabilitation centres, community health centres, industrial clinics and specialist centres. Physiotherapists are also involved in movement rehabilitation, ergonomics and the management of healthcare organisations. You may also work in education and clinical research.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Physiotherapy for Musculoskeletal Dysfunction
  • Physiotherapy for Neurological Dysfunction
  • Physiotherapy for Cardio-respiratory Dysfunction  
  • Skill Development for Person-centred Physiotherapy
  • Managing Complexity in Clinical Practice
  • Physiotherapy for Early Lifespan and Gender-Specific 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

La Trobe University assesses applications on a rolling basis which means you can apply for the next upcoming intake or available future intakes.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • 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

CRICOS code: 062798K  

  • Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 65%
  • Applicants must have completed their degree within the last five years.
  • Applicants who completed their degree more than 5 years ago may be considered on the basis of postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience.
  • Specialisation - Compulsory: Tertiary-level subjects in musculoskeletal anatomy (upper and lower limb, pelvis, spine and thorax, head and neck), neuroanatomy and physiology (including exercise physiology).
  • Specialisation - Recommended: Tertiary-level subjects in pathophysiology, psychology, pharmacology, evidence-based practice, research methods or statistics, determinants of health, human movement, communication or education are also desirable.
  • 7.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 7.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51400 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    44200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44200 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 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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