Doctor of Physiotherapy

Bond University

The Doctor of Physiotherapy offers an innovative problem based learning model of physiotherapy education to prepare entry level physiotherapists for their roles and responsibilities as first contact practitioners. The program integrates the clinical, pathological and related sciences with the physiotherapy knowledge, skills and professional behaviours and attitudes required to examine, diagnose and treat physiotherapy clients. The Doctor of Physiotherapy assists students to progressively develop and apply their knowledge, skills and professional attitudes and behaviour for physiotherapy practice and places a strong emphasis on clinical experiential learning with 50 per cent of the program undertaken in a clinical context. The first 30 weeks of clinical practice addresses five core areas in both hospital and community settings and one elective. Variable experiences across the lifespan are sought in the clinical areas of: Orthopaedics Cardio-respiratory practice; Out-patient musculo-skeletal practice (hospital or private practice settings); Neurological and ortho-geriatric rehabilitation (hospital and community settings); Chronic Disease and Disability, whether paediatric or adult in context Paediatrics or women's / men's health, or private / sports practice In the final semester, the program culminates in a 12-week clinical internship with an aligned research project. This extending clinical / research opportunity is designed to ensure graduates are well prepared for entry into the physiotherapy workforce.

Course Fee:

$118,128.00

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science degree from Bond University, or equivalent degree from a recognised institution; specific coursework required; plus transcripts of primary degree and specific subject outlines; as well as an interview

Structure:

4 subjects per semester for 6 semesters (2 years). 50% of the program is undertaken in a clinical context. The first 30 weeks of clinical practice addresses 5 core areas in both hospital and community settings and 1 elective. Variable experiences across the lifespan are sought in the clinical areas of Orthopaedics; Cardio-respiratory practice; Out-patient musculo-skeletal practice (hospital or private practice settings); Neurological and ortho-geriatric rehabilitation (hospital and community settings); Chronic Disease and Disability, whether paediatric or adult in context; Paediatrics or women's/men's health, or private/sports practice. The program culminates with a 12-week clinical internship with aligned research project in the final semester.

Subjects you can Study:

Physiotherapy

Further information:

The Doctor of Physiotherapy is approved for student income support.

Recognition:

Australian Physiotherapy Council

Who for:

Sports science, exercise science or related discipline graduates seeking a professional physiotherapy qualification

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00017B

Related Careers:

Physiotherapist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gold Coast No info Yes Full time 2 years

Located on Queensland’s Gold Coast, between the picturesque mountains of the hinterland and some of Australia’s best beaches, the campus is set on a 50-hectare site just an hour’s drive from Brisbane. It features a range of recreational facilities, a lake and iconic buildings, which include on-campus student residences. The university’s practical learning facilities are equally impressive and have been designed to prepare students for the workplace. Students have access to teaching areas such as film and television studios, a psychology clinic, a legal skills centre modelled on the High Court of Australia, industry-standard financial trading facilities, various science laboratories, and clinical skills rooms with hospital-standard equipment for students of health science and medicine disciplines. 

Bond’s undergraduate courses are offered through the Bond Business School, the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, the Faculty of Law, and the Faculty of Society and Design. Each faculty offers single and combined degrees covering a broad range of disciplines and specialties, including interesting pairings such as law with actuarial science, biomedical science or commerce. The university’s undergraduate courses include a compulsory core curriculum, comprising four areas: Critical Thinking and Communication, Leadership and Team Dynamics, Ethical Thought and Action, and Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement. 

Bond University recently launched The Transformer — an Australian-first program aimed at teaching big picture thinking, creative problem solving and evidence-based decision making. This co-curricular program is designed to encourage exploration, enable innovation and enhance entrepreneurial skills.

Bond offers plenty of flexibility to help accommodate students’ interests. It pioneered the three-semester-per-year (trimester) timetable, which allows students to accelerate their studies and complete an undergraduate degree in two years. 
Bond offers plenty of flexibility to help accommodate students’ interests. It pioneered the three-semester-per-year (trimester) timetable, which allows students to accelerate their studies and complete an undergraduate degree in two years. 

A range of programs and events provides prospective students with insight into university life. Student for a Semester gives high-achieving Year 11 and 12 students the opportunity to enrol into a Bond subject, attend lectures and tutorials, and even submit assessments. Students who successfully complete the program will be granted credit towards a Bond undergraduate degree. For students seeking an accessible pathway to study, the Bond University Preparation Program is a two-semester course providing guaranteed entry into a range of undergraduate programs. 

As a private university, Bond charges full fees for its courses. It is also a not-for-profit organisation, which means that 100 per cent of the tuition fees are reinvested into the university. Domestic students may defer their tuition fees through the federal government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme. 

Bond emphasises globally focused and industry-specific course content and makes internships available across a number of disciplines, both in Australia and overseas. The university has developed industry relationships through graduate placements, research partnerships and its scholarships, and also encourages global mobility among students. Bond currently has more than 80 university partnerships in 25 countries, allowing students to diversify their academic and cultural experience.

For more information, please visit www.bond.edu.au

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Contact

Office of Future Students
Bond University
Gold Coast QLD 4229
Phone: 1800 074 074 (National)
+61 7 5595 1024 (International)
Facsimile: +61 7 5595 1015
Email: information@bond.edu.au
Website: www.bond.edu.au

CRICOS: 00017B

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