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Curtin University

Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy)

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

This course provides the learning experiences to gain the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours expected of an entry level physiotherapist. It has a hybrid structure using curriculum based learning to efficiently learn foundation knowledge together with case studies and clinical practice to integrate knowledge into clinical decision making. It also emphasises evidence-based practice and encourages students in critical thinking.


Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages: http://handbook.curtin.edu.au/courses/31/319722.html


  • Prospective applicants are advised that the program requires full participation in laboratory classes where manual skills, including the ability to lift and support severely disabled patients independently and topics such as surface anatomy are presented. Essential learning strategies demand that all students disrobe appropriately in order to act as subjects for their peer group, have the ability to participate fully and are willing to act as subjects for their peer group and as mock patients for other students.

Standard entry requirements

Please refer to https://study.curtin.edu.au/offering/course-ug-bachelor-of-science-physiotherapy--b-phythv1/ for further information on entry to this course.


This course is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council and is recognised by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Graduates are eligible for physiotherapy registration in any state or territory of Australia. Registration in New Zealand is available under the terms of the Trans Tasman agreement. Graduates applying for licensure in other countries will be required to provide details of their program of studies to the relevant bodies and may be required to sit a licensing examination.

Study pathways

Some students admitted to the course who have been granted credit for recognised learning may be required to undertake HUMB2007 Foundations of Clinical Anatomy and Physiotherapy Practice in Study Period One. High achieving students may undertake honours within this bachelor degree.

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