Bachelor of Physiotherapy

James Cook University JCU

This program's studies include health science subjects, anatomy/physiology and specialised areas such as human movement and measurement, passive manual techniques, exercise prescription, therapeutic massage, and current professional issues. Physiotherapists are health professionals who focus on the restoration of function to improve quality of life. They assess and diagnose problems with human movement, then plan and administer treatment to restore function or minimise dysfunction after disease or injury. There is a special focus on rural and remote practice. Clinical placements are undertaken in a variety of settings.

Course Fee:


International: $134,400

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; English (4,SA), Maths B (4,SA), plus one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics; Physical Education or Health Education. Students must provide evidence of immunisation and a current First Aid/CPR certificate within the first teaching period of their studies. A Suitability to Work with Children Card (Blue Card) is required prior to the first clinical placement. Some placement agencies require students to produce a current Australian Federal Police check.

Structure:

96 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Physiotherapy

Study Pathways:

Honours is offered to students who meet the stated criteria, available on a full or part-time basis.

Further information:

If students identify as Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, JCU can assist them in pursuit of a health career through the Indigenous Health Careers Access Program (IHCAP). International student visa-holders must not enrol in more than a third of the total credit points for the course in online, distance or external study.

Recognition:

Australian Physiotherapy Council; Physiotherapy Board of Australia

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00117J

Related Careers:

Exercise Scientist, Physiotherapist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Townsville No info No Full time 4 years

Study for life

JCU’s commitment to providing you with the skills needed to be job-ready is consistently rewarded with a five-star rating for ‘full-time graduate employment’ (The Good Universities Guide 2018). JCU graduates are also leading the way in employer satisfaction, receiving the highest rating in a national report (QILT 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey).

University study areas

  • Arts (Social Sciences)
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Dentistry
  • Diploma of Higher Education
  • Education 
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Practice
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medicine
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Planning
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Speech Pathology
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Veterinary Science

Flexible learning options

You can choose an on-campus university lifestyle, study online and externally, or combine the two options. Within your degree, you also have the flexibility to enrol in a major from one discipline while broadening your knowledge by taking electives from other JCU disciplines. 

As part of your degree, you may also have the exciting opportunity to study overseas with one of JCU's many partner universities.

Campus locations

JCU is a multi-campus institution with our main campuses in the tropical cities of Cairns, Singapore and Townsville. A Russo Higher Education-run campus in Brisbane offers courses for international students and we have study centres in Mount Isa, Thursday Island and Mackay.

Progressive facilities

Huge investments in university infrastructure ensure you enjoy modern facilities, including: 

  • Technologically advanced lecture theatres that support teaching and learning 
  • A dental clinic
  • A variety of vet and dry laboratories 
  • Speech and language clinic
  • Exercise physiology and movement analysis labs
  • Veterinary hospital
  • Modern libraries
  • Computer labs 
  • Recording studio
  • Lighting studio
  • Art galleries
  • Accommodation halls of residence.

Field work at amazing locations

JCU’s access to the most spectacular and diverse natural laboratories in the world offer advantages to you that cannot be overstated. Field site environments for research on coral reefs, tropical rainforests, coastal wetlands, woodland savannahs and the arid outback are all available in

our backyard. The university has field research stations available for field trips, study and research, including: 

  • JCU Fletcherview Research Station
  • JCU Orpheus Island Research Station
  • JCU Veterinary Teaching Resource Centre (Malanda)
  • JCU Daintree Rainforest Observatory.

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