James Cook University JCU

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

Be equipped to improve your patients quality of life through targeted treatments that restore function or minimise dysfunction caused by illness, ageing, or injury. Examine key elements of human anatomy, systems and movement as you develop skills in physiotherapy practice and treatment. Engage in hands-on learning at the JCU Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Clinic at JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas, and experience clinical placements in rural, regional and remote settings.


96 credit points as per course structure


  • Physiotherapy

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • English (Units 3/4,C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C), plus one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology or Health (Units 3/4,C)


Australian Physiotherapy Council; Physiotherapy Board of Australia

Study pathways

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

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Townsville International: $170,560
  • ATAR: 89
  • Full-time : 4 years

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.

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