The University of Notre Dame Australia

Bachelor of Physiotherapy / Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01032F

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy/Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science is a 5-year full-time program that prepares graduates to become effective, culturally-appropriate practitioners with a focus on the Physiotherapist-client relationship. In addition to the Bachelor of Physiotherapy, this double degree with Exercise & Sport Science allows students the opportunity to explore and develop advanced knowledge, skills and abilities in the analysis of physical activity, exercise prescription and health in sport. This program includes a suite of foundational courses which align with specialised Physiotherapy, Exercise/Sports Science-specific courses, practicum opportunities and clinical placement experiences. There is a strong focus on ethical and professional communication and behaviours as well as on development of high-level communication skills with clients and as part of collaborative multi-disciplinary practice. The program also has a strong focus on evidence-based and reflective practice ensuring graduates will be well prepared to meet the challenge of current and future health provision across the many clinical and non-clinical areas in which Physiotherapists are employed. Graduates will be eligible for registration as a Physiotherapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA).


  • 3 core curriculum courses
  • 43 compulsory courses


  • Physiotherapy
  • Exercise and sport science

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicant with recent Secondary Education - Indicative minimum selection rank of 90 or equivalent with a pass in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Languge or Dialect (EALD). Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) of 33
  • Refer to Notre Dame general admission criterial:


Physiotherapy Board of Australia; Australian Physiotherapy Association

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
  • ATAR: The admission requirements at Notre Dame are based on a selection rank which includes your academic results, unique experiences, interests and contributions to the society.
  • Full-time : 5.5 years
  • Part-time : 7 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Fremantle.

Australian Citizens may be eligible to defer costs on a HECS-HELP loan scheme.

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