What's it like to be a Bond Doctor of Physiotherapy student?
15 July 2015
The physiotherapy program at Bond University Physiotherapy School embraces a holistic approach, with a strong emphasis on communication skills, ethics and preventative management. Extensive clinical training ensures graduates will be able to effectively relate to and treat physical therapy patients and clients on every level.
We recently chatted with OzTREKK student Mike Ghobrial, who began studying the Doctor of Physiotherapy at Bond University in May 2015. Here’s his story! Why are you interested in studying physiotherapy?
Coming from an athletic therapy background in Canada, I was always interested in the therapy field and wanted to learn about treating a bigger population rather than just athletes. Why did you decide to study physiotherapy in Australia?
I always wanted to travel abroad, but at the same time study while travelling. I felt that there is no other place better to do this than at Bond University in Australia! What are the physio facilities like?
There are 40 people in my class, but the way it is taught is usually in smaller groups of 7–9 people, which makes it very individualized. All the tutors/professors are very helpful and want you to succeed.
What does your typical day look like?
The DPT program is pretty full on, so I have classes almost every day, Monday to Friday from 9–4. I then go to the gym and eat dinner on campus. Then I study. Saturdays are my days off where i always go to the beach. 🙂 What do you like most/least about your program?
Like most: how helpful the staff and student are.
Like least: there is a lot of sitting down for long hours during the week What do you think of Australia? What should new students really be aware of?
Australia is awesome. The only downside is prices are expensive—especially for food and rent!
I couldn’t have done this process without OzTREKK’s help, especially with my compliance documents and communication with the university. Highly recommend it to anyone seeking help to study here. 🙂 Would you like more information about what it’s like at Bond University Physiotherapy School? Mike wants to help! Contact Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll put you in touch with him!
About the Bond Doctor of Physiotherapy program
The Doctor of Physiotherapy program 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 physical therapy program at Bond embraces a holistic approach, with a strong emphasis on communication skills, ethics and preventative management. Extensive clinical training ensures graduates will be able to effectively relate to and treat patients and clients on every level. Program:Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) Location: Gold Coast, Queensland Semester intake: May 2016 Duration: 2 years Application deadline: August 14, 2015 (To ensure your application is submitted to Bond University by their application deadline, please have your complete application at the OzTREKK office by noon on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.) Entry requirements
To be eligible to apply, you must have
– successfully completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science or Bachelor of Sport Science or equivalent from a recognized institution;
– have achieved a GPA of at least 5.00 on a 7-point scale in your university studies; and
– completed the Doctor of Physiotherapy minimum prerequisite subjects as follows:
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