Macquarie DPT application deadline

2 February 2015

Just a reminder to anyone interested in applying to the Macquarie DPT that the application deadline for the July 2015 intake is Friday, February 27, 2015, Australia time. Please be sure to have your application documents submitted by Thursday, February 26 in order to make sure your complete application is submitted on time.

The Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) program at Macquarie University consists of a combination of coursework and supervised clinical placements. Students will undertake 150 days of clinical practice, both integrated throughout your program and in five-week blocks. Students will learn from leading physiotherapy academics and researchers as well as from expert clinicians to provide you with a sound foundation of evidence-based physiotherapy practice. Students will also be required to complete a research project.

Macquarie University Physiotherapy School
Study physio at Macquarie (image credit: Corey Butler)

Key features

  • Combines coursework with supervised clinical placements (there are more than 1,000 hours of clinical practice)
  • Offers a smaller cohort than most comparable courses; students receive far more interaction with staff
  • Learn from leading physiotherapy academics and researchers, as well as expert clinicians
  • Access to state-of-the-art and well-equipped specialised teaching facilities designed to simulate authentic clinical environments such as a rehabilitation gym and a clinic
  • Develop management, business and leadership skills

Program: Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Duration: 3 years
Semester intake: July 2015
Application deadline: February 27, 2015

Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

1. Completion of a bachelor’s degree with about a 65% average or above. This is the minimum academic standing needed to apply and does not guarantee admissions. The starting point to a competitive average would be at least a 70% cumulative average or higher; however, competitiveness changes each year depending on the quality and quantity of each year’s applicants.
2. Prerequisite courses in the following areas:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology (Cell and Systems)
  • Psychology
  • Research Methods

The courses in the following subject areas are desired, yet not mandatory:

  • Biomechanics
  • Pharmacology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Motor learning and performance
  • Neuroscience

Selection Process

Once entry requirements for each candidate have been met the following processes occurs:

  • Candidates will be ranked on their academic merit based on their highest GPA for any tertiary qualification.
  • Secondary level of consideration will be given to students who have completed desired tertiary units of study.
  • The highest ranked candidates will be offered a place.

Apply to the Macquarie University Physiotherapy School!


Do you have any questions about the Macquarie University Doctor of Physiotherapy program and the application process? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Jaime Notman for more information at 1-866-698-7355 or email