About the Melbourne Department of Physiotherapy

5 January 2015

Established in 1991, Melbourne Department of Physiotherapy makes distinctive contributions to the physiotherapy profession and society through learning and teaching, research and knowledge transfer. The department thrives on a community environment with extensive collaborations with stakeholder partners within the acute, private and primary care sectors.

University of Melbourne Department of Physiotherapy
Find out more about the Melbourne DPT

Outstanding academics lead innovative entry to practice and postgraduate programs. The department’s physiotherapy research is world-ranked and have been highly successful is obtaining competitive grants and publishing research findings. The outstanding teaching and research nexus this provides means Melbourne DPT graduates receive cutting-edge evidence and knowledge upon which to base their future practice.
Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy students have access to excellent teaching and learning spaces including a new lecture theatre and tutorial rooms, large practical rooms, a state of the art simulation laboratory and a large gait laboratory. Staff have recently moved to new offices in the Alan Gilbert building but teaching and learning and research remain in Berkeley Street.

About the Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy

The Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy is Australia’s first three-year entry to practice graduate master’s-level program. Physiotherapy graduates will have the opportunity to pursue a career in a range of health settings, including hospitals, private practice, sporting and rehabilitation facilities, community organizations or as an advisor to government or industry bodies. This degree provides opportunities for pursuing employment globally.
Program: Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February each year
Duration: 3 years

Apply to the Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy Program!


Find out more about the University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Physiotherapy program. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at jaime@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.