Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy applications are open!

9 April 2015

The University of Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy applications are open for the February 2016 intake via OzTREKK!

University of Melbourne Physiotherapy School
Learn how to apply to the Melbourne DPT

The Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy is Australia’s first three-year entry to practice graduate master’s-level program. With its first intake in 2011, the Doctor of Physiotherapy creates a new benchmark in 21st century education.
Building on prior learning at an undergraduate level, the Melbourne DPT provides students with a comprehensive, integrated course in the theory and practice of physiotherapy to assess, diagnose and treat disorders of human movement.
Program: Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February each year
Duration: 3 years
Application deadline: First round – June 5, 2015; Second round – July 31, 2015

Entry Requirements for Melbourne’s Physiotherapy Program

The physio program at the University of Melbourne is available only to those applicants who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in the last 10 years or are in the final year of completing an undergraduate degree.
1. To be considered for admission into the program, a Canadian applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree and prerequisite subjects. Prerequisite subjects include one semester of human anatomy and one semester of human physiology.
2. As well, the applicant must participate in a multi-mini interview. Selected applicants will be shortlisted to participate in a multi-mini interview (MMI) to assess interest in and motivation for undertaking the program, likely capacity for establishing and maintaining rapport with patients in a clinical setting, communication skills, and aptitude for collaboration and decision making. The University of Melbourne has advised that international applicants will likely complete a MMI via video conferencing or phone.
Selection will be based on academic record (grade point average—GPA) from a completed three- or four-year university degree. The Selection Committee will also conduct interviews. To be competitive, it is anticipated that applicants will have achieved a standard of at least 70% or higher GPA in their undergraduate degree.

How to Apply to the University of Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy Program


For more information about physiotherapy school entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, scholarships, please  contact OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Jaime Notman at or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.