University of Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy

1 December 2014

The Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) is Australia’s first three-year entry to practice graduate master’s-level program. With its first intake in 2011, the DPT 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.
This degree is focused on the future needs of the physiotherapy profession—both locally and internationally—and was developed through extensive consultations with physiotherapists, students and leaders in the public and private health and research sectors.
With highly credentialed and networked lecturers, mentors, and connections with leading hospitals, research institutes and the private sector, the Doctor of Physiotherapy is designed to meet the current and future needs of students, patients and the changing nature of the health workforce.
Watch the video about Canadian student Michael Killip’s experience studying physio at the University of Melbourne:

Key program features include advanced theoretical knowledge in areas such as pharmacology, leadership and management, and inter-professional education, including a faculty student conference. Students experience a dynamic and interactive learning environment, with opportunities to study under the guidance of internationally renowned staff.
Program: Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Next available intake: February 2016
Duration: 3 years
Application deadline: TBC for the 2016 intake


Are you curious about studying physiotherapy at the Melbourne Physiotherapy School? Email OzTREKK’s Australian Physiotherapy Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.