The University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)



University Location Newcastle, New South Wales
City Population 446,000
Student Population 37,000
Int'l Student Population 7,000
Main Campus Callaghan (Newcastle)
Program Campus Callaghan
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $38,440 AUD (2021 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake February 2021
Application Deadline No set deadline*


The University of Newcastle’s Bachelor of Physiotherapy is a four-year, full-time degree, which involves the learning of professional physiotherapy knowledge and skills underpinned by the relevant biomedical and behavioural sciences. A case-based learning approach and innovative educational strategies are used to facilitate integration of the clinical and basic sciences.


Physiotherapy studies at UON will teach you theoretical knowledge in biomedical and behavioural sciences. You will also have plenty of opportunities to hone your skills through hands-on professional placements. As part of your physiotherapy coursework you will

  • learn about the movement and function of the human body, gaining the medical skills to help patients overcome movement disorders caused by injuries, disease or disability;
  • gain professional physiotherapy skills through case-based training and interactive teamwork activities designed to help you become a creative thinker and self-directed learner;
  • learn exceptional communication and interpersonal skills needed to work one-on-one with patients as a physiotherapist;
  • develop critical research skills that will set you in good stead for life-long learning in the field of physiotherapy.

The physiotherapy degree at UON allows you to study courses in areas such as

  • Advanced anatomy and physiology
  • Clinical physiotherapy studies
  • Health promotion
  • Community health
  • Research methodology

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy program combines academic work with more than 1,000 hours of professional placements, which is undertaken throughout the four years of the program at centres primarily within New South Wales. Opportunities may also exist for interstate and overseas clinical placements. Clinical education takes place in a variety of health settings including private practices, hospital wards, rehabilitation units, community health centres and hospital outpatient clinics.

Admission Requirements

Completed high school diploma
You must have a high school diploma, including university-pathway Grade 12 subjects. Assumed recommended knowledge includes advanced English, chemistry and either biology or physics. BC – 6.8 (BCDDCGD); Ontario – 89 (OSSD 2003 onward).

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.