The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

Undergraduate

Details

University Location Brisbane, Queensland
City Population 2.3 million
Student Population 56,278
Int'l Student Population 20,982
Main Campus St Lucia
Program Campus St Lucia
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $47,776 AUD (2022 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake 2023
Application Deadline November 29 each year*

Overview

The University of Queensland’s four-year physiotherapy program examines the theory and practice behind physiotherapy to prepare you for a career where you’ll care for people of all ages and backgrounds who suffer from musculoskeletal, neurological, respiratory or other conditions. Benefit from a diverse range of learning approaches. Courses integrate lectures, seminars, skill sessions, practical classes, tutor and peer feedback sessions, and assignment work that covers topics such as injury prevention, pain management and more.

Program

You will undertake more than 1,050 hours of supervised clinical placements in a range of settings that include hospitals, educational facilities, healthcare organizations and private practice as well as UQ’s physiotherapy clinics.

UQ has three dedicated physiotherapy clinics where you’ll get to apply your knowledge and develop specialized skills during your studies. You’ll also can learn sub-specialties such as women’s health and telerehabilitation.

Admission Requirements

Completed high school diploma
You must have a high school diploma with Grade 12 subjects in English and one of biological science, chemistry or physics with a minimum GPA of 96%.

 

Admission Timeline

While the application deadline is generally the end of November, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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“The program is very professional”

Love it,  UQ is beautiful and a top university.  The program is very professional and my professors are super helpful. Content is also very interesting. Review your anatomy.  

Haeley K
Master of Physiotherapy Studies
The University of Queensland, 2019

“I’m learning a ton and well on my way to becoming a Physio”

Great program I'm learning lots and great campus with lots to do all the time. it's difficult but I feel I'm learning a ton and well on my way to becoming a Physio. I would suggest doing some [anatomy] review before starting because it with help with every class down here.

James D
Master of Physiotherapy Studies
The University of Queensland, 2019

“I get lots of hands on practical classes”

I like my university as it has a great atmosphere to study and the campus is also great. I am enjoying my program because I get lots of hands on practical classes which helps deepens my knowledge.

Konnie C
Master of Physiotherapy Studies
The University of Queensland, 2019

“I love my program, so much hands on activity already in our first year.”

I love the university! Great atmosphere, beautiful campus, and well developed programs. I love my program, so much hands on activity already in our first year. It's a bit more difficult than I had imagined but I'm loving the challenge. Get ready to work hard but also enjoy yourself along the way! Make time to meet people and build relationships so you have a good foundation to put the hard work in.

Bronte B
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
The University of Queensland, 2019

“I liked how the classes are smaller and every course also has a practical class”

I wanted the opportunity to study abroad and UQ has a really good reputation it also helps that the campus is gorgeous! The GEMS physio program is two intense years, but through those two years you make some really good friends... I liked how the classes are smaller and every course also has a practical class, meaning you get to take what you learned in the lecture and try them out yourself.  When they recommend you brush up on your anatomy, it really does help! Also you really... Read More

Julia P
Master of Physiotherapy Studies
The University of Queensland, 2019

“UQ is rated one of the highest in Australia and I’m hoping to take a lot back home especially manual handling skills which is years ahead of Canada.”

I like that our class is of 38 which means we have greater exposure with professors and they teach us handling techniques themselves. UQ is rated one of the highest in Australia and I'm hoping to take a lot back home especially manual handling skills which is years ahead of Canada.

Tony K
Master of Physiotherapy Studies
The University of Queensland, 2018

“In the 8 months I’ve studied here I feel like I have learned so much.”

I love UQ and this program. It’s intense but so fulfilling. In the 8 months I’ve studied here I feel like I have learned so much. The professors are awesome and you really feel as if you are getting the best most up to date evidence presented to you every day.

Joel T.
The University of Queensland, 2018