Studying physiotherapy at the University of Sydney

The Master of Physiotherapy course at the University of Sydney prepares graduates for professional practice as physiotherapists.

University of Sydney Physiotherapy School
Inside the Sydney physiotherapy hospital

Physiotherapists use highly developed clinical reasoning skills to assess, diagnose and treat people with movement problems caused by a wide variety of joint, muscle, nerve and metabolic disorders.

They use a range of drug-free techniques to treat and prevent injuries, and assist their clients to maintain fit and healthy bodies. The focus of physiotherapy is upon patient-centred care.
The core areas of the Sydney MPT course are introductory and advanced musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiopulmonary physiotherapy, applied to patients across the lifespan.

Biomechanics, occupational health and community health are incorporated in various units of study, and evidence-based practice and professional practice are embedded throughout the curriculum. Students will also undertake university-organised clinical practice placements in the second year of the course. The skills required to practice advanced clinical reasoning are progressively developed during the course.

The course is a graduate-entry program, which means students are required to have completed an undergraduate degree prior to entry.

University of Sydney Master of Physiotherapy

Program: Master of Physiotherapy
Location: Lidcombe, (suburb of Sydney), New South Wales
Duration: 2 years
Semester intake: March
Application deadline: October 1, 2015 (Australian time). Applications are assessed on a rolling basis (as they are received). All application documents must be received by Wednesday, September 30 at noon.

Entry Requirements
To be eligible to apply, you must have the following:
1. Completed an undergraduate degree from a recognized university.
2. Have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5, which the University of Sydney states is approximately equivalent to a credit average or better. A credit average at the University of Sydney is between a 65-74%. Your grades assessed for admission are based on your highest-ranked university degree.
3. Have completed undergraduate studies in the following prerequisite areas:
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology
It is recommended that you apply for the Master of Physiotherapy program if you have achieved a minimum 65% cumulative average in your university studies. Please note that this is a minimum average to be eligible to apply. Students who have not yet completed an undergraduate degree may apply, as long as they will have graduated prior to commencing the Sydney MPT program.

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