Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy

About the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne


Established in 1991, the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne makes distinctive contributions to the physiotherapy profession and society through learning and teaching, research and knowledge transfer. The Department of Physiotherapy thrives on a community environment with extensive collaborations with stakeholder partners within the acute, private and primary care sectors. The Melbourne Physiotherapy School is within the School of Health Sciences and is friendly and welcoming. Outstanding academics lead innovative entry to practice and postgraduate programs.

University of Melbourne Physiotherapy School
Is it time to study physiotherapy at Melbourne?

Melbourne’s research is world ranked and they have been highly successful is obtaining competitive grants and publishing their research findings. The outstanding teaching and research nexus this provides means Melbourne Doctor of Physiotherapy graduates receive cutting edge evidence and knowledge upon which to base their future practice. Students have access to excellent teaching and learning spaces including a new lecture theatre and tutorial rooms, large practical rooms, a state-of-the-art simulation laboratory and large gait laboratory. Staff have recently moved to new offices in the Alan Gilbert building but teaching and learning and research remain in Berkeley Street.

What will students gain from the course?

The Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) offers a focus on professional commitment, responsibility and clinical leadership through
  • clinical placements in the largest major metropolitan teaching hospitals, primary care, rural and international settings;
  • innovative teaching methods and an extensive clinical program that offers advanced skills that will create work ready and highly employable graduates;
  • being part of one of the largest health sciences faculties in Australia;
  • an international focus to develop skills and attitudes enabling practice in both national and international environments;
  • being part of Australia’s strongest research university; and through
  • opportunities to explore advanced practice (e.g., emergency medicine, sports physiotherapy)

    Program: Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)
    Location: Melbourne, Victoria
    Semester intake: February 2015
    Duration: 3 years

    Application Timelines


    Melbourne DPT Early Round Applications for the 2015 Intake
    Deadline for prerequisite assessment forms: May 2, 2014
    Deadline for early round applicants: June 6, 2014
    Offers for early round Skype MMI interviews released: June 20, 2014
    Applicants not shortlisted for interview notified: June 30, 2014
    Early round Skype MMI interviews conducted: June 30 – July 4, 2014
    Offers for early round released: July 28 – August 1, 2014

    Melbourne DPT Second Round Applications for the 2015 Intake
    Deadline for second round applicants: August 1, 2014
    Offers for second round Skype MMI Interviews released: August 15, 2014
    Applicants not shortlisted for interview notified: August 29, 2014
    Second round Skype MMI interviews conducted: August 25 – 29, 2014
    Offers for second round released: October 13 – 17, 2014
    Deadline for final results and other offer conditions to be met by applicants: December 18, 2014
    Mandatory DPT Orientation: February 6, 2015
    DPT Classes commence: February 9, 2015


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