The 2020 intake for this program will only be available to students who have completed the Bachelor of Exercise Science (1171 or 1344) at Griffith. New students are referred to the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (1579) at Nathan or Bachelor of Physiotherapy (1589) at the Gold Coast.
You will build on your existing knowledge of exercise science. Through coursework and clinical learning in the core areas of physiotherapy practice, you will develop the advanced clinical science and physiotherapy skills and knowledge needed for entry-level clinical physiotherapy practice. You will also develop an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to professional physiotherapy practice. You will learn how to use current research findings and your clinical reasoning and decision making skills to apply creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice.
The Master of Physiotherapy is offered full-time on-campus at the Gold Coast campus.
As a full-time student, you will generally attend 22-30 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.
In the Master of Physiotherapy, you must maintain a full-time study load. If you have reasons why you cannot maintain enrolment in all notified credit points per trimester, you must seek approval from the Program Director to take a reduced study load.
To accommodate clinical placements during the Master of Physiotherapy program, students may be required to start and end trimesters (and have vacation periods) outside the normal university academic periods.
From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
Work-integrated learning activities (professional placements) integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.
In this program you will spend time in the work/professional environment undertaking placements at various locations. Placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan/Gold Coast area including northern New South Wales, interstate or (by negotiation) overseas.
Physiotherapists find work in hospitals, private practices, the defence force, aged care facilities, community health, schools and sporting teams, both domestically and internationally. You may also be employed in research or teaching positions, or as a consultant to industry and government bodies.
The Master of Physiotherapy is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC).
Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply for registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia via the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) subject to meeting any additional requirements that may be stipulated by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia. As these requirements may change from time to time, students should contact the AHPRA to confirm registration requirements.
The Physiotherapy Board of Australia and the Physiotherapy credentialing authority in New Zealand (by mutual recognition) recognise graduates of this award.
There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of pre-placement and placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Placement website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.
Note: In the event that there is a difference between the contents published on the Fit for Placement website and the program-specific information published on the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses websites, or where information published on the Fit for Placement website is not in accordance with University Policy, the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses website contents and University Policy shall override the information on the Fit for Placement website.
The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).
The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2019||Fee Band 26.5||$331.25||$26,500.00|
If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.
This postgraduate program has Commonwealth Supported Places. If you are eligible, the Australian Government will contribute to the cost of this program but you will also be required to make a contribution.
Quotas are applied for admission to the Commonwealth Supported Places. Where demand exceeds the number of available places, not all eligible applicants who meet minimum program entry requirements may be offered a place. Assessment for admission is based on meritorious performance. If you are not successful in gaining a Commonwealth Supported Place, you may be eligible for a Fee-Paying Postgraduate place.
This program has been approved by the Australian Government for student income support (for example, Youth Allowance and Austudy). Students should contact Centrelink for more information about their eligibility for student income support payments.