University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

University of Newcastle
Institution rating
4 yearsfull-time
Study mode
Next start date

Why study this course

This program involves the learning of professional physiotherapy knowledge and skills underpinned by the relevant biomedical and behavioural sciences. Physiotherapy is a health profession concerned with the prevention, assessment and treatment of human movement disorders. Clinical problems encountered by the physiotherapist are wide ranging and often challenging, but usually involve musculoskeletal, neurological or cardio-respiratory disorders. Physiotherapists are people with effective interpersonal skills, including communicative and empathic abilities, highly developed problem solving skills, proficient manual handling skills and motivation to continually improve and learn.


This degree is fully accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent; OR
  • Completion of a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma; OR
  • Partial completion of higher education studies

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Newcastle

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit University of Newcastle's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit University of Newcastle's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, University of Newcastle can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Visit University of Newcastle's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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What are students saying?

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
University of Newcastle
(3 reviews)

Published Aug 2018
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)University of Newcastle
Graduation date2016
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Amazing course, ability to include graded honours in the 4 years was beneficial to reducing overall study time and being able to come out as an internationally published author of a systematic review. This has assisted with job opportunities and increased rates of pay.
Published Aug 2018
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)University of Newcastle
Graduation date2015
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Amazing course, the quality of staff were exceptional. Loved the amount of practical experience and how quickly we engaged in this. Staff at health facilities rave about Newcastle uni students.
Published May 2018
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)University of Newcastle
Graduation date2017
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Good staff/student support throughout the course. Lots of hands on practical learning combined with clinical experience every year to consolidate the theoretical and practical knowledge.

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Find out more about this course

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

You may wish to discuss the following with University of Newcastle:

  • Course price
  • Study options available at your campus
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
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Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)