Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University
  • Awarded by

    Western Sydney University

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    4 years full time

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Career Outcomes

    Physiotherapist | Private Practice Owner | Industry Consultant

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Last modified: 19 Feb 2020

In a Nutshell

Patients will go to great lengths to find an amazing physiotherapist to improve the quality of their life. Could that amazing physiotherapist be you? Absolutely!

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Western Sydney University will equip you with an understanding of the technical aspects of physiotherapy, as well as the skills you need to build successful working relationships with colleagues and patients. 

You'll graduate with the skills needed to pursue a physiotherapy career in a range of health settings including private practice, aged care, private and public hospitals, rehabilitation and chronic health management.

If your professional calling is to truly help clients and communities to lead healthier lives, the Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Western Sydney University could be for you. Enquire today!

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    Assumed knowledge: any 2 units of English.

    Recommended studies: Biology.

    Enquire now to find out about the ATAR required to qualify for this course.

  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this physiotherapy course, the subjects you may study include:

    Year 1 

    • Population Health and Society
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
    • Introduction to Physiotherapy Practice
    • Professional Health Competencies
    • Functional Anatomy
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
    • Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice
    • Communication in Health

    Year 2

    • Biomechanics
    • Pathophysiology 1
    • Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
    • Culture, Diversity and Health
    • Core Competencies in Physiotherapy Practice
    • Neuroanatomy
    • Clinical Pharmacology
    • Psychology and Health

    Year 3

    • Exercise Rehabilitation
    • Neurological Physiotherapy
    • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy A
    • Clinical Education (General)
    • Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy
    • Neurological Rehabilitation
    • Evidence-Based Practice
    • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy B

    Year 4

    • Clinical Education A (Acute Care)
    • Clinical Education B (Rehabilitation)
    • Clinical Education C (Ambulatory Care)
    • Clinical Education D (Paediatrics)
    • Paediatric Physiotherapy
    • Physiotherapy for Chronic Illness and Disease
    • Complex Cases and Professional Issues
    • Integrating Research into Physiotherapy Practice


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  • Why Western Sydney University?

    Trust Western Sydney University to get you qualified in your field! Gain a recognised degree in Business, Health, Psychology, Communication, Medical Science, Criminology, Arts or loads more with WSU. Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today. 

    When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

    Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion, you'll receive a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Western Sydney University.

This course is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council and is an approved program of study by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

Your brand new qualification will open up career options in a range of medical and healthcare settings.

Wondering where a career in allied health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Allied Health Assistant, Physiotherapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Medical Imaging Assistant, Nutrition Assistant, Therapy Assistant, Rehabilitation Assistant, Speech Pathology Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Nursing Support Worker, Ward Assistant, Patient Care Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Wardsperson, Patient Services Assistant, Operating Theatre Technician, Orderly.

Let's Talk Price

Fees for this course vary depending on the units selected. 

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees.

Enquire now for more information.


You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year). 


Find out more about government study loans here.

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