Domestic Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Domestic Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Pursue your passion for helping others through the Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Learn how to assist clients in restoring their mobility and function and improve quality of life. You’ll learn to assess and diagnose problems with human function and movement, then plan and administer treatment programs to restore function or minimise dysfunction caused by illness, ageing, or injury. Incorporate a holistic approach to healthcare practice through studying human anatomy physiology, pathophysiology and exercise prescription alongside evidence-based physiotherapy practice.

Discover the principles of human body structure and function, from tissue, cells and different human systems and how they relate to illness and injury. Learn the fundamentals of physiotherapy practice and treatment techniques including massage, exercise prescription and related biomechanical principles. Be prepared for effective healthcare practice from your first year as you learn fundamental communication skills for health professionals and the behind-the-scenes factors of allied health professional practice.

Take your learning outside of the classroom as you study and train at the JCU Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Clinic at JCU Townsville, Bebegua Yumba campus, Douglas. You’ll view demonstrations from your expert lecturers and tutors and have the chance to put your theory into practice. Practical experience is embedded into the Bachelor of Physiotherapy with opportunities for extensive clinical placements that will prepare you for every aspect of work as a physiotherapist. Take part in clinical placements in urban, rural and remote locations, equipping you to provide effective healthcare in any setting.

As a graduate of JCU’s Bachelor of Physiotherapy, you will be prepared to deliver and facilitate safe, sustainable and effective collaborative client-centred healthcare. You can pursue a career across Australia and the world whilst being particularly equipped to work in rural and remote settings with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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About JCU's Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Today's healthcare employers are looking for motivated, passionate people ready to be the best professionals they can be. Be ready to reach your full potential and make an impact in the world around you. Your world-class education with JCU's Bachelor of Physiotherapy course will give you the training you need to succeed.

Your World-Class Education Begins Here

Learn how to integrate theoretical knowledge with technical competence. A focus on ethical and professional practice equips JCU students to succeed in your physiotherapy courses in Queensland.

Develop Through Collaboration

Healthcare professionals know how important it is to work with their peers, both for personal enrichment and to get a broad perspective on patient needs. While you study physiotherapy in Queensland, you will work alongside students in related disciplines, building the network of connections you need for a lifetime of professional success.

Learn from JCU's dedicated lecturers and join a supportive learning environment. JCU lecturers are leaders in their fields. They will be with you at every step to help you set and meet your goals, master the skills necessary for success, and excel in your physio courses.

Learn Practical Skills at JCU's Physiotherapy School

Experience has no substitute, and an integral part of your physiotherapy degree courses are hands-on clinical and professional placements. Over the course of 30 weeks of supervised placements, learn how to take your classroom knowledge into the real world.

Gain experience with a diverse range of patients from a variety of backgrounds at the JCU Health Physiotherapy Clinic where you build practical skills throughout your degree. JCU graduates use their well-developed skills and knowledge to achieve positive outcomes for patients.

Study Physiotherapy in Queensland and Launch a Rewarding Career

Physiotherapy focuses on restoring patient function and improving quality of life. As you work alongside JCU's physiotherapy school professionals, you will master effective strategies for planning and executing treatment plans that improve outcomes for your patients.

Throughout your career, your training, expertise, and passion will make the difference between a life of dependence and one of independence for patients. No matter where you choose to work, you will know that you are making a positive impact on the future of others.

Physiotherapy Degree Courses That Lead To A Lifetime of Success

While pursuing your Bachelor of Physiotherapy in Queensland, you will develop more than just the necessary skills for your career. You will be equipped as a critical thinker — able to gather and analyse data effectively. Through your studies you will learn how to effectively apply that data to achieve client-centred healthcare outcomes.

Learn the communication skills and collaborative expertise necessary to work with patients and cooperate with peers over the course of your career. You will embark on your career with the confidence that comes from personal experience working across cultures and socioeconomic classes.

Get Ready Today for Tomorrow With a JCU Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Your physiotherapy university studies at JCU will open up a world of possibilities for your future. You will be able to provide appropriate, sustainable and clinically relevant services to address the issues found in rural, remote, Indigenous and tropical communities.

With a degree accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council, you can choose to work in community and government healthcare, in private practice, at schools, or anywhere else your passions and interests may take you.
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Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment, and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession.  For more information please review the inherent requirements for the Bachelor of Physiotherapy.