About Physiotherapy

Become a health professional with the skills and expertise to asses, diagnose, and create solutions to problems with human function and movement. Students develop professional skills and experience through extensive clinical training in world-class facilities as well as placement opportunities. You’ll gain the knowledge and confidence to plan and administer treatment programs to restore function or minimise dysfunction for your future clients, contributing to their overall health and quality of life.

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Learn about human anatomy, from the nervous system to the musculoskeletal system, and gain an expert understanding of what the human body needs for a full range of function and mobility. Take your knowledge into the real world with 30 weeks of supervised clinical placements.

Be prepared for every aspect of a physiotherapist’s job as you receive hands-on training in urban, regional, and remote settings. You’ll gain experience working with a diverse range of patients as you build practical skills at the JCU Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Clinic. Learn how to identify effective strategies and execute treatment plans to improve outcomes for your future patients.

For patients recovering from serious injury or disability, the treatment you deliver as a physiotherapist can mean the difference between dependence and independence. Cultivate the skills and knowledge needed to provide support and meet the needs of people in any area, including rural, remote and Indigenous communities. Your career could span aged care services, community health centres, hospitals, private practices, schools, or sports and rehabilitation clinics.

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