Doctor of Physiotherapy

Bond University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00017B

Bond University’s innovative approach to physiotherapy education ensures you are work-ready, competent, and confident to practice in a wide range of settings including hospitals, community clinics and private practices. Bond’s Doctor of Physiotherapy program is renowned for its unique blend of problem-based scientific learning, practical application, and more clinical hours than any other physiotherapy degree in Australia! You will graduate equipped with the fundamental physiotherapy knowledge, critical skills, and professional behaviours and attitudes required to examine, diagnose, and treat clients across the lifespan by learning from an integrated curriculum of clinical and related basic sciences. Immerse yourself in clinical experiential learning, with clinical placements included in the core subject listing, and a further internship offered as an elective. Placements are sought in a variety of settings across the full spectrum of clinical areas including orthopaedics, cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, neurological, ortho-geriatric, rehabilitation, chronic disease, disability, occupational, and sports practice. Your classes will primarily be delivered at the Bond Institute of Health and Sport, where you will have access to advanced facilities and equipment. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to undertake innovative and clinical research projects.

Designed for

Sports science, exercise science or related discipline graduates seeking a professional physiotherapy qualification




  • PHTY71-401: Foundations of Physiotherapy (20CP)PHTY71-402: Physiotherapy: Musculoskeletal 1 (20CP)PHTY71-403: Physiotherapy: Cardiorespiratory (15CP)PHTY71-404: Physiotherapy: Musculoskeletal 2 (10CP)PHTY71-405: Physiotherapy: Neurological and Rehabilitation (15CP)PHTY71-406: Transition to Professional Practice (5CP)PHTY71-407: Physiotherapy: Clinical Practice Unit 1 (10CP)PHTY71-408: Physiotherapy: Clinical Practice Unit 2 (10CP)PHTY71-409: Physiotherapy: Clinical Practice Unit 3 (10CP)PHTY72-410: Health Research: Literacy, Planning and Design (5CP)PHTY72-411: Healthcare: Leadership, Management and Advocacy (10CP)PHTY72-412: Community Physiotherapy Across the Lifespan (15CP)PHTY72-413: Physiotherapy: Clinical Practice Unit 4 (10CP)PHTY72-414: Maximising Human Potential and Performance (10CP)PHTY72-415: Evidence Based Practice Research 1 (15CP)PHTY72-416: Physiotherapy: Clinical Practice Unit 5 (10CP)PHTY72-417: Physiotherapy: Clinical Practice Unit 6 (10CP)PHTY73-418: The Work Ready Physiotherapist (10CP)PHTY73-419: Evidence Based Practice Research 2 (20CP)

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of a Bachelor degree in Exercise Science and Sport Science OR recognised Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) from relevant areas of study in a health related field with a minimum GPA requirement of 2 (on a 4-point scale where 1 = pass). Must also meet subject prerequisites (see additional requirements) and undertake an interview.


Australian Physiotherapy Council

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast International: $147,840 No

Fee comments

Campuses: Gold Coast.

If students are an Australian Citizen or a holder of a permanent humanitarian visa they may be eligible for assistance under the Australian Government program called FEE-HELP.

Further information

The Doctor of Physiotherapy is approved for student income support.

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