Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

This program provides an opportunity for graduate physiotherapists to develop advanced theoretical and applied skills in sports physiotherapy, skills in critical evaluation of relevant literature, and research design. It also aims to allow physiotherapists to undertake further training in their own time with minimal disruption to their work.


Students complete three core subjects. For the first subject, students need to complete 104 hours of accredited continuing education courses. These are run by external providers such as the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) or Sports Medicine Australia. The remaining subjects are taken online.


  • Sports physiotherapy

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy or equivalent
  • Full current Australian physiotherapy registration
  • At least two years of sports clinical physiotherapy experience
  • NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Study pathways

This course forms half of the requirements of the Master of Sports Physiotherapy.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne No
  • Part-time : 3 years

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