University of South Australia (UniSA)

Master of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy - Musculoskeletal (IMAP)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

This Australian Physiotherapy Association accredited master’s degree is for qualified physiotherapists who want to gain advanced clinical skills and knowledge in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. This is a critical specialisation within physiotherapy, as the skeleton provides a framework for the muscles and other soft tissues. Together, they support the body’s weight, maintain posture, and help a person to move freely.You'll develop advanced competencies in musculoskeletal physiotherapy through critical and reflective engagement with contemporary theory and supervision by clinical experts in practical and clinical sessions.


  • Advanced clinical physiotherapy
  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy theory and practice
  • Pain mechanisms
  • Pain assessment, Rehabilitation and management

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants are required to have: completed a Bachelor degree level, or equivalent professional entry level qualification, from a recognised higher education institution, in Physiotherapy
  • AND a minimum 10 months full-time, or equivalent, physiotherapy practice in a relevant field following completion of the professional entry level qualification
  • AND met the requirements for eligibility for registration as a physiotherapist or limited registration under supervision with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Students must apply for limited registration after acceptance into the program.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City East International: $43,500 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 1 year

Further information

Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia), all students enrolled in this program must be registered with the relevant National Board either as general registration or limited registration under supervision. The registration process is undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with the University providing notification to AHPRA following a student's enrolment in the program. International students studying in Australia should note that up to 25% of the courses will be delivered in external mode.

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