University of South Australia (UniSA)

Master of Physiotherapy (Graduate Entry) (IMPE)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

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

The Master of Physiotherapy (Graduate Entry) enables students who have already completed a bachelor's degree or equivalent in a health-related area to meet the registration requirements to practice as a physiotherapist with just two years of extra study. Students develop the capability to assess, treat and prevent human movement disorders and undertake supervised clinical practice within a vast range of industry organisations. Some placements take place in the state-of-the-art Physiotherapy Clinics, located on-campus. This practical experience is a great way for students to apply what they have learnt during their studies and encourages them to build industry networks and relationships.

Designed for

Graduates from other disciplines wishing to become physiotherapists


72 units.


  • Physiotherapy

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants must: Have completed a Bachelor Degree or higher in an approved Field of Education with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 within the past 10 years Have completed the prerequisite courses at a Bachelor level or higher within the last 10 yearsAll applicants are required to demonstrate their eligibility by completing the Additional Information Form and providing supporting evidence.Approved Fields of EducationApplicants are required to have successfully completed a program of study (at Bachelor level or higher) in one of the following approved Fields of Education (FOE): Human Biology Medical Science Medical Studies Rehabilitation Therapies Human Movement Health ScienceApplicants with a qualification from a FOE not listed above may be considered on a case by case basis.Prerequisite coursesApplicants are required to provide evidence of satisfactory completion of prerequisite courses in the following content areas: 0.125 EFTSL Statistics and Research Methods
  • AND 0.250 EFTSL Human Anatomy
  • AND 0.250 EFTSL Human PhysiologyThe Additional Information Form includes a detailed checklist of the required prerequisite knowledge.  Note: Applicants who are overseas trained physiotherapists and are able to apply for assessment by the Australian Physiotherapy Council to meet the qualification requirements for registration by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia are not eligible to apply for this program.


This degree is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council and satisfies the academic requirements for registration as a physiotherapist with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City East International: $91,600 No
  • Full-time : 2 years

Further information

Students who undertake activities where interaction with patients is required must demonstrate they meet mandatory pre-placement conditional requirements, including criminal history clearance, child related employment clearance and immunisation requirements. All students enrolled in a program leading to professional registration must be registered with the relevant National Board. The registration process is undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with the University providing notification to AHPRA following enrolment in the program.

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