Master of Physiotherapy

Flinders University

Program Overview

Prepare to register and practise as a physiotherapist.

Physiotherapists work with people through the lifespan to develop, maintain and restore movement and functional ability.

The physiotherapy profession has well-established research and evidence-based practice, which you will analyse and apply in this course.

Our program has a strong clinical focus with teaching mainly embedded within clinical settings across South Australia and has close links with healthcare providers to best prepare you for professional practice as a physiotherapist.

Emphasis is placed on preparing you to become a contemporary health professional who is able to work effectively across a range of settings, and in metropolitan or rural/remote locations.



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 45,500



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Year 1


  • Musculoskeletal Practice 1
  • Performance of Movement and Function
  • Interprofessional Practice
  • Cardiorespiratory Practice
  • Musculoskeletal Practice 2
  • Physiotherapy Clinical Practice

Year 2


  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Early Practice 1
  • Early Practice 2
  • Health Promotion and Leadership in Physiotherapy
  • Complex Case and Advanced Practice
  • Integrated Practice 1
  • Integrated Practice 2
  • Research in Practice

Applicants must normally:

Hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification and have achieved a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or above and must demonstrate they have successfully completed the following:

  • the equivalent of 9 units of study focusing on human physiology, including one dedicated topic of exercise physiology; and
  • the equivalent of 9 units of human anatomy, including one dedicated topic of human musculoskeletal and neurological anatomy; and
  • the equivalent of 4.5 units of study focusing on an understanding of the human and social environment and social perspectives in health such as psychology and sociology; and
  • the equivalent of 4.5 units of study in research methods and/or evidence-based practice.

Due to limited places available, selection is based on meeting the above requirements and academic merit. Applicants who meet the above requirements will be considered on their best Flinders equivalent GPA of 5.0 or above achieved over a minimum of one semester of full-time equivalent study in one course.

International students must satisfy our English language proficiency requirements for admission. If your first language is not English you will need to have:

  • Achieved the required test score for the course you are applying for. The IELTS and equivalent scores to meet the various levels #. IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and Cambridge tests must be taken in a registered testing centre.; or
  • Successfully completed an approved secondary or tertiary qualification, taught in the English language in a country where English is the official language or the main language spoken (for up to an overall IELTS of 6.5) with evidence no more than five years old on the proposed date of commencement of the course; or
  • Successfully completed a pre-course English program from an approved ELICOS Provider*.

Annual fees:   $45,500

Physiotherapists work in a variety of settings across both public health and private practice. They remain in demand across the health sector and this outlook is projected to continue. Physiotherapists can also work in managerial and research positions, and opportunities exist to become self-employed in private practice or to work part-time.

Potential employers include:

  • hospitals

  • community health centres

  • aged care facilities

  • mental health services

  • rehabilitation centres

  • sports clinics and fitness centres

  • government departments

  • schools and universities.

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