Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate/postgraduate course
Course length (full-time equivalent): 5 years
Location: On campus

2017 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 98.00
This course may not be deferred.

Admission information setsFlinders University | Bachelor of Health Sciences (Principles of Physiotherapy)/Master of Physiotherapy

Course overview

The Bachelor of Health Sciences (Principles of Physiotherapy)/Master of Physiotherapy program builds on Flinders University's strengths in musculoskeletal medicine.

This program will provide you with the physiotherapy knowledge and skills required to become registered and work as a physiotherapist.

Supervised clinical placements including rural and remote placements will enable you to develop a sound basis for professional practice.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

What is Physiotherapy?

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

Why study Physiotherapy at Flinders?

This program:

  • prepares you for professional practice in physiotherapy
  • will be closely integrated with clinical practice
  • has a strong focus on preparing you to become a contemporary health professional able to work across a variety of settings
  • joins a suite of nationally-recognised health professional courses offered at Flinders University.

Professional recognition/membership

The course has been developed with reference to the competency standards and requirements for physiotherapy as published by the Australian Council of Physiotherapy. More information...

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Health Sciences (Principles of Physiotherapy) / Master of Physiotherapy degree?

Entry requirements

Prerequisites: None. However, knowledge of Stage 2 Biology and Physics is assumed.

This course is available for entry on the basis of any of the following qualifications: Year 12 or previous higher education study.

Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes.

Refer to undergraduate study applications.

Rural and remote sub-quota

An annual sub-quota will be available for students from rural and remote areas. To be considered for the rural and remote sub-quota you must submit with your SATAC application a Statutory Declaration confirming you have lived in non-metropolitan areas of Australia (Remoteness Classifications RA2 to RA5) for at least 5 consecutive years, or 10 years cumulatively, from birth (ie during any period of your life).

Download the Rural Eligibility Statutory Declaration (PDF 210KB)

The completed and signed statutory declaration must be uploaded to your application in the SATAC system within 10 working days after submitting the SATAC application.

You can check your eligibility in accordance with the definition above using the search tool at the Remoteness Area (RA) Locator site.

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 224081
Mid year entry: No
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2018: $8,665

International students
CRICOS code: Not applicable
Mid year entry: Not applicable
Applications: Not applicable
Annual fees:

Not applicable



Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?

Additional requirements:

Immunisation and Communicable Diseases: Requirements for Clinical Placements

This course includes clinical placements which aim to provide students with the practical experience required for the workplace. Students on placement have both an increased risk of most vaccine preventable diseases as well as the potential to transmit infections to susceptible patients. Students who are required to complete clinical placements as part of their course must therefore be immunised in accordance with the relevant State or Territory immunisation  standards (e.g. Health Immunisation for Health Care Workers in South Australia 2014 Policy Guideline)  and any additional private provider requirements as needed.

Further information about immunisation and other clinical placement requirements.

Criminal History Screening

All physiotherapy students will be required to complete a criminal history screening check prior to undertaking any placement. This requirement will apply to students when they commence the physiotherapy component of the course.

Related courses

Course brochures

Domestic students

Health (PDF 2MB)

International students

International course guides