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Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice La Trobe University

4.67 out of 5 from 3 reviews
Bachelor Degree
4 Years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

Learn to assess and treat patients with physical injuries and movement disorders, helping them achieve the highest possible degree of recovery.

In first year you'll study the fundamentals of health sciences, then develop your skills in physiotherapy and deepen your knowledge in biosciences in second year. In your final two years you'll apply your knowledge in practical settings, covering areas such as sport, women's health, paediatrics, amputees and spinal cord injury. Our small class sizes mean you'll have a one-on-one connection with staff and fellow students.

We emphasise clinical practice, giving you 30 weeks of clinical training throughout your degree. This amounts to approximately seven months of work experience.

During your clinical placements, you'll gain skills in talking with patients and working in healthcare teams along with learning the fundamentals of physiotherapy practice. You'll get experience in a range of healthcare settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation centres and private practice. To get an even broader range of experience, you may choose to do part of your clinical experience overseas.

The course structure lets you to complete the required subjects for this 4.5-year degree in only four years.

Once you graduate you'll be eligible to register with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia. Our graduates have gone on to work in hospitals and sporting...

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Average ratings for Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice La Trobe University based on 3 reviews
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April 2018
Year completed 2017

Positive - I found the course was a lot of fun. A good group of students. Lecturers were engaging but a negative was there are too many lectures vs pracs.

My advice to future students is: This course can be demanding but if this is what you want to do, study hard and you'll be rewarded.

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February 2018
Year completed 2019

There are so many classes (and contact hours) and I’m always super busy but I enjoy all of it.

I’ve made so many new friends and have had so many experiences and loved them all. Would definitely recommend.

My advice to future students is: Always pick a course you will be interested in don’t do something boring you will...

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February 2018
Year completed 2017

Great in detail course, health science (now applied science) was more broad but once coming up to physiotherapy it was great to learn with such hands on practice. Definitely recommended.

My advice to future students is: Try and get into a Bachelor of physiotherapy without doing bachelor of health/applied sciences

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