Choosing Between Physiotherapy Offers

Al.R

Lurker
Hey all,
Regarding Physiotherapy offers, do you guys have any information regarding the cut off for Doctor of physiotherapy (DPT) at Macquarie University and Bachelor of physiotherapy at WSU. I know the minimum requirement for DPT is 4.5 but I heard it's competitive and I will need a higher GPA to get an offer, so I am not sure if my GPA is enough.
I completed a bachelors degree with a GPA of 5. And currently I am studying another bachelors degree with a gpa of 6.5 (completed first year). I was wondering if you guys have any idea if the my GPA is enough for an offer to the above courses.

Cheers,
Al
 

Crow

Medical Student
Emeritus Staff
Hey all,
Regarding Physiotherapy offers, do you guys have any information regarding the cut off for Doctor of physiotherapy (DPT) at Macquarie University and Bachelor of physiotherapy at WSU. I know the minimum requirement for DPT is 4.5 but I heard it's competitive and I will need a higher GPA to get an offer, so I am not sure if my GPA is enough.
I completed a bachelors degree with a GPA of 5. And currently I am studying another bachelors degree with a gpa of 6.5 (completed first year). I was wondering if you guys have any idea if the my GPA is enough for an offer to the above courses.

Cheers,
Al
Have you looked at the past cutoffs in the official UAC documents? They usually release an official document with the cutoffs each year. Otherwise, I’d recommend contacting the admissions teams at each uni directly. Unfortunately we don’t have much (if any) data on physio entry on here.
 

Tijana

Member
No worries! And thank you :)

My ucat score was 3090 (98th %ile): VR-740, DM-710, QR-760, AR-880 and an STJ of 651
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And nah i didnt have any tutouring, ive never heard of anyone getting a tutour for physio to be honest with you. If you need any help, the lecturers and your classmates are always there to assist. A lot of the students get HD's so as long as you put in the work they won't be too hard to get.

I didn't really have a set study pattern, what i did was print off the lecture slides before the actual lectures and I'd make notes on the printouts when attending the lecture. I'd then try and memorize each lecture printout before we covered the content in the following practical/tutorial. (After a few weeks though I'd always fall behind though ahaha - its pretty hard to keep up as the semester goes on). About 2-3 weeks before exams i would go re-memorize all of the lectures and important practical/tutorial notes again.

Bond is a bit out of my family and I's price range. If we did have the money then yeah I'd consider it
Did you only use the lecture/tutorial slides and notes for exam preparation and not any textbooks? My son is going into his second year of physiotherapy at ACU, whilst also playing a representative sport, so I am worried if he will be able to cope with the workload.
 

Seano

Member
Did you only use the lecture/tutorial slides and notes for exam preparation and not any textbooks? My son is going into his second year of physiotherapy at ACU, whilst also playing a representative sport, so I am worried if he will be able to cope with the workload.
Hi Tijana!

Yes it was mainly lectures/tutorial slides for written exams and practical/tutorial slides for practical exams. Textbooks help a lot with understanding the content (especially for general anatomy, functional anatomy and musculoskeletal pracs) and are only part of the exam if the lecturer in charge of the unit explicitly says so (I don't think that ever happened to me when I was doing physio though). Textbooks are really important for assignments though - softcopies of them are usually distributed to the cohort from the grades above.

I had a couple of friends that played representative sport and found the workload to be okay. However, some friends decided that it was too much and talked to the uni and were allowed to study physio part-time. If you're son is struggling with the workload then maybe consider this option.

I wish you and your son all the best and I hope this helps :) !
 

Tijana

Member
Hi Tijana!

Yes it was mainly lectures/tutorial slides for written exams and practical/tutorial slides for practical exams. Textbooks help a lot with understanding the content (especially for general anatomy, functional anatomy and musculoskeletal pracs) and are only part of the exam if the lecturer in charge of the unit explicitly says so (I don't think that ever happened to me when I was doing physio though). Textbooks are really important for assignments though - softcopies of them are usually distributed to the cohort from the grades above.

I had a couple of friends that played representative sport and found the workload to be okay. However, some friends decided that it was too much and talked to the uni and were allowed to study physio part-time. If you're son is struggling with the workload then maybe consider this option.

I wish you and your son all the best and I hope this helps :) !
Thank you, very helpful 😊
I thought soft copies of all textbooks are available through the ACU library ?
 

Seano

Member
Thank you, very helpful 😊
I thought soft copies of all textbooks are available through the ACU library ?
That's okay! I'm glad I could help!

Look I think they should be but I'm not too sure. Getting downloadable softcopies would make the textbooks easier to access anyways so if your son has the chance to get them from someone then I would recommend this :)

Let me know if you need any other help!
 
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