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Physiotherapy Schools Selection Criteria (2021 Updated)

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For those considering Physiotherapy as an alternative career to medicine/dentistry, this is the page that'll list all UNDERGRADUATE accredited courses (Australian Programs) that'll allow you to practice as a Physiotherapist in a very digestible table much like Med schools Selection Criteria Y12s & Non-standards AND UPDATED Dentistry Schools Selection Criteria Y12s & Non-standards. (Link: Accredited Physiotherapy Programs - AHPRA & National Boards).

If there is anything missing/incorrect about the following table, please let me know!:yay:(Also there's nothing on non-standard entry well because... there's simply nothing online to go off.)

UniversityDegree OfferedCourse LengthATAR/Lowest Selection Rank (LSR)Prerequisites (PR)/Assumed Knowledge (AK)Notes
Australian Catholic University (ACU)Bachelor of Physiotherapy [Note: Honours available to meritorius students]4 Years86.00 (LSR) - Brisbane; 97.50 (LSR) - North Sydney; 92.05 (LSR) - BallaratAny 2 units of English (Band 4) plus at least one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Band 2). (PR)- Subject Adjustments Available
- SEAS/EAS Available
- Regional Adjustments.
Central Queensland University (CQU)Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)4 Years77.00 (LSR) - Bundaberg & RockhamptonEnglish, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); One of Chemistry, Biology or Physics (Units 3 and 4, C) (PR)
Charles Sturt University (CSU)Bachelor of Physiotherapy [Note: Honours available to meritorius students]4 Years75.10 (LSR) - Albury-Wodonga, Orange & Port MacquarieBiology, English Standard, Mathematics Advanced. (AK)- Recommended studies: Chemistry, Physics.
Curtin UniversityBachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) [Note: Honours available to meritorius students]4 Years92.70 (LSR) - BentleyAt least one ATAR science course from the following list: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Integrated Science, Physics or Psychology. (PR)- Desirable Subjects: At least Physical Education Studies and Health Studies.
Federation University AustraliaBachelor of Physiotherapy [Note: Honours available to meritorius students]4 Years65.20 (Lowest ATAR) (Note: LSR Not Published)English: Units 3 and 4, a study score of at least 25 in any English. Other: Satisfactory completion of one of the following: (any from Units 1-4), Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Health Education, Physical Education (PR)- SEAS Available
Griffith UniversityBachelor of Physiotherapy [Note: Honours available to meritorius students]4 Years98.00 (LSR) - Nathan & Gold CoastEnglish, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3 & 4, C) (PR); Mathematical Methods (Units 3&4, C); One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics (Units 3 & 4, C) (AK)
James Cook University (JCU)Bachelor of Physiotherapy [Note: Honours available to meritorius students]4 Years88.90 (ATAR)English (Units 3/4,C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C), plus one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology or Health (Units 3/4,C) (PR)
La Trobe UniversityBachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)4 Years96.20 (LSR 2021 Entry) - Bendigo & MelbourneUnits 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics. (PR)- Subject Adjustments Available
- SEAS Available
- Regional Adjustments.
Monash UniversityBachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)4 Years96.20 (LSR 2021 Entry)Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, Maths: Mathematical Methods, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics. (PR)- Subject Adjustments Available
- SEAS Available
University of Queensland (UQ)Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)4 Years98.00 (Selection Rank Threshold)English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); One of Chemistry, Biology or Physics (Units 3 and 4, C) (PR)
University of Canberra (UC)Bachelor of Physiotherapy [Note: Honours available to meritorius students]4 Years90.55 (Selection Rank)Mathematics Advanced, Biology or Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) plus Chemistry or Physics. (AK)- Priority to Indigenous Students, ADF Personnel and Reservists & Elite Athletes.
- EAS Available
- Subject Adjustments CLICK HERE
University of Newcastle (UoN)Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)4 Years92.55 (Selection Rank)English Advanced, Chemistry plus Biology or Physics. (AK)- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program
- Elite Athlete Program
- EAS Available
- Regional and Rural Adjustment Scheme
- Subject Adjustments CLICK HERE
University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA)Bachelor of Physiotherapy [Note: Honours available to meritorius students]4 Years90.00 (Min ATAR/Selection Rank) [NOT GUARANTEED]Score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) (PR)- Recommended studies: Mathematics Specialist; Mathematics Methods; Human Biology; Physics; and/or Chemistry.
University of South Australia (UniSA)Bachelor of Physiotherapy [Note: Honours available to meritorius students]4 Years98.50 (LSR)Stage 2 Biology, Physics (AK)
University of Sydney (USyd)Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) [Note: Honours available to meritorius students]4 Years99.20 (Expected Selection Rank) [NOT GUARANTEED]Chemistry, Physics. (AK)- E12 Entry Scheme Available
- Recommended Studies: Mathematics Advanced
Victoria UniversityBachelor of Applied Movement Sciences/Master of Physiotherapy4.5 Years (3+1.5)93.05 (LSR 2021 Entry)Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Maths: Mathematical Methods, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics. (PR)- Subject Adjustments Available
- SEAS Available
Western Sydney University (WSU)Bachelor of Physiotherapy [Note: Honours available to meritorius students]4 Years95.00 (ATAR)Any 2 units of English. (AK)- Recommended studies: Chemistry, Physics plus Biology and/or Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE).
 
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o its uhhh masters?

Yep, so you do need to be a graduate, admittedly, but it’s a good option for locals who’ve previously never had an in-state option. Then it’s a 2 year masters. There are plans for similar programs in EP, OT, and SP (also for 2022 start) as a means to address allied health shortages here.

Entry requirements haven’t been published yet, I think they’re awaiting finalisation. But, for school leavers, hopefully they establish nice, clear recommended pathways and undergraduate study options.
 
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