Bachelor of Physiotherapy/Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

The 5-year full-time program will prepare you to become an effective, culturally appropriate practitioner with a focus on the physiotherapist-client relationship. This double degree allows you to explore and develop advanced knowledge, skills and abilities in analysing physical activity, exercise prescription and sports health. Graduates will be eligible for registration as a physiotherapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA).

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() Bachelor of Physiotherapy/Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Degree Duration

5 Years :


Start Dates

February | July

Degree Overview

Designed by highly-respected industry practitioners, our Bachelor of Physiotherapy/Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science program is the only degree in Australia. Accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council, this double degree provides a pathway that incorporates two complementary health and exercise sciences programs.

Physiotherapy Exercise & Sport Science share a common bond in much of the human sciences while having specialised knowledge and application within each path. This allows you to develop profession-specific areas of knowledge and skills from both degrees.

To ensure that you graduate with the practical skills and training necessary to excel, this combined degree contains 1150 hours of workplace experience. This practicum component comprises physiotherapy-specific clinical placements and Exercise & Sport Science practical experiences.

Your formal physiotherapy clinical education program begins with a five-week placement in Year Three and continues in Year Four. It culminates in almost full-time clinical practice during Year Five of the course. Upon graduation, you will have developed your clinical assessment, treatment skills, reflective professional practice in laboratories, and exposure to patients in physiotherapy practices, hospitals or community health settings in urban and rural locations.

The program also strongly focuses on evidence-based and reflective practice ensuring graduates will be well prepared to meet the challenge of current and future health provision across the many clinical and non-clinical areas in which Physiotherapists are employed.

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  • CRICOS code: 045167E
  • Available in Perth only

Why Study this Degree

Graduate job-ready with industry-specific skills and knowledge

Benefit from a unique, personalised approach to education and pastoral care

Lecturers are industry professionals and leaders in their field

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University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi campus university, with international campuses in bustling Sydney and the historic City of Fremantle, Perth (CRICOS: 01032F)

The University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi-campus university, with international campuses in bustling Sydney and the historic City of Fremantle, Perth.

Notre Dame has a strong commitment to honouring the individual,  and recognises that each student is graced with their own gifts and talents. Notre Dame believes that higher education should prepare students for a rich, fulfilling and reflective life, not just a career path.

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