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Bachelor of Physiotherapy
James Cook University - Townsville

Course outline

Physiotherapists are health professionals who focus on the restoration of function to improve quality of life. They assess and diagnose problems with human movement, then plan and administer treatment to restore function or minimise dysfunction after disease or injury. Studies include health science subjects, anatomy/physiology, and specialised areas such as movement analysis, manual techniques, exercise prescription and therapeutic massage. Clinical placements ensure students apply theory to practice in a range of settings, including rural, remote, tropical, national and international contexts. For current course information, visit Bachelor of Physiotherapy at JCU.

Other requirements

Prior to taking professional placements, students must provide evidence of immunity to hepatitis B, MMR, varicellla, and pertussis, and current Provide First Aid and CPR certificates. Students must also be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. A Suitability Card is required and an Australian Federal Police check may be required; refer to institution. Students must complete all professional experience placement requirements by the prescribed deadlines and maintain currency of these requirements in order to stay admitted in the course.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for JCU and for this course, refer to the JCU website.

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Fixed closing date

QTAC applications close on 8 December 2023

Recommended study
English (Units 3/4,C), Mathematical Methods (Unit 3/4,C), Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Health, Physical Education or Psychology (Units 3/4,C)
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

99.20

92.25

70.40

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

99.35

76.40

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

15

<5*

0

31

<5*

0

<5*

51

Percentage of all students

29.4%

<5*

0.0%

60.8%

<5*

0.0%

<5*

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

Private practice, hospitals, health centres, schools, aged care, sporting organisations.

Course Code
317031
Start Date
Offer rounds

15 Jan 2024

Fee
CSP/$8409 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

4 years Full time

Location
Townsville
 
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