Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
University of Southern Queensland - Ipswich

Course outline

Help improve people’s quality of life by becoming a qualified physiotherapist with a degree from UniSQ. Graduate career-ready after completing a variety of industry placements with the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). Learn about human anatomy, systems and movement from experienced academics and industry professionals to develop your critical thinking and practical skills. During the five placement opportunities, you will gain experience in acute care, rehabilitation and community settings. Learn how to provide much-needed support to regional, rural, First Nations and low-resource communities. Physiotherapy courses explore musculoskeletal health, neuroanatomy, digital health services, neurological physiotherapy, supporting those with acute conditions and paediatric physiotherapy. There may also be opportunities to learn about animal physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, chronic pain management and Pilates. This degree aligns with requirements set by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia and UniSQ is currently seeking accreditation with the Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC). Graduates may also be eligible for membership with the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). There is opportunity to complete your honours in one of two ways:
o The practice pathway focuses on industry partnerships and addresses everyday practice topics.
o The research pathway allows you to create an individual research project (this pathway is dependent on GPA).
For more information, visit Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at UniSQ.


Students will be required to undertake approximately five, five week full time clinical placements.

Other requirements

Applicants must be willing to undertake and submit to the requirements of the University of Southern Queensland and Queensland Health for practical placement.
It is expected that students will complete a rural placement experience as part of their clinical education.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to USQ’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Physical Education or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)

Additional entry requirements

Inherent requirements are applicable to the program please refer to for more information.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




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, 2024

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Career opportunities

Career opportunities may include working as a physiotherapist in aged care, home-care, community health centres, private practice, public or private hospitals, paediatrics, or the educational sector. You could also work in NDIS, gender health, the sports sector, health promotion, mental health, rehabilitation, research, academia, management, or in government.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

4 years Full time