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$2 million funding boost for University facilities

Physiotherapy facilities at the University's Brisbane Campus will be boosted by a Federal Government funding injection of more than $2 million over two years.

The University launched the Bachelor of Physiotherapy in September to meet a growing need for workers in the healthcare industry.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven said he was delighted with the $2.1 million grant, which will go towards the construction of additional physiotherapy teaching facilities.

"This is a major grant that will significantly increase our capacity to deliver the highest standard of teaching and produce graduates who excel in applying the principles of physiotherapy, are ethical in their practice and independent learners," he said.

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy will be offered by the University's Faculty of Health Sciences from 2010.