Physiotherapy

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Career outcomes

Our physiotherapy graduates have pursued careers as:

  • cardiorespiratory physiotherapist
  • clinical physiotherapist
  • research physiotherapist
  • consultant physiotherapist
  • neurological rehabilitation physiotherapist
  • physical rehabilitation physiotherapist
  • sports physiotherapist
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About physiotherapy

When you train to become a physiotherapist, you’ll learn how to prevent injury and disability and help those who are already injured or suffering from a health disorder. You’ll have a chance to make a real difference to the quality of life of others, whether you choose to work with children or the elderly, in sports or orthopaedics.

Real-world experience

Our physiotherapy courses are practical. From your very first year studying physiotherapy with us, you’ll gain real-world experience at a clinic placement and, by the time you graduate, you will have completed 1000 hours of professional practice.

An important step ahead

If our past graduates are anything to go by, you’re in good hands at ACU. Our School of Physiotherapy ranked second in Australia in 2017, according to the independent website Uni Reviews. These rankings take into account how many students graduate each year, their satisfaction with the course and their salaries after graduation. 

Facilities and health clinics

Gain hands-on experience in our very own student-led clinics. These clinics are decked out with the most up-to-date equipment and technology so, by the end of your degree, you’ll be trained in state-of-the-art techniques. 

Study university overseas

Your physiotherapy studies can take you just about anywhere in the world. If you want to explore beyond your backyard, head to our Rome Campus, or go on exchange to a partner university in Asia, Europe and the Americas. 

Meet our students and staff

Julia Eades

Physiotherapy graduate

“I loved the focus on clinical placements during the degree. It allowed us to take our classroom learning to real patients and make a difference while still studying. Working with stroke survivors allows me to improve people’s function every day.

“I’m really passionate and proud to be able to make such a meaningful impact. I hope to be able to help people reach their goals and improve their quality of life for many years to come."

Professor Suzanne Kuys

National Head of the School of Physiotherapy

Professor Suzanne Kuys is the national head of the School of Physiotherapy and leads the Master of Rehabilitation program. She has considerable clinical, teaching and research experience with people following stroke and other neurological conditions and older adults, particularly people undergoing rehabilitation and transitioning from the hospital to home.

Professor Kuys has been a clinician for 25 years, with more than 15 years of experience in stroke rehabilitation, and has a strong interest in gait and balance retraining. She is interested in examining how health services can optimise health outcomes for patients. 

Her research interests include hospital-based rehabilitation and care, stroke, balance and gait retraining, outcome measures and physical activity. 

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