Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Be equipped to improve your patients’ quality of life through targeted treatments that restore function or minimise dysfunction caused by illness, ageing, or injury. Examine key elements of human anatomy, systems and movement as you develop skills in physiotherapy practice and treatment. Engage in hands-on learning at the JCU Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Clinic at JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas, and experience clinical placements in rural, regional and remote settings.

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#1 in Queensland

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  • Townsville: February



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


4 years full-time

Entry Requirements


Recommended Knowledge

English (Units 3/4,C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C), plus one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology or Health (Units 3/4,C); or equivalent

QTAC Codes

  • 317031

Course detail

Real stories

  • Studied Physiotherapist


    Jade Bidgood

    Graduate, Bachelor of Physiotherapy

    JCU gave me the foundation of skills I required to feel confident to work in the health-care industry. I had multiple job offers in my final year and was fortunate to secure an excellent physiotherapy position from one of the clinical placements I attended during my training.

  • Head of Physiotherapy


    Dr Anne Jones

    Head of Physiotherapy

    JCU physio students get to do a lot of practical work right from day one, and we build on those skills throughout the whole program. We have a major focus on rural and remote populations as well as the tropical environment. Therefore, you’ll gain a lot of experience that people in larger centres don’t get.

  • Director & Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Physioplus


    Tom McMillan FACP

    Director & Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Physioplus

    We have been working with JCU Physiotherapy students for more than 12 years, and more than 10 members of our Physiotherapy team were previous JCU graduates. They have proven highly capable in their professional careers, with clinical competency, regional and rural knowledge and strong, evidence-based approach.