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Doctor of Physiotherapy

Bond University
2 years
Full time/part time
Doctorate / PhD
Gold Coast

Program description

Bond University Degree Program

Doctor of Physiotherapy

The Doctor of Physiotherapy offers an innovative problem based learning model of physiotherapy education to prepare entry level physiotherapists for their roles and responsibilities as first contact practitioners.

The program integrates the clinical, pathological and related sciences with the physiotherapy knowledge, skills and professional behaviors and attitudes required to examine, diagnose and treat physiotherapy clients.

The Doctor of Physiotherapy assists you to progressively develop and apply your knowledge, skills and professional attitudes and behavior for physiotherapy practice and places a strong emphasis on clinical experiential learning with 50 per cent of the program undertaken in a clinical context. The first 30 weeks of clinical practice addresses five core areas in both hospital and community settings and one elective.

In the final semester, the program culminates in a 12-week clinical internship with an aligned research project. This extending clinical / research opportunity is designed to ensure graduates are well prepared for entry into the physiotherapy workforce.


The ability for Bond Physiotherapy students to be placed in tactical environments for rehabilitation training during their degree is unique.  Watch as student Adam Walker takes part in measuring rehydration levels in fire fighters as they fight fire!  Better understanding of how fire fighting affects the body,  can lead to improvements in the health, wellbeing and occupational performance of those on the ‘front line’.

About school

Bond University

Why Bond? Because things are done differently.

Right now, this moment, the world is changing. Big changes, small changes, climate changes, gear changes… The future belongs to those that are making history now, the fast thinkers acting on their feet now, and the innovators blazing new trails...

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Contact info

Bond University

14 University Drive
4226 Robina, Queensland


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