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Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy)

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AUT offers one of the largest physiotherapy programmes in the Southern Hemisphere. Our physiotherapy graduates are recognised throughout the world for their knowledge and leadership in healthcare.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
4 years full-time
Course Code
AK3313
Study Mode
In person, Online
Intake Months
Feb
Domestic Fees
$7,077 per year / $28,308 total
International Fees
$38,210 per year / $152,840 total

About this course

AUT offers one of the largest physiotherapy programmes in the Southern Hemisphere. Our physiotherapy graduates are recognised throughout the world for their knowledge and leadership in healthcare.

Physiotherapists help people improve their quality of life. As a physiotherapist you work with a wide range of people, helping them overcome physical problems due to ageing, injury, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors. Most New Zealand physiotherapists work privately, treating acute sport and accidental injuries, chronic pain, back and neck problems. You also find physiotherapists in most hospitals and general practices.

The Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) has a strong focus on clinical practice, and you complete about 1,000 hours of clinical experience as part of your studies.

Applying to study health sciences from 2022

From 2022 all offers of place for undergraduate health science degrees will be made into the Bachelor of Health Science without a major.

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Entry requirements

  • University Entrance or equivalent
  • Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) requirements and Children's Act 2014, including police clearance

Applicants with English as a second or other language who have not completed at least three years of secondary schooling in NZ will be required to meet IELTS requirements.

Ranking of applicants will occur. Preference will be given to applicants with the highest level of academic achievement and/or evidence of accomplishments in the relevant field.

International student entry requirements

Study locations

North Campus

Online

Career pathways

Physiotherapists specialise in:

  • Acupuncture
  • Cardiothoracic illness
  • Hand therapy
  • Health promotion and primary healthcare
  • Manual therapy (including acute and chronic pain, injury, back and neck problems)
  • Mental health
  • Neurology (for spinal cord injury, stroke, Parkinson's Disease, multiple sclerosis)
  • Occupational health
  • Older adults
  • Paediatrics
  • Sports

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