Monash University

Undergraduate - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Offered bySchool of Primary Health Care
CoordinatorPrue Morgan


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Compulsory off-campus and out-of-hours placements may be a key component of courses undertaken in this area of study. Placements can occur in metropolitan or rural settings.


This program prepares students to graduate as physiotherapists, health care professionals who focus on prevention, assessment and treatment of physical disorders and the promotion of movement and health. Physiotherapists manage the health of people across the lifespan - from the very young to the very old.

Physiotherapy studies include, but are not restricted to, aspects of sports physiotherapy, post-surgical care, trauma and emergency care and the management of strokes and neurological disorders in adults and children.

In physiotherapy studies at Monash, fundamental biomedical and behavioural sciences are introduced alongside the foundations of physiotherapy practice and research, in the context of a case based approach to learning. Students also engage in inter-professional education, where they learn from and about other health disciplines to foster understanding and to assist the development of professional roles and team work in the clinical setting. As studies progress, the emphasis moves to a clinical focus and learning is undertaken primarily in the clinical environment where students gain knowledge and practical experience in the delivery of physiotherapy as a member of the multidisciplinary health care team. The opportunity to enter the Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours is offered to high achieving students at the end of the first year of the program.

It is expected that graduates of Monash's bachelor degree in physiotherapy will be eligible to apply for registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

Contact details

Telephone: +613 9904 4466


Relevant courses

  • 3868 Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • 3891 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (with Honours)