Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy

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    4 Year Full Time
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    Course Type
    Bachelor Degree
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    On Campus
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Domestic : $6,863.00 Year
International : $36,370.00 Year

Course Start Date

Feb 2019
Feb 2019

Campus Location : 90 Akoranga Drive,Northcote,Auckland 0627

About Course

AUT offers one of the largest physiotherapy programmes in the Southern Hemisphere, and the only one in the North Island. 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.

Career opportunities:

Physiotherapists specialise in:

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

Eligibility Criteria

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.

Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) requirements and Vulnerable Children’s Act (VCA Act) including police clearance

Applicants with two or more years of secondary and/or tertiary education outside New Zealand must meet IELTS requirements and will be interviewed.

Selection criteria

Preference will be given to applicants with the highest level of academic achievement and/or evidence of accomplishments in the relevant field
Interview may be required

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 7.0 overall with all bands 6.5 or higher; TOEFL iBT score of 100; GIE with A grade; CAE minimum overall score of 185; PTE minimum overall score of 65.

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