Duration
Full-time: 2 years
Next start date
2023 Semester One – 27 February
2024 Semester One – 26 February
Available locations
Newmarket
Points
240
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

Programme overview

This graduate-entry masters programme will prepare you for a career in physiotherapy.

You’ll develop strong clinical and critical reasoning from evidence-based, research-informed, contemporary and culturally responsive content. Assessment is practice-oriented, using case-based, student-centred and active learning methods.

Through a combination of online and face-to-face learning, and clinical placements, you will be well-placed to become a leader of the future for the physiotherapy profession.

Programme structure

Part I

  • 120 points: EXERSCI 731-737, 751

Part II

  • 90 points: EXERSCI 738, 741, 752-755
  • 30 points: EXERSCI 790 Research Project

The programme will be delivered in a case-based, practical-oriented learning and teaching style, emphasizing application of theory to practice, clinical reasoning, and physiotherapy knowledge and skills. Inquiry and project-based, active learning and teaching methods will be used to facilitate critical thinking and independent learning.

Academic knowledge will be consolidated during five, five-week clinical practicums placed in District Health Board or private practice clinical settings, under supervision of registered physiotherapists.

Academic and clinical practicum courses will be delivered sequentially across both years of study, to support translation of knowledge and skills to clinical practice. Academic courses must be passed prior to undertaking an associated clinical practicum.

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Sample programme structure

Year 1, S1 60 points

  • Code:
    EXERSCI 731
    Name:
    Physiotherapy Healthcare
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EXERSCI 732
    Name:
    Exercise for Health Rehabilitation
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EXERSCI 733
    Name:
    Musculoskeletal Outpatients
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EXERSCI 734
    Name:
    Physiotherapy Practice
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts

Year 1, S2 60 points

  • Code:
    EXERSCI 735
    Name:
    Neurological Rehabilitation
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EXERSCI 736
    Name:
    Acute Care
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EXERSCI 737
    Name:
    Physiotherapy in the Community
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EXERSCI 751
    Name:
    Physiotherapy Practicum 1
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts

Year 2, S1 60 points

  • Code:
    EXERSCI 752
    Name:
    Physiotherapy Practicum 2
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EXERSCI 741
    Name:
    Advanced Physiotherapy Practice
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EXERSCI 753
    Name:
    Physiotherapy Practicum 3
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EXERSCI 790A
    Name:
    Research Project in Physiotherapy
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts

Year 2, S2 60 points

  • Code:
    EXERSCI 738
    Name:
    Professional Practice
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EXERSCI 754
    Name:
    Physiotherapy Practicum 4
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EXERSCI 755
    Name:
    Physiotherapy Practicum 5
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EXERSCI 790B
    Name:
    Research Project in Physiotherapy
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts

Subjects available in this programme

  • Physiotherapy Practice
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2022 entry requirements

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Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 240 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    A Bachelors degree in Exercise Sciences, Biomedical Science or another relevant subject.

Further programme requirements

Taught 240 points

You must have completed a Bachelors degree in a relevant subject with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II, or equivalent (subject to approval).

You will also need to have completed undergraduate courses in human anatomy, human physiology, exercise physiology, and neurophysiology (approved by the Head, Department of Exercise Sciences).

Relevant subjects include exercise sciences, health sciences, physiology, psychology, and sport and exercise science.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 240 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree in health sciences or science in a relevant subject.

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 240 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0.

You must also have completed undergraduate courses in human anatomy, human physiology, exercise physiology, and neurophysiology (approved by the Head, Department of Exercise Sciences).

Relevant subjects include exercise sciences, health sciences, physiology, psychology, and sport and exercise science.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Master of Physiotherapy Practice cost per year?

2022 fees

Domestic students
NZ$9,728.40*
International students
NZ$46,752*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $8.16 per point, estimated at $979.20 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

On successful graduation you will be eligible to apply for registration as a New Zealand Registered Physiotherapist.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Physiotherapist/ health professional
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