Bond University Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists (also called Physical Therapists) are highly qualified, licensed health care professionals who use advanced techniques and evidence based care to assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. 

Physiotherapy extends from health promotion to injury prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, maintenance of functional mobility, chronic disease management, and patient and carer education.

Physiotherapists work in a range of settings that include private and public hospitals, community health services and private practice across the lifespan from paediatrics (children) to aged care.

How to become a Physiotherapist (Physical Therapist)

The Bond University Doctor of Physiotherapy is a graduate entry program, meaning people who have an undergraduate degree in exercise or sports science or similar may be eligible to apply.  Please visit the program page for undergraduate academic entry requirements.

For further details about the program contact: 1800 074 074 or make an enquiry online.

Possible undergraduate pathways through Bond University

The Bond University Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science as well as the Bachelor of Biomedical Science are eligible undergraduate pathways into this program, meaning you can become a physiotherapist in just 4 years:

Bond undergraduate pathway program* Graduate entryTotal study duration
Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science 
(2 years)
Doctor of Physiotherapy
(2 years)
4 years
Bachelor of Biomedical Science (2 years) Doctor of Physiotherapy
(2 years)
4 years

*  As entry into the Doctor of Physiotherapy program is highly competitive, an offer may be dependent on a candidate’s final GPA and interview outcomes. Please refer to the specific program for more details

Where do Physiotherapists work?

Did you know that physiotherapists work in a wide range of health care settings? 

They work with patients across the human lifespan from neonates (infants) to aged care and end of life.  You can find physiotherapists in private practice, or in public health such as hospitals or community care in areas such as:  

  • Cardiorespiratory – people living with, or at risk of diseases and injuries affecting the heart and lungs, such as heart disease or asthma. Physiotherapists help patients prepare for or recover from surgery.
  • Men and women’s health – manages and prevents gender related issues such as incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction in men, women and children.  This also includes pregnancy, birth and post partum care.
  • Gerontology (aged care)  – working in home and residential aged care settings, physiotherapists help manage or prevent the effects of conditions or risks such as osteoporosis, incontinence and falls.
  • Musculoskeletal – prevents and treats clients with musculoskeletal conditions such as neck and back pain
  • Neurology – patients who have had severe brain or spinal cord damage from trauma, or who suffer from neurological diseases such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
  • Orthopaedic – patients with acute or chronic orthopaedic conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and amputations. 
  • Paediatric (supporting infants and children) – aims to prevent conditions or support a child’s development such as addressing milestone delays.
  • Sports – prevents, diagnoses and treats musculoskeletal and sporting injuries among all types of people.