Physiotherapy Health and medical sciences

Physiotherapy Health and medical sciences

Improving lives and contributing to healthier communities is one of the most rewarding things you can do. A career in physiotherapy is exciting and dynamic, and provides an opportunity to make a real difference.

At Macquarie you’ll learn within purpose-built facilities and collaborate with leading researchers and respected clinicians to promote health and wellbeing throughout the community.

Macquarie is home to the first Doctor of Physiotherapy program in New South Wales. You’ll graduate with advanced clinical skills developed in over 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice. And with business, management and leadership training you’ll be ready launch a fulfilling career as a physiotherapist in a variety of settings.

Learning within state-of-the-art purpose-built facilities, you’ll collaborate with leading researchers and respected clinicians in Macquarie University Hospital and our other clinical partners to promote the health and wellbeing across the lifespan.

The Bachelor of Clinical Sciences and Bachelor of Human Sciences with its Human Movement major offers pathways to postgraduate physiotherapy study

Careers in physiotherapy

Currently, there is a very strong demand for physiotherapists across Australia and internationally. This demand is projected to increase over the coming decades.

You will be well prepared to pursue a career as a clinical physiotherapist in a range of settings; private and public hospitals, community settings including sports and private practice, research and advisory positions for industry and government.


Macquarie’s Doctor of Physiotherapy program is fully accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council and approved by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

Australian Physiotherapy Council

Physiotherapy Board of Australia

Our expertise in physiotherapy

Professor Catherine DeanProfessor Catherine Dean

BAppSc, MA, PhD

Professor Catherine Dean is the Inaugural Director and Head of Program for Physiotherapy. Her research interests are developing and testing of rehabilitation strategies to increase activity and participation after stroke, translating evidence into practice and clinical education. She comes with a wealth of experience as a researcher and educator in physiotherapy.

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