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Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy | UWC

APS Required

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Duration

4 year(s)

Type

Bachelor's Degree

Delivery

Full-time

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Requirements

  • Minimum 39 UWC APS
  • English: Code 4 (Home or First Additional Language)
  • Any other language: Code 3 (Home or First Additional)
  • Maths Code 4 or Maths Literacy Code 6
  • Life Sciences Code 4 AND Physical Sciences Code 4

Career Prospects

  1. Physiotherapist: Assess patients’ physical conditions, functional abilities, and mobility limitations to develop personalized treatment plans aimed at reducing pain, improving movement, and enhancing overall physical function and quality of life. Physiotherapists use a variety of therapeutic techniques and modalities, such as exercise therapy, manual therapy, electrotherapy, and hydrotherapy, to help patients achieve their rehabilitation goals.
  2. Orthopedic Physiotherapist: Specialize in treating musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, such as fractures, sprains, strains, and post-operative rehabilitation, to restore mobility, strength, and function in affected joints and muscles. Orthopedic physiotherapists use manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercises, and functional training programs to optimize patients’ recovery and return to daily activities and sports.
  3. Neurological Physiotherapist: Work with individuals with neurological conditions and disorders, such as stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease, to improve movement, balance, coordination, and functional independence. Neurological physiotherapists design neurorehabilitation programs, gait training protocols, and mobility aids to help patients maximize their potential for recovery and adaptation to neurological impairments.
  4. Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapist: Provide rehabilitation services to patients with cardiorespiratory conditions, such as heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or respiratory failure, to improve cardiovascular fitness, pulmonary function, and respiratory endurance. Cardiorespiratory physiotherapists use exercise training, breathing exercises, and airway clearance techniques to optimize patients’ respiratory and cardiac health and functional capacity.
  5. Sports Physiotherapist: Work with athletes and sports teams to prevent injuries, manage acute injuries, and facilitate rehabilitation and return to play following sports-related injuries or surgeries. Sports physiotherapists assess athletes’ biomechanics, movement patterns, and training loads, providing injury prevention strategies, sports-specific conditioning programs, and on-field medical support to optimize athletic performance and recovery.
  6. Geriatric Physiotherapist: Specialize in providing rehabilitation and functional mobility interventions to older adults with age-related changes, chronic conditions, or mobility impairments, to promote independence, safety, and quality of life. Geriatric physiotherapists address issues such as falls prevention, balance training, arthritis management, and age-related mobility limitations to support older adults in aging well and maintaining their functional autonomy.
  7. Pediatric Physiotherapist: Work with infants, children, and adolescents with developmental delays, congenital conditions, or neurological disorders to promote motor development, mobility, and participation in daily activities. Pediatric physiotherapists use play-based interventions, developmental exercises, and family-centered approaches to address children’s physical challenges and support their growth and development.
  8. Community Health Worker: Collaborate with community organizations, public health agencies, and social services to promote health, wellness, and physical activity among individuals and families in underserved communities. Community health workers provide education, advocacy, and support services, connecting clients to resources and programs that address their rehabilitation needs and enhance their quality of life.
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