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Physiotherapy student in testing lab

Our Courses

Our courses emphasise professional development and strong interpersonal skills to help you develop a client-centred approach to practice. We combine theoretical, practical and clinical units to provide you with a thorough understanding of your chosen field.

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History

The School of Physiotherapy was established in 1953 at the Royal Perth Rehabilitation Hospital in Shenton Park. It amalgamated with the Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT) in 1967. In 1987, WAIT became Curtin University of Technology.

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Fieldwork

You will have access to a range of fieldwork and clinical placement opportunities throughout your course. Our clinics offer the latest evidence-based health treatments to the community. Our partnerships with the Fremantle Football Club, Hockey Australia, Challis Community Primary School, Juniper aged care facility and the Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre provide you with valuable fieldwork and simulation experiences.

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Research

We have a global reputation for producing high-impact research in the areas of Sports and Human Performance, Physical Activity and Occupational Health, Disability and Rehabilitation and Lifespan Health, Disability and Wellbeing. We support students to take up research opportunities in honours, master and PhD degrees.


The How Ridiculous team travel the world performing crazy stunts.

How Ridiculous!

If YouTube views are an accurate measure of success, the team from How Ridiculous are chronic overachievers. With 75 million views, and counting, the group, who perform stunts in exotic locations, are firmly established within the minds of a mostly male audience as a collective social media wunderkind.

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Stepping up to elite sports

For physiotherapy student Hayley Miller, stepping out on the oval in front of a crowd of fans was a moment that changed her life.

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