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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy)

Study towards a rewarding and holistic healthcare career with VU's leading osteopathy program.

Our Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy), plus Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) lead to professional registration as an osteopath.

Osteopathic treatments include:

  • soft-tissue techniques
  • joint manipulation
  • joint mobilisation
  • exercise rehabilitation
  • general healthcare advice.

To prepare you for work in health care, you’ll study:

  • anatomy
  • osteopathic principles and techniques
  • physiology
  • pathology
  • population health
  • evidence-based practice.

Campus Information

City Flinders

City Flinders Campus is a modern building in the centre of Melbourne’s busy central business district (CBD) You could be studying courses as diverse as osteopathy and business at this campus. It is opposite Melbourne’s grand Flinders Street Station, the Yarra River and the Southbank precinct. The campus is a perfect location for transport, shopping, food and cafes, or to hold a special event at our our Convention Centre.

Intakes

  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

You'll be qualified for a career as a practising osteopath after completing both this degree and our Master of Health Science (Osteopathy).

Osteopaths can work in a variety of healthcare settings:

  • private practice clinics
  • hospitals
  • maternal health centres
  • community organisations.

BECOME A REGISTERED OSTEOPATH

With our dual-qualification in osteopathy, including the Master of Health Science (Osteopathy), you can gain the following registrations and memberships:

  • registration with the Osteopathy Board of Australia
  • registration as an osteopath in all other Australian states and in New Zealand
  • membership with Osteopathy Australia.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4:

  • a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent).
    PLUS:
  • A study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics or Physics.
    OR:
  • Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent).