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The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle , Fremantle ,Australia

Bachelor of Physiotherapy / Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy/Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science is a five-year, full-time degree that focuses on the physiotherapist-client relationship and is highly practical in its orientation. In addition to the Bachelor of Physiotherapy, this double degree with Exercise & Sport Science includes more detailed information about the analysis of physical activity, exercise prescription and health in sport. As a student in the School of Physiotherapy, you will undertake a comprehensive university program, including specialised physiotherapy studies, behavioural and health sciences and professional development. Upon graduation, you will be eligible for registration as a physiotherapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) and full membership with the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Designed by highly-respected industry practitioners, our Bachelor of Physiotherapy/Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science program is the only degree of its kind in Australia. Accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council, this double degree provides a pathway that incorporates two
complementary programs in the health and exercise sciences.

Physiotherapy and Exercise & Sport Science share a common bond in much of the human sciences while also having specialised knowledge and application within each path. This gives you the opportunity to develop profession-specific areas of knowledge and skills from both degrees. In order to ensure that you graduate with the practical skills and training necessary to excel, this combined degree contains 1400 hours of workplace experience. This practicum component is composed of physiotherapy-specific clinical placements in addition to Exercise & Sport Science practical experiences. From your first year, you will experience physiotherapy clinical practice through our Pre-Clinical Experience program. The second and fourth years of your degree also includes industry practicums in Exercise & Sport Science.

Your formal physiotherapy clinical education program begins with a five-week placement in Year Three, continues in Year Four and culminates in almost full-time clinical practice during Year Five of the course. Upon graduation, you will have developed your clinical assessment, treatment skills and reflective professional practice in laboratories and through exposure to patients in physiotherapy practices, hospital or community health settings in urban and rural centres.

Campus Information

Fremantle Campus

Our foundation Campus is located in the historic West End of the port city of Fremantle, south of Perth. Housed within beautifully restored heritage buildings, it provides a ‘town university’ of great character. The iconic Campus is close to the Fremantle Harbour, cafe?s, shops and the famous ‘Cappuccino Strip’, and all major transport hubs.


  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
GTE/Possible Interview call from Institution
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

The following careers are open to graduates of this program:

  • All physiotherapy clinical areas
  • Healthcare management
  • Industrial rehabilitation
  • Research
  • Academic teaching
  • Sport

PSW Opportunity

Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane: 

Regular 2 years post study work visa for international students completing Bachelors and Masters degrees (minimum 92 weeks), 3 years for Masters by Research and 4 years for PhD. graduates 

Other Locations (Regional centres and other regional areas):

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional
2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa) 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria


  • India Senior School Certificate (ICSE) awarded by CBSE/CISCE/NIOS 
    > TIER 1 - 65% overall for best 4 academic subjects.
    > TIER 2 - 75% overall for best 4 academic subjects.
    > TIER 3 - 80% overall for best 4 academic subjects.
  • Higher Secondary Certificate (awarded by State Boards except Punjab State Board)
    > TIER 1 - 75% overall for best 4 academic subjects.
    > TIER 2 - 80% overall for best 4 academic subjects.
    > TIER 2 - 85% overall for best 4 academic subjects. 

> Tier 1 refers to undergraduate programs in the following schools:

  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Education (Sydney; Primary and Early Childhood programs, Fremantle)

> Tier 2 refers to undergraduate programs in the following schools:

  • School of Education (Secondary degrees & double degrees, Fremantle)

>Tier 3 refers to undergraduate programs in the following schools:

  • School of Law
  • School of Physiotherapy