Bachelor of Applied Movement Sciences/Master of Physiotherapy

VU course code: HCPT | Level of study: Undergraduate
4.5 years full time
In person
Footscray Park
Bachelor of Applied Movement sciences/Master of Physiotherapy


Become a physiotherapist and use rehabilitation and exercise to improve people's quality of life, with the Bachelor of Applied Movement Science/Master of Physiotherapy from Victoria University.

Our 4.5-year dual degree will prepare you for real-world, contemporary physiotherapy practice. You will learn how to restore, maintain and enhance people's mobility, function and health – regardless of their age or physical ability.

Studying with expert physiotherapists and world-leading researchers, you'll develop targeted knowledge and clinical-reasoning skills. Throughout your study, you will learn to manage complex situations concerning individuals, families and communities.

You will graduate from the Bachelor of Applied Movement Sciences/Master of Physiotherapy with diverse and complementary skills in:

  • human structure and function
  • exercise physiology
  • Indigenous health
  • population health and wellness
  • human psychology
  • applied clinical skills for evidence-based practice.

These will be underpinned by respect for cultural diversity, and commitment to thoughtful, peronalised care.

The Master of Physiotherapy is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council. Successful graduates are eligible for membership of the Physiotherapy Board of Australia enabling them to practise in Australia.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

ATAR requirements

Minimum ATAR: 95.20

This course has a minimum ATAR entry requirement. This means you’ll need to achieve a certain ATAR, along with other criteria, to be considered for this course.

The following table shows the ranking results of our current student intake and is an indication of the ATAR you’ll need to successfully apply.

VU course code: HCPT

VTAC course code: 4301011131

Campus: Footscray Park

ATAR profile of people who received an offer for the Bachelor of Applied Movement Sciences/Master of Physiotherapy.
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offer98.9599.85
Median rank to receive an offer93.5297.82
Lowest rank to receive an offer90.9095.20


Learn more about ATAR

What is ATAR?

The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) compares the results of final-year school students, with adjustments made for factors such as hardship. The ranking is expressed as a number between 0 and 99.95. ATAR minimum entry requirements are not usually essential entry criteria for applicants who have completed secondary education more than 2 years ago.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the Bachelor of Applied Movement Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy, students must successfully complete 432 credit points in total, consisting of:

  • 288 credit points in the Bachelor of Applied Movement Sciences
  • 144 credit points, in the Master of Physiotherapy (4 additional units “nested” within the final 4 units of the Bachelor of Applied Movement Sciences)


Fees & scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is subsidised by the government, reducing it to the amount listed here. Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens will qualify for a CSP place. If your course is not Commonwealth supported, or you don't qualify, you'll pay full fees.

Learn more about Commonwealth Supported Places

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how




After graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Movement Sciences and Master of Physiotherapy, you will be eligible to register with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia and, once registered, to practise as a physiotherapist.

You may find work as part of a multidisciplinary team in a variety of settings, including:

  • hospitals
  • aged and community care
  • centres for people with physical disabilities
  • rehabilitation centres
  • private practice
  • elite and community sports
  • health research and health promotion
  • paediatrics
  • women’s and men’s health.

The Master of Physiotherapy has accreditation from the Australian Physiotherapy Council. Successful graduates are eligible for membership of the Physiotherapy Board of Australia enabling them to practise in Australia.

VU Stories

Jack Riddle
From sports management to physiotherapy
Bachelor of Applied Movement Sciences/Master of Physiotherapy
"The best things about VU are the facilities and the helpful staff, who actually understand students’ lifestyles and different reasons for taking the course, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach."
Jack's story