Allied Health

We are creating new opportunities to better support the Allied Health workforce and public health needs in Tasmania. Our island setting will prepare you for the world, and with capabilities in digital technology, entrepreneurialism, collaborative practice and leadership.

Course options

Master of Physiotherapy

Work placement with our industry partners

Throughout your degree, work with experience physiotherapists during 4 different placement.

Use leadership, innovation and technology

Provide direct client care and solve real world complex health care problems.

Placed-based learning

Place-based learning connecting you to Tasmanian communities.

The Master of Physiotherapy will give you the qualifications and skills you need to become a practicing physiotherapist. Developed in collaboration with health professionals, industry leaders and professional bodies, this course will equip you with the future facing capabilities required to adapt and respond to rapidly occurring changes in health, and the health system.

We offer a vibrant learning culture; our program uses a blended model of online learning supported by in person intensive periods, and a wide variety of work placements in a range of healthcare facilities.

Your work placement will span a range of physiotherapy settings (paediatrics, youth, aged, rural, community, aged and acute), as well as musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neurological areas of physiotherapy practice.

Find out more about what you'll study, entry requirements, fees and scholarships - and to apply.

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Career opportunities



Projected job growth by 2025*


Speech Pathologists and Audiologists

Projected job growth by 2025*


Occupational Therapists

Projected job growth by 2025*

* Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2020 Occupational Projections.

Partnerships central to supporting state's allied health workforce

The University of Tasmania is developing an expanded range of allied health courses to help support the allied health workforce needs and local communities across the State.

"This is only possible through the commitment of the Department of Health, the Department of Education and Tasmania’s allied health sector to support the increase in allied health education and training programs across the State," Professor Nuala Byrne, Head of the School of Health Sciences.

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