As a physiotherapist, you will help people recover from a wide range of injuries, health conditions and movement disorders. You’ll improve quality of life for children, teenagers and adults.
We’ve got strong links with healthcare partners around Australia, providing unique opportunities for clinical placements and future employment. You will learn in state-of-the-art facilities and our student-led clinics offer valuable real-life experience. You’ll feel ready from your very first day on the job.
As a graduate, you can work in a variety of areas including rehabilitation, paediatrics, women’s health, sports physiotherapy, cardiorespiratory, orthopaedics, gerontology and ergonomics, hospitals and rehabilitation units, community health centres and private practice.
You can also work as a consultant in educational, government and industrial institutions, and conduct research that contributes to the knowledge base of the profession. Or you might aim to become a leader in the field of gerontological or neurological rehabilitation, through further study.
“Working with stroke survivors allows me to improve people’s function every day. I’m really passionate and proud to be able to make such a meaningful impact. I hope to be able to help people reach their goals and improve their quality of life for many years to come.”
Dr Suzanne Kuys is the National Head of the School of Physiotherapy and leads the Master of Rehabilitation program. Dr Kuys has considerable clinical, teaching and research experience with people following stroke and other neurological conditions and older adults, particularly people undergoing rehabilitation and transitioning from the hospital to home. Dr Kuys has been a clinician for 25 years, with more than 15 years of experience in stroke rehabilitation, and has a strong interest in gait and balance retraining. She is interested in examining how health services can optimise health outcomes for patients.
Research interests include hospital based rehabilitation and care, stroke, balance and gait retraining, outcome measures and physical activity.
It is a misconception that teenagers are the only ones who will benefit from attending Open Day.
At Open Day there are a lot of things to see and people to talk to. Here are a few essential Open Day events by faculty.
Books, fees, living expenses – costs can be a factor when considering study. But it shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your goals.
Luckily, we offer a range of scholarships to commencing and continuing students. They recognise everything from rewarding academic achievement to supporting equality. And with nearly 400 scholarships on offer, and the opportunity to apply for as many as you like, it pays to check your eligibility.
We believe great work that makes a positive impact should be recognised – and rewarded. So if you are regularly volunteering, we invite you to apply for our Community Achiever Program (CAP). If you are accepted into the program, you’ll receive an offer into an undergraduate degree as early as August. And you’ll become part of ACU’s CAP community.