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**Program alert**

Students should note that the start date for this program has changed to Study Period 1

The Master of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal) will develop your advanced competencies in musculoskeletal physiotherapy clinical practice through student-centred practical and clinical sessions.Â

This coursework Masters degree has a Musculoskeletal focus and is delivered through external and internal study, with on-campus practical and clinical teaching. The eight courses (36 units) which make up this Masters program have been developed to meet the competency requirements of the Charter of Educational Standards for Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia (MPA), a national special group of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, and the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT).

Contemporary health care and musculoskeletal physiotherapy require therapists' reasoning and practice to be critical, reflective, patient-centred and evidence-based. This program will provide you with musculoskeletal focussed physiotherapy education to enable you to develop an advanced level of evidence-based practice. All practical, theory and supervised clinical sessions are taken by leading musculoskeletal physiotherapists.

Unique features of the program include:

  • advanced education in clinical reasoning theory and practice;
  • dedicated courses in evidence-based practice, pain mechanisms, and pain assessment, rehabilitation and management;
  • two dedicated courses in advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy active and passive assessment with  practical skills supervision provided in intensive blocks.

Graduates may work in clinical practice, and in screening clinics and emergency departments, and academia.

Please visit the Master of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy website for more information about the programs.


Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia), all students enrolled in this program must be registered with the relevant National Board either as general registration or limited registration under supervision. The registration process is undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with the University providing notification to AHPRA following a student’s enrolment in the program.

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