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List of Equivalent Programs

What Are Equivalent University Programs?

The Council has assessed many University programs and has found them to be substantially equivalent to an Australian entry-level qualification.

If your University, qualification, and cohort (years of study) match EXACTLY with an entry below, you can make an application for an Equivalence of Qualification – Existing Program.

If your program and cohort has not yet been mapped to the Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds, you will need to include a template document completed (and stamped) by your university in your application. A link to the template can be found here.  Programs that have not yet been mapped are indicated with a †.

Benefits?

If you have graduated from an Equivalent University program, you can be confident that your program has equipped you to meet the knowledge, clinical skills and professional attributes necessary to practice physiotherapy in Australia.

Not on the List?

If your program does not match EXACTLY with an entry in the list below, you may instead be able to make an application for an Equivalence of Qualification – New Program assessment.

If your program is not on the list this doesn’t necessarily mean that your program is not equivalent to an Australian entry-level qualification.  It may be that we haven’t previously had an application of your program or sufficient evidence to meet the criteria was not provided.

Please also note that all applications are assessed on their individual merits.  So, if you completed the same program as one already on the list but with a different cohort, it is not guaranteed that your qualification will be found to be equivalent.

Need to Know More?

For more information on the Equivalence of Qualification – Existing Program, please feel free to call 1300 528 003 (within Australia) or +61 3 7018 1499 (outside Australia) or email assessment@physiocouncil.com.au. Looking forward to discussing your options and helping you in any way we can.

Belgium

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

  • 2007 – 2010; 2010 – 2012 Bachelor in de revalidatiewetenschappen en de kinesitherapie/ Master of Science in de revalidatiewetenschappen en de kinesitherapie (Bachelor of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy / Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy)†

Brazil

Centro Universitario das Faculades Metropolitanas Unidas

  • 2005 – 2010 Bacharel en Fisioterapia*†

*Please contact the Council regarding the above equivalent program

Brazil

Universidade Federal de São Carlos

  • 2005 – 2008 Bacharelado em Fisioterapia (Bachelor of Physiotherapy)

Brazil

Universidade Federal de São Paulo

  • 2006 – 2011 Bacharel em Fisioterapia (Bachelor of Physiotherapy)

Canada

McGill University Montreal

  • 2008 – 2010 Master of Science Applied – Physical Therapy†

Canada

McMaster University

  • 2007 – 2009 Master of Science in Physiotherapy†
  • 2010 – 2012 Master of Science Physiotherapy†

Canada

Queen's University, Kingston

  • 2008 -2010 Master of Science in Physical Therapy†
  • 2011 – 2013 Master of Science in Physical Therapy†
  • 2012 – 2014 Master of Science in Physical Therapy†

Canada

University of Alberta

  • 1999 – 2003 Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy†
  • 2001 -2005 Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy†
  • 2006 – 2008 Master of Science in Physical Therapy†
  • 2008 – 2010 Master of Science in Physical Therapy†
  • 2010 -2012 Master of Science in Physical Therapy
  • 2012 – 2014 Master of Science in Physical Therapy†
  • 2014 – 2017 Master of Science in Physical Therapy

Canada

Universite De Sherbrooke

  • 2008 – 2012 Master in Physiotherapy†
  • 2013 – 2017 Maître in Physiothérapie (Master in Physiotherapy)

Canada

University of British Columbia

  • 2007 – 2009 Master of Physical Therapy†
  • 2008 – 2010 Master of Physical Therapy†
  • 2009 – 2011 Master of Physical Therapy†
  • 2010 – 2012 Master of Physical Therapy
  • 2014 – 2016 Master of Physical Therapy

Canada

University of Ottawa

  • 2001 – 2005 Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy†

Canada

University of Toronto

  • 2007 – 2009 Master of Science in Physical Therapy
  • 2008 – 2010 Master of Science in Physical Therapy†
  • 2009 – 2011 Master of Science in Physical Therapy†

Canada

University of Western Ontario

  • 2007 – 2009 Master of Physical Therapy†

Colombia

Universidad Del Rosario

  • 2004 – 2009 Fisioterapeuta (Bachelor of Physiotherapy)

Germany

Hochschule Fresenius / Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

  • 2012 – 2016 Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy†

Greece

Alexandreio Tehnologiko Ekpaideftiko Idrima Thessalonikis

  • 2011 – 2015 Ptychion – Physiotherapy (Qualified Physiotherapist of Higher Technological Education [T.E.])

Ireland

Royal College of Surgeons, National University of Ireland

  • 2002 – 2005 Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (Graduate-entry)†
  • 2006 – 2009 Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (Graduate-entry)†
  • 2007- 2010 Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (Graduate-entry)†
  • 2008 – 2011 Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (Graduate-entry)†
  • 2007 – 2011 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy†
  • 2006 – 2010 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy†
  • 2008 – 2012 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy†
  • 2009 – 2013 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy
  • 2010 – 2014 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy
  • 2011 – 2015 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy

Netherlands

Fontys Paramedische Hogeschool / Fontys University of Applied Sciences

  • 2011 – 2015 Bachelor Opleiding tot Fysiotherapeut (Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy)†

Netherlands

Hogeschool van Amsterdam / Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

  • 2007 – 2010 Bachelor of Health (Physiotherapy)

Portugal

Escola Superior De Saude Do Alcoitao

  • 2013 – 2014 Curso de Licenciatura em Fisioterapia, Licenciatura†

Portugal

University of Aveiro

  • 2007 – 2011 Degree in Physiotherapy†

Portugal

Insituto Politecnico do Porto

  • 2003 – 2007 Licenciatura Bietapica em Fisioterapia (Physotherapy)

South Africa

University of Cape Town

  • 2005 – 2009 Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy†
  • 2002 – 2006 Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy

Spain

Universidad de Zaragoza

  • 2009 – 2013 Graduada en Fisioterapia (Graduate in Physiotherapy)†

Spain

Universidad Pontificia Comillas

  • 2011 – 2015 Grado in Fisioterapia (Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy)

Taiwan

National Taiwan University

  • 1993 – 1997 Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Turkey

Hacettepe Üniversitesi / Hacettepe University

  • 1999 – 2005 Fizyoterapi ve Rehabilitasyon, Lisans (Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation) *†
  • 2001 – 2006 Fizyoterapi ve Rehabilitasyon, Lisans (Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation)†

*Please contact the Council regarding the above equivalent program

UK - England

Manchester Metropolitan University

  • 2016 – 2018 Master of Science in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)

UK - England

University of Brighton

  • 2011 – 2013 Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science (Physiotherapy)†

UK - England

University of Cumbria

  • 2010 – 2012 Master of Science in Physiotherapy†

UK - England

University of Essex

  • 2014 – 2016 Master of Science in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)
  • 2015 – 2017 Master of Science in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)

UK - England

University of Southampton

  • 2008 – 2010 Master of Science in Physiotherapy†
  • 2009 – 2011 Master of Science in Physiotherapy†

UK - Northern Ireland

University of Ulster

  • 1996 – 2000 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy†
  • 2003- 2007 Bachelor of Science (Honours)  in Physiotherapy†
  • 2005 – 2009 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy†

UK - Scotland

Glasgow Caledonian University

  • 1998 – 2002 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy†
  • 2001 – 2005 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy†
  • 2002 – 2006 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy†
  • 2003 – 2007 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy†
  • 2004 – 2008 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy†
  • 2005 – 2009 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy†
  • 2006 – 2010 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy†
  • 2007 – 2011 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy
  • 2008 – 2012 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy†
  • 2009 – 2013 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy
  • 2010 – 2014 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy
  • 2010 – 2015 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy *
  • 2011 – 2015 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy
  • 2013 – 2017 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy
  • 2003 – 2005 Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science†
  • 2005 – 2007 Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science†
  • 2006 – 2008 Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science†
  • 2007 – 2009 Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science†
  • 2009 – 2011 Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science†
  • 2010 – 2012 Master of Science in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)†
  • 2011 – 2013 Master of Science in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)
  • 2012 – 2014 Master of Science in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)†
  • 2014 – 2016 Master of Science in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)†

*Please contact the Council regarding the above equivalent program

UK - Scotland

Queen Margaret University

  • 2003 – 2007 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy†
  • 2008 – 2012 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy†
  • 2009 – 2013 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy†
  • 2006 – 2008 Master of Science in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)y†
  • 2007 – 2009 Master of Science in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)†
  • 2010 – 2012 Master of Science in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)†
  • 2011 – 2013 Master of Science in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)
  • 2012 – 2014 Master of Science in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)†
  • 2013 – 2015 Master of Science in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)
  • 2014 – 2016 Master of Science in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)
  • 2015 – 2017 Master of Science in Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)

UK - Scotland

Robert Gordon University

  • 2007 – 2011 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy†
  • 2008 – 2012 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy†
  • 2009 – 2013 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy
  • 2010 – 2014 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy
  • 2004 – 2006 Master of Science in Physiotherapy†
  • 2013 – 2015 Master of Science in Physiotherapy†
  • 2016 – 2017 Master of Science in Physiotherapy (Pre Registration)

USA

Boston University

  • 2011 – 2014 Doctor of Physical Therapy†

USA

Columbia University (NY)

  • 2006 – 2009 Doctor of Physical Therapy†
  • 2011 – 2014 Doctor of Physical Therapy†

USA

Creighton University

  • 2009 – 2012 Doctor of Physical Therapy

USA

Daemen College

  • 2003 – 2005 Doctor of Physical Therapy†

USA

Duke University, North Carolina

  • 2005 – 2008 Doctor of Physical Therapy†

USA

Idaho State University

  • 2007 – 2010 Doctor of Physical Therapy†

USA

Medical University of South Carolina

  • 2005 – 2008 Doctor of Physical Therapy†

USA

MGH Institute of Health Professions

  • 2000 – 2002 Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • 2009 – 2012 Doctor of Physical Therapy†

USA

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

  • 2011 – 2014 Doctor of Physical Therapy

USA

Springfield College

  • 2001 – 2004 Master of Science (Physical Therapy)†

USA

Texas Woman's University

  • 2014 – 2017 Doctor of Physical Therapy

USA

Texas State University

  • 2011 – 2014 Doctor of Physical Therapy

USA

The George Washington University

  • 2009 – 2012 Doctor of Physical Therapy

USA

University of Indianapolis

  • 2007 – 2010 Doctor of Physical Therapy†

USA

University of St Augustine for Health Sciences

  • 2012 – 2014 Doctor of Physical Therapy

USA

University of Washington

  • 2009 – 2012 Doctor of Physical Therapy†