Masters in Physiotherapy Degree MSc
MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice physiotherapy via an accelerated programme which builds on prior learning and experience. It is a two year course with an exciting and varied mix of academic and clinical learning.
Our course is the only Physical Therapy programme outside North America which is accredited by CAPTE. Therefore, each year we welcome a number of students from the United States and Canada as well as students from other countries who wish to practice in the USA to this course.
The MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) at Robert Gordon University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.
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2. What you will study
There is a firm emphasis on the development of clinical reasoning and practical skills throughout the course. Academic modules have been developed to allow students to develop strong core assessment and treatments skills and a deeper knowledge of core areas such as exercise prescription and health improvement theory. Integrating the core practice areas of cardiovascular respiratory, neurology and musculoskeletal encourages students to think holistically about their patients to embed this in their practice.
3. Entry requirements
Applicants normally possess a 2:1 honours degree in a science subject (should contain human anatomy and physiology) such as biological or sports science.
Experience of the research process is essential.
All applicants who meet the admissions criteria must attend a successful interview/selection visit prior to the offer of a place on the course. This course is not appropriate for qualified physiotherapists who wish to undertake a postgraduate degree.
Applicants from the USA must normally hold a bachelors degree in a science subject with a minimum Grade Point Average of 3 out of a scale of 4, plus the following prerequisites:
- Knowledge of human behaviour from an individual and societal perspective: 2-3 courses(6-9 semester hours)
- Biology: 2 courses (8 semester hours) or 1 course (not botany) (4 semester hours)
- Chemistry: 2 courses (8 semester hours)
- Physics: 2 courses (8 semester hours)
- Anatomy/Physiology: 2 courses (8 semester hours)
- Statistics: 1 course (3 semester hours)
Total: 10-12 courses (37-44 semester hours).
This is in accordance with recommendations adopted by the Education Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Applicants from other countries should hold an equivalent award in a relevant subject.
All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability by gaining either IELTS 7 or its equivalent in TOEFL prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.
4. Placements and accreditations
On completion of the course, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
The MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) at Robert Gordon University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: email@example.com; website: http://www.capteonline.org.
Students undertake six placements which are spread over the duration of the course. The final placement is an elective which is arranged by students themselves; this can be undertaken in any country if the required conditions are met.
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5. Course Fees
For Academic Year 2013/2014
- £7,800 per academic year
- £14,400 per academic year
For Academic Year 2012/2013
- £7,500 per academic year
- £13,850 per academic year
For Academic Year 2011/2012
- £7,325 per academic year
- £12,200 year (2010-11 starts)
All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.For further information see Student Finance pages
6. How to apply
Please note this course is now full to new applications for January 2013 and applications are now being considered for January 2014.
If you have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office:
- Email PGOffice@rgu.ac.uk
- Call +44 (0) 1224 262132
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