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 typically possess a Bachelors undergraduate degree in a science subject, such as biological, or sports science, and should contain human anatomy and physiology with a 2:1 or above classification, or a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 Scale, or equivalent.
Experience of the research process is also an essential requirement for the course. Relevant work experience in the field of Physiotherapy and healthcare would be desirable.
Applicants from the USA will also be required to demonstrate that they have undertaken all the prerequisite subjects in accordance with recommendations adopted by the Educational Section of the American Physical therapy Association. MSc Physiotherapy - Applicants from the USA
Applicants from other countries should hold an equivalent award in a relevant subject.
Applicants with a non-science or health related background are welcome to apply, and may be required to complete pre-requisite study in anatomy and physiology prior to commencing their studies on the MSc programme. These applications will be dealt with on an individual basis. All places upon the course are subject to interview.
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
Due to the number of applications we have received for the programme commencing January 2014, applications submitted after 15 August 2013 cannot be guaranteed to be considered for this intake.
Applications received after 15 August will continue to be assessed and if successful, you will be offered a place to start January 2015. You will also be added to a waiting list, should spaces become available for January 2014.
If you have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office:
- Email PGOffice@rgu.ac.uk
- Call +44 (0) 1224 262132
If you are an International Student and would like further information and application advice:
Students who complete their MSc (Pre-registration) Physiotherapy degree at RGU and wish to pursue working within the United States are welcome to apply to upgrade their MSc to a Doctorate of Physiotherapy (DPT).
Learn more about the upgrade DPT programme at Northern Arizona University (NAU).