As a physiotherapist you will treat people of all ages, who have a variety of physical difficulties that may result from ageing, illness, injury or disability.

Physiotherapists work with patients to identify and improve their movement and function. They help promote their patients' health and wellbeing and assist the rehabilitation process by developing and restoring body systems. They also provide advice on how to avoid injury. Physiotherapists work in a range of settings, including; hospitals, health centres, industry, private practice and sports clubs.

They treat a wide variety of conditions, such as injuries and fractures (including sports injuries), orthopaedics and joints, strokes, post surgical rehabilitation, intensive care or terminal illness, abdominal conditions, obstetrics and gynaecology, chest conditions, posture and movement, neurological conditions, learning difficulties and mental illness. 

Typical starting salary: £21,909 - £28,462 (band 5 in NHS Agenda for Change)
Average UK salary range £16,120 - £40,560 

Find out more about Careers in Physiotherapy


Robert Gordon University Graduates

Some of our graduates have gone on to be:

  • Band 5 Physiotherapist with NHS Grampian in Aberdeen
  • Physiotherapist with Scottish Rugby Union in Edinburgh
  • Physiotherapist with Darlington Football Club in Middlesborough
  • Physiotherapist with New Zealand Health Board
  • Community Physiotherapist with NHS Tayside in Forfar


“If you’re looking to study abroad for a Physical Therapy degree, Robert Gordon University is the best choice.”

John Miller Physiotherapy Degree MSc