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School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports Physiotherapy).
A Masters qualification in Sports Physiotherapy can lead to an exciting range of professional roles in elite and recreational sports teams and private practice environments, opening up career opportunities in more advanced roles.1 Across the globe, a Sports Physiotherapy Masters qualification is often a prerequisite for professional employment in high-performance sports settings including Olympic and national teams. The Master’s graduate excels in management and prevention of sports injuries, enhancing patient and athlete outcomes and also being a key factor in improving job satisfaction.2 Australia is one of only 11 countries whose sports physiotherapy career pathway is approved by the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy (IFSPT), meaning that graduates are eligible to become an Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Titled Sports Physiotherapist in Australia, as well as Registered International Sports Physical Therapists with the IFSPT.
The Sports Physiotherapy major is one of three course majors within the Master of Clinical Physiotherapy programme …
Contributors TA and LS coauthored and edited the submitted manuscript. Michael Wood reviewed the article prior to submission.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests TA is a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Sports Physiotherapy Major at Curtin University. LS is a Lecturer and Unit Coordinator of the Sports Physiotherapy Major at Curtin University.
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Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.