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Curtin University: a contemporary Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (sports) ‘down under’ (continuing professional development series)
  1. Tania Althorpe,
  2. Lauren Shelley
  1. School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Tania Althorpe, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University, Perth, WA 6845, Australia; tania.althorpe{at}curtin.edu.au

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Institution

School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

Course

Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports Physiotherapy).

Why?

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.

Overview

The Sports Physiotherapy major is one of three course majors within the Master of Clinical Physiotherapy programme …

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