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Physiotherapy at AUT University: an overview

  • Also referred to as, or includes, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation, acupuncture

AUT’s Department of Physiotherapy runs world-leading rehabilitation programmes, from undergraduate to master's and doctoral level. The department is one of the largest in the world, and is supported by internationally recognised experts, research centres and professors.

Read about the history of physiotherapy at AUT

Key academic contact

Associate Professor David Nicholls
Head of Department
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7064
Mobile: +64 (0)21 920 460
Twitter: @DaveNicholls3
david.nicholls@aut.ac.nz

Staff

View academic profiles of all physiotherapy staff

Research focus

Research areas include:
  • Acupuncture
  • Biomechanics
  • Dizziness and balance
  • Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy
  • Ergonomics
  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Pain
  • Rehabilitation
  • Ultrasound

Read more about these research interest and related programmes and papers

Research institutes and centres

Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute (HRRI)
HRRI places significant emphasis on the clinical, social and psychosocial understanding of impairment. It has a number of laboratories housing specialised equipment such as a three dimensional camera system that allows real time capture and analyses of human motion, computerised strength testing equipment and load measuring devices. The Institute’s current projects and recent publications reflect the HRRI’s multidisciplinary approach to health and rehabilitation research.

National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences (NISAN)
NISAN's primary aim is to conduct high-quality epidemiological studies and clinical trials to improve the health and outcomes in people with major neurological disorders – the current emphasis being on stroke and traumatic brain injury. Research with this aim is unique within the existing research groupings in New Zealand.

National Centre for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (NCIPECP)
Today's successful health professionals work across teams to provide the best patient outcomes. The quality of our healthcare services depends on staff who can work well with all healthcare professionals, respect each other's contribution and together provide quality patient care. With input from the World Health Organisation, NCIPECP is the first of its kind in New Zealand with four main functions: Research, Education, Clinical Practice and a Maori Pathway.

Degrees and qualifications

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Acupuncture

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Acupuncture
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Acupuncture
  • Master of Health Practice in Acupuncture
  • Master of Health Science

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • Master of Health Practice in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • Master of Health Science

Rehabilitation
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Rehabilitation
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Rehabilitation
  • Master of Health Practice in Rehabilitation
  • Master of Health Science

Other postgraduate qualifications

Contact us

Debbie Holden
Programme Support/Secretary
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7705
debbie.holden@aut.ac.nz

Useful links

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Last updated: 30-Jun-2014 3.13pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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