AUT encourages early application. There are limited places available for this qualification.
Below is a summary only. For a comprehensive overview of this qualification, please refer to the Academic Calendar
You do eight papers in Year 1, including four common core health science papers. In the second semester of your physiotherapy degree you explore fundamental approaches to assessment and therapeutic touch. You will also develop your understanding of some of the core theoretical dimensions of practice and physiotherapy's emerging role in primary health care.
Semester 1 - Core papers
HEAL505 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
HEAL504 Lifespan Development and Communication
HEAL506 Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication
HEAL507 Health and Environment OR MAOH501 Māori Health, Development and Environment
Semester 2 - Core physiotherapy papers
PHTY602 Therapeutic Touch in Physiotherapy Practice
PHTY603 Fundamentals of Movement
PHTY604 Physiotherapy and Health Priorities
PHTY605 Introduction to Physiotherapy Assessment
You will be introduced to the management of abnormal function and physiotherapy assessment, including clinical reasoning principles, evidence-based practice and a range of physiotherapeutic techniques. The focus of Year 2 is on developing an understanding of the rehabilitation of disorders of movement and function, exercise-based rehabilitation and clinical science reasoning. You will also be provided with a one-week observation of practice opportunity.
PHTY606 Principles of Movement and Function I
PHTY607 Body Systems and Health Conditions in Physiotherapy Practice
PHTY608 Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation
PHTY609 Principles of Movement and Function II
PHTY610 Analysing Health Needs
PHTY601 Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics
You will be introduced to a wider range of complex acute and community health issues in Year 3 of your AUT physiotherapy degree. This requires more detailed assessment, clearer clinical decision-making skills and more advanced treatment strategies, together with an understanding of reflective, professional and ethical practice. You will also be provided with a two-week student assistantship.
PHTY704 Exercise-Based Rehabilitation II
PHTY710 Managing Neuromuscular Disorders
PHTY706 Acute Care
PHTY707 Musculoskeletal Disorders: Diagnosis & Rehabilitation
PHTY705 Managing Complexity in the Acute Care Environment
PHTY708 Managing Complexity in the Community Environment
PHTY709 Physiotherapy Professional Practice
RHAB701 Rehabilitation and Participation OR MAOH701 Māori Health Promotion OR MAOH702 Applied Primary Māori Mental Health
The majority of the year is spent in a clinical centre, completing approximately 1,000 hours of supervised physiotherapy practice experience required for registration, as well as a Research Project paper that is normally completed in pairs.
Students who wish to seek careers with a Māori development perspective should select 2 papers as electives.
MAOH501 Māori Health, Development and Environment (instead of HEAL507 Health and Environment)
MAOH701 Māori Health Promotion Or
MAOH702 Applied Primary Māori Mental Health (instead of RHAB701 Rehabilitation and Participation)
We will support Te Ara Hauora Māori students to form relationships with Māori health providers, industry stakeholders and communities, and AUT Māori staff and students.
Last updated: 14-Aug-2017 10.59am
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.