Physiotherapy department

Known for its world-leading physiotherapy and rehabilitation degrees, the Physiotherapy department is part of health sciences at AUT.

Our physiotherapy programmes range from undergraduate to master's and doctoral level, and include courses on acupuncture, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, physical therapy and rehabilitation. The department is one of the largest in the world, and is supported by internationally recognised academic staff and renowned research centres

Research in health sciences

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across health sciences.

More about our research

Get hands-on experience in our health clinics

Students work with close supervision at our North Campus clinic, Akoranga Integrated Health. Open to the public, it offers health and rehab services, including physiotherapy.

Akoranga integrated health

Te Hine-ngaro Tuterangiwhiu
Sara Al-Harrasi
Luke Garvan

Contact us

Sara Lilo
Administration Support
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7705

View department staff

Key academic contact

Nicola Saywell
Head of Department
Phone: 09 921 9502

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TBI Network
62% increase in AUT researchers
Professor Duncan Reid
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Inequality in access to life-saving AEDs
21 May, 2019
A study by AUT and St John highlights a worrying discrepancy in the placement of life-saving AEDs (automated external defibrillators) in New Zealand.
TBI Network
Traumatic Brain Injury Network
16 May, 2019
An online Q+A session and introduction to the new Traumatic Brain Injury Network.
62% increase in AUT researchers
62% increase in AUT researchers
30 Apr, 2019
Growing expertise to help New Zealand and the world
Technology and hands-on practice
01 Feb, 2019
Physiotherapy students like Rohil Chauhan benefit from innovative teaching tools and approaches – including interactive apps co-developed by AUT academics.
Professor Duncan Reid
4 questions with Professor Duncan Reid
13 Apr, 2018
We asked Professor of Physiotherapy Duncan Reid four questions about his research at the time of his Inaugural Professorial Address.