Physiotherapy department

Known for its world-leading undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, the Physiotherapy department is part of health sciences at AUT. The department is one of the largest in the world, and is supported by internationally recognised academic staff and world-renowned research centres.

Our physiotherapy qualifications range from bachelor’s to master’s and doctoral level, and include options for postgraduate study in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, acupuncture, rehabilitation, mental health, older adults health and wellness, child health, health professional education, and leadership and management.

AUT offers a range of postgraduate qualifications you can study to advance your career or help start a new one. Your postgraduate study can be research focused, course-work based, or a combination of both with opportunity to pursue research in your chosen area of specialisation.

We offer postgraduate study options accommodating both full-time and part-time students, with papers featuring flexible learning options which may include online, block course or distance learning.

The Physiotherapy department offers a range of study options in the following areas:

Acupuncture programmes

Child health programmes

Health professional education programmes

Leadership and management programmes

Mental health and addictions programmes

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy programmes

Older adult: health and wellness programmes

Rehabilitation programmes

Other postgraduate programmes

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, AUT Integrated Health. Open to the public, it offers health and rehabilitation services, including physiotherapy.

AUT Integrated Health

Te Hine-ngaro Tuterangiwhiu
Kimberley Haines
Nitika Kumari
David Cooper

Contact us

Renè du Plessis
Administration Support
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7705

rene.duplessis@aut.ac.nz

View department staff

Key academic contact

Nicola Saywell
Head of Department
Phone: +64 9 921 9502

nicola.saywell@aut.ac.nz

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