Physiotherapist working on client's back

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists work to help restore movement, function and quality of life to people of all ages affected by injury, disability, or health conditions.  

The Wintec physiotherapy programme will provide the skills, knowledge and qualification to work as a physiotherapist in Aotearoa New Zealand.  It is ideal for applicants who are engaged with their community and have a commitment and interest in Māori and/or Pacific Health.

Studying Physiotherapy  at Wintec will involve a combination of learning theoretical knowledge with hands-on learning in real physiotherapy environments. Students will have the chance to learn about the physiotherapy profession through applying classroom learning in practice.

Please note: It is anticipated that there will be more applications than places available, therefore you are advised to check the Bachelor of Physiotherapy programme page for application closing dates.

If applicants don’t meet the entry requirements to the Bachelor of Physiotherapy programme, Wintec offers the Te Ara Pūtake My Academic Pathway (Health Pathway) to help prepare for enrolment in physiotherapy.

Wintec also has further inter-professional study options such as postgraduate and master qualifications for those who are looking for the opportunity for role development in the health and social practice professions. See our available postgraduate qualifications.

Career/further opportunities

On completion of this programme students will be eligible for registration as a physiotherapist in Aotearoa New Zealand and be qualified to work as a physiotherapist and/or in a range of physiotherapy related roles.

Physiotherapists can work across a range of clinical settings, from private practice to hospital or working alongside elite sports teams and organisations. Physiotherapists often specialise in:

  • Acupuncture
  • Cardiorespiratory
  • Hand therapy
  • Health promotion
  • Manual therapy
  • Mental health
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Occupational health
  • Older persons health
  • Paediatrics
  • Musculoskeletal and Sports rehabilitation
  • Research and academia

Graduates of this programme will be eligible to enter a research higher degree or postgraduate programme at Wintec or another educational institution. 

Graduate and postgraduate programmes

Wintec offers a range of postgraduate opportunities for health professionals wishing to specialise, upskill, or take on leadership roles.

To discuss your pathway options within the programme and what modules would best complement your area of work, please feel free to contact the postgraduate team at pghsp@wintec.ac.nz.

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Pathways

About the faculty

In the Centre for Health and Social Practice we provide practical interprofessional education that prepares students for a future in the health and social practice industry.

If you have a passion for people, nursing, social work and counselling, physiotherapy, occupational therapy or midwifery are all challenging but rewarding choices. Our courses and programmes are a great way to start your career, supported by experienced and registered academic staff.

Read more about the Centre.

Prospectus (course guide)

The Wintec Prospectus (otherwise known as a course guide) outlines everything you need to know about Wintec. It contains information about the Wintec campuses, student life, and the programmes that are on offer.

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The Prospectus (course guide) is available in both digital and physical formats. Click on the document below to download a copy or fill in the form below to receive a copy via either email or the post.

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