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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 by applying classroom learning in practice.

If you are interested in applying to study physiotherapy at Wintec, head over to the Bachelor of Physiotherapy programme page.

"I started my Wintec journey with the Te Ara Pūtake pathway course, and now I’m studying towards a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. The delivery and vision of having practitioners who are more culturally responsive towards Māori was a big drawcard for me. I believe Wintec is heading in the right direction in improving health disparities within Māori and rural communities in Aotearoa. "

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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

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. 


To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.

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.

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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.

Access your copy of the Wintec Prospectus

The Wintec Prospectus (course guide) is available by downloading the file - click on a document below to access the file. Alternatively, to request a copy via email or the post, please complete the form below.

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