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Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)


Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register:

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course and stream title


Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)


Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)(Honours)

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full time only.

3 Admission to candidature

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Policy 2014.

4 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for these courses are set out in the Faculty of Health Sciences Table of units of study for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy).
To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a candidate must successfully complete 192 credit points of units of study, comprising 174 credit points of core units of study and 18 credit points of elective units of study.

5 Requirements for the Honours degree

Honours is available to meritorious students who complete an alternative set of units of study in the last three semesters of the program. Admission to the Honours program is by permission of the program coordinator after the completion of second year. Admission is competitive and is based on performance during years 1 and 2 of the course. Performance is assessed based on the student's Weighted Average Mark (WAM), however, students will not normally be admitted to the honours program if they have failed a unit of study.
To qualify for the award of the honours degree a candidate must:
complete the requirements for the pass degree but include the alternative honours units of study listed in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) Honours Table of units of study.
maintain a credit average or higher throughout the honours program
not fail a unit of study throughout their degree (any exceptions require Honours Committee approval).

6 Award of the degree

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) is awarded at either Pass or Honours level. The honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, will be awarded the pass degree if they have completed the requirements for that award.

7 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2019 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2019 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2019 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that the requirements are completed by 1 January, 2024. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.