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Careers in Physiotherapy

As a qualified physiotherapist you are able to assist patients to lead independent, healthy, and fulfilling lives.

The more we learn about how the human body operates, the more opportunities there are for qualified physiotherapists to practise and carry out research—not only in New Zealand but around the world.

Physiotherapists are valued for their work in hospitals, aged care facilities, and rehabilitation centres. They are responsible for helping people maintain peak physical condition, as integral members of sports teams, fitness centres, and sports clinics.

You may find employment in schools or community care organisations, or decide to establish your own private practice.

Increased awareness of the importance of keeping workers healthy and productive in today's industrial environment has also created real opportunities for graduates inside large companies as occupational health and safety professionals, and in the developing field of health management.

You can read more about some of our past graduates and their work right here.

Physiotherapy New Zealand offer a range of useful  resources and information about physiotherapy and the vital work of physiotherapists in our communities.