Bachelor of Physiotherapy students spend the fourth year of their degree working full-time hours in a variety of clinical environments. Over the course of the year the students undertake four 6-week clinical blocks and one 6-week research block.
The Christchurch Centre serves as teaching base for fourth-year students completing their clinical education and experience in the Canterbury, West Coast, and Nelson provinces. These clinical environments are within a District Health Board, a community-based setting, or within the Christchurch School of Physiotherapy Clinic.
After students successfully complete their clinical year, they are eligible to apply for registration to practice autonomously as physiotherapists in New Zealand.