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Postgraduate study in Neurorehabilitation


As part of the School of Physiotherapy's staircasing options, students can complete any or all of the following qualifications endorsed in Neurorehabilitation, i.e. enrolment in Certificate, Diploma then Masters, or directly into the Masters.

Please note that a B grade average or above is required in the first four papers for students to progress to the Masters level papers.

Postgraduate student profile

Kathy Dwyer 418 downsized 2018Christchurch physiotherapist Kathy Dwyer was able to tailor her Otago master’s degree to suit her work with clients with spinal cord injury.

“I was concerned about the time commitment and I was nervous about studying after such a long time, so I put a toe in the water at certificate level. The first paper was a steep learning curve but it set me up well. As a working clinician, I had questions I hadn’t had time or opportunity to really examine. I wanted to keep my practice relevant and current.”

Read about how Masters study helped Kathy keep her clinical work current and up to date with best practice.

Line of study for part time, distance taught programmes

For full time study options please contact the Academic Administrator here

Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (Neurorehabilitation)

PHTY 501 Biomedical Science in Physiotherapy (Semester 1)
PHTY 535 Neurorehabilitation (Semester 2)

Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (Neurorehabilitation)

Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate students can staircase to the Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy

Optional paper (Semester 1)
PHTY 530 Theoretical Constructs in Clinical Practice (Semester 2) or PHTY 545 Advanced Studies in Physiotherapy (Semester 1 or 2)

Master of Physiotherapy (Neurorehabilitation)

Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma, with a B grade average or above, students can staircase to the Master of Physiotherapy

PHTY 610 Research Methods (Semester 1)
PHTY 650 Research Project (Semester 2)

Contact us

Contact the Academic Administrator here to find out more about full time distance taught study or Certificate level options for part time study.

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