Title

Quality of Physiotherapy program at Notre Dame recognised

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 9-25-2012

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Publication Place

Fremantle

Abstract

The quality of The University of Notre Dame Australia's Physiotherapy program has once again been recognised by the Australian Physiotherapy Council with the recent announcement of a further period of accreditation until 30 December 2017.

The extension of continuing accreditation means that the Physiotherapy courses offered at Notre Dame meet the Australian Standards for physiotherapy programs.

This allows graduates to register with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia and gain employment as a registered physiotherapist immediately upon graduation.

"This is recognition by the profession and the community that the Physiotherapy program at Notre Dame is producing great graduates," Professor Peter Hamer, Dean of the School of Physiotherapy, said.

"This extension of accreditation also affirms the strengths of our staff in providing a high level of education and training, and the commitment of our students and graduates in providing exemplary service and care to people of all ages.

"Physiotherapy is one of those health professions that has a wide appeal and application across the community – from attending to sports injuries, preventing and treating back pain, restoring function after work-related injuries, rehabilitating patients following stroke and other neurological conditions, and care of the cardiorespiratory system."

"Notre Dame's Physiotherapy program has also developed a strong reputation for the quality of our graduates who chose to work in rural areas where they have made a positive contribution to communities."

Since the Physiotherapy curriculum began at Notre Dame's Fremantle Campus in 2003, it has received some of the highest rankings in the quality of teaching and overall course satisfaction from its graduates across all physiotherapy programs in Australia.

For more information about Physiotherapy courses at The University of Notre Dame Australia, please contact the School of Physiotherapy on (08) 9433 0204 or visit www.nd.edu.au

MEDIA CONTACT: Michelle Ebbs: Tel (08) 9433 0610; Mob 0408 959 138 Leigh Dawson: Tel (08) 9433 0569; Mob 0405 441 093