Notre Dame Physiotherapy Receives Accreditation

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 20-11-2006

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle

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On the 16 th of November The University of Notre Dame Australia received accreditation for its Physiotherapy program on the Fremantle Campus.

Chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Council, Emeritus Professor Ruth Grant wrote, “I am very pleased to inform you that the Australian Physiotherapy Council Directors have overwhelmingly supported a recommendation from the Accreditation Committee that Accreditation for 12 months be awarded to The University of Notre Dame Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) program.”

The accreditation of a new physiotherapy program is a very rigorous process involving submission of extensive documentation and site visits in a 3-stage process.

This first cohort of students will graduate at the December 17 th Graduation Ceremony and joining the present staff in attendance will be the Foundation Professor of the Physiotherapy, Elizabeth Henley as well as significant leaders in the profession who assisted the development of the Physiotherapy program here at Notre Dame.

The Vice Chancellor, Dr Peter Tannock, praised the Physiotherapy staff for their achievement. He said the accreditation was the culmination of many years of planning and work. He paid special tribute to Professor Peter Hamer for his outstanding contribution and leadership and congratulated everyone who had been involved.