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    Master of Clinical Rehabilitation
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    Master of Clinical Rehabilitation

    University of Melbourne

    University of Melbourne


    Australia, Melbourne

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Master by Course Work

    Study Type

    Full Time





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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines22-Jan-2025
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    Duration 1.5 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 32,000  / year
    Next Intake 22-Jan-2025

    Master of Clinical Rehabilitation


    The Master of Clinical Rehabilitation is a course designed for physiotherapists, exercise scientists, occupational therapists, nurses and other qualified allied health professionals who want to become experts in rehabilitation and health promotion to help rehabilitate people recovering from injury and illness.

    The course has been developed around three major themes: theory and practice, research and innovation, and rehabilitation in context. Within these themes, you can focus your studies on a variety of subjects related to your specific profession, including women’s health, paediatrics, neurology, acute care, musculoskeletal rehabilitation and emerging technology. You will also have the opportunity to develop skills in leadership and health advocacy.

    As a student of this course, you’ll deepen your skills and learn the principles of best practice rehabilitation, including how to help people regain lost skills, the physiology of fitness and conditioning, the pathophysiology of common conditions, and the specific needs of those affected by limited ability and function.

    Who the course is for

    This course has been created for qualified health professionals who are seeking to improve their practice and develop internationally transferable skills in rehabilitation and health promotion. It is relevant to a range of qualified allied health professionals including, but not limited to:

    • Physiotherapists
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Exercise Scientists
    • Nurses.
    • Medical Doctors

    Designed to be interdisciplinary, the program is also suitable for professionals who already work in clinical areas such as nursing, prosthetics, orthotics and podiatry. The unique course structure allows you to personalise your degree and design a program that best meets your practice needs and builds your professional profile and expertise.

    International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.

    Course aims

    This comprehensive program prepares graduates to effectively plan and review rehabilitation strategies to suit a range of scenarios, ranging from acute critical illness, community rehabilitation and lifespan care.

    The course has been developed to give students an individualised career pathway, while enhancing their understanding of human function and disability and the skills to promote physical well-being among people of all levels of ability. As part of the course, you will identify and analyse the determinants of health that influence wellbeing. You will learn to design, implement and evaluate rehabilitation strategies holistically.

    You will learn about the principles of rehabilitation, the physiology and pathophysiology of common conditions, and rehabilitation strategies for the effective and safe implementation of rehabilitation in a range of practice contexts. Specifically, you will learn techniques including exercise prescription, goal setting and health behaviour modification, measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviours, fitness evaluation and a selection of appropriate outcome measurements and indicators. The course emphasises contemporary best practice rehabilitation in multiple clinical and community contexts, nationally and globally.


    The Master of Clinical Rehabilitation is part of a nested suite of courses, designed for versatility. You may also be interested in the following related courses:

    If you are an exercise scientist, you may also be interested in Master of Sports Rehabilitation.

    If you are a health professional in sports and exercise medicine, you may also be interested in Master of Sports Medicine.

    If you are a physiotherapist with clinical experience in the area of pelvic health, you may also be interested in Master of Physiotherapy (Pelvic Health).

    Career outcomes

    A postgraduate qualification in Clinical Rehabilitation will build your professional profile and reputation which can open up new employment opportunities. Graduates of this program will gain leadership prospects within a range of health professions.

    There are growing professional opportunities available for graduates who complete the Clinical Rehabilitation program. Worldwide, industry figures indicate an increased need for more highly trained rehabilitation practitioners to help people regain movement or function that has been lost.

    Graduates can expect to gain skills to establish and progress in successful careers in multiple clinical and community positions, with job openings all over the world – from hospitals to private practice. Our graduates will also have industry-ready skills to pursue diverse positions from specialist clinical work, to consultancy posts for health authorities and the government.


    Entry Requirements

    To apply for the Master of Clinical Rehabilitation, you are required to have:

    • an undergraduate degree in the discipline of Physiotherapy, Medicine, Exercise Science, Occupational Therapy or Nursing; and
    • at least two years of documented relevant professional work experience.

    Meeting these requirements makes you eligible for selection but does not guarantee selection.

    In ranking applicants, the Selection Committee will consider:

    • Prior academic performance; and
    • Professional work experience.

    The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.

    Students taking the course from overseas are not required to have an international student visa.

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    English Program Requirements

    IELTS: Score: 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.

    TOEFL: Score: 79+, with writing 21; speaking 18; reading 13; listening 13.

    PEARSON: Score: 64+, with no communicative skill below 60.

    CAMBRIDGE: Score: 176+, with no skill less than 169.

    Fee Information

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 32,000 
    University of Melbourne

    Master of Clinical Rehabilitation

    University of Melbourne

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