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PGCertPhty Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

University of Otago

The Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (PGCertPhty) is a distance-taught programme that may be endorsed in either Acupuncture, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Neurorehabilitation, Occupational Health Physiotherapy or Sports Physiotherapy. It provides a balance of scientific principles, clinical skill development and an understanding of the clinical issues surrounding physiotherapy practice in these specialist areas.

This qualification is available to registered physiotherapists who hold a current Annual Practising Certificate from the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand.

Applicants should note that some papers involved in this qualification involve students attending residential blocks in Dunedin and phoning in on audioconferences.

On completion of the certificate students can progress to the Postgraduate Diploma and/or Master of Physiotherapy endorsed in the same area.

Students enrolling for this programme should take care to enrol for the on-campus or Distance versions of the papers as appropriate.

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Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
6 Month


Jul 2024

Start Month

Jun 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • July 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time