Gerontological Physiotherapy

This programme provides you with advanced physiotherapy practicums and clinical research to foster advanced knowledge for the optimal management of older adults and people ageing with neurological disorders.


Master's degree


3 years (part-time)

Campus city


Study start

22nd February 2021



About the Gerontological Physiotherapy study programme

  • Language: English

    Programme summary: For more information visit Australian Catholic University webpage.

    The goal of this master is to broaden and deepen your theoretical and practical knowledge. 
    You will undertake advanced physiotherapy practicums related to balance, mobility and gait disorders, upper limb problems related to ageing, pain and neurological disorders, and vestibular rehabilitation for older adults and those with specific vestibular impairments from peripheral and CNS dysfunction. The programme concludes with a clinical research project related to the rehabilitation of older adults that is designed to impact on patient care.

    Discipline-specific workshops, workplace practicums and clinical research will foster advanced knowledge, skills, and applications for the optimal management of older adults, people ageing with a disability and those with neurological disorders.

    You can tailor your studies

    The programme structure is flexible. You can choose from several pathway options, which gives you the opportunity to tailor your studies so you can achieve your career aspirations.

    Depending on your career pathway, there are two pathways you can choose:

    • upper limb rehabilitation for aged and neurological fields
    • vestibular rehabilitation for aged and neurological fields 

    Combine your clinical experience with new theory

    Each module offers you the opportunity to work theoretically on the basis of your personal, professional and clinical experiences. This is true regardless of whether you have worked with clinical specialties, management, education or development.

    The programme allows you to tailor your education from the point of view of your practice. Each student will find different modules that reflect their own practice.

    Please read more about the unit structure and content Australian Catholic University’s website.

  • To enroll for this master's programme, you must hold a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy or equivalent. 
    You must also have minimum two years' clinical experience in the appropriate discipline.

    Credit for prior learning

    If you have completed previous studies, which you believe reduces the number of completed units required at Australian Catholic University, please indicate in the appropriate section in your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning.

    You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning. 

    Language requirements 

    VIA University College offers a this master in collaboration with Australian Catholic University.
    You may need to demonstrate your English language proficiency if English is not your first language, or you did not attend university in English and in an approved English-speaking country.

  • VIA University College offers the Master of Gerontological Physiotherapy in collaboration with Australian Catholic University. We suggest that you contact us before you apply in order to receive guidance and become part of the virtual study environment for Danish and Nordic students.

    You can check the status of your application here.

  • Tuition fee:  $ 23,276 AUD (indicative as a guide only).

    This total has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the programme in 2018, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.

    The tuition fee may vary
    Please note that the actual fees charged to you by Australian Catholic University will depend upon the discipline from which you choose your units, the choice of major specialisation and/or the number. 

    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of programme delivery and service. Changes in the exchange rates from Danish kroner to Australian dollars may also affect the tuition cost.

  • The specialisation you choose will correspond to the job opportunities you will have when you finish the programme. 


    You can pursue professional opportunities as a:

    • Clinician
    • Case worker
    • Team Leader
    • Consultant
    • Researcher


  • Student counselling
    We suggest that you contact us before you apply in order to receive guidance and become part of the virtual study environment for Danish and Nordic students.

    Danish or Nordic students
    If you are a Danish/Nordic student please contact:

    Dean Karen Frederiksen
    P: +45 87552969