Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPhty) Program By University of Otago |Top Universities

University of Otago

Dunedin Campus, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • QS World University Rankings
    =194
  • QS Stars
    5+
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Duration 48 months
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Feb

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The Otago Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPhty) degree is a four-year programme positioned at the cutting edge of physiotherapy education. The academic year is from late February to November. In the first year, students take the Health Sciences First Year course and in most cases students are selected from this year. Completion of this degree leads to registration as a physiotherapist with the New Zealand Physiotherapy Board. Clinical education teaching facilities for undergraduate Physiotherapy programmes are provided in the Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington Clinical Centres and associated Clinical Hubs.  

About University

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The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving, and we recommend that all students considering Otago visit the dedicated website for the latest information otago.ac.nz/coronavirus. If you have any questions that are not answered on our COVID-19 page, or questions about your individual circumstances, please contact AskOtago.


Founded in 1869, Otago is New Zealand’s first University.

In the 150 years since, Otago has prided itself on being a research-led University with an international reputation for excellence. It is ranked 184 in the 2020/21 QS World University Rankings and in the top 100 in 15 subject areas.

It first received a Five Stars Plus QS Stars University rating in 2016.

Most undergraduate and postgraduate study takes place on the Dunedin campus, but the University also has Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences in Wellington and Christchurch, which are home to many leading medical researchers.

Otago offers more than 200 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across four divisions:

It also offers a Summer School, Study Abroad and Distance Learning programmes.


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