The course was designed in cooperation with the Australian Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.
The Master of Health Science (Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy) is designed to equip qualified Physiotherapists wishing to specialise in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy with the specific knowledge and skills to assess, diagnose and treat patients with neuro-musculo-articular disorders.
Wagga Wagga campus
Normal course duration
Part-time 3-4 years (6-8 sessions)
Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree or diploma in Physiotherapy, be registered to practice as a Physiotherapist in Australia and have a minimum of 2 years clinical experience as a Physiotherapist. Preference will be given to Physiotherapists who have successfully completed approved spinal and extremity courses conducted by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).
Credit for previous study
Refer to Academic Regulation E1 for details of credit availability.
As this is a new course, professional accreditation is currently being sought from the Australian Physiotherapy Association and from the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists.
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete twelve compulsory subjects (or 96 subject points).
Students will be required to complete specific residential and clinical components of the course.
Session 1 (Autumn)
OMT501 Dimensions and Principles of Orthopaedic
OMT502 Extremity Theory and Skills 1
Session 2 (Spring)
OMT503 Spinal Theory and Therapeutics 1
NHA505 Research Methods in Health Science A
Session 3 (Autumn)
OMT504 Spinal Theory and Therapeutics 2
NHA506 Research Methods in Health Science B
Session 4 (Spring)
OMT505 Spinal Theory and Therapeutics 3
OMT507 Spinal Theory and Therapeutics 4 (start)
Session 5 (Autumn)
OMT506 Extremity Theory and Skills 2
OMT507 Spinal Theory and Therapeutics 4 (continued)
Session 6 (Spring)
OMT508 Review of Dimensions and Principles of
Orthopaedic Manipulative Theory
(full year subject)
Open Learning Institute
Wagga Wagga campus
Telephone (069) 33 2065
Facsimile (069) 33 2882
Last revised: 3 January 1996