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Can work experience help?


Gaining work experience is helpful but can be difficult to organise in physiotherapy because of current training pressures on relevant departments. However, work experience in any aspect of healthcare will be useful to you.

This is because admissions tutors are looking for evidence that you can communicate well with all ages and sections of the community. Have a look into work experience and try:

  • your local hospital and their physiotherapy department(s) (private or public)
  • private physiotherapy clinics
  • sports clinics, football clubs, special schools and units (for disabled children and adults), and nursing homes
  • voluntary work (eg Red Cross Association, St Johns Ambulance Society, MS Society)

Many physiotherapy programmes or hospital departments near you will probably hold an open day at some stage in the year. Information on open days are usually posted on individual university or hospital websites. Alternatively, requests for information on open days should be made in writing, enclosing a large stamped addressed envelope.

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