Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that works with people to identify and maximise their ability to move and function – an essential part of what it means to be healthy.
Becoming a physiotherapist means you can play a key role in enabling people to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life.
Once you have a physiotherapy degree you are eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You can also join the CSP as a qualified member and enjoy the chartered status that inspires public confidence and provides an advantage in the jobs market.
So if you want an academic qualification and professional status, physiotherapy can be a great choice of career:
Flexible employment opportunities
Physiotherapy offers you many different and flexible employment options. Once you have qualified and gained some clinical experience you could go on to become:
Physiotherapy is the best thing that ever happened to me. After 20 years I still love going to work and remain passionate about my amazing profession
Sammy Margo, media physiotherapist
- a physiotherapist to a national sporting team
- a physiotherapy lecturer in a university
- a researcher for a patient charity such as the Multiple Sclerosis Society
- a consultant physiotherapist in musculoskeletal services
- a physio running their own private practice
- a physiotherapy services manager.
Find out more
Use the links below to find out more about becoming a physiotherapist or support worker, and other health career options:
- Physiotherapy career FAQs
- UK physiotherapy degree programmes
- Support worker questions
- NHS careers website
- UCAS website: applications and access courses
- NHS employers website
Are you a member giving a careers talk? Use the CSP's dedicated resource: Interested in a career in physiotherapy