15 months after graduating
of our physiotherapy graduates are in work or further study
96% of our physiotherapy graduates agree that their current activity is meaningful
of our physiotherapy graduates said their degree was a formal requirement or gave them an advantage*
successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to apply for
registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. As a successful
graduate, you’ll be able to progress from student to full membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
physiotherapy at the University of Plymouth will open a wide range of career
and outside the NHS, for example in:
- private hospitals and clinics
- sports clubs and gyms
- private practice.
also consider related careers such as:
- healthcare or leisure management
- HE Lecturer
- health improvement practitioner
- personal trainer
Management Training schemes with organisations like the NHS or Civil Service as
well as a range of post grad pathways such as teaching are also all options.
Researching your career options
diversity of career options open to physiotherapy graduates, it is important to
research and explore these fully so that you can make informed decisions about
Take a look at the following useful websites for inspiration
and further information:
Gaining work experience
As part of
your course, you will complete a minimum of 1000 hours of practice placements
spread across all three years, where you will work with patients under the
close supervision of experienced physiotherapists.
University of Plymouth encourages and supports a range of voluntary, additional
opportunities to enhance your employability and professional development. These
include providing physiotherapy services at events such as the Plymouth Half
Marathon, Plymouth 10K and assisting court side with Plymouth Raiders
Basketball Team, plus supporting students in their own charitable and community
You can also gain valuable skills and experience through
part time work or through the many UPSU societies and sports clubs.
Below is a snapshot of what some of University of Plymouth
Physiotherapy graduates told us they were doing 15 months after graduation.
For some graduates, these jobs serve as ‘stepping stones’ to other roles by
providing relevant workplace experience.
- Chartered Physiotherapist
- Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
- Physical Therapist
- Physiotherapy Technican Hydrotherapy
- Rehabilitation Physiotherapist
- Rotational Band 5 Physiotherapist
- Rotational Physiotherapist
- Elliot Hospital
- Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
- Livewell Southwest
- Mount Kelly Physiotherapist Centre
- NHS - The Royal Devon & Exeter, Respiratory Unit
- Northampton Hospital
- Royal Berkshire Hospital
- Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
- Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Swansea Bay University Health Board
- Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
- University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
- University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
- Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
*Data is from the Graduate Outcomes Surveys of 2017/18 and 2018/19. Graduates were surveyed 15 months after graduating. Data displayed is for 28 UK-domiciled, first degree, full-time graduates who are working, studying or looking for work.