Master of Physiotherapy (Pelvic Health)

Where will this take me?


Who is this course for?

This program is designed for physiotherapists at various career stages. Applicants are required to have at least two years of documented clinical experience in women's, men's or pelvic health.

Career outcomes

This high quality clinical masters degree will enable you to advance your career in high level roles within public health, and to apply for APA titled WMPH physiotherapy status academic.

Further study

Successful completion of this course will allow you to apply for recognition for titling by the Australian Physiotherapy Association in the area of Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health, which positions you to progress onto Specialization.

Successful completion of the Masters with the research capstone is a pathway towards a PhD

Special Announcement: APA recognition

The University of Melbourne is excited to announce that our Master of Physiotherapy (Pelvic Health) course will now be recognised on the academic pathway for Australian Physiotherapy Association's (APA) Women's Men's and Pelvic Health career pathway.

Graduates of this course will be eligible to apply for the APA Continence and Women's Health Title.


Elise Fraser

Elise Fraser is an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist, lecturer and co-ordinator of Women’s, Men’s & Pelvic Health Physiotherapy programs at the University of Melbourne.

Her clinical work includes a senior public health appointment at Mercy Hospital for Women and private physiotherapy practice at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre. In these roles she is an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist in Urogynaecology and Obstetric perineal trauma and has multi-disciplinary teaching and research responsibilities. Elise is a Member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists (MACP) and is an Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Titled Continence and Women's Health Physiotherapist.

Her teaching and clinical interests include the conservative management of pelvic floor dysfunction, mastitis, pelvic pain and the role of exercise in optimising health outcomes.