Physiotherapists are key members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team. They work to develop, maintain or restore movement and functional ability of people affected by injury, illness or disability.
At RCSI, we pride ourselves on producing Physiotherapy graduates who are knowledgeable in the science of physiotherapy and also highly-skilled practitioners. This practical course will provide you with clinical and critical thinking skills to meet the demands of a rapidly changing health sector. Uniquely at RCSI, our Physiotherapy class size is small, with only 35 students entering the programme each academic year.
Hear from some of our Physiotherapy Alumni and find out about their experiences at RCSI:
Career Development Team
RCSI has a dedicated Careers Development Team who will work with you on career planning as you progress through your studies.
Our careers service includes confidential 1:1 appointments with a qualified career professional. You will also be able to attend themed workshops and clinics, and presentations on topical events throughout the academic year.
All of our career-related activities and communications are supported by a dedicated CareerHub IT platform. Through this, we encourage and empower you to develop your own career plan and to build a personal career e-portfolio.
All of these supports are available to you from your first year at RCSI right up to three years after you graduate.
You will have the opportunity to undertake CV-enhancing electives involving direct patient clinical care in some of the world's leading hospitals. You can also develop your clinical or laboratory research skills at the RCSI Summer Research School. Read more about student opportunities at RCSI.
Student storiesRead stories from some of our current and past students about their experiences studying at RCSI and living in Dublin.
Your Physiotherapy degree
Upon completion of the Physiotherapy programme, you will be a fully qualified physiotherapist. You will have the opportunity to work in:
- Public hospitals
- Private clinics
- Community care
You will be able to specialise in areas such as: sports injuries, women's health, intellectual disabilities, respiratory care, neurology and gerontology, rheumatology, paediatrics, occupational health and ergonomics, oncology, and palliative care.
As an RCSI Physiotherapy graduate, you will have an internationally portable qualification. You can register as a physiotherapist in Ireland and throughout the EU immediately after graduation.
Your degree will also open doors for you and assist in securing positions in the health services in the following countries: UK, Singapore, USA, Canada, China, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Australia and New Zealand.
You will join a network of more than 30,000 RCSI Alumni. Our Alumni work across over 96 countries around the globe and are among the most sought-after healthcare professionals in the world.
Meet some of our current students below and discover how you too can become a future healthcare leader.