Physiotherapy graduate career opportunities

Physiotherapy graduates have entered careers both in the NHS and private sector. They work in hospitals, in the community as well as sports clubs and the military. An increasing number of Physiotherapy graduates are working on a freelance basis alongside their work in the NHS. Some choose to pursue further studies in education, research or undertake further training.

97.8% graduate employability rate
2012/13 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE)

The page below contains analysis of destinations data for the University of Birmingham’s Physiotherapy graduates who completed their course in 2011/12, based on the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

Physiotherapy - all undergraduate destinations 2011/12


Physiotherapy destinations for graduates 2011/12

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2011/12
The DLHE survey is conducted 6 months after graduation.

A selection of employers for our graduates

  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hull and East Yorkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital NHS Trust
  • Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bluebell Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy Practice
  • Physio 1st
  • Physio World
  • Warwick Medical School

A selection of occupations for our graduates

  • Physiotherapist
  • Muscular Skeletal Physiotherapist
  • Physiotherapist and Clinical Case Manager
  • Physiotherapy Intern
  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Veterinary Nurse

Further Study

The academic training that our degrees provide enables our graduates to follow academic careers in research and in teaching in Science and Sport at all levels from Primary education to University level. Many graduates continue to further study; for example medicine, physiotherapy, dietetics and occupational health. The University offers a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDipEd) for those wishing to enter the teaching profession

Range of courses of further study for our graduates

  • Appi Matwork Certification - Physiotherapy
  • French Language Course
  • MBChB Medicine
  • MSc Physiotherapy
  • PhD - Aviation Medicine

Helping you find the right career

Students have access to a comprehensive careers service, based at the Careers Network . In addition, careers and CV advice, and work experience/internship support, are available within the School on a weekly basis. We also arrange for you to meet a number of our alumni during your studies in order to learn from their experiences of preparing for a successful career in a chosen field.