Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) now has New Zealand’s first new school of physiotherapy in 45 years, a coup for the central North Island.
The Physiotherapy Board has approved Wintec to deliver physiotherapy and accredited the degree qualifications of Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours).
Wintec acting chief executive David Christiansen says the new programmes were developed to meet the needs of the region and its people.
The Wintec programme has been developed in consultation with communities and local providers, and will support increased numbers of Maori and Pasifika students to enter the programme and qualify as physiotherapists.
Enrolment closes on 12 November 2018 for students intending to commence study on 11 February 2019.
Wintec joins AUT and Otago University as New Zealand’s only accredited physiotherapy degree providers.