Bachelor of Health Science (Myotherapy)

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Myotherapy is a branch of manual medicine that focuses on the treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Myotherapy involves an extensive physical evaluation and an integrated therapeutic approach in the treatment of affected muscles, joints and nerves.

It uses standard methods of assessment such as postural evaluation and neurological and functional testing to determine the particular cause of musculoskeletal pain and associated dysfunction.

Career Opportunities

Myotherapists may practice independently as a sole trader, or provide treatment in conjunction with other health-care professionals in a multidisciplinary setting. Myotherapists commonly work alongside other allied health practitioners such as medical practitioners, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists and naturopaths.

Practitioners may choose to focus on particular areas of interest with specialised groups such as pre and post natal care, dancers, gymnasts, circus arts, athletes and sporting teams, golfers and musicians, or areas such as palliative and aged-care.

Graduates of the Myotherapy degree are recognised by the Health Professionals and Support Services Award (2010). This provides any potential employer such as a hospital, nursing home or rehabilitation facility with official guidelines regarding salaries and conditions of employment.

Graduates may be eligible to apply for a variety of transitional Master’s programs in areas such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation and other health related areas.

Graduates may apply for membership with the following professional associations:

Industry standards are changing with regards to online learning. Please remain aware of any changes that are required by associations. Each association has a different view of online learning and contribution to the Bachelor degree. This may change over time but Endeavour commits to keeping you informed about any changes. Updates may be found in the Student Handbook.

This is a practitioner-based degree

Health Science degrees are designed to train you to become a healthcare practitioner. In the various modalities offered at Endeavour, training in practical classes will involve students serving a models for each other to learn various diagnostic and treatment techniques that involve the future practitioner touching their patient/client. Some examples are:

  • Clinical Examination, wherein students learn to perform many physical examinations on each other
  • Preclinical Skills and Clinic Practicum subjects, wherein students engage in role plays and practice physical examination techniques.
  • Acupuncture point location, wherein student practice tracing and locating the meridians and points on each other
  • Myotherapy, wherein students practice many different assessment and treatment techniques on each other

Prospective students are advised to consider these course requirements and to gauge your own comfort level with both learning to touch others diagnostically/therapeutically and with serving as a model for your classmates in this learning environment.

Attendance expectations

Prospective students need to be aware that some subjects in your course will have a 100% attendance requirement, and that these classes can only be missed for a very narrow number of reasons and must then be made up in order to fulfil the attendance requirement. This applies to all Clinical Practicum subjects, as well as other clinical subjects such as pre-clinical skills. Attendance requirements are stated clearly on all relevant subject outlines, which are publicly available on the Endeavour College website. Students are responsible for knowing the attendance requirements for all subjects and for scheduling personal events to allow for adherence to the subject outline and the College’s Attendance Policy.