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.

Students gain an in depth understanding of human biology, musculoskeletal anatomy and function. Through extensive practical classes and clinical experience, students learn to conduct testing and physical assessments and apply a variety of practical skills such as myofascial release, dry needling, joint mobilisation and trigger point therapy. Sports injury management, nutrition and exercise therapy and rehabilitation also add a broader scope to learning and career outcomes.

Myotherapists can practice independently or within a multi-disciplinary setting and are able to confidently treat a wide range of clients within their scope of practice without referral. Practitioners may choose to work with specialised groups such as athletes and sporting teams, pre and postnatal care, aged care, rehabilitation and palliative care. View the participating health funds for Myotherapists (as provided by HICAPS).

Course structure

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Semester 1
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
BIOH111 Human Biological Science 1
BIOB111 Chemistry and Biochemistry
SOCH111 History of Healing
SOCF111 Foundations of Communication and Counselling
MSTA121 Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Palpation 1
Semester 2
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
BIOH122 Human Biological Science 2
MSTF121 Foundations of Myotherapy Practice
MSTC121 Myotherapy Clinical Skills
MSTN121 Neurophysiology
MSTA212 Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Palpation 2
SOCQ121 Foundations of Critical Enquiry
Semester 3
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
BIOC211 Pathology and Clinical Science 1
NMDF121 Foundations of Human Nutrition
MSTC212 Myotherapy Clinical Practicum 1
MSTR211 Myofascial Release 1
MSTT211 Musculoskeletal Therapy to the Lower Body 1
MSTT212 Musculoskeletal Therapy to the Upper Body 1
Semester 4
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
BIOS222 Pathology and Clinical Science 2 & 3
BIOE221 Clinical Examination
MSTC223 Myotherapy Clinical Practicum 2
MSTS221 Sports Injury Management
MSTT223 Musculoskeletal Therapy to the Lower Body 2
MSTT224 Musculoskeletal Therapy to the Upper Body 2
Semester 5
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
NMDS311 Sports Nutrition
MSTC314 Musculoskeletal Clinical Practice 4
MSTM311 Myofascial Dry Needling 1
MSTT315 Musculoskeletal Therapy to the Axial Skeleton
MSTT316 Musculoskeletal Therapy to the Appendicular Skeleton
MSTE311 Exercise Therapy and Rehabilitation
Semester 6
Code Subject title Online Campus Info
SOCE311 Establish and Manage a Practice
MSTC325A Myotherapy Clinical Practicum 4A
MSTC325B Myotherapy Clinical Practicum 4B
MSTM322 Myofascial Dry Needling 2
MSTS323 Advanced Sports Injury Management
MSTT327 Integrated Myotherapy Techniques

Practitioner focussed

The Bachelor of Health Science (Myotherapy) contains more than % of clinical or practical subjects.

Endeavour students are some of the most prepared in Australia to enter clinical practice.

As you progress through your Bachelor of Health Science (Myotherapy) degree you will gain significant clinical experience at Endeavour’s on-campus teaching clinics under supervision of academics.

You will develop and hone your skills to run or work within a successful clinic, including patient assessment & management, patient recruitment & continuity of care, customer service and dispensary management.

Professional associations

Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science (Myotherapy) may apply for membership with the following professional associations:

Educational pathways

If you have fully or partially completed a qualification with another provider (either at a Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training level), you may receive advanced standing towards your Bachelor of Health Science (Myotherapy) degree via our Educational Pathways process.

Endeavour is one of the very few institutions in Australia that maps individual subjects into each of our degree programs. We created the Articulation Abacus to provide a visual interpretation of calculating educational credit points, so you can see how close to gaining a degree you really are.

Use our online Articulation Abacus to calculate possible credit based on your previous studies.