Mature student(age 23) applying for physiotherapy bsc physiotherapy or msc physiotherapy (pre-registration) uclan physiotherapy physiotherapy first year students sept 2015 physiotherapy 2018 applicants out of education for 4 years. To become a physiotherapist you usually have to complete a degree in physiotherapy at university. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your senior secondary certificate of education. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge, in one or more of english, mathematics, biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science and physics are normally required. Below we take you through what a physiotherapist does and how to become one in much more detail. Weve included plenty of personal insights from kate chadney, a senior specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist working for healthshare (a private provider that only deals with nhs contracts). As a mature student, this is first hand evidence that you dont necessarily need to take the conventional a-level route in order to gain entrance for this programme. Youll usually need two to three a levels, preferably including biology, for a degree apprenticeship work. i chose physiotherapy because i am a sociable person and enjoy working with people. I felt that it was important to study a vocational course because i was a mature student and wanted to come out of university with a profession. I had done quite a bit of work experience and the autonomy that. To practise as a physiotherapist, you must be registered with the health and care professions council (hcpc). To register with the hcpc, you first need to successfully complete an approved degree level qualification in physiotherapy. This may be a full or part-time course or a degree apprenticeship in physiotherapy.