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2011-12 Graduate summary by subject - Physiotherapy

The majority of York St John physiotherapy graduates took jobs in NHS hospitals; however some graduates, in line with the profession as a whole, go on to work in a variety of other settings including:

  • GP fund holders
  • the private sector (for example private practice)
  • industry
  • sports clubs
  • special schools
  • education

In a hospital setting physiotherapists work in the majority of departments, from general out-patients clinics to acute services through to high dependency units. The provision of treatment and advice can also take place in patient’s homes, in residential care homes or in day centres.

During physiotherapy training great importance is placed upon the student’s ability to achieve and maintain high standards of clinical excellence as well as developing a range of transferable employability skills including the ability to analyse and synthesise information; to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team; to apply problem solving and clinical reasoning; the ability to make decisions and to communicate effectively with others.

The pie chart below shows the work and study options of 2011-12 Physiotherapy graduates from York St John University. This data is based on the Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) Survey of York St John University graduates six months after graduation and only includes information from those who replied.

Employability 2011-12 stats Physiotherapy

Categories %
1 - Working Full-time 81.3%
2 - Working Part-time 6.3%
3 - Unemployed 9.4%
4 - Due to start work 3.1%
Grand Total 100%