Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

Bachelor in Physiotherapy (Hons)

KPT/JPS (R/726/6/0041) 12/25 (MQA/FA2500)

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Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease. This highly demanding, professional degree programme teaches you evidence based assessment, diagnosis and treatment skills.

The curriculum design is reflecting current practice with research evidence and enhancing students’ knowledge, skills and professionalism. Along with theoretical knowledge the students’ will gain appropriate practical skills through practical sessions in our skill lab.

This is a 4 year full time program that provides you with knowledge in kinesiology and exercise therapy in order to apply physiotherapy skills in musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neurological conditions. Students will be equipped with physiotherapy skills for specialty areas such as geriatrics, Paediatrics, sports and women’s health. Students’ will be posted in appropriate clinical areas in the hospitals from semester 4.

As part of their extracurricular activities, students will have the opportunity to attend community based rehabilitation programs, health education programs and health carnivals organized by the student physiotherapy association including the World Physiotherapy Day as promoted by the World Confederation Physical Therapy (WCPT).

Career Prospects

Students will be well equipped to seek a career as:-

• Clinical instructor
• Clinical therapist (general)
• Physiotherapy specialist (Geriatrics, Paediatrics & Women health)


Students will find employment in organizations such as:-
Special schools
Rehabilitation centers
Sports centers/clubs/clinics/teams
Research centers
Ergonomic centers
Occupational health and safety advisor for Physical conditions
Community health centers
Nursing homes
Home health agencies
Corporate or industrial health centers

Duration Of Studies

4 years (8 semesters) – 129 credit hours
Year 1 Courses
Tamadun Islam & Tamadun Asia
Hubungan Etnik
Public Speaking & Presentation
Affective Domain
Anatomy I
Physiology I
Introduction to Physiotherapy
Professional Development & Practice
English for Occupational Purpose
Elective I (Introduction to Ergonomic/ Introduction to Medicine)
Anatomy II
Physiology II
Introduction to Health Psychology
Year 2 Courses
Young Mercy I
Kerajaan & Dasar Awam Malaysia
Elective II (Community Rehabilitation)
Clinical Reasoning & Evidence-Based Practice
Kinesiology I
Physiotherapeutic Skills I
Electrotherapeutic Modalities I
General Pathology
Kinesiology II
Physiotherapeutic Skills II
Electrotherapeutic Modalities II
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy I
Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy I
Pharmacology for Physiotherapy
Clinical Placement I
Year 3 Courses
Introduction to Neuroscience
Research Methodology
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy II
Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy II
Neurological Physiotherapy I
Clinical Placement II
Introduction to Biostatistics
Neurological Physiotherapy II
Paediatrics Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy Management for Geriatrics
Clinical Placement III
Year 4 Courses
Physiotherapy in Women’s Health
Sport Rehabilitation
Spinal Care & Rehabilitation
Physiotherapy in Intensive Care
Clinical Placement IV, V, VI
Research Project in Physiotherapy

Study Mode

Full Time

Lecture, tutorial, practical and clinical training.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry into the University program, an applicant must have the following qualifications:

Examinations Requirement
STPM / Matriculation / Foundation Programme / Pre- University or equivalent Pass with minimum CGPA of 2.33 in two (2) of the following subjects;

  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics (or Mathematics)
A-Level or equivalent Pass with minimum Grade D in two (2) of the following subjects;

  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics (or Mathematics)
Diploma in a related field or from a recognised institution  

Minimum CGPA 2.75; OR

Pass with CGPA less than 2.75 with 3 years working experience in a related field; and

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Pass with minimum Grade B in five (5) of the following subjects;

Chemistry, Biology or Physics and three (3) other subjects

Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government, AND;
English Proficiency for Malaysians student, MUET Band 3 and for Foreign Students: TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS score of 5.5
Note: Candidates are required to complete a medical test to prove their physical and mental fitness for the role before acceptance by the Faculty.

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