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Diploma in Physiotherapy
KPT/JPS (R/726/4/0025) 11/18


The programme provide students a well-rounded theoretical concept and practical skills in using various therapeutic modalities and exercises to treat individuals with impairments, activity limitation and participation restriction.

Who is this For?

It is for those who aspire in treating individuals/patients to improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease.

Programme Description

The Diploma in Physiotherapy is a 3-year programme that focuses on the application of physical therapy practice, knowledge and skill to prevent problems arising from various disorders related to human body movement. First year students will learn the basic structure and function of the human body, human behavior, therapeutic exercises and modalities. In the second year, students will learn to deliver safe and effective treatment, emphasising on clinical conditions and Physiotherapy management related to musculoskeletal, cardio-respiratory, neuroscience, women’s health and geriatrics. In the final year, the modules are centred on real world practice. Students will be posted at various hospitals as a part of practical training to achieve minimum 1000 clinical hours in managing patients with various conditions such as lower-back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries, neurological disorders, gynaecological ailments, cerebral palsy, post-surgical patients and accident victims. Upon completion, students can choose to practice in a specific field.

Programme Aims

Provide a comprehensive learning in the contemporary practice of Physical therapy that serve to embark on the rewarding career in Physiotherapy to the community. Prepare students with hands-on training in real world practice to assess and deliver safe and ethical Physical therapy procedures in the treatment of patients with functional limitations/restrictions. Facilitate the students to communicate effectively to positively impact their patients, community and profession with the importance of rehabilitative procedures.

Career Prospects

Physiotherapists can work in a wide range of fields such as hospitals, healthcare centres, woman’s health services, community/neuro rehab centres, special centres for disabled people, special schools for children, orthopedic centres, cardiac fitness centres, mental care & nursing homes, voluntary organisations, private rehab centres, clinical instructor in colleges and universities or a fitness instructor.

Entry Requirements

  • SPM (with 3 credits) with credit in English and at least one in science
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least Grade B in 3 subjects
  • Other equivalent qualifications

Semester Duration

Duration: 9 Semesters

Key Subjects

  • Applied Anatomy
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Behavioural Sciences
  • Introduction to Pathology
  • Basic First Aid & CPR
  • Introduction to Pharmacology
  • Movement Therapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Introduction to Biomechanics
  • Social & Human Skills Project
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders for PT
  • Cardio-Respiratory Disorders for PT
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • PT Practice in Women’s Health
  • PT Practice in Elderly
  • Practicum 1 – Musculoskeletal 1 / Sports Injury
  • Health & Diseases
  • Community Based Rehabilitation
  • Neurology and Paediatrics