Degree in Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy, or physical therapy, is the practice of using exercise and movement, either coached or mechanically assisted, to facilitate recovery from illness or injury. It also encompasses examination and diagnosis to determine what therapy is necessary, and the research and development of new methods of physical rehabilitation.
A bachelor’s degree program in physiotherapy usually involves the study of the sciences behind practices, such as anatomy, psychology and physics, as well as medical courses more specific to the field. There is also a hands-on component involving observation and assistance in certified medical facilities.
Career options may include animal physiotherapist, higher education lecturer, physiotherapist and sports therapist.
- A-Level: Minimum 2Ds in TWO of the following subjects (Biology, Physics or Mathematics, Chemistry); or
- STPM: Minimum 2C+s in TWO of the following subjects (Biology, Physics or Mathematics, Chemistry); or
- Australian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 55.0 including TWO of the following subjects (Biology, Physics or Mathematics, Chemistry); or
- Canadian Pre-University: Average of 55% including TWO of the following subjects (Biology, Physics or Mathematics, Chemistry); or
- Diploma in Physiotherapy: Minimum CGPA of 2.75
- Foundation in Science: Minimum CGPA of 2.33 including TWO of the following subjects (Biology, Physics or Mathematics, Chemistry)
Diploma in Physiotherapy
The Diploma in Physiotherapy program is well designed to produce graduates with in-depth knowledge and skills to assess and formulate physiotherapeutic diagnoses and provide appropriate interventions, rehabilitation and treatments to patients with physical disability, functional limitation and other illnesses and injuries.
The programme is developed to educate and train graduates to be physiotherapy practitioners. Once you have completed your Diploma in Physiotherapy, you can work in various settings, including hospitals, special needs schools, nursing homes or fitness centres. Some of the career options include physiotherapist, clinical therapist and physical therapy specialist.
- 5 credits at SPM level, including Bahasa Melayu, English, Mathematics and one Science subject.
Why should we study Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy helps people
Becoming a physiotherapist offers the opportunity for a challenging, rewarding and satisfying career. Physiotherapists make a real difference to the quality of life for their patients, enhancing their health and wellbeing by restoring functional movement.
Physiotherapy courses are highly practical
In most institutions, undergraduate degree students have the opportunity to go out on clinical placements and apply their classroom learning in a real-life environment. To fully prepare students for all aspects of physiotherapy, placements are aligned to each of the three core themes of teaching: cardiorespiratory, neurological, and neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Physiotherapy is a good way to pursue a passion for sport
Careers in sport are notoriously hard to come by, but by studying a degree in physiotherapy students give themselves a decent chance of being employed in this area. Professional sports teams need physiotherapists and they are highly paid at professional level clubs.