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Diploma in Physiotherapy

Offered by: MAHSA University
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Exam BodyInternal Dip., Malaysia
Course Duration3 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time/Part Time
Fees (International Student)Refer to University
CampusPetaling Jaya Campus
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences, Nursing, and Education
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Mode of StudyMixed
Course Description

MAHSA University’s Diploma in Physiotherapy is a 3-year programme for students who have completed their SPM or its equivalent, and are committed to a future as a physiotherapist, intent on alleviating physical disabilities and improving the physical human condition.

Students learn to manage and avert the problems that affect the physical functioning of the human body, and to maximize the physical body's movement and agility, with the primary objective of enabling patients to achieve optimal and maximum independence in movement and function. Students learn proven techniques that help manage disorders of the human body for people of all ages.

In addition, Students learn how to provide treatment and care, while rehabilitating patients with physical and psychological deficiencies. Those enrolled in the course will study subjects such as anatomy, physiology, behavioural science, exercise therapy, electrotherapy, kinesiology and also the communication skills that will enable them to effectively interact with and counsel their patients.

  • YEAR 1
    • Anatomy & Physiology I
    • Applied Anatomy
    • Behavioral Science I
    • Integrated Language Skills
    • U1-Pengajian Malaysia 2 (For Local Students)
    • U1-Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International)
  • YEAR 1 | Semester 2
    • Kinesiology I
    • Introduction to Health Care System I
    • Anatomy and Physiology II
    • Behavioural Science II
    • English for Academic Writing
    • U2-Creative and Critical Thinking
  • YEAR 1 | Semester 3
    • Kinesiology II
    • Movement Therapy
    • Electrotherapy I
  • YEAR 2 | Semester 1
    • Electrotherapy II
    • Physiotherapy Skills
    • Musculoskeletal I
    • Cardiorespiratory I
    • Neurology I
    • U3 -Time Management
  • YEAR 2 | Semester 2
    • Musculoskeletal II
    • Cardiorespiratory II
    • Neurology II
    • Essentials of Clinical Placement
    • Elective Placement
  • YEAR 2 | Semester 3
    • Clinical Practice I
  • YEAR 3 | Semester 1
    • Neurology III
    • Paediatrics
    • Women’s Health
    • Clinical Practice II
  • YEAR 3 | Semester 2
    • Introduction to Health Care System II
    • Sports, Wellness and Fitness
    • Geriatrics
    • Clinical Practice III
  • YEAR 3 | Semester 3
    • Co-curricular Project
    • Clinical Practice III
Entry Requirements
    • SPM or equivalent with PASS in Bahasa Melayu and English and 5 credits in the following subjects:

      • Mathematics
      • ONE science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science); and
      • Any other THREE subjects (including Bahasa Malaysia and/or English if credits)

      *Having SPM referring to pass SPM with at least pass in Bahasa Melayu and History*


  • Pass GCE O-Level or equivalent with PASS in Bahasa Melayu or English and 5 Grade C in the following subjects:
    • Mathematics
    • ONE science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science); and
    • Any other THREE subjects (including Bahasa Melayu and/or English if obtained Grade C)


    • Certificate (Level 3 MQF) in the field of Health Science with minimum CGPA of 2.75


  • Other recognized qualification of equivalence

English proficiency for international student:

  • IELTS (4.0)
  • TOEFL IBT (30-31)
  • TOEFL PBT (397)
  • CAM ENG ADV–CAE (160)
  • CAM ENG PROF–CPE (180)
  • Pearson Test English–PTE (30)
  • MUET (Band 2)
Career Prospects
  • Physiotherapy clinics and multidisciplinary clinics (for example, chiropractic clinics)
  • Child development centres
  • Community health centres
  • Fitness centres
  • Sport and recreation facilities
  • Home care and continuing care facilities
  • Hospitals and rehabilitation centres

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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