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Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

Offered by: AIMST University
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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration4 Yrs
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FacultyFaculty of Allied Health Professions
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Course Description

AIMST offers two programs in physiotherapy. A three-year Diploma in Physiotherapy and four-year Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) program. Diploma program is opened for SPM leavers and the degree program caters for STPM and foundation students. Bachelor of Physiotherapy program also admits students with Diploma in Physiotherapy for credit transfer to two and half (2½) year Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons). Both the programs are 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. Both diploma and degree courses in physiotherapy are developed to educate and train graduates to be physiotherapy practitioners. The course utilizes a problem oriented approach in physiotherapy education emphasizing student-centered learning. The course aims to develop and cultivate skills in critical thinking, problem solving and decision making, which are essential for professional practice as a physiotherapist. The practical experience gained through workplace learning help to nurture clinical competence and enhancing hand-on skills.


AIMST University Bachelor of Physiotherapy consists of
•  8 Semesters including Clinical Placements
•  Students are required to complete 1040 clinical hours within the 4 years of the programme
•  Students are required to complete 136 credit hours and maintain a minimum of 2.0 CGPA in order
to graduate

Year 1 Semester 1
1. Anatomy I AHPT 31101 3 Credit Hours
2. Physiology I AHPT 31102 2 Credit Hours
3. Behavioral Science AHPT 31103 3 Credit Hours
4. English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) UNIV  31002 3 Credit Hours
U1. Hubungan Etnik MPU   3113 3 Credit Hours
U1. TITAS MPU   3123 3 Credit Hours

University Electives (any one)

1. Introduction to Communication
2. BKA(Compulsory for students without credit in Bahasa Malaysia)
3. Critical Thinking
4. Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MPU 3242
MPU 3212

MPU 3222
MPU 3232
2 Credit Hours


Year 1 Semester 2
1. Anatomy II AHPT 31201 3 Credit Hours
2. Physiology II AHPT 31202 2 Credit Hours
3. Biomechanics AHPT 31203 3 Credit Hours
4. Kinesiology I AHPT 31204 3 Credit Hours
5. Electrotherapy I AHPT 31205 2 Credit Hours
6. Physiotherapeutic Skills I AHPT 31206 4 Credit Hours


Year 2 Semester 1
1. Professional Development and Practice AHPT 32101 3 Credit Hours
2. Kinesiology II AHPT 32102 3 Credit Hours
3. Electrotherapy II AHPT 32103 2 Credit Hours
4. Physiotherapeutic Skills II AHPT 32104 4 Credit Hours
5. Pathology AHPT 32105 3 Credit Hours
U3. Sociological Perspectives
(any one of)
General Psychology
Morals studies
Islamic Studies
MPU 3312

MPU 3322
MPU 3342
MPU 3352
2 + 2 Credit Hours


Year 2 Semester 2
1. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy I AHPT 32201 3 Credit Hours
2. Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy AHPT 32202 3 Credit Hours
3. Neurological Physiotherapy I AHPT 32203 3 Credit Hours
4. Exercise Physiology AHPT 32204 2 Credit Hours
5. Pharmacology AHPT 32205 2 Credit Hours
6. Clinical Placement I (4 Weeks) AHPT 32206 4 Credit Hours


Year 3 Semester 1
1. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy II AHPT 33101 3 Credit Hours
2. Physiotherapy in Medical and Surgical conditions AHPT 33102 3 Credit Hours
3. Neurological Physiotherapy II AHPT 33103 3 Credit Hours
4. Sports Physiotherapy AHPT 33104 2 Credit Hours
5. Clinical Placement II (4 weeks ) AHPT 33105 4 Credit Hours


Year 3 Semester 2
1. Biostatistics in Physiotherapy AHPT 33201 3 Credit Hours
2. Research in Physiotherapy AHPT 33202 3 Credit Hours
3. Evidence Based Practice AHPT 33203 2 Credit Hours
4. Physiotherapy in Women’s Health AHPT 33204 2 Credit Hours

Physiotherapy Electives (any two)

1.Rehabilitation Medicine
2.Community Physiotherapy
3.Ergonomics and Occupational Health
AHPT 33205
AHPT 33206
AHPT 33207
2 + 2 Credit Hours

University Electives (any one)

3.Promotions of Products
- Proposals
- Questionnaire
- Report
- Games
- Visits
- Debates
MPU 3412
MPU 3422
MPU 3432
MPU 3442

MPU 3452
2 Credit Hours


Year 4 Semester 1
1. Physiotherapy in Acute Care AHPT 34101 2 Credit Hours
2. Paediatrics Physiotherapy AHPT 34102 2 Credit Hours
3. Geriatric Physiotherapy AHPT 34103 2 Credit Hours
4. Spinal Care and Rehabilitation AHPT 34104 2 Credit Hours

English For Professional Purposes (EPP)

UNIV 31003 3 Credit Hours
6. Clinical Placement III (4 weeks ) AHPT 34105 4 Credit Hours


Year 4 Semester 2
1. Research / Project AHPT 34201 6 Credit Hours
2. Clinical Placement IV (14 weeks ) AHPT 34202 14 Credit Hours

The program is assessed based on clinical examination and the theory components.

The theory component comprises of:
•  40% continous assessment - 30% course work and 10% test
•  60% final examination


Entry Requirements

AIMST Foundation / STPM / Matriculation/ PreUniversity Programme or its equivalent: Pass with minimum GPA ≥ 2.33 in TWO of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Physics / Mathematics
  • Chemistry

A- LEVEL / Equivalent Programme: Pass with minimum Grade D in TWO of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Physics / Mathematics
  • Chemistry


Recognized Diploma with minimum CGPA of ≥ 2.75 in related field;


Recognized Diploma with CGPA less than 2.75 in related field and a minimum of 3 years (36 months) working experience in the related field.

Diploma Physiotherapy Holders

  • From recognized institutions with minimum CGPA of 2.75 eligible for entry into our 2 ½ year credit transfer program commencement from Year 2 Semester 2 of Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons). OR
  • Related Diploma from recognized institutions with CGPA below than 2.75 and a minimum of 3 years (36months) working experience in the same field of:
  • Other qualifications equivalent and approved by the Government of Malaysia will be assessed on case by case basis.
    • MUET band 3 upon registration
    • ELTS with min band of 5.5 or
    • TOEFL with min 550 paper based or equivalences
Intake Months

Registration Dates: 01 Aug / 07 Oct

Intake Closing Dates: 15 Aug / 21 Oct

Career Prospects

Physiotherapy is a dynamic and rewarding career. Physiotherapists are trained to examine, evaluate, diagnose and treat impairment, functional limitations and disabilities in patients. Physiotherapists practice in diverse employment opportunities, which include hospitals, medical centers, physiotherapy clinics, outpatient clinics, orthopedic clinics, health and wellness clinics, rehabilitation centres, nursing homes, extended care facilities, education and research centers, schools, hospices, fitness and sports training centers, and industrial facilities. For further information on careers in physiotherapy check out the following links: World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Malaysian Physiotherapy Association.

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

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