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Diploma in Physiotherapy

Offered by: MAHSA University
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Exam BodyInternal Dip., Malaysia
Course Duration3 Yrs
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Fees (International Student)Refer to Univ.
FacultyFaculty of Health Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
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.

Y1 | S1 Anatomy & Physiology I PTAP 4112
  Applied Anatomy PTAN 4114
  Behavioral Science I PTBS 4112
  Integrated Language Skills ENG 4112
  U1-Pengajian Malaysia 2 (For Local Students) MPU 2163
  U1-Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International) MPU 2143
Y1 | S2 Kinesiology I PTKI 4112
  Introduction to Health Care System I PTHS 41122
  Anatomy and Physiology II PTAN 4123
  Behavioural Science II PTBS 4122
  English for Academic Writing ENG 4122
  U2-Creative and Critical Thinking MPU 2222
Y1 | S3 Kinesiology II PTKI 4122
  Movement Therapy PTMT 4123
  Electrotherapy I PTEL 4122
Y2 | S1 Electrotherapy II PTEL 4212
  Physiotherapy Skills PTPS 4212
  Musculoskeletal I PTMS 4214
  Cardiorespiratory I PTCR 4213
  Neurology I PTNE 4212
  U3 -Time Management MPU 2312
Y2 | S2 Musculoskeletal II PTMS 4224
  Cardiorespiratory II PTCR 4223
  Neurology II PTNE 4222
  Essentials of Clinical Placement PTEC 4222
  Elective Placement PTEP 4213
Y2 | S3 Clinical Practice I PTCP 4228
Y3 | S1 Neurology III PTNE 4312
  Paediatrics PTPE 4312
  Women’s Health PTWH 4312
  Clinical Practice II PTCP 4318
Y3 | S2 Introduction to Health Care System II PTHS 4312
  Sports, Wellness and Fitness PTSP 4323
  Geriatrics PTGE 4322
  Clinical Practice III PTCP 43212
Y3 | S3 Co-curricular Project MPU 2412
  Clinical Practice III PTCP 43212
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)

Intake Months


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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