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Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

Offered by: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

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Exam BodyUTAR, Malaysia
Course Duration4 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)91,650/Course
CampusSg Long Campus
FacultyFaculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Study Abroad Pathway


Course Description

Physiotherapist plays a very vital role as a member of the multi-disciplinary team in health care. Physiotherapists provide services to people to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. 

Physiotherapy practice is concerned with identifying and maximising quality of life and functional movement potential, within the spheres of promotion, prevention, maintenance, intervention, treatment, habitation and rehabilitation.

The programme was established to fulfill societal and market demand on physiotherapy profession. We aim to provide the educational experience, practical training and technical competence necessary for the practice of physiotherapy. 

We will produce graduate physiotherapists, who are professionally competent and able to demonstrate good ethical judgement and compassion in the treatment of patients. Our graduates will be trained to develop good communication skills, critical thinking, leadership quality, the ability to make independent clinical decision, and to engage in continual professional development as part of life-long learning.



  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Basic Clinical Skill
  • Biomechanics
  • Clinical Cardio-Pulmonary, Medicine and Surgery Posting
  • Clinical Neurology Posting
  • Clinical Orthopaedic Posting
  • Clinical Practice I
  • Clinical Practice II
  • Clinical Practice III
  • Clinical Reasoning and Therapeutic Decision
  • Community Project
  • Elective Posting
  • Electrotherapy I
  • Electrotherapy II
  • English for Health Sciences
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Exercise Physiology and Exercise Prescription
  • General Pathology
  • Introduction to Psychology and Sociology
  • Kinesiotherapy
  • MPU1*
  • MPU1**
  • National Language/ Other Languages
  • Pharmacology for Physiotherapy
  • Professional Development and Practice I: Malaysian Health Care
  • Physiotherapy in Cardiopulmonary Conditions I
  • Physiotherapy in Cardiopulmonary Conditions II
  • Physiotherapy in Geriatrics
  • Physiotherapy in Musculoskeletal Conditions I
  • Physiotherapy in Musculoskeletal Conditions II
  • Physiotherapy in Neurological Conditions I
  • Physiotherapy in Neurological Conditions II
  • Physiotherapy in Women’s Health
  • Physiotherapy Skills I
  • Physiotherapy Skills II
  • Professional Development and Practice II
  • Regional Anatomy of Musculoskeletal System
  • Research Appreciation, Process and Methodology
  • Research Project
  • Special Clinical Posting: Paediatrics, Geriatrics, and Women's Health
  • Sport Rehabilitation
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies

MPU1* - Choose 1 Course

  • Hubungan Etnik - For Local Students
  • Malaysian Studies 3 - For International Students

MPU1** - Choose 1 Course

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) - For Local Students

National Language/Other Languages - Choose 1 Course

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
  • Communicative Tamil for Health Sciences
  • Introduction to Chinese Language I
Entry Requirements


Intake Months

Jan, May, Oct

Career Prospects

UTAR graduates will help alleviate the current national shortage of qualified graduate physiotherapist, and be the trainers for future generation of physiotherapists. Graduates are eligible for registration with the Malaysian Physiotherapy Association (MPA). 

Graduates can expect to find employment in various health sectors, both public and private sectors such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Hospices
  • Nursing homes
  • Geriatric care centres
  • Physiotherapy clinic
  • Community settings
  • Health/fitness/sports clubs
  • Education and research institutions



Graduates may continue for their postgraduate studies at the institutions of higher learning locally or overseas.  

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

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