MAHSA University’s Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) is a 4-year undergraduate degree programme that prepares students for a career caring for and rehabilitating patients with neurological, respiratory, musculoskeletal or other debilitating conditions through the use of expert techniques to reduce pain, improve movement and restore muscle control to maximise mobility.

Students will immerse themselves in the study of systematic, regional and functional anatomy; physiology; pharmacology; pathology; the foundations of psychology; the foundations of physiotherapy; physiotherapy rehabilitation science; physiotherapy clinical practice; and health science research. They will also learn the use of physical manipulation of the anatomy to regulate muscles and nerves, the many exercises that can be performed for specific needs, and the uses of electrotherapy, ultrasound, acupuncture and hydrotherapy in their rehabilitative efforts.

When students have completed this programme, they will be qualified to
  • aid and rehabilitate patients with reduced mobility due to muscular, neurological, cardiovascular or respiratory conditions;
  • diagnose and assess physiological problems and devise treatment plans to improve patients’ mobility;
  • reduce pain and discomfort in patients in their physiotherapeutic efforts; encourage and cheer patients and give them moral support;
  • give sound advice to patients and their families and educate them about the improvement of their situations and the prevention of unwelcome conditions;
  • promote patient health and wellbeing;
  • write reports and maintain records of patients’ treatment and progress
  • manage clinical risks.

In other words, MAHSA’s Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) graduate will be able to perform the demanding tasks expected of a highly qualified physiotherapist.

Programme Structure

1 Functional & Applied Anatomy Of Ms System – Upper Limb PTFAMS 2113
Functional & Applied Anatomy Of Ms System – Lower Limb & Spine PTFAMS 2114
Physiotherapy Skill I: Electrotherapy I PTPSEL 2112
Communication PTCOM 2112
Professional Development I: Physiotherapy As A Profession PTPD 2112
English For Academic Purposes (Compulsory) ENG 6112
U1(Titas)/ U1( Bm Komunikasi 2) MPU 3123/MPU 3143
2 Physiotherapy Skill II: Exercise Therapy & Manual Skills I PTPSEM 2122
Physiotherapy Skill III: Movement And Handling PTPSMH 2123
Applied Anatomy And Physiology Of Cardiorespiratory System PTAPCR 2124
Clinical Practice In Physiotherapy: Related Issues PTCPPR 2122
Professional Development III: Introduction To Health Care System PTPD 2122
English For Academic Wrtiting (Compulsory) ENG 6212
U1(Hubungan Etnik)/ U1 (Malaysian Studies- In English) MPU3113/ MPU 3173
Clinical Exposure PTCE 2122
3 Physiotherapy Skill IV:Electrotherapy II PTPSEL 2212
Physiotherapy Skill V: Exercise Therapy & Manual Skills II PTPSEM 2212
Applied Anatomy And Physiology In Neurology PTAPN 2214
Physiology Practice In Musculoskeletal I PTPPMS 2214
Physiotherapy Practice In Cardiorespiratory I: Respiratory Conditions PTPPCR 2214
Clinical Practice I (Ms/Cr) PTCP 2214
4 Physiotherapy Practice In Neurology I PTPPN 2223
Physiology Practice In Musculoskeletal II PTPPMS 2223
Physiotherapy Practice In Cardiorespiratory II: Cardiac Conditions PTPPCR 2222
Research Methods I: Introduction To Research Process PTRM 2223
U2 (Entrepreneurship) MPU 3243
Clinical Practice II (Ms/Cr/N) PTCP 2224
5 Physiotherapy Practice In Neurology II PTPPN 2313
Physiology Practice In Musculoskeletal III PTPPMS 2314
Research Methods I: Writing Research Proposal PTRM 2313
Clinical Reasoning PTCLR 2312
U2 (Comparative Religion) MPU 3342
Clinical Practice III (Ms/Cr/N) PTCP 2314
6 Physiotherapy Practice In Geriatrics PTPPG 2323
Physiotherapy Practice In Women’s Health PTPPWH 2322
Physiotherapy Practice In Paediatrics PTPPP 2324
U4 (Community Work - 2) MPU 3422
Clinical Practice Iv(Ms/Cr/N & Geriatrics/Paediatrics/Others) PTCP 2326
7 Physiotherapy Practice In Sports PTPPS 2413
Physiotherapy Practice In Occupational Health PTPPOH 2412
Electice Placement PTEP 2414
Clinical Practice V(Ms/Cr/N & Geriatrics/Paediatrics/Others) PTCP 2416
8 Research Project PTRP 2426
Clinical Practice Vi(Ms/Cr/N & Geriatrics/Paediatrics/Others) PTCP 2426

Entry Requirement

Pass STPM/Matriculation/Pre-University or equivalent qualification with minimum GPA 2.33 in 2 of the following subjects: Biology/Physics or Mathematics/Chemistry

A-Levels or equivalent qualification with minimum Grade D in 2 of the following subjects: Biology/Physics or Mathematics/Chemistry

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

English Proficiency: Malaysian candidates: MUET Band 3 or IELTS (5.5)/TOEFL (550) International candidates: IELTS (5.5)/TOEFL (550) paper based or equivalent

South Australian Matriculation (SAM): Score 12 in 3 subjects including Chemistry & Biology/Physics & 1 other subject

International Baccalaureate (IB): Minimum score 24 including Chemistry & Biology/Physics

Recognized Diploma with minimum CGPA of 2.75 in related field

UEC: Minimum Grade B in 5 subjects including Chemistry & Biology/Physics

CPU/CIMP/Ontario Secondary School Diploma/Western Australian Curriculum Council/HSC/UNSW/New Zealand Bursary/ American High School with Advanced Placement (AP): 60% for 3 subjects including Chemistry & Biology/Physics & 1 other subject


Career Opportunities

  • Physiotherapist

  • Physiotherapy Manager

  • Physical Therapy Specialist


The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) is designed in consultation with a panel of local and international experts, resulting in a highly sought after curriculum that combines theoretical learning and practical sessions in physiotherapy centres and hospitals.
Clinical Exposure
Students of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) gain experience in our rather exhaustive list of panel of hospitals throughout Malaysia
Tuition fees for the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) are kept at an affordable level, to ensure there are little barriers to a good quality education.
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) is approved by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and recognized by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
Awarded by
MAHSA University
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) is awarded by MAHSA University, a leader in Medical and Health Science Education in Malaysia