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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, cardiorespiratory, 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 functional anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, foundation of psychology, physiotherapy rehabilitation, 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

YEAR NAME OF MODULE MODULE CODE
Y1 | S1 Functional & Applied Anatomy of Musculoskeletal System I PTFAMS 6113
Functional & Applied Anatomy of Musculoskeletal System II PTFAMS 6114
Communication PTCOM 6112
Professional Development PTPD 6114
English for Academic Purposes (Compulsory) ENG 6112
U1-TITAS (Local) / U1-Malaysian Studies (International) MPU 3123/MPU 3173
Y1 | S2 Exercise Therapy & Handling Skills PTEHS 6124
Electrotherapy PTELT 6124
Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Cardiorespiratory System PTAPCR 6114
English for Academic Writing (Compulsory) ENG 6212
U1-Hubungan Etnik (Local) / U1-Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 MPU 3113/MPU 3143
Clinical Exposure PTCE 6122
Y2 | S1 Manual Skills in Physiotherapy PTMSP 6213
Applied Anatomy and Physiology in Neurology PTAPN 6214
Physiotherapy Practice in Musculoskeletal I PTPPMS 6214
Physiotherapy Practice in Cardiorespiratory Conditions PTPPCR 6214
U2-Entrepreneurship MPU 3243
Y2 | S2 Physiotherapy Practice in Neurology I PTPPN 6223
Physiotherapy Practice in Musculoskeletal II PTPPMS 6223
Research Methods I PTRM 6223
U3-Youth Development MPU 3322
Clinical Practice I (MS&CR/N&CR/MS&N) PTCP 6228
Y3 | S1 Physiotherapy Practice in Neurology II PTPPN 6314
Physiotherapy Practice in Musculoskeletal III PTPPMS 6314
Physiotherapy Practice in Women’s Health PTPPWH 6312
Research Methods II PTRM 6313
Clinical Reasoning & Evidence Based Practice PTCLR 6313
U4-Community Work MPU 3422
Y3 | S2 Physiotherapy Practice in Paediatrics PTPPP 6324
Physiotherapy Practice in Geriatrics PTPPG 6323
Clinical practice II (MS&CR/N&CR/MS&N) PTCP 63210
Y4 | S1 Physiotherapy Practice in Sports PTPPS 6413
Physiotherapy Practice in Occupational Health PTPPOH 6412
Clinical Practice III (MS/CR/N & Geriatrics/Paediatrics/Others) PTCP 64112
Y4 | S2 Research Project PTRP 6426
Elective Placement PTCP 6424

Entry Requirement

  • Pass Matriculation/Pre-University/STPM or equivalent with minimum GPA 2.33 in TWO of the following subjects:

    • Biology

    • Physics/Mathematics

    • Chemistry

  • OR

  • Pass A-level or equivalent with minimum Grade D in TWO of the following subjects:

    • Biology

    • Physics/Mathematics

    • Chemistry

    OR

  • Pass Diploma (Level 4 MQF) with minimum CGPA of 2.75 in related field

  • OR

  • Pass Diploma (Level 4 MQF) with CGPA less than 2.75 in related field and a minimum of 3 years working experience in the related field

  • OR

  • Other recognized qualification of equivalence

MUET Band 3/IELTS (5.5)/TOEFL (550)

English proficiency for international student: TOEFL (550)/IELTS (5.5) or equivalent

Career Opportunities

  • Physiotherapist

  • Physiotherapy Manager

  • Physical Therapy Specialist

Advantages

Quality
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
Affordable
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.
Recognition
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) is accredited 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

Testimonials

Jacinta Lim, alumnus and Founder of Rehab Concept in Kuching, Sarawak (graduated in 2008)

I graduated from MAHSA College in 2008 as the first batch of Diploma in Physiotherapy students. After graduation I had the opportunity to work in Singapore and completed my degree conversion. My diploma training laid a strong foundation for my learning ground and clinical development. The education and training at MAHSA University made me who I am today - a passionate, inspired and committed clinician. I am currently doing my Masters in Curtin University to bring myself to the next level. Always proud to call MAHSA my alma mater. Thank you!




Agnes Tan - H.O.D Isport Rehabilitation Centre Island Hospital, Penang

Undeniably the best university college! The programme delivered all it promised, and more. I believe one of the reasons is the team of ever-supportive, dedicated and selfless MAHSA lecturers led by Associate. Prof Chan Sook Chin.




Ady Kim, alumnus and Director of Biorehab Group of Companies

The time I spent in MAHSA University gave me a strong foundation which enabled me to achieve what I am today and the list is still growing. With world class facilities and a team of dedicated instructors, I highly recommend MAHSA University to anyone to pursue their medical career. I do not have much to give back to my university but I am very proud to say that I graduated from MAHSA University. You won't go wrong if you go to a university that produces a lot of successful people.




Soon Ying Tan, Vincent – alumnus and Director of Apple Physiotherapy Private Practice

After completing my physiotherapy course at MAHSA University, I began my career at a private hospital. The teaching and guidance from the lecturers over the years at MAHSA University served as an important platform for me to move further in my career. Professionalism and ethics are core values that MAHSA University built in me. Today, I am running my own physiotherapy private practice with a few branches in the Klang Valley areas. I'm glad I chose MAHSA University.




Hafizah binti A. Hamid, alumnus (graduated in 2015)

I have gained a wonderful experience studying at MAHSA University. After obtaining my Diploma in Physiotherapy, I had to wait almost a year for the MAHSA homegrown physiotherapy degree. But it was worth the wait. My programme allowed me to confidently apply the knowledge and skills I had learnt in assessment, treatment planning and clinical reasoning. I have also developed other soft skills such as time management and effective communication. The programme emphasised evidence practice. Many students enrolled in this MAHSA degree programme find it challenging, but we have supportive and committed lecturers. Students are encouraged to be proactive learners, and to develop current, adaptable and innovative skills so that they can accept challenges in the evolving healthcare environment.




Bathma Surian, alumnus (graduated in 2013)

I completed my degree in Physiotherapy in 2013. The programme is franchised from Northumbria University but held at MAHSA University. When I started the degree, I knew I had made the right decision because our lecturers are more than experts in their fields. It was an honour to be taught by committed and dedicated lecturers who are involved in the work of many institutions. Afterwards, I applied for a job at MAHSA University as I had aspirations of working as an academician. I was offered the position of Clinical Instructor Cum Junior Lecturer. I have built my strength by acquiring various skills like physiotherapy management, teaching, communications and etc. Thanks to MAHSA.




Joanne Yee Nard Chua, alumnus (graduated in 2013)

Becoming a student of MAHSA University was one of the best decisions that I have ever made in my life. MAHSA University has changed my life and made me a better and more knowledgeable person. Thank you, MAHSA University.




Chua, alumnus (graduated in 2012)

I joined MAHSA University College as a physiotherapy student in June 2009. I knew I had come to the right place. Lectures conducted are designed to give appropriate guidance in teaching based on evidence-based practice in clinical setup. Lectures are inspiring, and the lecturers are always willing to go the extra mile. MAHSA University convince us that our success is their success.




Gabriel Chan, alumnus (graduated in 2011)

Because of my great education at MAHSA University, I have been able to become a practising Physiotherapist at a private tertiary care hospital and a physiotherapist/personal Trainer at a premium gym in Singapore. MAHSA has students’ best interest at heart and will always go the extra mile to ensure all students succeed and shine.




Danaraj, alumnus (graduated in 2009)

I chose to study Physiotherapy because of my interest in the health field. In the beginning, I didn’t know anything about this profession, but as time passed, I became familiar with it and started doing very well in my studies, thanks to the guidance of the lecturers at MAHSA University. The University also ensure job placements for its graduates. Thanks to that I already had job at a private Hospital waiting for me when I graduated. The standard of teaching is great, and more and more graduates from the University have obtained positions in the two private hospitals that I have worked in. This is why I would recommend MAHSA to anyone who is looking for great opportunities in life.




Christina Perumal, alumnus (graduated in 2009)

These three years of my life at MAHSA were among the most pleasant and exciting experiences in my life. I enjoyed doing my physiotherapy course which was well structured and taught by experienced and knowledgeable lecturers. MAHSA University has the most student-friendly environment and I enjoyed every moment.




Faten Nadira binti Shukri, alumnus

MAHSA provided the knowledge that I needed throughout my programme under the guidance of the dedicated lecturers. I was exposed to different kinds of environments during my clinical posting, which helped me increase my confidence level and make new friends. I wouldn’t have my job as a physiotherapist now if it weren’t for MAHSA.