The Master of Physiotherapy in MAHSA University is offered for full time (1 year) and part time (2 years) study. Candidates can choose to specialise in either Musculoskeletal or Neurology. This cutting- edge programme is brought to physiotherapists who seek to advance their careers and are committed to serve the community as evidenced –based practitioners with strong clinical reasoning to make accurate clinical decision for complex problems in musculoskeletal and neurology.

To go from being an entry level therapist to a specialist, it will be necessary to qualify in post-graduate degree with course work in the respective disciplines. Credentials acquired at this programme can be advantageous for career progression as Physiotherapist. It opens the gate for pursuing further research and numerous career growth opportunities as specialists, academicians, policy makers or clinical managers.

The programme includes a wide range of teaching methods namely higher order problem-solving activities, case studies, practice-based learning, peer support and blended learning using e-Learn. The programme has both course work and research components, with greater emphasis for advanced skills in the respective disciplines. The full time programme is conducted entirely in the university campus except for clinical placements at our panel hospitals. The part-time programme is delivered in blocks where face to face sessions are conducted at the university campus with supported learning through eLearn. All modules are delivered by practising experts, specialists and academics informed by the latest developments in the field.

This programme is uniquely designed such that research-informed teaching becomes the main emphasis geared towards challenging and driving students to become evidence based practitioners. MAHSA University provides a supportive learning environment, through which candidates learn to collaborate, innovate and succeed. Academicians who have wide a spectrum of knowledge will facilitate the post-graduate learning experience.

The University has established a cutting edge Physiotherapy research laboratory equipped with GAIT LAB WITH FORCE PLATFORM, ISOKINETIC MACHINE, REALTIME ULTRASOUND, ELECTROGONIOMETER, EMG and BALANCE MASTER.

On successful completion of the programme, the candidate is awarded the MASTER OF PHYSIOTHERAPY in either one of the disciplines which he /she has registered.

Programme Structure

Y1S1 Research Methodology - I PTRMB 7114
Research Methodology - II PTRMD 7114
Integrated Approaches In Assessment And Management - I PTAM 7115
Integrated Approaches In Assessment And Management - II PTAMM 7115
Y1S2 Advanced Skills Musculoskeletal Or Advanced Skills Neurology PTASM 7126
PTASN 7126
Clinical Practice - I PTCP 7124
Y1S3 Clinical Practice - II PTCP 7134
Project PTRP 71316

Entry Requirement

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy (level 6, Malaysian Qualification Framework) or equivalent CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent;


  2. A Bachelor’s degree (level 6 MQF) or equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2.50 can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working in Physiotherapy field.
  3. English Proficiency for International Students :-
    1. IELTS score of Minimum 6.0 or TOEFL 550 or equivalent.
    2. Candidates without IELTS or TOEFL are required to attend and pass English Language Course conducted by MAHSA University at the level stipulated by the University.

Career Opportunities

  • Upon completion of the Master of Physiotherapy you may pursue your education further in PhD.

  • Increasingly there are career opportunities in teaching institutions in Malaysia and you can also become a specialist practitioner. The credits you gain in your Masters programme may help in credential evaluation process if you aspire to pursue your career opportunities overseas.

  • Post graduates may assume leadership roles and help private health care providers in developing and enhancing quality of Physiotherapy services.


Awarded by
MAHSA University
The Master of Physiotherapy is awarded by MAHSA University, a leader in Medical and Health Science Education in Malaysia, this University has established itself into a reputable higher education provider especially in Physiotherapy. The graduates have been widely accepted by many private health care providers both in Malaysia and overseas. The teaching faculty is a hallmark of the university which provides a diversified range of lecturers from different backgrounds and a wide range of experience.
High Quality Curriculum
The Master of Physiotherapy 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 campus and hospitals.
Candidates can choose to specialise in either Musculoskeletal or Neurology.
Clinical Exposure
Students of the Master of Physiotherapy gain experience in our panel of hospitals.
The Master of Physiotherapy is approved and by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.