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Health Sciences


Trinity College Dublin

Bachelor in Science (Physiotherapy)

The aims of this one-year programme are to: develop skills in critical analysis and evidence based practice, provide an in-depth understanding of global health issues and how physiotherapy can address the many challenges in healthcare delivery. The one-year programme includes five modules in the following areas: Critical Appraisal and Evidence Based Practice, Advanced Exercise Prescription, Global Health and Service Development, Leadership and Management in Physiotherapy and Advances in Physiotherapy Practice.

The aspiration is that this course will lead to independent practitioners who can initiate, drive and evaluate the services required for the future health system in Singapore. These include: Primary/Community Care, Long-term/Extended Care and Rehabilitation Services - all of which are in the process of being developed and there is a need for a skilled workforce who can lead, deliver and evaluate services in these areas.


Trinity College Dublin
Physiotherapy, BSc

Programme Structure

This one-year programme will consist of five modules. The modules will be delivered in Nanyang Polytechnic by TCD and SIT faculty. Students will go to Dublin for a period of six weeks for the Overseas Immersion Programme, during which time the clinical component of the module on Advanced Physiotherapy Practice will be completed.

Teaching and Learning

There will be a number of methods used for the delivery of the course. Lectures, small group and peer learning, clinical teaching, as well as self directed and guided study. There will be an emphasis on developing excellence in oral and written communication skills.

Semester 1

Semester 2

Overseas Immersion Programme


Trinity College Dublin
Physiotherapy, BSc

Polytechnic Diploma 

Nanyang Polytechnic

  • Physiotherapy



Trinity College Dublin
Physiotherapy, BSc

Students studying in the Trinity College Dublin (TCD) degree programmes are required to complete a six-week attachment including associated clinical sites at the home campus of the Trinity College Dublin, where they will get to experience living and studying in Dublin, Ireland. The estimated cost ranges from S$5,500 - S$6,500. Note:

Estimated costs are dependent on prevailing currency exchange rates and flight ticket prices.


 tcd main campus

 @TCD main campus – The day we visited the Provost. (Photo courtesy of Teng Mei Ling)



gaelic football

Physiotherapy students get to play one of the most popular sports in Ireland - Gaelic football. (Photo courtesy of New Hsio Wei)



dining hall

Yam Seng! Enjoying a “Harry Potter” style dinner at TCD dining hall. (Photo courtesy of New Hsio Wei)


 Students enjoying the Ceili dance!


The most memorable part of the OIP was site visits. The opportunity to “see practice” instead of just reading about it gave me much to reflect about my own practice in Singapore. – Emily Koh Tse Hui, Class of 2012

It felt great to visit Trinity College Dublin, to be physically present in the campus increased the affiliation we had to the university. From the time this trip was planned, to the day we came back, there was so much fun and learning.  – Nirmalayga, Class of 2012

“The most helpful learning experience from the OIP is that I was exposed to the acute rehabilitation unit (Geriatrics), a total different unit that I am working in Singapore (Outpatients). I was able to learn and apply the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health model during the clinical attachment.” – Mauricette Lee, Class of 2012  

“The OIP trip would be the highlight of the degree program. The clinical attachment was an eye opener as it taught me different skills that will benefit my practice. It is definitely worth the experience.” – Barron Soh, Class of 2012

Going for this OIP trip has really enabled me to step out of my comfort zone. This is the longest trip that I have been away from home. But overall, the environmental changes have honed my life skills and I find myself to be a more independent and street-smart person.  – Teng Mei Ling, Class of 2012


Trinity College Dublin
Physiotherapy, BSc

For admission-related queries, please email to 
For general and programme-related queries, please email to 


Associate Professor Tan Bhing Leet
Programme Director


Ms Saitun Binte Abdullah
Executive, Academic Programmes


SIT@NYP Building
172A Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
Singapore 567739