Programme Overview

Qualification
Bachelor of Science
Provider
Singapore Institute of Technology
Duration
3 years, 8 months
Total credits
240
Application period
11 January to 19 March 2021
Next intake
Campus location

The SIT Physiotherapy programme is a four-year, direct honours degree programme. The programme aims to produce professional physiotherapists who are theoretically-grounded and clinically-oriented to practise autonomously in different specialities of physiotherapy. 

Students in the programme will have opportunities to gain clinical experience while working in various major hospitals and healthcare facilities in Singapore.  In addition, the curriculum in this four-year degree programme is developed with consultation from clinical partners to ensure the relevancy of the skill sets and employability of the students upon graduation.

Mid-career individuals with a prior degree qualification in a science-related field may apply for the Physiotherapy programme under the Professional Conversion Programme (PCP). The programme is accredited by the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC), thus enabling graduates to obtain direct registration to practise as physiotherapists in Singapore.

Physiotherapy involves the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of pain, injury, or any other physical dysfunction, through the use of education, exercise, manual therapy, electro-physical agents, technology or any other treatment for those purposes.

Curriculum

For students to be awarded the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physiotherapy, they need to successfully complete seven trimesters of study, 30 weeks of clinical placement [Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)] and an individual honours thesis.

Professional Conversion Programme

The Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) helps and supports mid-career Singaporeans in acquiring relevant training to be Physiotherapists. SIT currently offers the following programmes under the PCP for Physiotherapists:

PCP

Degree Programme

Training Duration

Physiotherapists (Accelerated)

BSc / BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Two years and eight months full-time

Physiotherapists

BSc / BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Four years full-time


The Professional Conversion Programme for Physiotherapists (Accelerated) [PCP-PT (Accelerated)] provides mid-career Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) with an additional pathway to pursue a switch into Physiotherapy. There will be funding support by Workforce Singapore (WSG), the Ministry of Health (MOH) and co-sponsoring healthcare organisations for trainees to undergo the two-year eight-month programme at SIT.

PCP applicants must apply to both SIT as well as Workforce Singapore (WSG) during the application period in order to be considered. For more information on PCP eligibility, process and funding, please visit WSG Professional Conversion Programme page.

Integrated Work Study Programme

Integrated Work Study Programme provides students with the opportunity to undertake real work. Held over the span of thirty weeks, it is designed to be more in-depth than a traditional internship. You will gain real work experience and apply the theories you learn in class with actual practice.

Career Options

Physiotherapy is a profession that is highly sought after in Singapore. Graduates can be employed as physiotherapists in a variety of settings, such as:

  • Public and Private Hospitals 
  • Private Practices
  • Special Schools
  • Government Agencies 
  • Community Hospitals 
  • Polyclinics 
  • Sports and Military Settings
  • Intermediate and Long-Term Care Organisations including Nursing Homes and Rehabilitation Centres

Eligibility and Exemption

SIT selects candidates for this programme using an aptitude-based approach that considers passion and suitability for the profession, academic achievement and co-curricular involvement. Short-listed candidates will be invited for Multiple-Mini Interviews, consisting of different stations which assess different important attributes such as communication skills.

Listed below are the relevant admission criteria:
 

Obtained a good pass in two of the following H2 subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, and also offer General Paper or Knowledge & Inquiry in the same sitting while satisfying Mother Tongue requirements.

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  • Completed a relevant full-time local Polytechnic diploma. For the detailed list, please refer to  Relevant List of Diplomas.
  • Module exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Diplomas that are not listed may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants will be assessed for admissions based on a holistic approach if they meet the following criteria:
  1. Obtained a Science-related full-time local Polytechnic diploma and/or
  2. Has acquired relevant full-time work experience of 1-2 years.
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Obtained a good pass in two of the following HL subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics; while satisfying Mother Tongue requirements.

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NUS High School Diploma Prerequisites
Obtained a good pass in two of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

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IMPORTANT TO NOTE
Successful applicants who have a Science-related honours degree from a recognised university may be offered a place by SIT in the two-year eight-month accelerated PCP-PT programme.

Examples of Science-related honours degrees include:

  • Exercise and Sports Sciences
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Allied Health
  • Nursing and Medicine
  • Life Sciences / Biomedical Sciences
  • Other Health Sciences

Other degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Mandatory English Requirement
Applicants to the five Allied Health Programmes are required to fulfil ONE of the following English requirements by application closing:

Qualification

English Subject

Minimum Grade Required

GCE O Level

English as First Language

C5

IELTS (Academic Module)

IELTS

7.0 for all components (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)

TOEFL TOEFL At least 250 marks for computer-based test or 600 marks for paper-based test or 100 marks for internet-based test
OET OET Grade B and above

Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP)

English Modules

C+

GCE A Level

General Paper/Knowledge & Inquiry

D

International Baccalaureate (IB)

SL ‘English A: Language & Literature’ OR

SL ‘Literature & Performance’

4

NUS High School Diploma

EL4101 or higher (EL5101, 6103) modules

C+

Applicants who hold a first degree from Singapore, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States of America will be deemed to have fulfilled the stipulated English Language requirement for the programme.

Please refer to the Mandatory Medical Clearance for additional requirements.

Fees and Finances

Per Credit
$172.00
Total credit
240
Tuition fees: $41,280.00 for SG Citizens / $152,026.00 Non-subsidised fees.
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Per Credit
$336.67
Total credit
240
Tuition fees: $80,800.00 for Permanent Resident / $152,026.00 Non-subsidised fees.
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Per Credit
$454.75
Total credit
240
Tuition fees: $109,140.00 for International Student / $152,026.00 Non-subsidised fees.
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  • Tuition fees shown is the total cost based on the completion of the study.
  • Physiotherapy (Accelerated) duration is 2-year 8-month and tuition fees is non-subsidised at $152,026.00.
  • Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents fees are exclusive of GST and subsidised by the Ministry of Education.
  • International Students and Non-Subsidised fees are inclusive of 7% GST.

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