Programme Overview

BSc (Hons)
Singapore Institute of Technology
3 years, 8 months
Total credits
Application period
10 January to 19 March 2022
Next intake
Campus location

The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physiotherapy programme is a three-year-eight-month, 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.  The 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 Career Conversion Programme (CCP). 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.


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) and an individual honours thesis.

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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 Conversion Programme

(formerly known as Professional Conversion Programme)

CCP helps and supports mid-career Singaporeans in acquiring relevant training to be Physiotherapists. SIT currently offers the following programmes under the CCP for Physiotherapists:

CCP Degree programme CANDIDATURE Tuition FEES
Physiotherapists BSc Physiotherapy 
Full Time - 2 years, 8 months $145,606.00*
BSc Physiotherapy Full Time – 3 years, 8 months Subsidised fees for Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and International Students are located in Tuition Fees

*Fees are inclusive of 7% GST.

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

CCP applicants must apply to both SIT as well as WSG during the application period in order to be considered. For more information on CCP eligibility, process and funding, please visit WSG CCP for Allied Health Professionals.

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.



  • Diplomas that are not listed may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Module exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Obtained a good pass in two of the following HL subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics; while satisfying Mother Tongue requirements.


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


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


English Subject

Minimum Grade Required

GCE O Level

English as First Language


IELTS (Academic Module)


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


GCE A Level

General Paper/Knowledge & Inquiry


International Baccalaureate (IB)

SL ‘English A: Language & Literature’ OR

SL ‘Literature & Performance’


NUS High School Diploma

EL4101 or higher (EL5101, 6103) modules


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.

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 CCP-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.

Fees and Finances

Subsidised fees per credit
Total credit
Tuition fees: $36,960.00 for SG Citizens / $145,606.00 Non-subsidised fees.
Subsidised fees per credit
Total credit
Tuition fees: $70,800.00 for Permanent Resident / $145,606.00 Non-subsidised fees.
Subsidised fees per credit
Total credit
Tuition fees: $96,300.00 for International Student / $145,606.00 Non-subsidised fees.
  • Tuition fees shown are the total cost for completion of studies, based on the minimum credits required to graduate.
  • Physiotherapy (Accelerated) duration is 2-year 8-month and tuition fees is non-subsidised at $145,606.00.
  • 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.

Industry Advisory Committee

The members of the Industry Advisory Committee for this programme are:

Ms Susan Niam (Chairperson)
Chief Allied Health Officer
Ministry of Health
Dr Tyrone Goh
Senior Director 
National Healthcare Group Diagnostics
Ms Chee Thong Gan
Senior Director
Allied Health, Clinical Operations and Community Operations
JurongHealth Campus
Ms Paulin Koh
Chief Nursing Officer
Ministry of Health
Mrs Magdalin Cheong
Head and Deputy Director
Dietetic and Food Services
Changi General Hospital 
Asso Prof Lim Swee Hia
Senior Director
Alice Lee Institute of Advanced Nursing
Dr Effie Chew
Senior Consultant
Rehabilitation Medicine
National University Health Systems 
Mr Abhimanyau Pal
Executive Director
Ms Melissa Chua
Head and Senior Principal Speech Therapist 
Sengkang General Hospital 
Prof Celia Tan
Group Director
Allied Health 
Mr Anjan Kumar Ghosh
Sector Manpower and Organisation Development 
Dr Sherry Young
Senior Consultant 
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Changi General Hospital 


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