Programme Overview

Provider
SIT & Trinity College Dublin
Note: With effect from AY2021/2022, this programme will be offered as a degree by SIT. Find out more about the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physiotherapy.


The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physiotherapy is a four-year direct honours degree programme jointly developed by SIT and Trinity College Dublin. The programme aims to graduate 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 working in the various major hospitals and health care 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.

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.

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.

Overseas Immersion Programme

The Overseas Immersion Programme is compulsory for all students pursuing Joint or OU Undergraduate Programmes. These programmes are designed to provide greater learning experiences and include lectures, hands-on project work, workshops and industry visits. Students will get to interact with their university professors and mentors while experiencing life abroad with their fellow overseas counterparts. Participation in OIP will be reflected in students' Record of Achievement.

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 CANDIDATURE
Physiotherapists BSc Physiotherapy 
(Accelerated)
Full Time - 2 years, 8 months
BSc Physiotherapy Full Time – 4 years

*Fees are inclusive of 7% GST.


The Professional Conversion Programme for Physiotherapists (Accelerated) [PCP-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.

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

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