The Bachelor of Science with Honours in 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.
Physiotherapy involves the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of pain, injury, or any other physical dysfunction and health condition, through the use of education, exercise, manual therapy, and other treatment modalities with the aim of maximizing the quality of life for individuals.
Students in the programme will have opportunities to gain clinical experience through clinical attachments with various major hospitals and healthcare facilities in Singapore. The four-year degree programme was developed in consultation with clinical partners to ensure the relevancy of the skill sets and employability of the students upon graduation.
The programme is accredited by the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC), thus enabling graduates to obtain direct registration to practise as physiotherapists in a wide variety of settings in Singapore. 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).
For students to be awarded the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physiotherapy, they need to successfully complete eleven trimesters of study, which includes a minimum of 25 weeks of clinical attachments an individual honours thesis. The quality of the curriculum is ensured through regular consultations with external examiners, Industry Advisory Committee, clinical partners, professional associations as well as accreditation process through the AHPC.
Clinical Practice Education
All Physiotherapy students need to undergo around 1000 hours of clinical practice education (CPE) across various clinical settings. Such clinical placements prepare students for the real-world clinical practice. Therefore, students get to apply theoretical and clinical knowledge and build up their confidence in clinical skills. Students need to pass all clinical placements to graduate from the programme and to be registered under the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC).
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 – 4 years||Subsidised fees for Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and International Students are located in Tuition Fees.|
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.
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
- Intermediate and Long-Term Care
- Organisations including Community Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Rehabilitation Centre
- Private Practices
- Government Agencies
- Sports and Military Institutes
- Special Schools
- Non-Governmental Organisations
Programme Structure (AY2022/23)*
|Anatomy and Physiology 1||6|
|Psychological and Sociological Perspectives for Health Sciences||6|
|Health Systems - Singapore's Perspectives||6|
|Foundation of Physiotherapy 1: Movement||6|
|Anatomy and Physiology 2||6|
|Foundation of Physiotherapy 2: Kinesiology||12|
|Foundation of Physiotherapy 3: Clinical Application||6|
|Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 1||6|
|Pathophysiology and Pharmacology||6|
|Clinical Exercise Prescription||6|
|Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 2||6|
|Health Research Methods||6|
|Neurological Physiotherapy 1||6|
|Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy 1||6|
|Health Promotion and Population Health||6|
|Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 3||6|
|Chronic Disease and Rehabilitation||6|
|Neurological Physiotherapy 2||6|
|Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 4||6|
|Neurological Physiotherapy 3||6|
|Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy 2||6|
|Clinical Decision Making in Patients with Complex Health Issues||6|
|Honours Thesis Proposal||2|
|Professionalism, Ethics and the Law||6|
|Physiotherapy across Lifespan||6|
|Simulated Practice Education||6|
|Clinical Practice Education 1||6|
|Clinical Practice Education 2||6|
|Clinical Practice Education 3||6|
|Clinical Practice Education 4||6|
|Clinical Practice Education 5||6|
Students are required to choose 1 out of 7 elective modules.
|Patient and Client Education||6|
|Leading and Managing in Health Professions||6|
|Anatomical Dissection of Musculoskeletal System||6|
|Multidimensional Nature of Pain||6|
|Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy for Specific Populations||6|
|Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy for Specific Populations||6|
|Isokinetic Testing and Rehabilitation||6|
|Digital Competency Essentials||2|
|Critical Thinking and Communicating||4|
|Introduction to Design Innovation||2|
|Interdisciplinary Design Innovation||4|
|Social Innovation Project||3|
* The programme structure is subject to change without prior notice. SIT regularly reviews its curriculum to ensure that it remains industry-relevant and prepares our students for the evolving needs of industry.
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.
- Completed a relevant local polytechnic Diploma; and/or
- Acquired relevant full-time work experience of one to two years
- 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, Mathematics or Sports, Exercise and Health Science; while satisfying Mother Tongue requirements.
Other Local Diplomas
NUS High School Diploma Prerequisites
Obtained a good pass in two of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
Other equivalent Year 12 qualifications are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Mandatory English Requirement
Applicants to the Allied Health Programmes are required to fulfil ONE of the following English requirements by application closing:
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)
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
The Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) mandates the minimum English language proficiency (ELP) requirements for the Allied Health programmes to enable our graduates to practise in the respective Allied Health professions.
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.
Applicants with a Diploma in Physiotherapy from Nanyang Polytechnic accepted in the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme will be offered a degree conversion route after matriculation.
The final intake of the degree conversion route will be in Academic Year 2026.
Fees and Finances
- Tuition fees shown are the total cost for completion of studies, based on the minimum credits required to graduate.
- 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: