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Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons.) Fees Structure, Admission, Intake, Deadline

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 4 Years
  Intake January, May, October
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Overview of Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons.) in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman UTAR Malaysia

Physiotherapist plays a very vital role as a member of the multi-disciplinary team in health care. Physiotherapists provide services to people to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. 

Physiotherapy practice is concerned with identifying and maximising quality of life and functional movement potential, within the spheres of promotion, prevention, maintenance, intervention, treatment, habitation and rehabilitation.

The programme was established to fulfill societal and market demand on physiotherapy profession. We aim to provide the educational experience, practical training and technical competence necessary for the practice of physiotherapy. 

We will produce graduate physiotherapists, who are professionally competent and able to demonstrate good ethical judgement and compassion in the treatment of patients. Our graduates will be trained to develop good communication skills, critical thinking, leadership quality, the ability to make independent clinical decision, and to engage in continual professional development as part of life-long learning.


UTAR graduates will help alleviate the current national shortage of qualified graduate physiotherapist, and be the trainers for future generation of physiotherapists. Graduates are eligible for registration with the Malaysian Physiotherapy Association (MPA). 
 Graduates can expect to find employment in various health sectors, both public and private sectors.

Year 1

  • Anatomy and Physiology I 
  • Anatomy and Physiology II 
  • Community Project 
  • Electrotherapy I 
  • Electrotherapy II 
  • English for Health Sciences 
  • Introduction to Psychology and Sociology 
  • Kinesiotherapy I 
  • MPU1* 
  • MPU1** 
  • National Language/Other Languages 
  • Professional Development and Practice I: Malaysian Health Care 
  • Regional Anatomy of Musculoskeletal System 
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies 

Year 2

  • Biomechanics 
  • Cardiopulmonory Physiotherapy I 
  • Clinical Clerkship I 
  • Clinical Clerkship II 
  • Clinical Clerkship III 
  • Clinical Reasoning and Therapeutic Decision 
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics 
  • Exercise Physiology and Exercise Prescription 
  • General Pathology 
  • Kinesiotherapy II 
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy I 
  • Neurophysiotherapy I 
  • Neuroscience 
  • Pharmacology for Physiotherapy 
  • Physiotherapy Skills I  

Year 3

  • Acute Care Physiotherapy 
  • Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy II 
  • Clinical Clerkship IV 
  • Clinical Clerkship V 
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy II 
  • Neurophysiotherapy II 
  • Paediatric Physiotherapy 
  • Physiotherapy Skills II 
  • Physiotherapy in Geriatrics 
  • Physiotherapy in Women’s Health 
  • Professional Development and Practice II 
  • Research Appreciation, Process and Methodology 
  • Spinal Care and Rehabilitation 
  • Sport Rehabilitation 
  • Research Project 

Year 4

  • Clinical Cardio-Pulmonary Posting 
  • Clinical Neurology Posting 
  • Clinical Orthopaedic Posting 
  • Elective Posting 
  • Special Clinical Posting 

MPU1* - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Hubungan Etnik - For Local Students 
  • Malaysian Studies 3 - For International Students 

MPU1** - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students 
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) - For Local Students 

National Languages/Other Languages - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit 
  • Communicative Tamil for Health Sciences 
  • Introduction to Chinese Language I 


  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
  • A-Levels
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM)
  • Canadian Pre-University (CPU)

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