Diploma in Physiotherapy(R3/726/4/0004) (11/26) (A 7211)

physiotherapy treatment


AIMST offers two programs in physiotherapy. A three-year Diploma in Physiotherapy and four-year Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) program. The diploma program is opened for SPM leavers and the degree program caters for STPM and foundation students.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy program also admits students with Diploma in Physiotherapy for credit transfer to two and a half (2½) year Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons).

Both the programs are well designed to produce graduates with in-depth knowledge and skills to assess and formulate physiotherapeutic diagnoses and provide appropriate interventions, rehabilitation and treatments to patients with a physical disability, functional limitation and other illnesses and injuries.

Both diploma and degree courses in physiotherapy are developed to educate and train graduates to be physiotherapy practitioners. The course utilizes a problem-oriented approach in physiotherapy education emphasizing student-centred learning.

The course aims to develop and cultivate skills in critical thinking, problem-solving and decision making, which are essential for professional practice as a physiotherapist. The practical experience gained through workplace learning help to nurture clinical competence and enhancing hands-on skills.

Click to view the Undergraduate Programmes Brochure – Faculty of Allied health Professions.

CoursesMinimum Entry RequirementsCareer Opportunity

Programme Outline

Year 1
Semester 1

  • Essentials of Human Biology
  • English I
  • Introduction to Physics
  • Moral Studies/ Islamic Studies
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Pengajian Malaysia U1 – (Compulsory)

Semester 2

  • Applied Anatomy
  • Basic Computer Applications
  • Pathology
  • English II
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy I
  • Introduction to Health Care System I
  • Biomechanics and Kinesiology
  • General Psychology I
Year 2
Semester 1

  • Cardio Respiratory Physiotherapy
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy II
  • Introduction to Health Care System II
  • Electrotherapy I
  • Exercise Therapy
  • English III
  • Counseling Skills

Semester 2

  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Systemic Disorder in Physiotherapy
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy III
  • Electrotherapy II
  • Neurological Physiotherapy-I
  • Physiotherapy in Women’s Health
  • Clinical Placement I – 8 Weeks
Year 3
Semester 1

  • Pediatrics Physiotherapy
  • Geriatric Physiotherapy
  • General Psychology II
  • Physiotherapy in Acute Care
  • Neurological Physiotherapy-II
  • Occupational Health and Sports Injury
  • U4
  • Int. to Communication / BKA Clinical
  • Placement II- 8 Weeks

Semester 2

  • Clinical Placement III – 14 Weeks
SPM / SPMV 5 Credits including
English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mathematics, 1 science subject
(Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science/ Applied Science)
And 1 other subject
O Level Pass with grade C in 5 subjects including :
English, Mathematics and 1 science subject
(Biology/Physics/Chemistry/ General Science/ Applied Science)
And 2 other subjects
UEC Pass with grade B in 3 subjects including
English, Mathematics and 1 science subject
(Biology/Physics/Chemistry/ General Science/ Applied Science)

Career Opportunity

Physiotherapy is a dynamic and rewarding career. Physiotherapists are trained to examine, evaluate, diagnose and treat impairment, functional limitations and disabilities in patients.

Physiotherapists practice in diverse employment opportunities, which include hospitals, medical centers, physiotherapy clinics, outpatient clinics, orthopedic clinics, health and wellness clinics, rehabilitation centres, nursing homes, extended care facilities, education and research centers, schools, hospices, fitness and sports training centers, and industrial facilities.

For further information on careers in physiotherapy check out the following links: World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Malaysian Physiotherapy Association.