Bachelor of Science (Honours) Scheme in Rehabilitation Sciences - Physiotherapy
康復治療科學(榮譽)理學士組合課程 - 物理治療學(榮譽)理學士

Sept 2023 Entry

Programme code: JS3636

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

132 (including 23 clinical/field credits)

Fund Type
Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Dr Arnold Wong



Student will be awarded the following award upon successful completion of the graduation requirements:

  • BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This programme aims to nurture professionals capable of providing physiotherapy services to promote clients’ health and meet society’s healthcare needs. Graduates possess the knowledge, skills, and professional attitudes required to practise physiotherapy reliably, ethically and effectively. As lifelong learners and active consumers of the professional and scientific literature, graduates are able to develop in the profession through continuing education and by participating in investigative and evaluative projects. Their sense of social and professional responsibility is further reflected in their efforts to educate clients, the public and the next generation of therapists.


Programme Characteristics

The curriculum is forward-looking, with a strong scientific base. Clinical education and university-based education are integrated using the latest teaching and learning resources.


Placement Opportunities

The Department aims to train students to develop global perspectives and actively encourages them to seize opportunities to experience life overseas. The Department fully supports student exchange for clinical placements. Year 3/4 students can undertake five-week clinical placements at overseas universities. In previous years, placements have been organised at universities in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Taiwan, Thailand, Sweden, Switzerland, and the USA.



This is a four-year full-time programme that involves university-based study and clinical education. The programme comprises four main groups of subjects: basic sciences, professional studies, clinical education, and the University Core Curriculum. Clinical education is provided in the form of clinical placements in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, special schools and institutions for the elderly. Students can also choose to take a Minor programme or free Electives according to their needs, aspirations and abilities. Information on the subjects offered can be found at

Secondary Major Detail

Secondary Major Details

No Secondary Major on offer.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

Graduates are eligible to register with the Physiotherapists Board of Hong Kong.


Career Prospects

Our graduates have a high rate of employment and a wide range of career options, from acute care hospitals, special schools, and homes for the elderly to community settings and private practice.


Physiotherapists can specialise, take up managerial positions, or become involved in clinical education and research. Opportunities for higher degree studies, such as in MSc, MPhil or PhD programmes, are also available.


Graduates fulfil the normal entry requirements for the position of Physiotherapist II for the Hospital Authority, private organisations (private hospitals, private clinics, nursing homes and homes for the elderly), the Department of Health, the Education Bureau (special schools, early education and training centres), subvented non-government organisations and the Social Welfare Department (community centres, sheltered workshops and special childcare centres).

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.


Other Information

  • Preference is given to applicants who are able to communicate effectively in Chinese (i.e. spoken Cantonese) and English.
  • Applicants with good results in science subjects (Biology and/or Physics) are preferred.
  • Applicants should be fit within the normal range in fulfiling the physical requirements of physiotherapy practice.



For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel.: 2766 5399/2766 6719; email:

Student Message

Student Message

Studying in the Physiotherapy programme at PolyU has given me the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of rehabilitation. As a non-local student, I am lucky to have local friends whom I can always hang out with in Hong Kong, and experience the amazing culture of the city. The Year 1 courses are extremely interesting and are essential for building up the fundamental concepts before learning more complex skills and techniques for rehabilitation. The professors here are extremely enthusiastic about sharing their extensive knowledge with us, broadening our understanding and views. They encourage us to study with friends, so we can exchange views and inspire each other. This has enabled me to develop critical thinking skills. The many group projects and presentations are both challenging and fascinating, as they give us the opportunity to work with students at different universities and of different nationalities. I have made friends, learned to work in a team efficiently and strengthened my communication skills. To conclude, I feel very comfortable and happy studying at PolyU.

Ng Wa Seng

After finishing my second year of the BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy programme, I am confident that I have made the best choice for my future career. The programme has provided me with the theoretical and practical knowledge I will need to become a competent physiotherapist.

Lectures, seminars and tutorials equip us with the fundamental theories of physiotherapy and train us to properly infer from the information given. This equips us with the fundamental skills to interact with real future patients. When encountering academic difficulties, I always receive great assistance and support from the professors and teaching faculty.

One of the highlights of this programme is clinical education, which gives students the opportunity to connect with patients in the hospital under the guidance of clinical educators. This enables us to put the theories we have learned into practice.

This course has not only strengthened my academic foundation and equipped me with the skills needed in my future career as a physiotherapist, but also enabled me to cultivate the proper attitude while treating patients through guided real-life experiences. For these reasons and more, I have never regretted choosing this course as it has improved my career opportunities. 

Chan Ieng Tong

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Interview Arrangement

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