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 2022 Entry

Programme code: JS3636

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

132 (including 23 clinical/field credits)

Scheme/Programme Intake
150 (The quota is indicative only and subject to changes or confirmation)
Fund Type
Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Dr Shirley Ngai


Students 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.

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).



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 Details

Secondary Major Details

No Secondary Major on offer.

Entrance Requirements & Subject Weightings

Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings

Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.

There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):

  • Chinese Language
  • English Language
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Combined Science: Biology + Physics

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 fulfilling the physical requirements of physiotherapy practice.

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 6 Subjects

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Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2021/22: 39.9 (Any Best 6 Subjects)

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For further programme information, please contact
the General Office (tel.: 2766 5399/2766 6719; email:

Student Message

Student Message

It has been a privilege to study in the Physiotherapy Programme at PolyU. During my first year at university, I was granted the chance to work at two of the busiest acute hospitals in Hong Kong. This hands-on experience in a healthcare setting so early in the course was everything I could have asked for.


PolyU values its students as much as a mother values her own child. Not only does PolyU support students from all backgrounds but it also values its students’ non-academic talents. I joined PolyU through the Outstanding Sportsmen Recommendation Scheme. I am and will always be grateful to be a part of the PolyU sports team, and I am proud to represent PolyU in tertiary championships.


My university life experience has been more fruitful than I ever expected – meeting and learning with inter-professional students, not to mention befriending international students who share their cultures with us. This past year at PolyU was unforgettable. My remaining years on this beautiful campus are certain to be both remarkable and life-changing.

Kwok Cho Yiu, Jessica

The BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy programme at PolyU has provided me with an extremely supportive environment in which to study anatomy, diagnosis and treatment modalities relevant to the rehabilitation field and to become a competent physiotherapist. The Department’s genuine commitment to high-quality healthcare education has played an integral role in my progression towards becoming a physiotherapist.


The professors and faculty involved in this programme come from highly diverse professional backgrounds, and they share their real-life experiences during lectures and incorporate real-world cases into the curriculum. There is no doubt that studying physiotherapy is very challenging and demands full dedication, but I truly enjoy every bit of the struggle.


One of the most memorable and enjoyable parts of this programme for me is the practical curriculum. The course JS 3636 integrates in-class lectures with practical learning through field visits and clinical placements, where real-life situations are demonstrated to provide students with hands-on training. This is a comprehensive programme that can equip you with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. If you are interested in the rehabilitation field, this is the right place for you!

Mannix Anderson Lam

The BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy programme at PolyU has definitely brought me a fruitful university life. Throughout the 4-year programme, students have opportunities to gain a wide range of knowledge and exposure from the application of new technology to on-field practice in the preparation to become a competent physiotherapist. Clinical placement allows students to see real patients and to learn from clinical educators, and they become equipped with up-to-date knowledge and practical skills in face for the ever-evolving physiotherapy practice. My fruitful school life also encompasses various extra-curricular activities. Our students organised orientation camps, photo days and sports competitions to create an all-round university experience for every physiotherapy student. 


One of the most crucial reasons for my sense of belonging to this programme is the bond between students. Despite the various constraints on learning and teaching caused by COVID-19, students’ eagerness to learn has never wavered. Active engagement in practical classes and generous sharing of learning between classmates engender a proactive learning atmosphere. This strong support and cohesion motivate me to ceaselessly enrich myself. The PT family is certainly the biggest positive in my university life.

Leung Hoi Suet

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

No information is available at present.

Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: After the announcement of HKDSE results
Mode:Group interview and discussion

To assess the suitability of applicants for the programme and the profession, and to evaluate their motivation, aptitude, social awareness and communication skills in Chinese and English.


1 hour


Only Band A applicants will be shortlisted and invited for interview.