Sept 2023 EntryProgramme code: JS3636
132 (including 23 clinical/field credits)
Dr Arnold Wong
Students will be awarded the following degree upon completion of the graduation requirements:
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. Our graduates possess the knowledge, skills, and professional attitudes required to practise physiotherapy reliably, ethically and effectively. They are also lifelong learners and active consumers of the professional and scientific literature, which enables them 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.
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.
The department trains students to develop global perspectives and actively encourages them to seize opportunities to experience life overseas. The department also fully supports students to undertake exchanges for clinical placements. Year 3/4 students can undertake 5-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.
Graduates are eligible to register with the Physiotherapists Board of Hong Kong.
Our graduates have a high rate of employment and a wide range of career options, from positions in 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 are also available for higher degree studies, such as in MSc, MPhil or PhD programmes.
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 4-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 obtained at www.rs.polyu.edu.hk.
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):