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

Credit Required for Graduation

132 (including 23 clinical/field credits)

Scheme/Programme Intake
Fund Type
Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Dr Arnold Wong


Students will be awarded the following degree upon 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. 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.


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  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.

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 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

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

2022/23 Average Score: Any Best 6 Subjects (with Subject Weighting) = 338.2


2023/24 Flexible Admission Threshold Score: Any Best 5 Subjects (without subject weighting) = 36.0

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

Student Message

Student Message

The BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy programme at PolyU has given me a fruitful university life. Throughout the 4-year programme, my classmates and I have opportunities to gain a wide range of knowledge and exposure, in areas ranging from the application of new technology to on-field practice in preparation to become a competent physiotherapist. Clinical placements allow us to see real patients and to learn from clinical educators, so we are equipped with the up-to-date knowledge and practical skills needed for the ever-evolving practice of physiotherapy. My university life also encompasses various extra-curricular activities, as students organise orientation camps, photo days and sports competitions to create an all-round university experience for every physiotherapy student. 


In fact, the bond between students is one of the main reasons for my sense of belonging to this programme. Despite the various constraints on learning and teaching caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, our eagerness to learn has never wavered. Active engagement in practical classes and generous sharing of learning between classmates has continued, which has maintained a positive and proactive learning atmosphere. This strong support and cohesion motivate me to continually improve myself. The PT family is certainly the biggest positive in my university life!

Leung Hoi Suet

I am having an extraordinary and productive time as a student in the BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy programme at PolyU. Of course, being a freshman in a completely new place is daunting. However, with the great help offered by the university and programme leaders, I quickly adapted to the new environment and study routines. I have learned a lot of fundamental knowledge about the human body and body movement this year, which is crucial for me to proceed in my future studies. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to attend our classes via the online platform this year. However, these online classes improved my skills in autonomous learning and time management. Also, the online lesson arrangement allowed us to learn and study more proactively than with in-person learning.


I had a great time making new friends, joining orientation days, and participating in various university events. I am certain that the learning environment provided by PolyU will equip me with sound clinical, social, and communication skills, so I can continue with confidence on my journey to become a good physiotherapist.

Yeung Tik Sum

The BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy programme incorporates knowledge and skills in all aspects of physiotherapy. The experienced lecturers and tutors guide us to become a competent physiotherapists, especially as they are always willing to help students, thereby building a nurturing and supportive environment. Throughout the practicals and clinical placement, I have gained on-field experience and had the opportunity to become proficient in examining, diagnosing, and treating patients.


The strong bonds between students also give me a sense of belonging to the programme, and we have organised volunteer service and sports competitions to create a vibrant and fun extracurricular university life for PT students. Our eagerness to learn also cultivates an inspiring and proactive learning environment in school. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued sharing ideas and understanding about our profession through discussions. This strong cohesion and learning atmosphere motivates me to continually strive to improve myself and seek enriching experiences.

Cheung Chun Ho

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.