Programme Overview

Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and help people affected with injury, illness or disability through movement, exercise, manual therapy, and advice to enabling people to remain independent for as long as possible. Physiotherapy is a degree-based healthcare profession and a rewarding career working in public and private hospitals, health centres, sports medicine clinics, maternity hospitals, rehabilitation centres, aged-care facilities and private practices, as well as in health promotion, education, management and research.

Get the best physiotherapy training and equip yourself in one of the most versatile and in-demand of the healthcare professions, with the KPJ Healthcare University.

The KPJU gives you a high-quality academic education and clinical intensive at the KPJ group of Hospitals. You will learn from highly competenced and experienced Physiotherapists who are skilled in physiotherapy related care, education and research. You will acquire the knowledge and skills you need to practice as a physiotherapist, using exercise, movement analysis, manual therapy techniques and electro physical modalities in order to restore, improve and promote people health.

The course will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities, working independently or as part of a team of healthcare professionals. The focus of the early part of the course is on the conditions for which people typically seek physiotherapy care. In the later years you move to the clinical setting, where your knowledge and skills are put to practice in the delivery of physiotherapy services under the supervision of experienced physiotherapists. This clinical training will be conducted at the KPJ group of hospitals.

Career Opportunity

Physiotherapists are trained professionals working in health care. The job of a physical therapist is preventive, restorative and rehabilitative. Physiotherapy is a wide and varied profession with plenty of opportunities for advancing your future. Further into their career, a physiotherapist may choose to specialise in a particular area which they are passionate about, such as sports injuries or elderly care.

Financing your Study

KPJ offers a lot of opportunities for Scholarship for Bachelor of Physiotherapyg in the form of Biasiswa by Merit and Dermasiswa based on Financial Need that reflects our commitment in grooming future professionals and leaders in the healthcare sector.  With the combination of PTPTN loan and our Scholarship, many students may not need to pay any tuition or fee during their studies. To ensure smooth clinical training at our 29 KPJ Specialist Hospitals, we provide Free-of-Charge (FOC) off-campus accommodation for all Bachelor students throughout their study as well as their 1st year on-campus accommodation in Nilai.


Programme Coordinator

Name : Siti Nur Baait Mohd Sokran
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Programme Details
  • Code –R/726/6/0036 (01/2026) (MQA/FA1679)

  • Duration – Full Time (4 Years / 8 Long Semesters)

  • Fees – Local: RM80,000 (inclusive accommodation for  1st year only)

                   International : RM104,000

  • Mode – Full Time

  • Campus – KPJ University Nilai

  • Intake – March and September



Malaysian students:

  • Obtained Malaysia University English Test (MUET) Band 3 or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (5.5) / Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 550 AND
  • Pass Matriculation / Pre-University / STPM programme or equivalent qualification with a minimum GPA 2.33 in TWO of the following subjects (Biology, Physics / Mathematics, Chemistry) OR
  • A-level programme or equivalent qualification with minimum Grade D in TWO of the following subjects (Biology, Physics / Mathematics, Chemistry) OR
  • Recognized Diploma with minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.75 in related field; OR
  • Recognized Diploma with CGPA less than 2.75 in a related field and a minimum of 3 years (36 months) working experience in the related field.

International Students:

English proficiency for foreign student

Candidate should obtain IELTS (5.5) / TOEFL(550 paper-based or equivalent


Study of human anatomy, physiology and foundation structure and function of the human body.

Psychological development, learning and conditioning, memory and cognition, individual differences, motivation, emotion, personality, sensation and perception.

This tertiary level English course prepares students with the appropriate methods of literature search, essay writing and correct language in delivering arguments

The content is designed to enhance student’s knowledge in human movement. The module focusses on the kinematic and kinetic of human movement, structure and function of joint, and muscle in human movement.

**Optional Introduction to Computer Applications is designed to familiarize students with computers and their applications.

**Optional Kursus ini dibentuk untuk memberi pendedahan kepada pelajar bagaimana untuk mengenali bahasa Arab dari segi perkataan dan kaedah

Content is designed to enhance learning of the principles of exercise and the effects of therapeutic modality exercise and assessment methods used in rehabilitation activities.

This subject introduces students with the basic concepts of pathological changes following inflammation, injury, tissue healing process and various medical disorders. It covers the classification of microorganism, different type of tumours, infection process, and principles of prevention on communicable disease.

This course will provide students with the basic knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the body systems and will enable them to apply this knowledge to other related courses.

Knowledge in Kinesiology of structure and function of vertebrae column, hip, knee, ankle, foot and analyzes the human gait.

Knowledge in physiological, therapeutic effects, indication, contraindication and application of low frequency current and cryotherapy.

Knowledge in physiological, therapeutic effects, indication, contraindication and application of low frequency current and cryotherapy.

The content of this module introduces students the basic principles of human biomechanics, analyzing normal human movement, gait, posture and it relations to the physiotherapy applications.

Konsep asas, latar belakang dan realiti sosial masa kini hubungan etnik di Malaysia dari perspektif kesepaduan sosial. Menerima kepelbagaian sosio-budaya etnik di Malaysia.

This subject will enable the students to understand the development of nervous system and neuro anatomy of nervous system which is relevant to the physiotherapy management

Knowledge of indication, application techniques and contraindication of medium frequency current modalities,

Understand the musculoskeletal injuries, medical management and physiotherapy intervention on such conditions.

This subject covers the obstructive and restrictive respiratory disorders, it assessments and management on such cases, physiotherapy management of care and evaluation of respiratory care. The practical session will enables the students to carry out the physiotherapy techniques, and management on medical respiratory conditions.

Ilmu ketamadunan yang meliputi perkembangan dan interaksi ketamadunan Asia, tamadun Islam, Melayu, Cina, India.

This subject will enable the students to understand about the degenerative disorder, rheumatology and hemophilia disorder, physiotherapy assessment and management on such cases. The practical session will enable the students to carry out manual and mechanical traction, Maitland and Mc Kenzie treatment technique accordingly. .

This subject will enable the students to understand about the thoracic surgery, patient management and care following surgery, patient management and care in intensive care and medical management following cardiac surgery. It covers the physiotherapy management techniques on respiratory a following cardiac surgery. The practical session will enables the students carry out physiotherapy management and rehabilitation techniques.

This subject introduces various neurological and neuromuscular injuries and disorders, pathogenesis, clinical features, physiotherapy assessment and management on such cases.

This subject will enable the students to understand about the general concepts of pharmacology, it uses and side effects on various human body systems

This subject will enable the students to understand the roles of multidiscipline team members in providing holistic care on patient’s management. Application of physiotherapy assessment and management on various medical conditions.

Provide student on entrepreneurship. An idea to form own entrepreneurial firm.

To understand about the lower neuron diseases and physiotherapy assessment techniques and management on such neurological conditions.

Introduces the anatomy of pelvic region, process of pregnancy mother and various gynecological conditions. It covers the roles of physiotherapy role in providing health care for women.

To understand about the evidence-based knowledge and its relation to the physiotherapy practices.

The students learned to analyze the problems using parametric or non-parametric test via determine the hypothesis and data distribution.

Introduces to various neuromuscular conditions. It includes the physiotherapy assessment, management’s skills for children

Introduces the various types of research methods, designs and process.

Provide the basic concepts of patient care, including consideration for the physical and psychological needs of the patient

Subjek ini dibentuk untuk memberi maklumat dan kefahaman yang jelas berkenaan kepentingan dasar awam serta proses pembentukan dasar di Malaysia

The students are exposed to varying levels of difficulty in problem solving, assessment and management strategies.

To understand about medical gerontology with regards to normal physiology of aging, various manifestation of aging and physiotherapy management of geriatric patient.

To understand about the management and rehabilitation following spinal cord related injury.

It covers the legislation aspect, various occupational hazards, classification of risks, principles of prevention and hierarchy of control, and musculoskeletal work-related disorders and injuries

Covers sport related injuries, principles of sport injury prevention, investigations, medical and physiotherapy management of such conditions.

To apply physiotherapy skills in providing holistic patient care and management of gerontology and spinal injuries

The purpose of the course is to provide understanding and appreciation in implementing community engagement projects. The students are expected to be able to practice values and ethics, leadership and teamwork as well as social responsibilities.

Students are required to develop a research projects related to the physiotherapy practice and clinical area.

The students are exposed to varying levels of difficulty in problem solving, assessment and management strategies in various conditions and demonstrate the ability to interpret and synthesis data relevant to various patient conditions and deliver safe and effective treatment.