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Entrance Year September 2021

Programme Code 51062

Stream Code

MPF (Full-time)
MPP (Part-time)

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration

1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)

Fund Type Self-Financed

Credits Required for Graduation


Initial Registration Credits

3 for local students
6 for non-local students

Tuition Fees

HK$5,300 per credit for local students
HK$5,800 per credit for non-local students

Programme Leaders

Scheme Coordinator

Dr Cynthia Lai

Award Coordinator

Dr Sharon Tsang
PhD (RU), MMani Th (Curtin), MSc HC (PolyU), BSc PT (PolyU), FHKCOP (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy)


The Postgraduate Scheme in Rehabilitation Sciences comprises the following awards:

  • MSc in Rehabilitation of People with Developmental Disabilities 發展障礙人士復康理學碩士學位
  • MSc in Rehabilitation Sciences 康復科學理學碩士學位
  • MSc in Manipulative Physiotherapy 手法物理治療理學碩士學位
  • MSc in Occupational Therapy 職業治療學理學碩士學位
  • MSc in Sports Physiotherapy 運動物理治療理學碩士學位


The awards under this scheme admit students in alternate years. MSc in Manipulative Physiotherapy, MSc in Occupational Therapy and MSc in Sports Physiotherapy are offered in the same admission year. MSc in Rehabilitation of People with Developmental Disabilities and MSc in Rehabilitation Sciences are offered in the same admission year.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

Graduates of this programme are able to:

  • meet changing needs in practice and contribute to the development of rehabilitation;
  • demonstrate a lifelong ability to critically analyse and evaluate ongoing practice so that the quality of practice can be advanced and ensured;
  • assess patients and make rational decisions regarding physiotherapeutic approaches to treatment, through a logical clinical reasoning process;
  • demonstrate proficiency, confidence and independence in the safe use of manipulative physiotherapy expected of a graduate in the field; and
  • critically evaluate management methods and work within the framework of the evidence-based approach.


  • This programme fulfils all of the requirements of international monitoring set by the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT).
  • Students who successfully complete the programme may be eligible to apply for full membership of the Manipulative Therapy Specialty Group of the Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association, which is a member organisation of the IFOMPT.
  • Unique experience of Chinese manual therapy in an East-meets-West context.
  • Programme aimed at clinical specialisation. Highly commended by clinicians and clinic/ department managers of private and public organisations.
  • Balance of theory, practice and scientific investigation components.
  • Reasonable credit transfer considered for equivalent subjects earned at postgraduate level.

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