Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Sept 2024 Entry

Mixed Mode

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




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
Application Deadline
Local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - Not inviting applications
Non-local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - Not inviting applications
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The aims of the programme are:

  • ​To equip students with advanced knowledge and skills in sports physiotherapy so as to meet the changing needs of sports physiotherapy service in Hong Kong.

  • To equip students with a lifelong ability to critically analyse and evaluate ongoing sports physiotherapy practice; and to maintain the highest quality of practice.


  • ​The programme emphasises the integration of sports science, medicine and rehabilitation into the practice of sports physiotherapy;

  • The only programme in Hong Kong that is specially designed for physiotherapists;

  • Wide exposure on on-field physiotherapy services; and

  • Unique sports physiotherapy clinical placement.


Please note this programme does not confer eligibility for registration with the Physiotherapist Board of Hong Kong.


Programme Structure

The programme is operated in both full-time and part-time mode and it takes a normal duration of 1 year to complete in full-time mode or 2.5 years to complete in part-time mode. Students must complete 2 Compulsory Subjects - Research Methods & Data Analysis and Project Study, 5 Core Subjects and 2 Elective Subjects.


Core Subjects

  • ​Musculoskeletal Injury and Repair
  • Diagnostic Procedures in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • Advanced Practice and Clinical Integration in Sports Physiotherapy
  • Clinical Practice I in Sports Physiotherapy
  • Clinical Practice II in Sports Physiotherapy
Credit Required for Graduation


Programme Leader(s)

Scheme Coordinator

Dr Will Chien
BSc (NTU), MEd (JCU), PhD (Monash)

Award Coordinator

Prof. Amy Fu
PDPT, MPhil, PhD

Programme List Remarks

(This programme admits students in alternate years and will not invite applications for admission in 2024/25)

Subject Area
Sports Physiotherapy
Entrance Requirements
  • ​A Bachelor's degree in physiotherapy or related rehabilitation disciplines from PolyU or a recognised institution or the equivalent, preferably with one year of post-qualification work experience in physiotherapy;

  • ​A professional diploma in physiotherapy or related rehabilitation disciplines from PolyU or a recognised institution or the equivalent, with two years of work experience and evidence of continuous education over the past two years.

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.

Individual cases will be considered on their own merit. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.


For academic matters, please contact
Prof. Amy Fu
Tel: (852) 2766 6726
Email: amy.fu@polyu.edu.hk


For general matters, please contact:
General Office
Tel: (852) 2766 6728
Email: rsdept@polyu.edu.hk

Initial Registration Credits

3 for local students
6 for non-local students

Tuition Fee

HK$6,680 per credit for local and non-local students 

Student Message

Sports Physiotherapist, Hong Kong Sports Institute


The MSc in Sports Physiotherapy programme incorporates knowledge and skills in the areas of sports injury prevention, pitch-side care, sports-specific rehabilitation and performance enhancement. I have had the chance to work with coaches and sports medical professionals, and I have come to understand the concept of high-performance training. Moreover, my clinical placement experience enhanced my reasoning and decision-making skills. I am grateful for the career opportunities that this graduate degree has opened up for me, including the chance to work with athletes from amateur to elite levels.

LAU Cheuk Chi
Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate
  • ​Copy of transcript
  • ​Copy of graduation certificate
  • ​Copy of English examination results, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, if your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English
  • ​Copy of certificate of relevant professional qualification
Curriculum Vitae


Personal Statement

A self-recommendation letter which includes self-introduction, career aspirations and reasons for pursuing study in this programme is required.

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