Sept 2024 Entry


4 years


132 (including 23 clinical/field credits)

150 (JUPAS and non-JUPAS)
Programme Leader

Dr Arnold Wong

Students will be awarded the following degree upon completion of the graduation requirements:

  • BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy
Application Deadline
Non-JUPAS Year 1
International / Other Qualification
About Programme
Specific Notes
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This programme aims to nurture professionals who can provide physiotherapy services that promote their clients’ health and meet society’s health-care needs. Our graduates have the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes required to practise physiotherapy reliably, ethically and effectively. They are also lifelong learners and active consumers of professional and scientific literature, which enables them to develop professionally 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 Physiotherapy curriculum is forward-looking with a strong scientific base. Clinical 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 who undertake exchanges for clinical placements. Year Three and Four students can undertake five-week clinical placements at universities internationally. In previous years, placements have been organised at universities in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Taiwan, Thailand, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

Graduate physiotherapists 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, homes for the elderly to community settings and private practices.


Physiotherapists can specialise, assume managerial positions or become involved in clinical education and research. Opportunities are also available for higher degree studies, such as MSc, MPhil or PhD programmes.


Graduates fulfil the normal entry requirements for the position of Physiotherapist II for the Hospital Authority, private organisations (e.g. private hospitals, private clinics, nursing homes and homes for the elderly), the Department of Health, the Education Bureau (i.e. special schools, early education and training centres), subvented non-governmental organisations and the Social Welfare Department (e.g. community centres, sheltered workshops and special childcare centres).


This is a four-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

Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings

Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.


Please click here for the subject weightings for 2024/25.

Preferred Subjects with the Highest Weighting

There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):

Chinese Language
English Language
Combined Science: Biology + Physics
Other Information

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 Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise
Any Best 5 Subjects
Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2023/24 Average Score: Any Best 6 Subjects (with Subject Weighting) = 339.5


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

Student Message

I have had a fruitful university life during my studies in the BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy programme at PolyU. Throughout the four-year programme, my classmates and I enjoyed opportunities to gain a wide range of knowledge and exposure in areas ranging from the application of new technologies to on-field practice in preparation for becoming a competent physiotherapist. Our clinical placements allowed us to see real patients and learn from clinical educators; hence, we are now equipped with the necessary up-to-date knowledge and practical skills for the ever-evolving practice of physiotherapy. My university life also encompassed various extracurricular activities, as my fellow students organised orientation camps, photo days and sports competitions to create an all-round university experience for every physiotherapy student. Indeed, the bond between students is one of the main reasons for my sense of belonging in this programme. Despite the various constraints on learning and teaching caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, our eagerness to learn never wavered. Active engagement in practical classes and generous sharing of learning between classmates has continued within the positive and proactive learning atmosphere in the programme. This strong support and cohesion motivated me to continually improve myself. The physiotherapy family is certainly the biggest positive in my university life!

Leung Hoi Suet

I am having an extraordinarily productive time as a student in the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme at PolyU. Of course, being a first-year student in a completely new place is daunting. However, with the significant help offered by the university and programme leaders, I quickly adapted to my new environment and study routines. I have absorbed a great amount of fundamental knowledge about the human body and body movement this year, which is crucial for my progress in future studies. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to attend our classes via online platforms 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 in-person learning. I had a wonderful 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 competent physiotherapists, especially as they are always willing to help their students, thereby building a nurturing and supportive environment. Throughout the practical studies and clinical placements, 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 services and sports competitions to create a vibrant and fun extracurricular university life for physiotherapy students. Our eagerness to learn also cultivates an inspiring and proactive learning environment at university. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued sharing ideas and our understanding about our profession through robust discussions. This strong cohesion and learning atmosphere motivates me to continually strive to improve myself and seek enriching experiences.

Cheung Chun Ho

My studies in the BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy programme at PolyU are taking me on a remarkable journey as they cultivate my skills to become a competent and compassionate physiotherapist. Using the abundant laboratory resources at PolyU, I can obtain a comprehensive understanding of human anatomy and the application of innovative technologies in on-field practice. Moreover, I am grateful to be surrounded by supportive teachers who are willing to answer my inquiries and provide suggestions about my schoolwork. Apart from academic achievement, this programme also nurtures our empathy by encouraging us to participate in community services, which is essential for future physiotherapists who must be considerate in their understanding and service. The diverse extracurricular activities, such as photo day and Caduceus Cup, also enrich my university life as a physiotherapy student. The most distinct characteristic of our programme is definitely the strong cohesion and bonding between physiotherapy students. We are generous in sharing our learning materials and cheer for each other in sports events. During the practical sessions, we practice side by side constantly and improve together. Most importantly, having friends with the same goal of becoming proficient physiotherapists energises me to study hard and learn proactively. Having companions on my learning journey makes me feel confident about my future career.

Wong Piu Fat

Studying in the BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy programme at PolyU brings me immense pleasure. This four-year programme not only provides me with a comprehensive education, but also offers invaluable opportunities to acquire a broad range of knowledge and practical experiences spanning from the implementation of cutting-edge technologies to on-field practices. One aspect of our classroom experience that I deeply appreciate is the active participation and inquisitiveness of my fellow students. We frequently engage in stimulating discussions and ask numerous questions, and I am immensely grateful to our professors for their patient responses each time. In addition, we form study groups outside the classroom where we collaborate and support one another, share our learning experiences and collectively prepare for exams. This collaborative environment fosters our proactive approach to learning. One indispensable aspect of our education is the clinical placements, which I consider as an essential component of my learning journey. Through these placements, I have had the privilege of working with real patients under the guidance of experienced clinical educators. This hands-on experience not only enhances my knowledge but also equips me with up-to-date practical skills, ensuring that I become a competent physiotherapist in the future. In addition to these invaluable learning opportunities, my time at PolyU has been enriched by engaging in various extracurricular activities. The PolyU student community has been instrumental in organising a wide range of events, such as orientation camps, photo days and sports competitions. These activities have not only allowed me to have a great time but have also provided me with the opportunity to meet wonderful individuals who have become true friends. Overall, my journey as a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy student at PolyU has been fulfilling due to a holistic education that combines theoretical knowledge, practical experience and memorable social interactions. I am grateful for my treasured learning opportunities and the vibrant university life that have contributed to shaping me into a well-rounded individual and a future competent physiotherapist.

Ting Ho Him
Interview Arrangement

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.

Date of Interview
After the announcement of HKDSE results

1 hour

Group interview and discussion

Only Band A applicants will be shortlisted and invited for interview.

LocalNon-JUPAS Year 1
Additional Documents Required
Personal Statement

Required (Please download the form here.)

Transcript / Certificate



Optional (Any other documents to support the application)

Interview Arrangement

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.

Date of Interview
Between December and June

About 15-30 minutes

Individual interview
  • The selection criteria for interview are academic grades that meet the minimum requirements set by the University and previous courses attended being of relevance to physiotherapy.
Non-LocalInternational / Other Qualification
Additional Documents Required
Personal Statement
Transcript / Certificate



Any other documents to support the application (optional)







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