Diploma in Physiotherapy

Duration:3 years

Intakes:Apr & Sept

Campus:AIMST University, Batu 3 1/2, Bukit Air Nasi, Jalan Bedong—Semeling, 08100 Bedong, Kedah, Malaysia.

Level of Study:Diploma

Faculty:Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

Course Code:(R2/726/4/0004) (11/21) (A 7211)

About this course

AIMST offers a three-year Diploma in Physiotherapy. The diploma program is opened for SPM leavers and the degree program caters for STPM and foundation students.

The programs are well designed to produce graduates with in-depth knowledge and skills to assess and formulate physiotherapeutic diagnoses and provide appropriate interventions, rehabilitation and treatments to patients with a physical disability, functional limitation and other illnesses and injuries. Both diploma and degree courses in physiotherapy are developed to educate and train graduates to be physiotherapy practitioners. The course utilizes a problem-oriented approach in physiotherapy education emphasizing student-centered learning.

The course aims to develop and cultivate skills in critical thinking, problem-solving and decision making, which are essential for professional practice as a physiotherapist. The practical experience gained through workplace learning help to nurture clinical competence and enhancing hands-on skills.

Total Course Fees


For scholarship enquiries,  please contact Ms.Kayatri via email  kayatri@aimst.edu.my.


Subject Listing

Semester 1

  • Essentials of Human Biology
  • English I
  • Introduction to Physics
  • Moral Studies/ Islamic Studies
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Pengajian Malaysia U1 – (Compulsory)

Semester 2

  • Applied Anatomy
  • Basic Computer Applications
  • Pathology
  • English II
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy I
  • Introduction to Health Care System I
  • Biomechanics and Kinesiology
  • General Psychology I

Semester 1

  • Cardio Respiratory Physiotherapy
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy II
  • Introduction to Health Care System II
  • Electrotherapy I
  • Exercise Therapy
  • English III
  • Counseling Skills

Semester 2

  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Systemic Disorder in Physiotherapy
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy III
  • Electrotherapy II
  • Neurological Physiotherapy-I
  • Physiotherapy in Women’s Health
  • Clinical Placement I – 8 Weeks

Semester 1

  • Pediatrics Physiotherapy
  • Geriatric Physiotherapy
  • General Psychology II
  • Physiotherapy in Acute Care
  • Neurological Physiotherapy-II
  • Occupational Health and Sports Injury
  • U4
  • Int. to Communication / BKA Clinical
  • Placement II- 8 Weeks

Semester 2

  • Clinical Placement III – 14 Weeks

Entry RequirementsApplicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:


i. Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or *EQUIVALENT with five (5) credits:

ii. Mandatory credit in:

Bahasa Melayu

Mathematics (Elementary or Additional or Modern)

Either one (1) of the credits below:

General Science




and Credit in two (2) other subjects

iii. Pass English

International Student Only

5 credits in SPM inclusive of BM, English, Mathematics, one science subject (Biology/Physic/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science) and one other subject.

O-level – 5Cs inclusive of English, Mathematics & one science subject (Biology/Physic/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science) and 2 other subjects

UEC – 3Bs inclusive of Mathematics, English & one science subject (Biology/Physic/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science)

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