What will I learn?

“Physiotherapy involves the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of pain, injury, or any other physical dysfunction, through the use of education, exercise, manual therapy, electro-physical agents, technology or any other treatment for those purposes.”

The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physiotherapy is a four-year direct honours degree programme jointly developed by SIT and Trinity College Dublin. The programme aims to graduate professional physiotherapists who are theoretically-grounded and clinically-oriented to practise autonomously in different specialities of physiotherapy. Students in the programme will have opportunities to gain clinical experience working in the various major hospitals and health care facilities in Singapore. In addition, the curriculum in this four-year degree programme is developed with consultation from clinical partners to ensure the relevancy of the skill sets and employability of the students upon graduation.

For students to be awarded the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physiotherapy, they need to successfully complete seven trimesters of study, 30 weeks of clinical placement [Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)] and an individual honours thesis.

Career Opportunities
Physiotherapy is a profession that is highly sought after in Singapore. Besides the hospitals, physiotherapists can work in various areas such as community hospitals, nursing homes, senior care centres, home and domiciliary care services, special schools, sports institutes (sports teams), gymnasiums, private practices and government agencies.

Which department am I in?

Singapore Institute of Technology

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
SG $109,140 for the entire course
Start date

Expected September 2021


Singapore Institute of Technology

10 Dover Drive,

138683, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants submitting the International Baccalaureate Diploma must fulfill the following requirements: Obtain a grade five in at least 2 Higher Level (HL) and 1 Standard Level (SL) subjects; obtain the IB Diploma.

For international students

SIT selects candidates for this programme using an aptitude-based approach that considers passion and suitability for the profession, academic achievement and co-curricular involvement. Short-listed candidates will be invited for Multiple-Mini Interviews, consisting of different stations which assess different important attributes such as communication skills.

Listed below are the relevant admission criteria:

A-Level Prerequisites:

Obtained a good pass in two of the following H2 subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, and also offer General Paper or Knowledge & Inquiry in the same sitting while satisfying Mother Tongue requirements.

Diploma Prerequisites:

Completed a relevant full-time local Polytechnic diploma. For the detailed list, please refer to Relevant List of Diplomas.

Module exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Diplomas that are not listed may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants will be assessed for admissions based on a holistic approach if they meet the following criteria:

Obtained a Science-related full-time local Polytechnic diploma and/or

Has acquired relevant full-time work experience of 1-2 years.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Prerequisites:

Obtained a good pass in two of the following: HL Biology, HL Chemistry, HL Physics and HL Mathematics; while satisfying Mother Tongue requirements.

NUS High School Diploma Prerequisites:

A good pass in two of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

Mandatory English Requirement:

IELTS (Academic): 7.0 for all components (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)

TOEFL At least 250 marks for computer-based test or 600 marks for paper-based test or 100 marks for internet-based test

OET Grade B and above

GCE O Level English as First Language C5