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Master of Science in Sports Physiotherapy

Course Description

This programme provides advanced theory, knowledge and clinical skills for rehabilitation professionals. It also prepares graduates to assume leadership positions in clinical research and professional practice, offering a flexible programme of study for both specialist training and professional training.

Programme Aims

The aims of the programme are:

‌•To equip students with an advanced knowledge in Sports Physiotherapy and enabling them to meet the changing needs of Sports Physiotherapy service in Hong Kong; and
‌•To equip the students with a lifelong ability to critically analyze and evaluate ongoing Sports Physiotherapy practice so that the quality of practice can be advanced and ensured.

Programme Characteristics

‌•The programme emphasis on 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 non-local sports physiotherapy clinical placement
‌•This programme does not confer eligibility for registration with the Physiotherapist Board of Hong Kong

How to Apply

The award MSc in Sports Physiotherapy will admit students in alternate year:

‌•MSc in Sports Physiotherapy programme will invite application for September 2017 Entry
‌•Application period: late November 2016 to 30 April 2017
‌•For application, please visit http://www.polyu.edu.hk/study

Programme Structure

The programme is operated in both full-time and part time mode and it takes a normal duration 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 Areas of Study

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

English Language Requirement

If you are not a native speaker of English, or 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 following minimum English language requirement for admission purpose, unless otherwise specified by individual programmes concerned:

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR
An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Individual cases will be considered on their own merit. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.

Postgraduate Scheme

The Postgraduate Scheme in Rehabilitation Sciences comprises the following awards:

‌•MSc in Manipulative Physiotherapy
‌•MSc in Occupational Therapy
‌•MSc in Rehabilitation of People with Development Disabilities
‌•MSc in Rehabilitation Sciences
‌•MSc in Sports Physiotherapy

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 wih Developmental Disabilities and MSc in Rehabilitation Sciences are offered in the same admission year.


For academic matters, please contact:

Prof. Ella Yeung

Tel : (852) 2766 6748
Email :
For general matters, please contact:

General Office

Tel : (852) 2766 6728
Email :

Visit the Master of Science in Sports Physiotherapy page on the The Hong Kong Polytechnic University website for more details!

Entry 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; OR‌•A professional diploma in physiotherapy from PolyU or a recognised institution or the equivalent, with two years of work experience and evidence of continuous education over the recent two years.

Course Fees

HK$3,500 per credit for local students (pending for approval) HK$4,000 per credit for non-local students

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