About the course:
Nanyang Polytechnic is the only tertiary institution in Singapore which offers Physiotherapy. Upon graduation, the Physiotherapy student will be awarded a Diploma in Physiotherapy. Following that, you will be a qualified Physiotherapist that may start working in Singapore.
Physiotherapy is also offered at overseas universities and graduands will graduate with a Degree in Physiotherapy. Alternatively, one may choose to pursue a degree conversion by applying to Singapore Institute of Technology or one of our affiliated UK or Australia universities which offer a 1 year degree conversion program. Non-affiliated universities may offer degree conversion but at a longer duration (e.g. 1.5 or even 2 years or more). For more information on local degree conversion, please refer to the Singapore’s Institute of Technology’s website.
Degree conversion is granted on a case-by-case basis. Applying for it is based on our own merits, i.e. GPA and testimonial records from NYP.
What do we learn?
What are your career opportunities in the future?
What are the expenses that I have to pay for this course?
What is the cut-off point?
I am a diploma holder/IB/SPM/undergraduate/graduate. Can I still apply?
I just graduated with an O Level Certificate. Since this is a polytechnic course, can I apply for it?
What is our intake for 2013-2014?
When and where can I apply for the course?
When will I know the results of my application?
When does school start?
Are there any scholarships or sponsorships that we can apply for?
Is there any allowance for students?
What do we learn?
Click here for the list of modules that we must complete in order to graduate.
You will be able to work in a wide variety of area ranging from hospitals, nursing home, special schools, private clinics or even the sports council. You can also choose to become an educator or a researcher.
The course fees for students who are eligible for the tuition grant is about $2000 to $3000 per year. In addition, we will also need to spend about $500 to $1000 over the 3 years on textbooks and photocopying of lecture materials. Uniforms used in our clinical attachment cost about $100 to $200. We will also have to purchase our own stethoscope starting from year 2 onwards.
It depends on the results of those who are applying for the same intake. You can refer to NYP’s website for the minimum grades required to be eligible for the course. In general, a minimum of BBCC is recommended due to the intense nature of this course. Applicants with other grades may be taken into consideration.
Yes you may still apply. However, you will not be eligible to use the government’s one time tuition grant and will have to pay the full tuition fees of about $18000 per year.
Your application will be based on discretion from our school’s admission office as well as our course managers. You will stand a chance if your qualifications is related to health sciences, sports, fitness, biology, etc. In essence, you must have some basic foundations in related sciences before you are allowed admission into our course.
If you do not have A Level qualifications, you may not be able to use the online application form. Please write your application for admission to the address below, together with your intention to do the course and your relevant certificates.
180 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
Alternatively, you may choose to head down to the Student Admissions Office at level 2 to submit your application (this is recommended to ensure that your package reaches them).
Sorry, we only accept students with A Level or equivalent qualifications as the course is adapted from University of Sydney’s 3.5 years degree program. A deep understanding of movement sciences and related disciplines is required. Hence, a higher level of education is needed for admission of Physiotherapy students and this discourages people from dropping out halfway.
We have admitted about 100 students for Physiotherapy in both academic years listed above.
You can apply right after the release of the A Level results in 1st quarter of 2015 under NYP’s Direct Admission Exercise (DAE) for A Level students. Apply online by clicking the DAE icon found on NYP’s website on the right.
After DAE closes, it usually takes 3 to 4 weeks before you are informed about the results of your application, via post and SMS.
Your enrolment package will come together with the letter of offer. You are also required to go for a medical checkup. For more details on this, please refer to your enrolment package.
Note: If you have not receive your application results by early April, please call our school’s Admission Office @ 6455 0500 to find out more about your application.
Our academic year begins in mid April (20th April in 2015) and ends in March of the following year.
After the release of your results, you may apply for scholarships from Ministry of Health Holdings (MOHH). Interested students may submit an application form and this is followed by an interview. For more information, please visit MOHH’s website.
Students may also consider applying for sponsorships by other healthcare instituitions. Refer here for more information.
Alternatively, if you have at least 2 years of working experience, you can enquire from the Workforce Development Agency about their Professional Conversion Program. This program encourages professionals trained in other fields to change their profession and work in healthcare related areas.
Only students who are on scholarships or sponsorships will receive a monthly allowance from the organizations sponsoring them.
As of July 2013, students will get allowance for clinical attachments.