Physiotherapists are professionals who are qualified and trained to:
Physiotherapists can be found in:
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Over the years, the physiotherapists’ scope of work has been continually expanding over the years. Today, physiotherapists work with a wide spectrum of clients such as:
Entry to a physiotherapy course would require GCE ‘A’ levels or equivalent and potential physiotherapy students can obtain their qualification locally or overseas.
The Nanyang Polytechnic has ceased the Diploma in Physiotherapy since its last intake in 2015. The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is currently running a 4 years honours degree programme in Physiotherapy. More information can be obtained from their website: http://www.singaporetech.edu.sg/undergraduate-programmes/physiotherapy.
Students who are keen to pursue physiotherapy studies overseas can view this list of entry level professional physical therapy education programmes recognised by WCPT member organisations. Note that not all the institutions listed are recognised by the Ministry of Health. Refer to this list of recognised institutions offering the undergraduate physiotherapy programs.
For those who are seeking a mid-career switch to physiotherapy, please visit the Workforce Singapore.
For scholarship information, visit the Health Professional’s Portal at the website of the Ministry of Health.
With Singapore being one of the fastest aging societies, the demand for healthcare services is expected to increase. According to the latest report released by the Ministry of Manpower, Singapore, physiotherapy is one of the professions that is listed under the strategic and skills in demand list. (MOM, 2010)
Singapore, multiracial and cultural cosmopolitan state, prizes the workforce for its high competency levels, literacy rate and the ability to bridge the East and West cultures. With over 110,000 expatriates working in Singapore, global citizens will also feel right at home forging a career in Singapore. (MOM, 2010)
The Singapore healthcare system is made up of public and private healthcare services, completed by the high standards of living, housing, education, good sanitation and vibrant business. The Ministry of Health (MOH), Singapore, has principally primed itself to ensure that good and affordable basic medical services are available to all Singaporeans.
The Allied Health Professions Council is established by the Allied Health Professions Act 2011 to regulate the allied health professions in Singapore. Physiotherapists, together with Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists will need to register under the AHP Act in order to legally practice. Click here for information on application to be a registered Allied Health Professional.