Higher National Diploma (HND) in Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

@ PATHE Academy

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession which sees human movement as central to the health and well-being of individuals. Physiotherapists identify and maximise movement potential through health promotion, preventive healthcare, treatment and rehabilitation.

The core skills used by physiotherapists include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and the application of electro-physical modalities. Physiotherapists also have an appreciation of psychological, cultural and social factors which influence their clients.

Many physiotherapists work within hospitals. Here they are needed in virtually every department, from general out-patients to intensive care, where round-the-clock chest physiotherapy can be vital to keep unconscious patients breathing.

Nowadays, more and more physiotherapists work outside the hospital setting, in the community where a growing number are employed by GP fund holders. Treatment and advice for patients and cares take place in their own homes, in nursing homes or day centres, in schools and in health centres.

PATHE Academy enjoys status of being the exclusive private educational institution in Sri Lanka to provide a wide range of programmes in healthcare sector. The programme curriculums are designed according to the international standards & are upgraded yearly in order to meet the ever-changing employment demands.

We are proud to mention that PATHE health programme graduates are working in more than 20 countries including UK, Italy, Sweden, Germany, France, Finland Dubai and Cyprus. 


  • GCE AL simple passes for either Biology or Physics with GCE OL passs for mathematic and English OR
  • Foundation Diploma in Health Sciences (Click here for details) with GCE OL simple passes for Mathematics and English

NOTE: Special consideration and credit exemptions will be given to those who have past experience in the medical sector related to the HND programme.


PATHE HND is recognized by the Health Ministry of Sri Lanka and recognized worldwide including in private health sector in Sri Lanka.


Possibility of admission to B.Sc. Degree in foreign Universities with credit/year exemptions.


The programme is part time based.

The programe is delivered with emphasis stressed to vocational aspect of the course and but not limiting to class room theory, assignments, exams, class room practices, demonstrations, job training and internships. Some of our modules may be delivered fully or party by online or through video presentations. PATHE management has the industrial training carried out in collaboration with major private healthcare institution networks.

PATHE Academy reserves the right to change the venue, date and time for some modules and practical which will not be more than 30% of the whole programme.


  • General English
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Anatomy & physiology 1 & 2
  • Kinesiology
  • Fractures and Splints
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Manipulative Therapy
  • Postural Drainage
  • Electrotherapy, Actinotherapy, and Hydrotherapy
  • Conditions Treated by Physiotherapy
  • Physical Education & Instrumental physiotherapy
  • Psychology 1
  • Introduction to Physical Therapy Instruments
  • Practicals
  • 960 hrs Internship
  • Electives (one subject out of the below list)
    • Psychology 1
    • Sociology
    • First Aid


2 1/2 Years

Course Level





Physiotherapy , Psychology

Contact Details

+94 11 5 883087, +94 72 1566566


No.7, Rajaguru Sri Subuthi Mw , Colombo 06

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