Physiotherapy courses in Kenya and Colleges offering Physiotherapy courses in Kenya

Last updated on September 30th, 2023 at 09:37 am

Physiotherapy courses in Kenya: Some of you have asked us to share with them about Colleges offering Physiotherapy courses in Kenya

So below are some of the best Colleges offering Physiotherapy course in Kenya, and the minimum entry grades just in case you want to do a Physiotherapy course in Kenya.


Physiotherapy courses in Kenya – all you need to know including  Colleges offering the course in Kenya, physiotherapy courses qualifications , how to apply and more


The first college offering Physiotherapy course in Kenya is KMTC

And, of course, KMTC is one of the leaders when it comes to medical training….they offer one of the best physiotherapy courses in Kenya

Which KMTC offers Physiotherapy course in Kenya?

Well, you can do Physiotherapy in KMTC in the following campuses:

  • Nairobi KMTC Campus
  • Port Reitz KMTC Campus
  • Nakuru KMTC Campus
  • Homa bay KMTC Campus

Requirements to do physiotherapy in Kenya in KMTC

Diploma in physiotherapy Requirements

You need the following grades (minimum) to pursue a diploma in physiotherapy at KMTC:

KCSE Mean Grade/aggregate: C plain


Additional requirements(cluster subjects and needed grades)

English or Kiswahili (languages): C plain

Biology: C-(C minus)

You also must have a C- (C minus) in any 2 out of these subjects:   Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics/Physical Sciences

The course takes 3 years.


Where to do a degree in physiotherapy in Kenya

When it comes to a degree in physiotherapy in Kenya, consider AMREF International University.

They offer the course over a period of 4 years and the requirements are as follows:

Requirements to do a BSc Physiotherapy at AMREF International University

Mean grade (KCSE) of C+ (plus)


  • C+ in one language (English or Swahili)
  • C+ in Biology
  • C+ in Maths/Physics
  • C+ too in Chemistry


Have a Diploma in Physiotherapy – and it must be awarded by a recognized institution (an accredited College /University

You can call or WhatsApp AMREF International University via +254112352343 to get more details about their next intake, fees, and other important information.

You may also email AMREF International University at if you have questions.

Meanwhile, the following universities also offer a degree in physiotherapy or a related line including a few physiotherapy short courses.

Masinde Muliro University of Science and technology – Check them out for a BSc. Physiotherapy

University of Nairobi– UoN offers short courses in Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy (Not a Degree) – physiotherapy crash course

Moi University– You can also enroll for a Bsc degree in Physical Therapy at Moi university (School of Medicine)

Colleges offering certificate in physiotherapy in Kenya and Qualifications for certificate in physiotherapy

Do not go looking for a Certificate in Physiotherapy course in Kenya…it is not there because the government (health authorities) wont license it.

So the lowest you can start at is the Diploma.


Private colleges offering physiotherapy courses in Kenya

There are a couple of other Colleges offering Physiotherapy courses in Kenya including a diploma in physical therapy

These include:


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Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences– You can take your Diploma in Physiotherapy in Kenya here. Remember the minimum entry requirements are the same (as KMTC and others)

Clive Irvine College of Nursing, Chogoria PCEA Hospital- You can as well take your Diploma in Physiotherapy in Kenya here. Remember the minimum entry requirements are the same (as KMTC and others)


What about a Higher Diploma in Physiotherapy in Kenya?

Well, if you want to pursue the course at the Higher Diploma level, your options include taking:

  • A Higher Diploma in OMT (Ortho-paedic Manual Therapy)
  • Higher Diploma course in Neuro-rehabilitation

For these two Physiotherapy Higher diplomas (and both are taught at KMTC), you must either have an undergraduate degree (Bsc. Degree in Physiotherapy) or at least a Diploma in Physiotherapy(from accredited institutions).

Keep in mind that the courses take about 18 months to complete and you apply directly to KMTC via their website (you do not have to apply through KUCCPS as it is with the Diploma or even the Bsc. For fresh form 4 leavers).

Final words

I’m not aware of many Online physiotherapy courses in Kenya, unless you do one with foreign institutions (and you cannot be sure of getting licensed to practice)

Remember to get work (or practice) you must be registered officially with the PCK (Physiotherapy council of Kenya)



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