Bachelor of Science Honours Medical Science in KAATSU

Entry Requirements

  • All students must possess a minimum of three pass in GCE (A/L) or an equivalent qualification for international students.

8 (4 Years)

The proposed degree programme has a strong focus on professional leadership, majoring in core courses in KAATSU and physical training in KAATSU and includes continuing education courses and support courses in basic and behavioral sciences. This proposed degree programme is also designed to develop advanced skills such as critical thinking, analytical thinking, problem solving and reflective thinking skills. Further, the curriculum focuses on developing information technology skills, social skills, communication skills, presentation skills and a variety of professional practice skills. On successful completion of the degree program, students will earn necessary academic credentials required for new opportunities in the international job market as a KAATSU practitioner.

The Ministry of Higher Education of Sri Lanka has granted approval for the Bachelor of Science Honours Medical Science in KAATSU recognising the benefits and importance of KAATSU practice to the world.

Why choose Bachelor of Science Honours Medical Science in KAATSU at KIU.

  • Bachelor of Science Honours Medical Science in KAATSU will prepare a student to be a competent KAATSU practitioner enabling him/her to manage a variety of diversified responsibilities in the global health care setting including maintaining physical fitness.
  • Students will gain insight into how KAATSU medical practices treat and cure a number of diseases while using drug free methods
  • The wide variety of methods students will encounter during their training will enhance their knowledge base in physical diagnostics and KAATSU training.
  • Students will be supervised and guided by a highly qualified and dedicated team of academic staff in KAATSU training.
  • KIU offers the world’s first Bachelor of Science Honours Medical Science in KAATSU degree approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC)


Year One

  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Psychology and Introduction to Sociology
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Ethics and Legal Issues
  • First aid and CPR
  • Epidemiology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

Year Two

  • Pathology
  • Public Health
  • Pharmaco-therapeutics
  • Research Methods
  • Biostatistics
  • Basic Medical, Psychiatric and Paediatric conditions
  • Basic Surgical, Eye and ENT conditions
  • Radiology and diagnostic imaging
  • Biomechanics and Kinesiology

Year Three

  • Sports, Exercise and Principles of Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders and Exercise
  • Neurological Disorders and Exercise
  • Fundamentals of KAATSU
  • KAATSU Theory and Practice I
  • Geriatrics

Year Four

  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disorders and Exercise
  • KAATSU Theory and Practice II
  • KAATSU Theory and Practice III
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • KAATSU Theory and Practice IV
  • Dissertation

Publishing the research work will be highly encouraged after the research project where the student will gain national and international attention of the scientific community. A well-qualified and highly dedicated lecturer panel will ensure the delivery of maximum knowledge and skills to the undergraduate with the use of cutting-edge technology and state of the art laboratories.