B.P.T. Bachelor of Physiotherapy

7/12/2013 Courses

Physiotherapy is a medical science field which uses physical agents like
exercise, massage and other modalities for providing treatment to those patients
whose movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, disease or
environmental factors. Bachelor of Physiotherapy is an Under Graduate Degree
which is awarded for a course or program in Physiotherapy. It is also known as
BPT which is an abbreviated form of Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree. The
duration of BPT is 4� years including internship of 6 months. Physical Therapy
Programs provide core skills like manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and the
application of electro physical modalities, to the prospective students. There
are various Physical Therapy Colleges which offer Physiotherapy Courses.

Some of these are:

  • Patna Medical College, Patna.
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh.
  • Amar Jyoti Institute of Physiotherapy, Delhi.
  • Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute for Physically Handicapped, New
  • J.S.S.College of Physiotherapy, Mysore.


To pursue BPT one needs to be pass in 12th class or equivalent with a minimum
aggregate of 50% marks in physics, chemistry and biology (including practical)
provided the candidate has passed in each subject separately. There is a Common
Entrance Test (CET) for the course in Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT). Admission
is based mainly on CET scores. A candidate seeking admission to Bachelor of
Physiotherapy should be at least 17 years of age.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy Subjects

  • Anatomy.
  • Exercise Therapy.
  • Orthopaedics and Sports Physiotherapy.
  • Neuro-Physiotherapy.
  • Community Based Rehabilitation.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Specialisations are offered in Master of Physiotherapy Course.

Who can and Who should pursue Bachelor
of Physiotherapy Degree

Physical Therapy Degree is especially meant for those who have compassion for
the sick or injured. Physiotherapy is very challenging and demanding. One may
need to work for long hours and have tremendous patience as some patients may
not respond to immediate treatment. Apart from rigorous education, one needs to
have lots of physical stamina because of the nature of the work. An individual
seeking a physical therapy career should have excellent interpersonal skills in
order to get the best from his patients.

Advantages or Benefits of Bachelor of
Physiotherapy Degree

  • After clearing Bachelor of Physiotherapy program, one can pursue Masters
    in Physical Therapy. A Physiotherapist can go for a certification in a sub-speciality
    of Physiotherapy. These speciality areas include cardiovascular and
    pulmonary, sports therapy, geriatric, neurological, orthopaedic, paediatric,
    and electrophysiologic physical therapy.

  • A candidate who has attained the Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree can
    set up his or her own Physiotherapy clinic.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy Jobs

Awareness regarding the scope and possibilities of Physiotherapy has been
growing steadily. People are aware that there is a field of Physiotherapy which
can solve their problems. Awareness and effectiveness of the 'Mostly Drug Free'
therapy has increased the job availability in this field, a many folds. There is
a lot of demand for Clinical Physiotherapists and academic faculty all over

Employment Areas

  • Hospitals.
  • Orthopaedic Departments.
  • Rehabilitation Centres for The Handicapped.
  • Schools for the Mentally Retarded and Physically Disabled Children.
  • Health Institutions.
  • Defence Medical Establishments.
  • Private Clinics.
  • Physiotherapy Equipment Manufacturers.
  • Educational Institutions.
  • Fitness Centres.
  • Sports Training Facilities.

Job Types

  • Assistant Physiotherapist.
  • Lecturer.
  • Researcher.
  • Research Assistant.
  • Therapy Manager.
  • Self Employed Private Physiotherapist.
  • Sports Physio Rehabilitator.
  • Customer Care Assistant.
  • Osteopath

Similar Post You May Like

  • img

    M.D.S. Master of Dental Surgery

    Master of Dental Surgery is a Postgraduate Academic Degree which is awarded
    for a course or program in Dentistry. It is also ...

  • img

    M.Pharm Master of Pharmacy

    Master of Pharmacy is a Post Graduate Academic Degree which is awarded for a
    course or program in the field of Pharmacy. It is ...

  • img

    M.P.T. Master of Physiotherapy

    Master of Physiotherapy is a Post Graduate Academic Degree awarded for a
    course or program in the field of Physical Therapy, more ...

Test preparation