BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy) – Course Details, Duration, Fees & Career Options

BPT Physiotherapists

B.P.T. (Bachelor of Physiotherapy) is an undergraduate program in Physiotherapy, also known as Physical Therapy. It is used to treat injury, muscle stiffness, pain or deformity through exercise, massage and heat treatment. It is a part of rehabilitative medicine, which helps patients to manage pain and maintain health. The may develop and implement programmes for screening and prevention of common physical aliments and disorders. Physiotherapists treat patients by physical means and they never prescribe any drugs.

Students who aspire to become a medical professional, but are not able to secure a M.B.B.S. seat or its equivalent would generally prefer Paramedical courses like B.P.T., B.O.T., B.P.O., or B.Pharm. The duration of B.P.T. course in India is 4.5 years with FOUR years of classroom study and SIX months compulsory internship. As per the resolution passed by Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP), Physiotherapists, after completion of the course, can prefix the title “Dr.” before their name with suffix (P.T.) after the name.


Eligibility for B.P.T.

The minimum eligibility for securing admission to B.P.T. program is clearing HSC(10+2) or equivalent examination with at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English from a recognized board.


BPT Course Fee in India

The Course Fee for B.P.T. vary with Institutions. The Fee in Central/State Govt. Funded Institutions are heavily subsidised and may cost you around Rs.5000 to Rs. 10,000 per Annum. The course fee in other institutions under All India Quota may cost you anywhere between Rs. 50,000 to Rs.1 lakh annually. The course fee in Private Medical Colleges & Universities are not defined, it can be anywhere around Rs.1 lakh to Rs.2 lakhs per Annum.


Top TEN Colleges for BPT

  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • Indian Institute Of Health Education & Research, Patna
  • Madras Medical College, Chennai
  • Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai
  • Government Medical College, Nagpur
  • Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai
  • Govt. College Of Physiotherapy, Tiruchipalli
  • Apollo College Of Physiotherapy, Hyderabad
  • Institute Of Post Graduate Medical Education And Research, Kolkata
  • JSS College Of Physiotherapy, Mysore


Syllabus / Subjects in BPT

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • General Psychology
  • Basic Nursing & First Aid
  • Biomechanics & Kinesiology
  • Exercise therapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Orthopaedics
  • General Surgery
  • Community Medicine
  • Research Methodology & Biostatistics
  • Physiotherapy in Orthopaedic Conditions
  • Physiotherapy in Neurological Conditions
  • Physiotherapy in Cardio Respiratory and General Conditions
  • Physiotherapy in Sports
  • Rehabilitation on Medicine


Post Graduation after BPT

After securing B.P.T. degree, aspirants can pursue post graduation with M.P.T. in various fields like

  • MPT Cardio-pulmonary Sciences
  • MPT Community Physiotherapy
  • MPT Neurosciences
  • MPT Orthopaedics
  • MPT Paediatrics and Women Health

Apart from this, they can also pursue non medical course like

  • MBA in Hospital Management
  • MBA in Health Care Management
  • Master in Public Health


Career Options after B.P.T.

  • Start your own Clinic
  • Lecturer in Training institutions in India and abroad
  • Government Physiotherapists in Government hospital
  • Physiotherapists in Private hospital
  • Hospital Management / Administration (After MBA in Hospital Management)
  • Fitness Training Centers
  • Spa Managers and Spa therapists
  • Health Consultants


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