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BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy) is a four and half year undergraduate course in physiotherapy and is the foundation level course for a career in Physiotherapy and a mandatory course for higher studies. The course deals with the fundamentals of rehabilitative medicine. BPT is designed to impart physiotherapeutic skills to the students such as therapeutic exercises which are aimed at improving the physical condition of a patient. Physiotherapy is used to treat a range of diseases or problems associated with the spine, neck, shoulder, and legs. In this course, students gain knowledge of how bones and joints work together with the muscular system for body movements. Students learn the techniques to improve movement dysfunction, overall health and promote functions of the body. In-depth training also enables them to diagnose disease and disability. There is a lot of demand for Physiotherapists, as they are required in all hospitals. Physiotherapist, Osteopath, Sports Physio Rehabilitator, Physical Healthcare Consultant, Researcher, Therapy Manager are some of the job roles for a BPT graduate

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Course Level UG Degree
Duration 4 years 6 months
Eligibility At least 50% marks in Class XII or equivalent exam for a recognised board

Eligibility Criteria

10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% marks in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognised board. The candidates must not be older than 25 years of age which is the limit for most of the colleges.

Admission Procedure

Admission to the BPT programme will be done on merit basis. The colleges and universities will conduct entrance exams for the admissions. The candidates must appear for and pass the entrance exam in order to secure a place in the merit list, which will be the basis for admissions. Some colleges offer seats to eligible candidates on the basis of marks scored in class XII.

BPT Colleges in Bangalore 

Some of the most prestigious BPT Colleges in India are:

  • Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre
  • M.S. Ramaiah College of Pharmacy
  • Acharya Institute Of Health Sciences
  • Padmashree Institute of Physiotherapy
  • East Point College of Physiotherapy
  • The Oxford College of Physiotherapy
  • Royal Institutions
  • Acharya's NR Institute of Physiotherapy
  • Garden City University
  • Dayananda Sagar University
  • Krupanidhi Group of Institutions

Course Structure and Course Syllabus

The four and half year course comprises lectures, exam, lab work, seminars, practical work and thesis or project submission as well as an internship. Find the course details in the following section.

SEMESTER I

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Basic Nursing
  • English

SEMESTER II

  • Biomechanics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Orientation to physiotherapy

SEMESTER III

  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Constitution of India

SEMESTER IV

  • Exercise Therapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Research Methodology and Biostatistics
  • Introduction to treatment
  • Clinical observation posting

SEMESTER V

  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopaedics and Traumatology

SEMESTER VI

  • Orthopaedics and Sports Physiotherapy
  • Supervised Rotary clinical training
  • Allied Therapies

SEMESTER VII

  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Community medicine
  • Neuro- Physiology
  • Community-based Rehabilitation

SEMESTER VIII

  • Supervised Rotary clinical training
  • Ethics, Administration and Supervision
  • Evidence-based physiotherapy and practice
  • Project

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