About Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.Th)

Physiotherapy is one of the promising fields that you can opt for if you are aspiring to pursue medical stream after class 12. The programme comprises training that enables candidates to treat muscle spasms and injuries. Bachelor of Physiotherapy also covers the different aspects of human anatomy to impart a detailed understanding of the organisms.

As a physiotherapist, you will be required to look after the physical and muscular health of individuals. The course enables individuals to treat locomotion problems and muscular issues caused by ageing, diseases, injuries, disorders, etc. There is a good salary scope in this field if you have pursued education from a good college.

 

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.Th) - Highlights

Course Name Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Short Form BPT
Course Level Undergraduate
Course Type Degree Course
Course Duration 4.5 Years
Eligibility Criteria 10+2
Course Fee INR 1 Lakh to INR 5 Lakh
Admission Through Merit-Based or Entrance Exam
Internship Mandatory
Employment Areas

Health Institutions, Defence Medical Establishments, Fitness Centres, Educational Institutions, Hospitals, Physiotherapy Equipment Manufacturers, Orthopaedic Departments

Job Profiles

Therapy Manager, Customer Care Assistant, Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Researcher, Assistant Physiotherapist, Research Assistant, Sports Physio Rehabilitator, Self Employed Private Physiotherapist, Sports Physiotherapist

Salary INR 15,000 per month to INR 5.5 LPA

 

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.Th) Eligibility Criteria

• Min Qualification Required: 10+2 
• Subject Combination: Physics, Chemistry and Biology and sometimes English as compulsory subjects
• Min. Marks Required (Aggregate): 50% (relaxation for reserved category students available)
• Minimum Age Required: 17 Years
• Note: Candidates are required to get their marks verified during the time of admission through the original copies of their documents and mark sheet.

 

B.P.Th Admission Process

• The admission process for BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy) is different in different colleges/ universities. 

• some institutes conduct their own entrance exams, some accept state-level or national-level exams. 

• some institutes select students on the basis of their performance in Class 12 examinations.

• Some institutes carry out the admission process through interviews and group discussions. 

 

BPT Course Fee

The course fee for BPT varies from institute to institute.

Fee Range Value
Minimum Fee INR 1 LPA
Maximum Fee INR 5 LPA
Average Fee INR 3 LPA

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.Th) Syllabus

First Year:

Anatomy

Basic Nursing

English

Psychology

Physiology

Sociology

Kannada

Biomechanics

Biochemistry

Integrated Seminars

Orientation to Physiotherapy

 

Second Year:

Pathology

Exercise Therapy

Constitution of India

Electrotherapy

Microbiology

Introduction to Treatment

Clinical Observation Posting

Research Methodology & Biostatics

Pharmacology

First Aid & CPR

 

 

Third Year:

General Medicine

Orthopaedics and Sports Physiotherapy

Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Allied Therapies

General Surgery

Supervised Rotatory Clinical Training

Fourth Year:

Neurology and Neurosurgery

Community-Based Rehabilitation

Community Medicine

Supervised Rotatory Clinical Training

Neuro-physiotherapy

 

The course is followed by a six-months mandatory internship.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.Th) Career Options and Job Prospects

Rapid urbanization in India has changed the lifestyle of people. With most of the youth now moving towards the corporate world, the stress levels have increased rapidly. Therefore, the demand for good physiotherapists is rising.

Physiotherapists are required in private orthopaedic clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centres, fitness centres, sports centres, defence establishments, etc. Highly qualified physiotherapists can also start their own clinic and attend to their patients’ needs. Following are the job profiles and employment areas that one can apply for after graduation.

Employment Areas
  • Health Institutions
  • Defence Medical Establishments
  • Fitness Centres, Educational Institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Physiotherapy Equipment Manufacturers
  • Orthopaedic Departments
Job Profiles
  • Assistant Physiotherapist
  • Researcher
  • Lecturer
  • Therapy Manager
  • Private Physiotherapist
  • Sports Physio Rehabilitator
  • Osteopath
  • Customer Care Assistant
  • Consultant

 

Salary After BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy)

After completing the BPT programme, you can draw a starting salary ranging from Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 30,000. This will vary depending on your performance during graduation, college and the internships that you have taken up.

Senior Physiotherapists can earn up to Rs. 70,000 per month after gaining experience in this field. Also, there is a good salary scope for physiotherapists in the field of sports. Most of the national-level sports team and centres require qualified physiotherapists to look after sportspersons.

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