Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.Th) - Course Overview

Duration: 4.5 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 1,50,000 / Year

242 courses | 241 colleges

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) Eligiblity Criteria

  • Min Qualification Required: 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  • Min. Marks Required (Aggregate): 50%
  • 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:

  • Admission to BPT courses is done on the basis of entrance exams conducted by the respective states and the universities.
  • You will have to qualify entrance exams such as Common Entrance Test (CET), GGSIPU CET, etc. in order to take admission in BPT courses.

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

Orthopedics and Sports Physiotherapy

Orthopedics 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.

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 that one can apply for after graduation:

  • Assistant Physiotherapist
  • Researcher
  • Lecturer
  • Therapy Manager
  • Private Physiotherapist
  • Sports Physio Rehabilitator
  • Osteopath
  • Customer Care Assistant
  • Consultant

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 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.