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What is BPT: Bachelor of Physiotherapy?


BPT or Bachelor of Physiotherapy is an undergraduate academic Course in a field of Medical Science known as Physiotherapy. The duration of BPT course is 4½ 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. The course focuses on the use of physical therapy, massages, physical movements and exercise to improve and cure injuries, deformities and diseases. Physiotherapy doesn’t rely extensively on the use of drugs and medicine. Instead, it relies on the use of physical treatment to improve the situation.

BPT Course: Eligibility

Candidates wishing to pursue the course are needed to fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria listed below in order to apply for the course:

  • Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalent qualification completed from a recognized university.
  • The candidate should have pursued science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subjects.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 50%or equivalent CGPA at the 10+2 level (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates).

BPT Course: Admission Process

Interested eligible candidates are offered admission to the course in India mostly on the basis of performance in a relevant institute-specific entrance test. Often subsequently, two additional rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview are held for assessment of the candidate’s general aptitude for the course.

Listed here are some of the top entrance examinations carried out in the country for admission to the course.

  • CET (Common Entrance Test)
  • Guru Govind Indraprastha University Physiotherapy Entrance Exam
  • JIPMER All India Entrance Exam.

BPT Subjects

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


1st year
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • General Psychology
  • Basic Nursing & First Aid
  • *Ethics in physiotherapy practice
  • *English
  • *Computer

* Not included for university examination

2nd year
  • Biomechanics & Kinesiology
  • Exercise therapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • *Clinical observation posting (at least 2 hours /day in physiotherapy OPD or in a hospital)

*Not included for university examination

3rd year
  • Exercise therapy
  • Electro therapy
  • Orthopaedics
  • General Medicine including Paediatrics and Psychiatry
  • General Surgery
  • Community Medicine
  • Research Methodology & Biostatistics
  • *Supervised rotatory clinical training (at least 2 hours /day in physiotherapy OPD or in a hospital)

* Not included for university examination

4th year
  • Physiotherapy in Orthopaedic Conditions
  • Physiotherapy in Neurological Conditions
  • Physiotherapy in Cardio Respiratory and General Conditions
  • Physiotherapy in Sports
  • Rehabilitation on Medicine
  • * Supervised rotatory clinical training (at least 2 hours /day in physiotherapy OPD or in a hospital)

* Not included for university examination

  • There shall be six months of Internship after the final year examination for candidates declared to have passed the examination in all the subjects. During the internship candidate shall have to work full time average 7 hours per day (each working day) for 6 Calendar months.

List of top Colleges Offering Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) course

  • Lovely Professional University, [LPU] Jalandhar
  • Christian Medical College, [CMC] Vellore
  • Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute for Physically Handicapped, New Delhi
  • Apollo Physiotherapy College, Hyderabad
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  • Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
  • SDM College of Physiotherapy, Karnataka
  • JSS College of Physiotherapy, Karnataka
  • KJ Somaiya College of Physiotherapy, Mumbai
  • Pacific College of Physiotherapy, [PCOP] Gorakhpur

BPT Course: Syllabus and Course Description

Tabulated below is a semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus.

Semester I Semester II
Anatomy Biomechanics
Physiology Psychology
Biochemistry Sociology
English Orientation to Physiotherapy
Kannada Integrated Seminars
Basic Nursing -
Semester III Semester IV
Pathology Exercise Therapy
Microbiology Electrotherapy
Pharmacology Research Methodology & Biostatics
First Aid & CPR Introduction to Treatment
Constitution of India Clinical Observation Posting
Semester V Semester VI
General Medicine Orthopedics and Sports Physiotherapy
General Surgery Supervised Rotatory Clinical Training
Orthopedics and Traumatology Allied Therapies

BPT Course: Career Prospects

Successful graduates of the course find gainful employment opportunities in both private and government sectors, besides having the option of pursuing private practice.

Graduates interested in pursuing higher studies in the discipline may go for pursuing Master of Physiotherapy or other higher certifications in any of the sub-specialties in the discipline.

Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are mentioned below, along with the corresponding job responsibilities and average salary offered for each role.