Degrees offered: B.Optom, B.P.T., B.Sc., B.Voc., D.Sc./Sc.D, Diploma, Dual Degree

What is Physiotherapy

Courses taught in Physiotherapy entail the study of physical medicine and rehabilitation through mechanical force and movements, remedying impairments and initiation of mobility, function and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis and physical intervention. Budding physiotherapists are introduced to various kinds of physical therapies administered to patients besides research, education, consultation and administration. They learn how to address various illnesses and injuries that threaten to limit a person’s abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. Bachelor of Physiotherapy is usually a 4 to 4.5-year programme.Furthermore, coursework also involves laboratory and imaging studies carried out through X-Rays, CT-Scans and MRI findings. Doctors in training are introduced to various kinds of exercises, manual therapies and manipulations as well as mechanical devices. You can pursue Master of Physiotherapy after successfully completing your BPT.

Eligibility Criteria

UG: Candidates must have passed 10+2 with at least 50% marks in aggregate with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as core subjects. Independent entrance tests for UG programme are held by the various state, central and private universities.

PG: Candidates must hold a degree in Bachelor of Physiotherapy along with a good score in entrance tests held for PG programme held by the various state, central and private universities.

Scope of Physiotherapy

  • Hospitals need qualified and experienced Physiotherapists good at various areas such as Paediatrics, Geriatrics, Neurology, Cardiorespiratory and Orthopaedics.
  • They need Physiotherapists good at working with patients, treating their physical problems, developing treatment programmes, encouraging exercises and movement by use of techniques, assisting patients following surgery, enhancing tolerance in exercise and daily activities and educating about various therapy programmes.

Some of the profiles offered to them are:

Clinical Physiotherapist

Assistant Physiotherapist

Associate Physiotherapist

Senior Physiotherapist

Junior Physiotherapist

Senior Executive Physiotherapist

Consultant Physiotherapist

Homecare Physiotherapist

Course Fee for Physiotherapy

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
50.50 K
B.P.T. in Physiotherapy at DAV Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Jalandhar
22.50 K
B.P.T. in Physiotherapy at Dr NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada
24.33 Lakhs
B.P.T. in Physiotherapy at Dr DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai
4.15 Lakhs
B.P.T. in Physiotherapy at Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune
30.00 K
M.P.T. in Physiotherapy at CMJ University, Shillong
3.34 K
M.Sc. in Physiotherapy at University College of Science, Technology and Agriculture, Kolkata
73.50 Lakhs
M.D. in Physiotherapy at Smt B K Shah Medical Institute and Research Center, Vadodara
3.50 Lakhs
M.P.T. in Physiotherapy at Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot
1.50 Lakhs
Ph.D in Physiotherapy at Singhania University, Jhunjhunu
79.40 K
Ph.D in Physiotherapy at All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mumbai
7.70 Lakhs
Ph.D in Physiotherapy at OPJS University, Rajgarh
79.40 K
Ph.D in Physiotherapy at All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mumbai
12.12 K
Diploma in Physiotherapy at Global Open University, Dimapur
43.00 K
Diploma in Physiotherapy at Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences, Saifai
3.44 Lakhs
M.Sc. in Physiotherapy at Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut
43.00 K
Diploma in Physiotherapy at Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences, Saifai

Questions related to Physiotherapy

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how to apply for physiotherapy college in London after passing 12 with scholarship

Animesh Vats Student Expert 3rd Apr, 2020


Well first you need to make a list of colleges or universities that gives physiotherapy as a course. After that you need to see whether that college or university has scholarship for international students or not. Then you will have to see the admission requirements and eligibility criteria of the course and the college or university in general. After that if the things fall in your side then start your application and apply accordingly.

I hope my answer helps.

All the best.


can I do part time job at London by studying for physiotherapy

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 2nd Apr, 2020


most of the indians students do part time work to earn the lodging and food expenses while studying in abroad. however it is not easy to get a part time work in abroad, it also depends on your course structure and how much time you may expend besides your studying and college hours. however I suggest you to try for scholarships as well which will help you financially.


I want to take admission in Christian Medical College Ludhiana for Bachelors of physiotherapy..what will be the requirements and how will get the seat

Deepshikha Student Expert 30th Mar, 2020
Christian Medical college,ludhiana offers Bachelors in Physiotherapy (BPT) which is a four and half years course. The basic eligibility criteria is that you must have passed 12th from a recognized board
with pass marks (50 percent) in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, Mathematics that is, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English as mandates requirements.
The admission is through an admission test conducted by the institution itself after which the merit list is released.
Hope this helps.
Good luck.

fee and duration for physiotherapy course

Neha Kanwar 26th Mar, 2020

Hello Reema,

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) is a four and half year full time undergraduate course.

The fees for this course ranges from INR 1 lakhs to INR 5 lakhs.

The eligiblitiy for taking admission in this course is 10+2 from any recognised board or equivalent.

Hope it helps.

Good Luck!


Are there any entrance exams conducted for physiotherapy in govt medicals ? which are the govt. physiotherapy colleges in Assam ?

Shiksha 25th Mar, 2020


The list of colleges in assam asst are government colleges and do offer bachelor's in psychotherapy (BPT) are: Regional college of paramedical health science Guwahati & science college kokrajhar.

The exams for bpt is: ipu cet, cet, jipmer, etc (other universities may or may not conduct entrances).

I hope this helps.

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