Physiotherapy Course Details 2023: Entrance Exam for Physiotherapy


Physiotherapy is one of the allied health professions which is by using evidence-based shock wave modality, joint mobilization, kinesiology, electrotherapy, exercise prescription  & health education, treats condition such as chronic or acute pain, soft tissue injuries, cartilage damage, gait disorders & physical impairments typically of musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary & endocrinology origins. Physical therapy is used to improve a patient’s physical functions through physical examination, diagnosis, prognosis, physical intervention, rehabilitation and patient education. It is practiced by physical therapists. Types of physiotherapy are musculoskeletal physiotherapy, cardiorespiratory physiotherapy, neurological physiotherapy, geriatric physiotherapy, pediatric physiotherapy, sports physiotherapy & rehabilitation,  pain management & animal physiotherapist. The Physiotherapy course are BPT, MPT, DPT & PhD in Physical Therapy.

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Physiotherapy Course Eligibility Criteria & Admission Basis

There are universities offering BPT, MPT, DPT & PhD courses, the details of all are given below in the table:

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Physiotherapy Course Details
Courses Minimum Eligibility Criteria Admission Basis
  • A candidate seeking admission in BPT must have passed higher secondary (10+2) or equivalent qualification 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 is required. 
Based on the entrance exam of the university & counselling.
  • On should have passed Bachelor’s degree from a recognised board or university in the same field i.e Bachelor of Physiotherapy with a minimum 50% score in. 
  • A 6-month mandatory internship in the same field from a trusted organization is required
Diploma in Physiotherapy Physical therapy diploma can be pursued after successful completion of the 10+2 level of education in the Science stream from a recognized educational Board.
PhD in Physiotherapy One should hold a degree of Post Graduate in relevant subject or equivalent with a minimum of  50% marks in aggregate. Applicant should clear the common entrance exam conducted by the University & also an Interview to get admission in the respective course.

BPT is of 3 years, MPT is of 2 years, DPT is of 1 year & PhD is of minimum 3 years.

Entrance Exams for Physiotherapy Course

There are various entrance exams which are conducted by the university for providing admission to the Physiotherapy courses:

  • IPU CET 2023 (Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test )
  • BCECE 2023 (Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination
  • IEMJEE 2023(Institute of Engineering and Management Joint Entrance Examination)
  • VEE 2023(VELS Entrance Examination)
  • LPUNEST 2023(Lovely Professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test)
  • NEET- UG 2023
  • MET conducted by the Manipal University
  • DSAT (Dayanand Sagar Admission Test)

Bachelor of Physiotherapy Syllabus

The syllabus for  Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) program are given below:

BPT First Year Syllabus

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • English
  • Basic Nursing
  • Biomechanics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Orientation to Physiotherapy
  • Integrated Seminars

BPT Second Year Syllabus

  • Pathology
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Microbiology
  • Electrotherapy
  • Pharmacology
  • Research Methodology & Biostatistics
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Introduction to Treatment
  • Clinical Observation Posting

BPT Third Year Syllabus

  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopaedics and Sports Physiotherapy
  • Supervised Rotatory Clinical Training
  • Orthopaedics and Traumatology
  • Allied Therapies

Master of Physiotherapy Subjects

Below mentioned are the MPT subjects according to semesters:

MPT Subjects – First year

  • Principles of Physiotherapy Practice
  • Research Methodology and Biostatistics
  • Physical and Functional Diagnosis
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Electrophysiology

MPT Subjects – Second year

  • Physiotherapeutic
  • Cardio-Respiratory Disorder
  • Community Rehabilitation
  • Paediatrics
  • Elective
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders and Sports
  • Neurological and Psychosomatic Disorders

MPT Specializations

There are many different specializations which can be studied under MPT, few of them are as follows:

  • MPT in Cardio-Pulmonary Sciences
  • MPT in Neurosciences
  • Also, MPT in Orthopedics
  • MPT in Community Physiotherapy
  • MPT in Sports Science
  • Also, MPT in Paediatrics
  • MPT Geriatrics Physiotherapy
  • MPT Health Promotion and Disability Rehabilitation

Master of Physiotherapy Syllabus

Few of the MPT syllabus of all 2 years are mentioned below:

  • Maternal and Child care physiotherapy
  • Sampling distributions
  • Level of Healthcare and Fitness
  • Development of the Physiotherapy Profession
  • EMG and Biofeedback
  • Basic Probability and Sampling Distributions
  • Biomechanics of Tissues & Structures of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Maternal and Childcare in General Physiotherapy
  • Clinical Symptomatology, Pathophysiology and Pathomechanics of Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
  • Health and Illness, Levels of Healthcare & Fitness

PhD in Physiotherapy Syllabus

At the Doctorate level in Physiotherapy following topics are covered:

  • Research in Physiotherapy
  • Research Design
  • Biostatistics
  • Research Fundamentals
  • Research Ethics
  • Measures of central value
  • Measures of Dispersion
  • Normal Distribution Curve
  • Correlation analysis
  • Sampling
  • Parametric & Non-Parametric tests
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Regression analysis
  • Probability

Colleges offering Physiotherapy Courses

There are many colleges which offer Physiotherapy degrees at UG, PG, Diploma & Doctorate levels. Few of them have been listed below:

  • Government College of Physiotherapy, Tiruchchirappalli
  • Government Medical College, Nagpur
  • National Institute of Rehabilitation Training & Research, Cuttack
  • National Institue of Orthopedically Handicapped, Kolkata
  • Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
  • Sri Ramchandra Institue of Higher Education, Chennai
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi
  • Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  • KLE University, Belgaum
  • NIMS University, Jaipur
  • Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya
  • Chandigarh University
  • Amity University
  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies – [NMIMS Deemed to be University] 
  • Jagannath University
  • Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi
  • Loyola College, Chennai
  • University of Hyderabad
  • Nalanda Open University, Patna
  • Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies
  • Sancheti Healthcare Academy, Pune

Career Prospects for Physiotherapist

The employment areas for Physiotherapist is increasing day by day, few of them are:

  • Community health centres,
  • Mental health centres,
  • Nursing homes/private care centres,
  • Rehabilitation centres,
  • The Institute of the Physically Handicapped
  • Defence establishments
  • Teaching establishments
  • Their own clinic
  • Sports clinics
  • fitness centres
  • Government hospitals

Few job profiles for Physiotherapy degree holders are listed below:

  • Physiotherapist
  • Defence Medical Establishments
  • Lecturer
  • Acupuncturist
  • Therapy Manager
  • Researcher
  • Osteopath
  • Self Employed Private Physiotherapist
  • Consultant
  • Sports Physio Rehabilitator

The average salary for Physiotherapist at the initial stage of career is low but with the increase in experience & also the goodwill of a company gives a good opportunity to extract a handsome salary.

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