Bachelor of Physiotherapy : B.P.T Course Details


Physiotherapy is a medical science area for giving treatment to the patients who are threatened by injury, disease etc. Bachelor of Physiotherapy is an Under Graduate Degree awarded for a program in Physiotherapy. B.P.T is an abridged form of Bachelor of Physiotherapy. The program lasts for 4½ years. There is an internship in the B.P.T program with duration of 6 months. Physical Therapy Programs provide center skills such as manual therapy and therapeutic practice to the potential candidates. Many recognized institutes in India are offering the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program.

Advantages or Benefits of Bachelor of Physiotherapy

  • A Physiotherapist can go for documentation in a sub-specialty of Physiotherapy. Some of the specialty areas are like sports therapy, pediatric, electrophysiological physical therapy etc.
  • After finishing the B.P.T program one can go for advanced education like Master of Physical Therapy.
  • The aspirant who has attained the B.P.T degree can start his or her own Clinic in Physiotherapy.

Eligibility Criteria for Bachelor of Physiotherapy

For pursuing the B.P.T program, the candidates need to clear the 12th standard. They should have obtained at least 50% of marks in Biology, Physics and Chemistry including practical. Aspirants must have passed each subject separately. A Common Entrance Test (CET) is carried out for selecting the aspirants. The CET score is considered for the admission process to the course. The applicants must have reached at least a minimum 17 years of age for applying the B.P.T program.

Admission Procedure for Bachelor of Physiotherapy

The admission for B.P.T program depends on the merit and also on the performance of the applicant in the entrance test. The application forms for the B.P.T entrance test is issued through online websites or by post. The applicants can download the form from the website of the college or university. The forms are also available in the office of the institutes. The application forms must reach the director of admission on or before of the last date.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy Entrance exams in India

  • CET Entrance Exam
  • Guru Govinda Indraprastha University Physiotherapy Entrance Exam
  • JIPMER All India Entrance Exam

How to fill in B.P.T Entrance Application form

While filling the application form, it is advisable to use the aspirant’s own handwriting. The form must be filled in block letters. The candidates must fill the form completely. Otherwise, there is a chance for the application form to be rejected. It is better to attach recent photographs in the application form. Once the forms reached on time, qualified applicants are sorted and they will receive a hall tickets for appearing the exam. The institute/ university are not responsible for any delay in postal service. If the applicants have any queries about the test one can contact the director of admission.

B.P.T Entrance Exam Pattern

The entrance test duration is 31/2 hours. The entrance exam covers multiple-type objective questions. There will be a maximum of 200 questions. The questions are taken from 5 subjects. They include Physics, Zoology. Some other subjects are like, Chemistry and Botany. English is also another subject. There will be equal number of questions from all these subjects. There is no negative mark for the incorrect answer. The students need to choose suitable answer from the given alternatives. The applicants must practice last year question papers for performing properly in the exam. Students are advised to work on test topics according to the significance of the subject and weight-age in test.

Coaching Centers for B.P.T Entrance Exam

  • Aakash Institute
  • Allen Career Institute, Kota
  • Brilliant Tutorials
  • Dr. Bhatia Medical Coaching Institute, Delhi
  • MediTECH
  • Naik Academy, Mumbai
  • Narayana Institute for Medical/Engineering Coaching, Delhi
  • Oasis Educational Services

Reference Books for B.P.T Entrance Exam

  • Chapter Wise Solutions of JIPMER Pondicherry Medical Entrance Examination by Panel of Experts
  • JIPMER Medical Entrance by Editorial Board
  • JIPMER Question Bank by Murali Bharadwaz
  • JIPMER Solved Papers (20*3*8) by Rph Editorial Board
  • Gujarat CET Medical Entrance Exam by Editorial Compilation
  • Excel’s Question Bank for Gujarat CET Medical/phar by Excel

Top 10 B.P.T Colleges in India

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi
  • Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
  • Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore
  • Grant Medical College, Mumbai
  • JIPMER Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Pondicherry
  • Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal
  • Madras Medical College, Chennai
  • Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), Delhi
  • Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai
  • St John’s Medical College, Bangalore

Other Reputed Colleges/ Universities offering B.P.T program

  • A.W.H. Special College
  • Aalim Muhammed Salegh College Paramedical Sciences
  • Adhunik Institute of Education and Research
  • Alva’s College of Physiotherapy
  • Amar Jyoti Institute of Physiotherapy, Delhi
  • Amity Institute of Physiotherapy
  • Apollo College of Physiotherapy
  • Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Physiotherapy
  • Beehive College of Advace Studies
  • Bethany Navajeevan College of Physiotherapy
  • Bharath University
  • Burdwan Institute of Medical and Life Sciences (BIMLS)
  • Burdwan Medical College
  • Calicut University
  • Chakradhar Institute of Rehabilitation Science(CIRS)
  • Chhatrapati Sahu Ji Maharaj University / Kanpur University
  • Datta Meghe Insitute of Medical Sciences
  • Devendrar College of Physiotherapy
  • Dolphin (P.G.) Institute of Bio-Medical & Natural Sciences
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College
  • Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College
  • Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute
  • Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences /Andhra Pradesh University of Health Sciences
  • Garden City College of Science and Management Studies
  • Government Medical College
  • Gujarat University
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
  • Guru Nanak Dev University
  • H.I.H.T University
  • Haldia Institute of Allied Medical and Health Sciences
  • I.I.M.T. College of Medical Sciences
  • IASE University
  • Index Medical College Hospital & Research Centre
  • Institute of Health Sciences(I.H.S)
  • Integral University
  • J.G. College of Physiotherapy
  • J.R.N. Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University
  • J.S.S College of Physiotherapy, Mysore
  • Jammu College Of Physiotherapy
  • JDT Islam College of Physiotherapy
  • K.G. College of Health Sciences
  • K.L.E. Society’s Institute of Physiotherapy
  • K.M.C.H. College of Physiotherapy
  • K.T.G. College of Physiotherapy
  • Kamalam Viswanathan College of Physiotherapy
  • Kempegowda Institute of Physiotherapy
  • Khalsa College
  • KLE University
  • Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University
  • Krupanidhi College of Physiotherapy
  • Lovely Professional University
  • M.M. Institute of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
  • M.N.R. Sanjeevani College of Physiotherapy
  • Madha College of Physiotherapy
  • Madras Medical College
  • MAEER’s Maharashtra Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (MIMSR)
  • Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
  • Maharashtra Institute of Physiotherapy (MAEER)
  • Maharishi Markandeshwar University (M.M.U.)
  • Mahatma Gandhi Missions Institute of Physiotherapy(M.G.M.)
  • Manav Bharti University
  • Manipal University
  • Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research / Meenakashi University
  • Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
  • Midnapore Rehabilation Centre for Children
  • Mohamed Sathak A.J. College of Physiotherapy
  • Nandha College of Physiotherapy
  • National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (NIRTAR)
  • Navodaya College of Physiotherapy
  • Neelachal Institute of Medical Science (NIMS)
  • Nitte University
  • Nopany Institute of Helthcare Studies
  • P.P.G. College of Physiotherapy
  • Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy
  • Padmavathi College of Physiotherapy
  • Patna Medical College, Patna
  • People’s Institute of Physiotherapy
  • Physiotherapy College
  • Pondicherry University
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh
  • Prakash Institute of Physiotheraphy Rehabilitation and Allied Medical Sciences
  • Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute for Physically Handicapped, New Delhi
  • Pt. J.N.M. Medical College
  • Punjabi University
  • RajaRajeswari College of Physiotherapy
  • Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
  • S.D.D.Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
  • Santosh University
  • Sarvajanik College of Physiotherapy
  • Saveetha University
  • Shanmuga College of Physiotherapy
  • Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Womens University (Churchgate)
  • Sigma Institute of Physiotherapy
  • Sikkim Manipal University
  • Singhania University
  • Sri Ramachandra University / Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute
  • Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences
  • SRM University
  • Subharti Physiotherapy College
  • Surendra Dental College & Research Institute
  • Swami Vivekanand Subharti University
  • T.N. Medical College
  • Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University
  • Teerthanker Mahaveer College of Paramedical Sciences
  • Thanthai Roever College of Physiotheraphy
  • Trident College of Education
  • Tripura Institute of Paramedical Sciences
  • U.C.A. College of Physiotherapy
  • University of Burdwan
  • Uttarakhand Government Medical College
  • Uttaranchal College of Technology & Bio-Medical Sciences
  • V.E.L.S. University
  • Vel’s College of Physiotherapy
  • Venkata Padmavathi Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Vidyasagar Institute of Health
  • Vikas College of Physiotherapy
  • Vinayaka Missions University
  • West Bengal University of Health Sciences
  • Yenepoya University

B.P.T course curriculum

First year B.P.T

  • Anatomy
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology

Optional Training Subjects

  • Orientation to Physiotherapy
  • Physics & chemistry

Second year B.P.T

  • Biomechanics
  • Electrotherapy
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology

Optional Training Subjects

  • Basic Nursing, First Aid & CPR
  • Clinical Observation Posting
  • Introduction to Treatment

Third year BPT

  • Cardio-Respiratory & General Physiotherapy
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedics & Traumatology
  • Orthopedics and Sports Physiotherapy
  • Supervised Rotatory Clinical Training

Fourth year B.P.T

  • Community Medicine
  • Community Physiotherapy
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Neuro-Physiotherapy
  • Research Methodology & Biostatistics
  • Supervised Rotatory Clinical Training – II
  • Project

Optional Training Subjects

  • Physiotherapy in Dentistry
  • Evidence Based Physiotherapy Practice

B.P.T Specializations

There is no specialization subject in Bachelor of Physiotherapy Program. The specialization subjects are only at Post graduation level.

B.P.T Projects

  • Accuracy of physiotherapists at approximating treatment time
  • Faulty Posture and modification
  • Nerve lesion of extremity and their management
  • Pain and motor descriptions of the neck
  • The impression of breathlessness in people who are obese
  • The occurrence of pain in pregnant women with a risk of depression and anxiety
  • Therapeutic effects of Shortwave Diathermy
  • Time models of energy expenditure and their associations with health-related characteristics

B.P.T Course Evaluation

Bachelor of Physiotherapy program covers orals, theory and practical sessions. There are objective examinations included in the course. There are four years of learning and six months mandatory resident rotary internship. Some institutes are offering subsidiary subjects along with the mandatory subjects. Introduction sessions carried out to study the practical treatments. University examinations are being conducted at the end of every year. Exams include both theory and practicals. Those who have less than 75% of attendance are not qualified for writing the examination. There is a day-to-day internal assessment, case discussions, problem-solving exercise etc. In addition, the program covers small research projects and Multiple-type question tests.

B.P.T Text Books

  • A Premier of Orthopaedic Biomechanics by George van B. Cochran
  • Aids to P.T. by J.M. Lee
  • Anatomy and physiology of yogic practice by M.M. Gone
  • Basic Athletic training by Cramer
  • Basic athletic Training by Cramer
  • Basic Biomechanics of the skeletal system by Victor H. Frankel
  • Basic radio by M. Tepper
  • Clayton’s Electrotherapy by Angel Forster and Nigel Palestanga
  • Clinical Electritherapy by Kahn
  • Clinical Electrotherapy by Currier
  • Clinical Orthopaedics for Physical Therapy  by Campbell
  • Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy by Goodman and Snyder
  • Electricity and Magnetism by Brijlal and Subramanyam
  • Electronic Principles by A.P. Malvino
  • Electrotherapy and Light Therapy by Kovac’s
  • Elements of Paediatric Physiotherapy by Eckers
  • Elements properties of matter by D.S. Mathur
  • Fundamentals of physics by verghese, parvathy Sebastian and anatomy
  • General Surgical Operations by R.M. Kirk and R.C.N. Williamson
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics in the Health care of a Woman by Seymoul L. Romney, Mary Jane Gray, J. A. Merrill
  • Handbook of electronics by Gupta and Kumar
  • Key issue in Neurological Physiotherapy by Ada/Canning
  • Krusen’s textbook of physical medicine and rehabilitation by krusen kortke
  • Medicine and Neurology by Davidson
  • Medicine and Neurology by Golwala
  • Medicine by Golwala
  • Modern College Physics by Harvey E. White
  • Muscle testing by Daniel
  • Orthopaedics and Traumtology by Natarajan
  • Orthopaedics by Aplay
  • Outline of fracture by Adams
  • Outline of Orthopaedics by Adams
  • Practical exercise therapy by Margaret hollies
  • Principles and Practice of Medicine by Davidso
  • Principles of Biochemistry by A. Lehninger
  • Principles of exercise therapy by Dena Gardner
  • Principles of Gynecology by Jeffcoat
  • Rehabilitation medicine by Joel A. Delisa
  • Review of medical physiology by Ganong
  • S Dynamics of Clinical Rehabilitative Exercise by Order
  • Science and medicine of exercise and sports by Warren R. Johnson
  • Structural Kinesiology by E.P. Braham U.N. Wooten
  • Surgery by Nan
  • Technique of Electrotherapy and its physical and physiological basis by Stafford L. Osborne and Harold J. Holmquest
  • Textbook of Biochemistry by A.C. Deb
  • Textbook of Biochemistry by West and Todd
  • Textbook of Gynecology by Shaw
  • Textbook of Medical Biochemistry by Chatterjee and Shinde
  • The Children’s Sports injuries by David Kennedy
  • The yogi philosophy of physical well being by Yogi Tamacharaka
  • Theapeutic Electricity by Sydney Litch
  • Therapeitic Exercise by Basmajian
  • Therapeutic Electricity by Sydney Litch
  • Yoga stretching and relaxation for sports men by Capt. M. Rajan

What to do after B.P.T?

After the B.P.T program, aspirants can select the higher educations courses. Some of the Post graduation programs are Master of Physiotherapy in Orthopedics, Master of Physiotherapy in Hand Conditions, Master of Physiotherapy in Neurology and Master of Sports Physiotherapy. There are some diploma programs also offered by many institutes such as PG Diploma in Geriatric Physiotherapy, PG Diploma in Physiotherapy and PG Diploma in Sports physiotherapy. There are many job opportunities are also available after the B.P.T program. Once the aspirants finish the Program they will be eligible to work in hospitals, private clinics, fitness centers etc.

Job and Career options for B.P.T

There is high demand for Physiotherapists and educational faculty across the nation. Job availability is higher in the health care sector for B.P.T graduates. The interested aspirants can select degree and diploma programs as higher education. Once they complete the advanced studies they will get opportunity to work in reputed firms. The candidates can work as lecturer, therapy manger, osteopath etc. Those who prefer the research field can work as research assistant. After higher studies, they will get senior posts at these firms.

Employment Areas

  • Defence Medical Establishments
  • Educational Institutions
  • Fitness Centers
  • Health Institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Orthopedic Departments
  • Physiotherapy Equipment Manufacturers
  • Private Clinics
  • Rehabilitation Centers for The Handicapped
  • Schools for the Mentally Retarded and Physically Disabled Children
  • Sports Training Facilities

Job Types

  • Assistant Physiotherapist
  • Customer Care Assistant
  • Lecturer
  • Osteopath
  • Research Assistant
  • Researcher
  • Self Employed Private Physiotherapist
  • Sports Physio-Rehabilitator
  • Therapy Manager

Remuneration after B.P.T

The B.P.T graduates can find job in rehabilitation centers that are administered by the Central and State governments or by private bodies. There is high demand for B.P.T graduates in foreign nations like US, Canada, Australia etc. Career opportunity is also available in the areas such as teaching; consultancy etc. A fresher can get Rs. 3,000 - Rs. 5,000 per month in the government hospitals.

The candidates will get more salary in the private hospitals. A physiotherapist can earn 7,500 - Rs. 10,000 per month in a private hospital. Professionals of this area can get almost Rs. 20,000 - Rs. 40,000 monthly. Physiotherapists who have few years of experience can begin their own clinics. They will get around Rs. 250 – Rs. 400 for every sitting.



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20 Responses to “Bachelor of Physiotherapy : B.P.T Course Details”

  1. 20

    sir,i have passed DPT final exam in 2013, i have to go for
    3 months internship,iwant know can i join bpt course this year along with dpt internship.

  2. 19

    sir,i did’nt write d cet exam but how can i get a bpt seat?plz give a quick reply.thank u.

  3. 18
    abdul vase:

    iam completed my intermediate with M L T i dont want to do the
    BSC MLT i want study BPT now i need your sugetion which univercity will providing the BPT course inform me iam not a BiPC intermediate

  4. 17
    shrasti Gupta:

    i am a BPT final year student my exams are completed and result awaited. so please tell me about the hospitals for internship. i want to do internship from any government hospital.

  5. 16

    which course I should do for completion of bachelor course in physiotherapy after completing diploma in physiotherapy?

  6. 15
    da vinci:

    when does the forms will be given for BPT in sri ramachandra university

  7. 14

    1str year bpt syllabus of ntruhs

  8. 13
    V.satya venkata gopi naresh:


  9. 12

    respected sir/madam ,as i completed my physiotherapy course on last year february 2011 but not yet completed my intern,only one month i was attended my internship , although my batch members were completed the internship on november 2011. due to my family problem i was unable to continue my internship.but now i”m going to continue my internship again, so i kindly request you to do the needful and what are procedures needed to follow for the continuation of my bpt internship. please help me.. thanking you sir/madam

  10. 11

    Respected Sir/Mam
    I had completed B.Sc ( Chemistry,Zo0logy Botany) with 50 %, i would like to become a physiotherapist.

    Plz Guide Me…………..

  11. 10
    Ninotshka dias:

    Hello. I am am arts graduate & i have decided to change my career.i would like to become a physiotherapist. I have gathered alot of information. I understand i have to pass a Common entrence exam. I am interested to find out more information and advice about how to get the forms, the fees. When the exams are conducted, are there exam centres in mumbai etc. I would appreciate your help in the matter. Thank you.ninotshka.

  12. 9

    plz tell me is it necessary to be from science stream in 12th standard for doing b.p.t.?i mean can a commerce student opt this diploma?

  13. 8
    Government Grant Guide:

    Somebody essentially assist to make seriously posts I might state. This is the first time I frequented your web page and to this point? I amazed with the research you made to make this actual post incredible. Great job!

  14. 7

    what is the last date for physiotheraphy application

  15. 6
    Hirdesh gupta:

    Respected sir, iam the student of D.P.T first year, i want a B.P.T lateral entry in 2nd year, before complete the D.P.T

  16. 5
    swastika shukla:

    i want to know the interview date of programme of bachelor of physiotherapy in amity university

  17. 4
    Navneet jha.:

    what should we have to do after complet the diploma in mistakely i have take admission in i want to do it’s bacheler tell me about that.

  18. 3

    give information about courses after BPT and what is the M.I.A.P course

  19. 2
    Prachi Shah:

    Can i get admission in govt. physiotherapy college in gujarat at 58.23 merit percentage?

  20. 1
    Adesh Jain:

    Admission procedure in top 10 or reputed colleges for BPT