Bachelor of Physiotherapy in Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences


Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences is the first institution established in India for providing education for allied health professionals. It was established by Manipal University in the year 1999. Health Professions Council (HPC), UK has given affiliation to this Institution. It is the largest allied health college located in India. Bachelor of Physiotherapy is one of the undergraduate courses offered in this institute. This course has got accreditation from Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP).

Structure of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program

Bachelor of Physiotherapy course is a four year course with internship for six months. Structure of the four year course is given below

First year

  • Anatomy (Theory and Practical)
  • Physiology (Theory and Practical)
  • Biochemistry (Theory)
  • Exercise Therapy I (Theory and Practical)
  • Electro Therapy I (Theory)
  • Basic Nursing, First Aid and CPR (Theory and Practical)

Second year

  • Pathology (Theory and Practical)
  • Microbiology (Theory)
  • Pharmacology (Theory)
  • Exercise Therapy II (Theory and Practical)
  • Electrotherapy (Theory and Practical)
  • Psychology (Theory)

Third year

  • Orthopedics (Theory and Practical)
  • Rheumatology (Theory and Practical)
  • Clinical Neurology (Theory and Practical)
  • Neurosurgery (Theory and Practical)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology   (Theory)
  • Pediatrics (Theory)
  • Physiotherapy in Orthopedics and Rheumatology (Theory and Practical)
  • Physiotherapy in Neurosciences (Theory and Practical)

Fourth year

  • General Medicine (Theory and Practical)
  • Surgery (Theory and Practical)
  • Community Medicine (Theory and Practical)
  • Sociology (Theory)
  • Physiotherapy in Cardio-Respiratory and General Conditions (Theory and Practical)
  • Rehabilitation (Theory and Practical)
  • Electrodiagnosis (Theory and Practical)
  • Exercise Physiology (Theory and Practical)
  • Ethics/Administration/Teaching skills (Theory)
  • Research Methodology (Theory)

There will be clinical postings for the students during the third year and fourth year. It will be on daily basis during afternoon. Separate hours will be specified for theory and practical.


Candidates who are applying for Bachelor of Physiotherapy course in Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences should possess Indian citizenship. They should pass plus two or its equivalent with the subjects Physics, English, Chemistry and Biology. They should possess minimum forty five percent marks while taking together the marks of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The intake of general candidates is based on the marks obtained Physics, Chemistry and Biology in their qualifying examination. A merit list will be published on the basis of these marks. If two candidates possess equal marks in the merit list, then the total marks obtained in the qualifying examination will be considered along with the marks obtained in English. Foreign or NRI candidates will be given direct admission through Foreign/NRI quota. They can apply for the concerned course through application forms or e-mail.



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