BPT is an undergraduate academic course in the medical science field. Physiotherapy uses physical agent like exercises and other electrical modalities for providing treatment to those patients whose movement and functions are threatened by Musculo skeletal, Neurological, Cardiothoracic, Paediatric, Geriatric, Gynaecological and ageing diseases or environmental factors.
The duration of the course is four and half years including internship of 6 months (180 days). Physiotherapy program provides core skills like manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and application of electro physical modalities to the prospective students.
The work profile of Physiotherapist is prevention, restoration and rehabilitation.
Physiotherapist helps patients in recovering and rehabilitating from a state of incapacity due to any kind of genetic defects or the defects occurred as a result of an accident or any kind of illness
To pursue BPT one needs to be passed in 12th class or equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in physics chemistry and biology. Provided the candidate has passed in each subject separately
Apart from rigorous education one needs to have lots of physical stamina and interpersonal skills because of the demanding nature of the work
Admission to the course would be made in order of merits determined on the basis of the percentage of marks obtained by the students in the qualifying examination, PCB % and / or the personal interview held by the management
What after BPT
After clearing BPT one can pursue MPT. He/ She can pursue MPT in various specialities of Physiotherapy like cardiopulmonary, orthopaedic, neurology, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology and geriatrics. He/ She can setup his or her own Physiotherapy clinic
After successful completion of B.P. Th course one can be absorbed in various health sectors, industrial, government and Non government organisations of India and abroad like
- Multi Specialty Hospitals
- Rehabilitation centres
- Special school for special children
- Health institutions
- Defence Medical establishment
- Private clinics
- Educational institutions
- Fitness centres
- Sports clubs, national or international sports teams
- Multinational companies