physiotherapist rehabilitates patients by helping them improve their physical movement. They treat people who are injured or disabled in order to recover full function and movement. It’s both cure and prevention-focused and requires in-depth anatomical and musculoskeletal knowledge. Therapy usually covers:

  • Exercise
  • Massage
  • Stretching
  • Medication

Physiotherapists are required to maintain close physical contact with their patients; they must not shy away from such closeness, or be unwilling to demonstrate exercise methodology. Compassion, empathy, friendliness, good communication, and patience are a must.

Courses

  • BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy)

Duration

The duration of this course is about three years.

Eligibility

Candidates wishing to pursue the course are needed to fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria listed below in order to apply for the course:

  • Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalent qualification, completed from a recognized university, in the Science stream, with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as main subjects.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 50% or equivalent CGPA at the 10+2 level (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates)

Admission Process

Interested eligible candidates are offered admission to the course in India mostly on the basis of performance in a relevant institute-specific entrance test. Often subsequently, two additional rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview are held for assessment of the candidate’s general aptitude for the course.

Entrance Examination

  • CET (Common Entrance Test)
  • Guru Govind Indraprastha University Physiotherapy Entrance Exam
  • JIPMER All India Entrance Exam.

Career and Job Opportunities

Successful graduates of the course find gainful employment opportunities in both private and government sectors, besides having the option of pursuing private practice.

Graduates interested in pursuing higher studies in the discipline may go for pursuing Master of Physiotherapy or other higher certifications in any of the sub-specialties in the discipline.

JOB PROFILE JOB DESCRIPTION AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY
Physiotherapist To help patients suffering from difficulties with physical movement resulting from illness, injury, disability, or ageing to improve their movement, and devise and review treatment programs using manual therapy (such as massage), therapeutic exercise, and electrotherapy. INR 2 to 7 Lacs
Lecturer To teach at undergraduate and graduate levels in areas allocated and reviewed from time to time by the Head of Department. INR 2.5 to 6 Lacs
Researcher They work with other team members to identify project goals, research methods, and other test parameters, and offer recommendations on improving the techniques used. INR 3 to 7 Lacs
Osteopath They treat patients by stimulating different areas of the body using a wide range of physical techniques such as touching, stretching, and massaging. The aim of these techniques is to increase the blood flow to the different parts of the body and facilitate obstructed movement. INR 2.5 to 5 Lacs
Consultant They provide services directly to doctors or healthcare facilities, working for organizations, providing medical-consulting services. INR 2 to 5 Lacs