Physiotherapy As A Course For Students

BPT or Bachelors of Physiotherapy is a four-year undergraduate course which deals with the science of movement and help people overcome diseases related to movement. The course teaches its students to help patients increase, maintain and restore their physical mobility, function and strength. This science makes use of electrotherapy, exercise prescription and shockwave mobility to treat chronic conditions of the bones and soft tissues.


Students who have completed their 10+2 in science stream are eligible to apply for Physiotherapy course. The students must have Physics, Chemistry and Biology as their main subjects to pursue this course. An aggregate of 50% marks is essential to get admission in this course. Some universities also conduct entrance examinations for the students to get qualified to pursue this course. The entrance examinations include, CET, JIPMER All India Entrance Test, Guru Govind Indraprastha University Physiotherapy Entrance Exam, etc.

Required Skillsets

BPT Course demands its aspirants to have sound clinical knowledge and expertise to treat patients or their clients. It is preferable for aspirants to have a high level of empathy towards their client and their ailments and sufferings. They also need to be reassuring while explaining the treatment process to their patients before applying it on them.

Other general skillset includes:

  • *Fluency in English / native language of the place of practise
  • * Ability to speak in a persuasive tone
  • * Clarity of speech
  • * The Scientific Rationale behind procedures
  • * Ability to operate equipment wisely
  • * Empathy
  • * Confidence
  • * Good presentation skills


BPT Specializations

There are quite a few specializations for students wanting to apply for the BPT Course. Some of the BPT specializations are as follows:

  • * Orthopedic Physiotherapy
  • * Neurological Physiotherapy
  • * Pediatrics Physiotherapy
  • * Geriatrics Physiotherapy


Higher Education Scope after BPT

After pursuing BPT, a student can opt for various courses such as Anatomy, Physiology or Biomechanics or other options available as per his or her area of interest. These courses are as follows:

  • * M.Sc Anatomy
  • * PG Diploma in Sports Science
  • * MBA Hospital Administration
  • * Biomechanics
  • * Master of sports Physiotherapy


Scope after BPT Course

Students can get both Government and Private job right after completing their BPT Course. They can also go for independent practice depending upon their choice. Graduates can also pursue Master of Physiotherapy for their higher studies.


Employment areas for BPT Professionals

  • * Health Institutions
  • * Rehabilitation Centers
  • * Retirement & Old Age Homes
  • * Research Centers
  • * Health and Fitness Centers
  • * Physiotherapy Colleges
  • * Defence Medical Establishments


If you are in Assam (or in Northeast India) and planning to enrol in a Physiotherapy Course, PEWS Group of Institutions offer Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) with lateral entry option, as well as Mater of Physiotherapy (MPT). The course curricula followed at PEWS College of Physiotherapy and Medical Sciences emphasises on practical training for students, as in today’s world skill matters more than a degree. Moreover, the institute is the first Physiotherapy institute to be recognised by the Indian Association of Physiotherapists. Further details about the courses are available at

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