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Acharya's NR Institute of Physiotherapy

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy or physical therapy is an independent profession that helps people increase, maintain or restore their physical mobility, function, and strength. This science makes use of electrotherapy, evidence-based kinesiology, exercise prescription and shockwave mobility to treat chronic conditions of the bones and soft tissues. The BPT Programme deals with the science of physical movement and channelising it to prevent disability and diseases of movement. BPT programme demands its aspirants to have the sound clinical knowledge and the scientific rationale behind all the clinical modalities performed for the clients.

Bachelor of Physiotherapy is a four-year undergraduate professional programme that is based on the study of using bio-mechanics, manual therapy, exercise therapy, and electrotherapy, remediates impairments and promotes mobility and function. This branch of medicine promotes patients’ quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, physical interventions and patient education. The professionals of this field are known as Physiotherapists.

• Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
• Approved by the Government of Karnataka (GOK)
• Recognized by Indian Association of Physiotherapist(IAP)

Required Skill sets to be a successful Physiotherapist:
• Fluency in English
• Ability to speak in a persuasive tone
• Clarity of speech
• The scientific rationale behind procedures
• Ability to operate equipment wisely
• Empathy
• Confidence
• Convincing and persuasive
• Good presentation skills

Career Scope:
Major recruiters are hospitals worldwide which offer alternative medical service. Physiotherapy is one of the most suitable and successful alternative methods to cure various ailments. Then there are schools for mentally retarded and physically disabled children, defense medical establishments and rehabilitation centers for the handicapped which offer attractive venues for students with qualification in Physiotherapy. You can work in the field of sports, hospitals, health societies and also opt for freelance practice. Aspirants willing to opt for teaching have option of teaching at various universities in India and abroad. Candidates with excellent research skills are sort after for research and development works in various hospitals, institutional research laboratories and corporates.

Duration : 4.5 Years (including internship of six months)

Eligibility : The candidate should have passed PU/+2 or its equivalent as recognised by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences/Association of Indian Universities with English as one of the subjects and Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects. Candidates who have completed PU with Vocational Physiotherapy as optional subject are also eligible for this programme.