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BPT Syllabus

BPT Syllabus

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) course is a four-years course that includes six months of compulsory Internship in leading hospitals or clinical facilities integrated with the college.

The course includes theoretical classes and practical sessions related to Allied Healthcare subjects. Clinical exposure is provided in leading multispecialty hospitals in Bangalore. The course curriculum includes the following subjects:

Semester I
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Basic Nursing
  • English
Semester II
  • Biomechanics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Orientation to Physiotherapy
  • Integrated Seminar/Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Sessions
Semester III
  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • First Aid & CPR
Semester IV
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Research Methodology and Biostatistics
  • Constitution of India
  • Introduction to Treatment
  • Clinical Observation Posting
Semester V
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Traumatology
Semester VI
  • Orthopedics and Sports Physiotherapy
  • Cardio-Respiratory & General Physiotherapy
  • Supervised Rotatory Clinical Training - I
  • Allied Therapies
Semester VII
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Community Medicine
  • Neuro-Physiology
  • Community-based Rehabilitation
Semester VIII
  • Ethics, Administration and Supervision
  • Evidence-based Physiotherapy and Practice
  • Supervised Rotatory Clinical Training - II
  • Project


The BPT colleges in Bangalore offer a compulsory Internship program for six months which begins after the candidate clears all the subjects in the final examinations.

The Internship has more value when performed in the teaching hospital recognized and associated with the respective university. There is plenty of scope for graduates in:

  • Government hospitals
  • Private hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Clinics
  • Fitness centres
  • Sports facilities
  • Healthcare centres
  • Community centres
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Research and scientific facilities

The Internship helps to provide all-round development of the graduates and is very important because:

  • It provides more clinical exposure in diverse specializations
  • It helps to increase work experience
  • It helps to provide hands-on and physical training
  • It provides an opportunity to acquire additional certifications
  • It increases career opportunities during Campus Recruitment
  • It helps to establish and maintain reliable professional networks
  • It helps to develop professional skills
  • It helps in the smooth transition into the professional field as trained and qualified Physiotherapists, Rehabilitators, Chiropractors and Therapists

In addition, graduates can continue to develop their expertise and skills through additional specializations in various health areas during the Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) course.

Admission Process

There are many Government and Private colleges and universities in Bangalore that offer the BPT course. These colleges are:

  • Approved by the Government of Karnataka
  • Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS)
  • Approved by the Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP)

The admission process in these colleges and universities in Bangalore for BPT course is of two types:

  • Merit Admission: Candidates seeking admission to colleges affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) can undergo the counselling conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) through Karnataka CET Exam (KCET).
  • Management Admission: Candidates seeking for Management seats can go for Direct Admission through Management Quota.