A physiotherapist will be a graduate with a bachelor's degree or an
advanced post graduate master's degree following extensive educational
and clinical training. The physiotherapist has the responsibility of
patient evaluation based on history, physical observations and necessary
investigations to identify the problem and plan appropriate treatment
program and implement it successfully, modify the treatment if necessary
to achieve the treatment goal.
The duty of the Physiotherapist towards the patient includes,
* To cure occasionally
* To relieve often
* To comfort always
Physiotherapy Education in India
(As per IAP standards based on W C P T Norms)
The physiotherapy course extends upto 4 years, apart from which there
will be internship of 6 months duration, as of now. The basic and
clinical sciences are integrated to develop knowledge, skill and
attitude necessary for health education, competent prevention, diagnosis
/ treatment and recovery of patient with malfunction.
in the body, physical dysfunction, disorder and disability. The course
includes comprehensive studies of medical, surgical, physical and
biological mechanics, tissue pathology & healing, behavioral and
clinical sciences. The academic program provides a strong focus on
CLINICAL and RESEARCH requirements.
The eligibility for admission in bachelor course (physiotherapy) is
premedical/intermediate/10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and
English as main subjects.
Admission is based on the performance in the entrance examination.
Note: the physiotherapy students shall undergo comprehensive study of
clinical biological sciences.
* I.A.P Criteria for recognition of the Bachelors Degree Programme in
* IAP Criteria for recognition of the Masters Degree program in Physical
* Application for recognition of Masters program in Physiotherapy (MPT)
* I.A.P GUIDELINES FOR RECOGNITION OF AN INSTITUTION FOR
COMMENCING/CONDUCTING A MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAM IN PHYSIOTHERAPY
APPLICATION FORM FOR THE PERMISSION/RECOGNITION BY THE INDIAN
ASSOCIATION OF PHYSIOTHERAPISTS"
* List of Educational Institutions, Colleges and Research Institutions recognised by IAP.