Physiotherapy can be defined as a treatment method that focuses on the science of movement and helps people to restore, maintain and maximize their physical strength, function, motion and overall well-being by addressing the underlying physical issues.



Course Eligibility Duration
Certificate Class 10/Class 10+2 9 months to 12 months
Diploma Class 10 +2 1 year
Under graduate Class 10 +2 Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology ) with minimum 50% +  Entrance Exam 4.5 years (Including six month internship)
Post Graduate Diploma B.P.T.   1 year
Post Graduate

B.P.T. + Entrance Exam

  3 years
Ph.D (For those who want to go in academics) Post graduate (M.P.T.) 2-3 years

Entrance Exam    

National Level Entrance test

  • Guru Govinda Indraprastha University Physiotherapy Entrance Exam

  • JIPMER All India Entrance Exam

State Level Common Entrance test

  • GUJCET(Gujarat)

  • MHCET(Maharashtra)

  • KCET(Karnataka)


Depending on the type of institute/quota, fees can range from 1 to 5 lakh per year; excluding lodging/boarding expenses. In government colleges fees is considerably low ranging from 3 thousand to 4 thousand per year excluding lodging/boarding expenses.

Skills Required   

  • Ability to make informed decisions

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Confident

  • Compassionate

  • Self-motivated

  • Organized

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Attention to detail

Career Options   

Career in Physiotherapy is rewarding. Following are the various job areas for graduates and post graduates in Physiotherapy:


  • Centre for physically and mentally challenged: A qualified physiotherapist is eligible to work at centers developed for physically and mentally challenged people.

  • Community health centers: Physiotherapist can also get job in various community health centers.

  • Private and public hospitals: Physiotherapist can also apply in private and public hospitals.

  • Private practice: A qualified physiotherapist can start clinic of their own.

  • Rehabilitation centers: There is huge demand of physiotherapists in rehabilitation centers.

  • Sports clinics and fitness centers: Sports physiotherapists help sportsmen and sportswomen perform at their best by identifying and treating sports injuries.

  • Nursing homes/ private care centers: A qualified physiotherapist can get job in nursing homes/ private care centers to treat physical ailment of elderly patients.

  • Universities and Colleges: A master or Ph. degree holder in Physiotherapy can work as a professor or lecturer in University and colleges.

Undergraduate course (B.P.T.)   

  • Certificate course in Physiotherapy and Yoga therapy

  • Physiotherapy

  • Physician Assistant

  • Physical Therapy

Postgraduate Courses (M.P.T.)    

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – (M.D)

  • Physiotherapy in Biomechanics

  • Cardio Pulmonary Physiotherapy

  • Cardio Respiratory

  • Cardiothoracic Physiotherapy

  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialties

  • Community Physiotherapy

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – (M.S.)

  • Sports Physiotherapy Honours - M.S.P.T. (Hons.)

  • Physical Therapy

  • Pediatrics

  • Muscoskeletal

  • In Public Health

Popular colleges offering the course:   

In Gujarat

In Maharastra

In India


A qualified Physiotherapist can get employment opportunities in following areas::

  • Talwalkars Pantaloon Fitness Private Limited

  • Intellectual Resource Training Private Limited

  • Help Age India

  • Medybiz Pvt Ltd

  • Hosmat Hospital

  • Apollo Hospital

  • Fortis Hospital

All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges / universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.