After passing the 12th standard with a minimum 50% marks from a recognised institute one can join in bachelor of physiotherapy (BPT). The admission will be based on the entrance test. One has to apply as per the procedure laid down by the institute and attend the entrance test. The admission will be based on the rank obtained in the entrance test. This is a full-time degree course and the course duration is four and a half years. There are another two similar courses. They are Bachelor of Occupational therapy (BOT)and Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics(BPO).
The syllabus will cover some of the subjects like Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Psychology, KiBiomechanics, Disability prevention etc.
After completing the above course one can opt for a job or can also go for higher studies like Post Graduation courses and Doctorate courses.
There are many institutes offering physiotherapy degrees. Some of the good colleges in South India are given below.
1, Apollo Physiotherapy College, Hyderabad
2. Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
3. JSS College of Physiotherapy, Mysore
4. SDM College of Physiotherapy, Dharwad
5.Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Education, Kottayam
6.Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
The person qualified in the above subject can work in various departments like Pediatrics, Mental health, Orthopedics, Sports Physical Therapy, Occupational Health, Neurology etc.
The career opportunities for them are in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, nursing homes, Wellness centres, Spas, Community health care centres, Fitness centres, Occupational health centres, NGOs, etc. These days many of us are having problems like backache, frozen shoulder, arthritis, knee pain, mobility problems, etc. Physiotherapists can handle all such problems. Qualified people can start their own fitness centres and start working.