Kavoor Rd, Vidya Nagar, Mangaluru – 575013
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Academic Communication: physiotherapy@mvshettycolleges.edu.in

Kavoor Rd, Vidya Nagar,
Mangaluru – 575013

Bachelor in Physiotherapy - (B.P.T.)

Established in 1990, Dr. M.V. Shetty College of Physiotherapy offers the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) program, affiliated with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka. We focus on enhancing physical well-being, addressing various health challenges through high-quality education, and comprehensive clinical training.


About Course

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) program at Dr. M.V. Shetty College of Physiotherapy is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to become competent physiotherapy professionals. Through a rigorous curriculum, hands-on clinical training, and exposure to various aspects of physiotherapy, students learn to assess, diagnose, and treat a wide range of physical conditions and disabilities. This four-year undergraduate program, affiliated with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, prepares students for rewarding careers in healthcare, focusing on physical rehabilitation and improving the quality of life for individuals of all ages.


Duration of the Programme :

4 years in 8 semesters

Key Information

  • Duration

    4 Years

  • Course Type

    Bachelor Degree

  • Campus


  • Semister


  • Course Type

    Full Time


A candidate seeking admission to first year Bachelor in Physiotherapy (BPT):

  • Should have passed two years pre-university examination conducted by department of Pre-University education, Karnataka state, with English as one of the subject and Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects individually.
  • Should have passed any other examination conducted by Boards/Councils/Intermediate Examination established by state Government /Central Government and recognized as equivalent to a two years Pre-University examination by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences/Association of Indian Universities (AIU), with English as one of the subject and Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects and also individually.
  • Candidates who have completed Pre-University course with vocational Physiotherapy as their optional subject are eligible for this course.

Marks :

Selection of the students to a course of Physiotherapy will be based on merit provided that:

  • In case of admission on the basis of qualifying examination, a candidate for admission to BPT course must have passed individually in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English and must have obtained not less than 45% marks.
  • In respect to candidates belonging to scheduled castes, scheduled tribes or category I, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology together in qualifying examination is not less than 40% instead of 45% as above.
S.NoSemester/YearMain Subjects: For University ExaminationSubsidiary Subjects: Not for University Examination
1First YearAnatomyEnglish
BiochemistryBasic Nursing
BiomechanicsOrientation to Physiotherapy
PsychologyIntegrated Seminars / PBL sessions
2Second YearPathologyEthics and Administration
MicrobiologyFirst Aid & CPR
PharmacologyConstitution of India
Exercise TherapyIntroduction to Treatment
ElectrotherapyClinical Observation Posting
3Third YearGeneral MedicineAllied Therapies
General Surgery
Orthopedics & Traumatology
Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy
Cardio-Respiratory & General Physiotherapy
Supervised Rotatory Clinical Training
4Fourth YearNeurology & NeurosurgeryEvidence Based Physiotherapy Practice
Community MedicineProject
Neuro Physiotherapy
Community Physiotherapy
Research Methodology
Supervised Rotatory Clinical Training

Internship :

6 months after completion of Four years of Bachelor course.

Documents required for Admission

Following Original Certificates should be submitted at the time of Admission with one set of attested copy :

  • Aadhar Id(Xerox copy)
  • S.S.L.C. (10th)
  • Marks cards of the qualifying exam i.e. 10+2 (both 11th and 12th Year) for UG course
  • Transfer certificate issued by the college/School last studied
  • Character/conduct certificate issued by the College/School last studied
  • Physical fitness certificate issued by the Government Medical Officer
  • Pass port size photograph 8
  • For students from Nepal: Provisional Pass Certificate or Degree certificate issued by the University/Board
  • Nepalese citizenship certificate and date of birth in Indian Almanac (A.D.)
  • For students from another country: Passport and student visa and date of birth in Indian Almanac.
  • Eligibility certificate for UG: Students who have completed their qualifying examinations outside Karnataka should apply for an eligibility certificate to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore through online. Payment of Rs. 1100/- for Indian's and for NRI/SAARC (Nepal) Rs. 5,100/- payable by cash.


The pedagogy for the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) program at Dr. M.V. Shetty College of Physiotherapy is designed to provide students with a holistic and hands-on learning experience. Our approach focuses on practical exposure, enabling students to apply their knowledge in real clinical settings. Interdisciplinary collaboration is encouraged, preparing students to work effectively in healthcare teams. Research is a key component, fostering a culture of evidence-based practice. Moreover, we emphasize patient-centered care, nurturing communication skills and empathy. Ethical and professional values are instilled, ensuring graduates are not only skilled but also ethically responsible physiotherapy professionals.

Career Paths

  1. Clinical Practice: Work as a physiotherapist in hospitals, clinics, and private practices, treating patients with various conditions.
  2. Sports Rehabilitation: Specialize in helping athletes prevent and recover from sports-related injuries.
  3. Community Health: Focus on preventive care and wellness programs in community health settings.
  4. Research and Academia: Pursue research or teaching positions in physiotherapy colleges and contribute to the field’s advancement.
  5. Pediatric Physiotherapy: Work with children to address developmental and physical challenges.
  6. Orthopedic Physiotherapy: Specialize in musculoskeletal conditions and post-operative rehabilitation.
  7. Geriatric Physiotherapy: Provide care for elderly patients to improve their mobility and quality of life.
  1. Neurological Physiotherapy: Focus on patients with neurological disorders, such as stroke or spinal cord injuries.
  2. Cardiovascular Physiotherapy: Assist patients with heart and lung conditions to improve their cardiovascular health.
  3. Women’s Health Physiotherapy: Specialize in women’s health issues, including pregnancy and pelvic floor dysfunction.
  4. Occupational Health: Work with employees to prevent workplace injuries and promote ergonomic practices.
  5. Home Healthcare: Provide physiotherapy services to patients in the comfort of their homes.
  6. Pain Management: Focus on helping patients manage chronic pain conditions and improve their quality of life.
  7. Rehabilitation Consultant: Consult with healthcare teams to develop comprehensive rehabilitation plans for patients.

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