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

Kavoor Rd, Vidya Nagar,
Mangaluru – 575013

Ph.D. in Physiotherapy

Embark on a research-intensive journey with our Ph.D. in Physiotherapy program. Affiliated with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, our college provides a dynamic environment for rigorous academic and clinical training. Join us to explore the frontiers of physiotherapy through cutting-edge research and development, shaping the future of healthcare.

About Course

A PhD in Physiotherapy is a research-oriented degree that prepares individuals to become experts in the field of physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of physical impairments, disabilities, and pain. Physiotherapists work with patients of all ages, helping them to regain their physical function, mobility, and independence. The program involves rigorous coursework in research methods, statistics, and physiotherapy theory, as well as independent research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Graduates with a PhD in Physiotherapy typically pursue academic careers as researchers, professors, or administrators in universities, research institutions, or healthcare organizations. They may also work in private practice, government agencies, or non-profit organizations.



On Completion of the two years Ph.D. in Physiotherapy program, the graduate will be able to :

Duration of the Programme :

2 years in 4 semesters

Key Information

  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Course Type

    Bachelor Degree

  • Campus


  • Semister


  • Course Type

    Full Time

  1. Candidates must have a Post Graduate qualification in the concerned specialization and faculty.
  2. Candidates with MPT degree awarded by RGUHS or a College/University recognized by INC are eligible for enrollment for Ph.D course in concerned subjects of Nursing.
  3. Admission to the program is based on the Ph D Entrance Examination conducted by the University.
  4. The eligible candidates have to download the application form online and the filled-in application form along with supporting documents with prescribed fee has to be submitted to RGUHS.
  5. There will be only one stream of admission annually. The eligibility secured at the entrance Exam is valid for admission in that particular academic year only as per calendar of events.
  6. Duration of the Ph.D. Programme is as per RGUHS Revised Ordinance

To know more visit : http://www.rguhs.ac.in/r&d_rguhs.html

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)
  • SSLC/10th Marks card
  • HSC/PUC/10+2 Marks card
  • MPT Marks cards of all the years.
  • Provisional Pass Certificate or Degree certificate issued by the University.
  • Transfer certificate issued by the college last studied.
  • Character/conduct certificate issued by the College last studied.
  • Internship certificate.
  • Course completion certificate.
  • Migration certificate issued by the University/Board other than Karnataka State.
  • Eligibility Certificate from RGUHS, Bangalore other than Karnataka state.
  • Physical fitness/Medical certificate.
  • Passport size photograph 10 Nos.
  • 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.) and Equivalence certificate
  • For students from other country: Passport and student visa and date of birth in Indian Almanac.


The pedagogy for the Ph.D. in Physiotherapy program at Dr. M.V. Shetty College focuses on fostering advanced research skills, critical thinking, and academic excellence. The program’s pedagogical approach includes:

  1. Research Mentorship: Students are paired with experienced research mentors who guide them throughout their research journey, providing valuable insights and feedback.

  2. Interdisciplinary Learning: Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary collaboration, encouraging students to engage with experts from various healthcare fields to gain diverse perspectives.

  3. Research Methodology: Rigorous training in research methodologies equips students with the necessary tools to design and conduct high-quality research studies.

  4. Seminars and Workshops: Regular seminars, workshops, and research colloquia provide a platform for students to present their research progress, exchange ideas, and receive constructive criticism.

  5. Publication and Presentation: Students are encouraged to publish their research in peer-reviewed journals and present their findings at national and international conferences to disseminate knowledge.

  6. Ethical Research: Ethical considerations in research are emphasized to ensure responsible and respectful conduct throughout the research process.

  7. Independent Research: The program promotes independent thinking and self-directed research, allowing students to explore topics of personal and professional interest.

  8. Teaching Experience: Opportunities for teaching experience are provided, allowing students to develop their teaching skills, which can be valuable in academia.

  9. Global Perspective: Exposure to international research trends and collaborations broadens students’ horizons and fosters a global perspective on physiotherapy research.

  10. Continuous Learning: The program encourages a culture of continuous learning and self-improvement, preparing graduates for leadership roles in research and academia.

Career Paths

  1. Clinical Practice: Work as a specialized physiotherapist, providing advanced clinical care to patients with complex conditions.
  2. Research and Academia: Pursue research opportunities or teaching positions in physiotherapy colleges to contribute to the field’s advancement.
  3. Orthopedic Physiotherapy: Specialize in musculoskeletal conditions and post-operative rehabilitation, helping patients regain mobility.
  4. Neurological Physiotherapy: Focus on patients with neurological disorders, such as stroke or spinal cord injuries, aiding in their recovery.
  5. Cardiovascular Physiotherapy: Assist patients with heart and lung conditions to improve their cardiovascular health and quality of life.
  6. Sports Rehabilitation: Specialize in helping athletes prevent injuries and recover from sports-related issues.
  1. Women’s Health Physiotherapy: Address women’s health issues, including pregnancy and pelvic floor dysfunction, to enhance well-being.
  2. Occupational Health: Promote workplace health and safety, working with employees to prevent injuries and ergonomic issues.
  3. Pain Management: Focus on managing chronic pain conditions, improving patients’ quality of life through specialized care.
  4. Geriatric Physiotherapy: Provide specialized care for elderly patients, enhancing their mobility and overall health.
  5. Home Healthcare: Offer physiotherapy services in patients’ homes, providing convenient and personalized care.
  6. Rehabilitation Consultant: Collaborate with healthcare teams to develop comprehensive rehabilitation plans for patients with diverse needs.

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