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Master’s in Physiotherapy is a 2-year full-time program, imparted using a variety of teaching/ learning techniques, including lectures, case discussions, practical exercises, lab work, field visits, seminars, journal clubs, collaborative learning, group discussions, assignments, hands-on training, internship, and dissertation. The course follows the semester system. The mode of admission is an Entrance Examination which is conducted either on any of State, university, and national levels.

Aspiring candidates need to have a Bachelor's degree in any Health Science discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate. The average fees charged for the course in India ranges between INR 2 and 7 Lacs

Successful postgraduates of this career- oriented course find employment opportunities in institutions like Dr. Ranjan's Clinic, Babu Nature Cure Hospital & Yoga Ashram, Maheshwari Nursing Home, Yatharth Hospital, Greater Noida, Pushpanjali Sales Promotion, Hospimedca International, Helpage India and other hospitals and research centers, educational institutions, research institutions, etc.

They are hired in capacities such a Chief Physiotherapist, Lecturer, Osteopath, Research Assistant and Researcher etc.

Fresh graduates of the course can expect an average annual salary of INR 4 to 20 Lacs, increasing with experience.

Top Colleges for Master of Physiotherapy [MPT]

  • Master of Physiotherapy [MPT] in Tamil Nadu
  • Master of Physiotherapy [MPT] in Maharashtra
  • Master of Physiotherapy [MPT] in Karnataka
  • Master of Physiotherapy [MPT] in Haryana
  • Master of Physiotherapy [MPT] in Uttar Pradesh

Master’s in Physiotherapy: Course Highlights

Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course LevelPost Graduate
Duration2 years
Examination TypeSemester- wise
EligibilityBPT from a recognized university with minimum 50% marks in aggregate
Admission ProcessBased on counselling after clearing Entrance Tests and Merit- based ranking
Course FeeINR 2 to 7 Lacs p.a.
Average Starting salaryINR 4 to 20 Lacs p.a.
Top recruiting companiesDr. Ranjan's Clinic, Babu Nature Cure Hospital & Yoga Ashram, Maheshwari Nursing Home, Yatharth Hospital, Greater Noida, Pushpanjali Sales Promotion, Hospimedca, Helpage India

Master’s in Physiotherapy: What is it About?

Master’s in Physiotherapy is offered in the following streams:

  • MPT Cardio-pulmonary Sciences
  • MPT Community Physiotherapy
  • MPT Neurosciences
  • MPT Orthopedics
  • MPT Pediatrics and Women Health

Master’s in Physiotherapy aims to offer evidence- based and ethical learning in all areas of physiotherapy care.

Physiotherapists engage in preventive, restorative and rehabilitative practices in areas such as gross motor development, postural management, hydrotherapy, orthotic assessment and monitoring, sensory integration, respiratory conditions, orthopedic issues for people suffering in these areas.

Top Institutes Offering Graduation in Master’s in Physiotherapy

Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in India. Also mentioned are the corresponding locations and the average fees charged by each.

Name of InstituteCity Average Fees
MM Institute of Physiotherapy and RehabilitationAmbalaINR 1.4 Lacs (course)
Manipal UniversityManipalINR 5.7 Lacs (course)
Chitkara UniversityChandigarhINR 4 Lacs (course)
Punjabi University - PUBhatindaINR 2.5 Lacs (course)
Lovely Professional UniversityPhagwaraINR 5 Lacs (course)
K. R. Mangalam UniversityGurgaonINR 11 Lacs (course)

Eligibility for Master’s in Physiotherapy

Indian nationals can apply under the General category. Foreign nationals or Non- Resident Indians or Indian nationals supported by NRI relatives can apply under the Foreign/ NRI Category.

As a minimum criterion of eligibility, candidates aspiring for the course need to be qualified in BPT from a recognized university with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.

Additionally, they are needed to have completed a 1- year compulsory rotating internship or complete it before April 30 of the relevant academic year. Aspirants need to have attained the Bachelor of Physiotherapy qualification in a full time, in-campus BPT course from an institution recognized by the Indian Association of Physiotherapists.

Candidates currently pursuing their BPT internships are also eligible to apply, but their admission to the program is subject to the timely completion of internship.  

Master’s in Physiotherapy: Admission Process

The admission is purely based on merit obtained in the common entrance examination conducted by institutes offering the course- both MS and MDS programs. Candidates qualifying the written examination are called for rounds of counselling and interview. 

Selection of applicants is based on educational qualification, marks obtained in university exams/ any PG entrance exams, work experience, and performance in rounds of personal interview and group discussion.

Often, scholarships for pursuance of MPT are awarded to deserving and meritorious candidates, subject to availability of funds.

Entrance exams conducted for MPT in India:

  • Manipal University Online Entrance Test
  • All India Post Graduate Physiotherapy Entrance Test
  • CET Entrance Exam for Master’s Program
  • Guru Govind Indraprastha University Physiotherapy Entrance Exam
  • JIPMER All India Entrance Exam

Master’s in Physiotherapy: Syllabus and Course Description

The following specialties and electives are offered as part of the course curriculum:

1. Cardiopulmonary Sciences


  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation;
  • Intensive Care Management
  • Health Promotion & Fitness

2. Community Physiotherapy


  • Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Health & Ergonomics

3. Neurosciences


  • Adult Neurology
  • Paediatric Neurology

4. Orthopedics


  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Hand Rehabilitation

5. Pediatrics & Women's Health


  • Paediatrics
  • Women's Health

A year- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is given here:

Year I
Physiotherapy Practice & Education Technology
Research Methodology & Bio-Statistics
Applied Biomechanics and Kinesiology
Exercise Physiology, Health & fitness.
Advanced Electrotherapy
Electro-physiology and Electro Diagnosis
Advanced Manual Therapy
Year II
Clinical training /Laboratory work
Clinical posting
Scientific enquiry – (includes project / review of literature/ seminars/case Presentation, journal clubs etc.)

Listed here are the specializations offered in the program’s curriculum:

  • MPT Orthopedics: Manual therapy & sports physiotherapy
  • MPT Neurological sciences: Adult & pediatrics Physiotherapy
  • MPT Cardiopulmonary Sciences: Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation & ICU management
  • MPT in Health Promotion & Disability Rehabilitation: Geriatrics, women’s health & Ergonomics.

Master’s in Physiotherapy: Suggested Books and Study Material

Listed here are some suggested books for preparation for the course.

  • Orthopaedic Physical Assessment by David J Magee
  • Therapeutic Exercise by Carol Kisner
  • The Principles of Exercise Therapy by Deena Gardiner
  • Manual Therapy Approaches in Neuro-Physiotherapy by Ganvir Suvarna
  • Manual of Mulligan Concept (Revised Edition) by Deepak Kumar
  • Manipulative Physiotherapy Assessment, Treatment and Improvisation by Biswas Amrit
  • Essentials of Orthopedics for Physiotherapists by Ebnezar

Master’s in Physiotherapy: Career Prospects

Listed here are the areas offering lucrative employment opportunities to successful postgraduates of the course.

  • Defense Medical Establishments
  • Educational Institutions
  • Health Institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Orthopedic Departments
  • Physiotherapy Equipment Manufacturers
  • Private Clinics
  • Rehabilitation Centers for the Handicapped
  • Schools for the Mentally Retarded and Physically Disabled Children
  • Sports Training Facilities

such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Chief Physiotherapist, Lecturer, Osteopath, Research Assistant, Researcher, Self- Employed Private Physiotherapist, Sports Physio Rehabilitator, Therapy Manager.

Listed here are some of the popular job positions offered to successful postgraduates of the discipline with the corresponding job descriptions and salaries offered.

Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Pay Scale
Chief Physiotherapist
To oversee the administration of the department in the absence of the H.O.D/ Clinical Physiotherapist Specialist/ Chief or Deputy-Chief Physiotherapist, and to run the department in regional and district hospitals.INR 9 to 11 Lacs
To be proficient in public policy, organization, administration, and legislation, and impart related education in the discipline.INR 10 to 15 Lacs
To treat patients by stimulating different areas of the body using a wide range of physical techniques such as touching, stretching and massaging. The aim of these techniques is to increase the blood flow to different parts of the body.INR 5 to 15 Lacs
Research Assistant
To use multiple streams of data to find information. They use the internet, surveys, legal documents, and other published research to help the person they are assisting collect information. INR 3 to 5 Lacs
To heal patients with physical difficulties resulting from illness, injury, disability or ageing to improve their movement, to devise and review treatment programs using manual therapy (such as massage), therapeutic exercise and electrotherapy.INR 5 to 7 Lacs
Sports Physio Rehabilitator
To provide emergency aid in a sport and exercise environment, to examine and assess injuries and determine whether the athlete or participant can continue safely with the event or activity, to treat and mobilise injuries to alleviate pain, and to rehabilitate injuries by using manual therapy techniques, apparatus and electrotherapy.INR 9 to 25 Lacs
Therapy Manager
To oversee staff and day-to-day operations at their places of work. Depending on the employer, they may also interact with many other people, such as hospital staff or representatives from an organization's department of physical therapy.INR 5 to 7 Lacs

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