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All about Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)


All about Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)

Last updated: 13 Aug 2020

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Few lines about Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy encompasses rehabilitation injury prevention and health promotion. The employees of this profession have a holistic approach to treatment, looking at the patient’s lifestyle and engaging them in their own treatment. Physiotherapy is basically a treatment method that focuses on the science of movement and helps people to restore, maintain and maximise their physical strength, function motion and overall well-being by addressing the underlying physical issues.

Few Lines about Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)

Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) is a 2-year post graduate programme that is divided into 4- semesters. The course lays more emphasis on the techniques including both modern techniques and natural ones. The course is the advanced study of physiotherapy that deals with various healthcare aspects like improving muscle strength, operations, bone strength etc.

The course allows you to gain both theoretical and practical knowledge along with an experience in the field of physiotherapy. The course curriculum of MPT allows you to gain a strong hold of physiotherapy aspects in various fields.

Eligibility for Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)

  • The students who have passed their PUC or 10+ 2 in Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany from recognised board
  • The students who have passed Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) with 50% aggregate from recognised university

Admission Procedure

The students who are interested to pursue Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) can take admissions via two modes

1. Merit Admission Mode
2. Direct Admission Mode

Let’s discuss in deep about these two modes

1. Merit Admissions Mode

As the name itself indicates the admission is based on merit. The students looking for merit seats are required to apply for the PGCET entrance exam conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). The students who have qualified PGCET have to undergo counselling in order to get admission to Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) under merit seats quota. The fees for the merit seats are less and are fixed by the government.

2. Direct Admission Mode

The students also have another option of joining the Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) course, that is called direct admissions mode. The students can directly take admission to MPT under management quota. The main advantage of this mode is that the students are not required to appear for any entrance exams or undergo any counselling sessions. Another advantage of this mode is that the students can choose their desired colleges and get confirmed admissions in those colleges even before the college starts. The students interested to take direct admissions can contact the educational advisory centres and get information about direct admissions.

Syllabus for Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)

The students of MPT will be studying the following subjects in their course duration

Sl. No. Subjects of Study
1 EMG and Biofeedback
2 Basic Probability and Sampling Distribution
3 Instrumentation for Neuromuscular Electrical Simulation
4 Development of Physiotherapy Profession
5 Biomechanics of Tissues and Structures of Musculoskeletal System
6 Responses and adaptations of various systems to exercise and training
7 Introduction to Biostatistics and Research Methodology
8 Health and illness, levels of healthcare and fitness
9 Maternal and childcare in General Physiotherapy
10 Anatomy and Physiology of Nervous system
11 Anatomy and Physiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory System
12 Normal Motor Development
13 Clinical Symptomatology, Pathophysiology and Pathomechanics of musculoskeletal conditions

Career and Scope for Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)

There is a huge and ample demand for MPT professionals. The industry is lacking skilled professionals and the supply is less for skilled professionals. There is a need for skilled physiotherapy professionals in the industry. They are required in hospitals, trauma care centres, rehabilitation centres, old age homes, NGOs, poly clinics and many more. The MPT professionals are highly paid professionals in the allied health sector. They can earn better amounts and have better opportunities as private consultants.

Job roles available for Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)

Some of the important job roles available are:

  • Physiotherapist
  • Sports Therapist
  • Therapy Manager
  • Acupuncture Physiotherapist
  • Chiropractor

Salary and Emoluments

The master of physiotherapy professionals are highly-paid professionals. They can earn around 5 lakhs to 9 lakhs per annum. The private practitioners will probably earn more when compared to the institutional-based practitioners. The salaries depend upon the location and recruiters.

Top Organisations hiring Master of Physiotherapists (MPT)

Some of the top organisations are:

  • Apollo Hospitals
  • Sparsh Hospitals
  • Max Healthcare
  • Metro Hospitals
  • Fortis Health Care
  • HGC Global
  • Manipal Hospitals
  • Hosmet Hospitals

Final Lines

The master of physiotherapy (MPT) is the advanced study of bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT). The professionals with a master in physiotherapy will be earning better salary packages when they practice as private consultants. The demand for the physiotherapy students is growing day by day as more and more new job roles are created in the field of physiotherapy. The students who want to build a fruitful career in the field of physiotherapy can join MPT after BPT and earn a decent salary and can expect good career growth in the field.

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