BPT Syllabus

Prachi Bhatia

Let's first understand the layout of this undergraduate degree before going through the list of BPT subjects. The Bachelor of Physiotherapy programme, which is typically offered as a 4 year bachelor's degree, is divided into 8 semesters and is intended to give students knowledge of the science of physical movement and channelize it to prevent disability and diseases of movement. The classification of a wide range of BPT disciplines in accordance with the concepts of foundation, core, electives, and skills is explained in the following table.

BPT Syllabus Highlights

BPT Full Form

Bachelor of Physiotherapy


4 Years and 6 months Internship

BPT Subjects (Core)

Human Anatomy

Exercise Therapy

Orthopedics and Traumatology


Physiotherapy (in various fields)

BPT Subjects (Elective)

Clinical Testing

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation

Physiotherapy Evaluation

Clinical Diagnosis


Skills Required

Good time management.

Tolerance and patience.

Good physical health and fitness.

Interpersonal skills.

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BPT Syllabus: Top Colleges

1. Anatomical Terminology, Cell and Tissues

2. Cell Structure and Function

3. Biophysics

4. Bioenergetics

5. Introductory Physics

6. Introduction to Sociology

7. Basics of Computer

8. Communication Skills

9. Psychology & Positive Perspective

10. Nutrition

11. Asana, Pranayama, Bhandans, Mudras & Meditative Relaxation

Check out the Course wise Subjects Breakdown in the section below - 

BPT Syllabus :Semester Wise

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) programme was created to satisfy the requirements and goals of students who have a passion for the field. The physiotherapy methods that have been developed over the past few years are the main topic of the BPT course. Additionally, it satisfies many of the expectations that students have regarding physiotherapy while enabling them to obtain more knowledge and skills by enrolling in this course.

BPT 1st Year Syllabus 

BPT Subjects -Semester 1

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Basic Nursing
  • English

BPT Subjects -Semester 2

  • Biomechanics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Orientation to Physiotherapy


BPT 2nd Year Syllabus

BPT Subjects -Semester 3

  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Laws in Treatment

BPT Subjects -Semester 4

  • Exercise Therapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Research Methodology and Biostatistics
  • Introduction to treatment
  • Clinical Observation Posting


BPT 3rd Year Syllabus

BPT Subjects -Semester 5

  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedics and traumatology

BPT Subjects -Semester 6

  • Orthopedics and sports physiotherapy
  • Supervised Rotary clinical training
  • Allied Therapies


BPT 4th Year Syllabus

BPT Subjects -Semester 7

  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Community medicine
  • Neuro- Physiology
  • Community-based rehabilitation

BPT Subjects -Semester 8

  • Community-based rehabilitation
  • Ethics, Administration, and supervision
  • Evidence-based physiotherapy and practice
  • Research project


List of BPT Entrance Exams




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BPT Entrance Exam Syllabus

The BPT entrance test syllabus varies depending on whether a state-level or institute-level entrance exam is being administered.

Since BPT is a paramedical-related subject, biology themes make up a sizable percentage of the entrance exam syllabus. 

Questions in the admission exam are drawn from student's understanding of the four required 10+2 subjects—English, Biology, Chemistry & Physics.

100 questions make up each national, regional, or university entrance exam. All of the questions are of the multiple-choice variety. The conducting authority may alter the final score as they see fit.



  • Language & Comprehension
  • Basic English Grammar and its uses
  • Parts of speech
  • Tenses, 
  • Active and Passive voice
  • Direct and Indirect speech.


  • The living world
  • Unity of life
  • Diversity of life
  • Organism and environment
  • Multicellularity : Structure and function – plant life and animal life
  • Continuity of Life
  • Origin and Evolution of life
  • Applications of biology.


  • Atoms, molecules and chemical arithmetic elements
  • States of matter
  • Atomic structures
  • Chemical families periodic properties
  • Bonding and molecular structure. 
  • Carbon and its compounds
  • Chemical thermodynamics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Organic chemistry based on functional groups
  • Chemistry of representatives Elements
  • Transition Metals including Lanthanides, Synthetic and natural polymers
  • Surface chemistry
  • Biomolecules
  • Chemistry of biological process
  • Chemistry in action.


  • Introduction and measurement
  • Description of motion in one, two & three dimensions
  • Laws of motion, work, energy and power , 
  • Rotational motion, heat and thermodynamics
  • Oscillations, waves
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity: thermal, chemical and magnetic effects of currents. 
  • Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction and alternating currents Electromagnetic waves
  • Rays optics and optical Instruments
  • Electrons and photons
  • Atoms, molecules and nuclei
  • Solids and Semiconductor devices.


BPT Syllabus: Recommended Books

The BPT reference books listed below can be used for the subjects covered in all 8 semesters to help with challenging concepts and to achieve high marks. All of the concepts in BPT books have images to make them easier to understand, and the standards are simple to meet student needs.


BPT Books

Author Name



Internal Medicine


Principles and Practice of Medicine


Undergraduate Surgery


Applied anatomy and Kinesiology

W. Bower & H. Stone

Essentials of Medical Pharmacology


Textbook of Medical Pharmacology

Padmaja Uday Kumar

Kinesiology and Applied Anatomy


Electronic Principles

A.P. Malvino 



Q.What are the key topics in physiotherapy?

A. One must be a member of the Science major with Biology, Chemistry, and Physics at the 12th grade level in order to enroll in a physiotherapy programme.

Q. What are the Top BPT Specializations?

A. The specializations are listed below: 

  • Medical
  • Neurological
  • Nephrological
  • Neonatal Nursing

Q.What is the average Salary of a BPT Graduate?

A.The average income is 4 to 5 Lacs in the Government Hospitals.

Q. Does BPT require the NEET exam?

A. No, NEET is not required for BPT.

Q. Are BPT graduates called doctors?

A. No, the physiotherapists are not allowed to portray themselves as registered medical practitioners by prefixing the word 'Dr' with their name.

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