Faculty of Allied Health & Basic Sciences
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Yenepoya Physiotherapy College


Who is a Physiotherapist

“Physiotherapists assess, plan and implement rehabilitative programs that improve or restore  human motor functions, maximize movement ability, relieve pain syndromes, and treat or prevent physical challenges associated with injuries, diseases and other impairments. They apply a broad range of physical therapies and techniques such as movement, ultrasound, heating, laser and other techniques. They may develop and implement programmes for screening and prevention of common physical ailments and disorders.” [(WHO) ISCO(International Standard Classification of Occupations) Code 2264]



  • Higher studies (After BPT, students can go for further education)
    • Masters in Physiotherapy (MPT)
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


  • BPT – After BPT students can work in hospital and Clinical or Own Clinical setup
    • Today there are only around 5,000 qualified working physiotherapists in India.# But, it is estimated that one physiotherapist is required for every 10,000 people, and the demand for trained professionals is only growing with time.
    • Physiotherapists are employed in all general hospitals and also in specialty and super specialty hospitals run by the government and non-government organizations. Physiotherapists are also working at district levels and community health centers.
    • Today majority of Physiotherapists are engaged in Private Practice in polyclinics or their own clinics and carry out referral as well as first contact practice.
    • Foreign employment and professional up-gradation program are accessible to qualified physiotherapists.

[#Article: India holding lot of scope for Bachelor in Physiotherapy (BPT) http://kalvimalar.dinamalar.com/news-details.asp?cat=9&id=350]

  • MPT/Phd – After MPT/Phd students can work in Hospital/Clinical and Academic/Teaching side.
    • Assistant Professor to Professor level.
    • The postgraduate physiotherapists are now in demand from various corporate hospitals they can also opt for research and development works in the institutional setups. They can select teaching options in various government and private institutions also.


  • Scope of research is only growing in day by day in physiotherapy field


From the Principal’s Desk….

Dear students/Reader

Physiotherapy as an allied health profession underwent spectacular changes in the second half of the 20th Century. It made a difference in the life styles of those affected with hereditary diseases, birth defects, athletic injuries, surgical interventions, infectious diseases, acute and chronic diseases affecting most of the body systems. Besides being an important branch of applied health care, it has almost become a popular household subject, thanks to the booming sports industry and the wide spread media coverage of sporting events.

Physiotherapy qualifying programme (BPT) prepares students to function effectively in a rapidly changing the world of health care. It prepares students to be analytical problem solvers who are professional practitioners in their own right. Despite the enormous growth in the act of training plans for physical therapists, the demand for services far outweighs the supply.


To provide access to quality higher education, ensuring equity, create a vibrant knowledge capital and inspiring leaders of tomorrow who can take this country to the forefront of the developed nations.


  • To achieve academic excellence and global competencies among students.
  • To create an environment for the generation of new knowledge through meaningful research, adopting latest methods of pedagogy and incorporating modern principles of academics integrated with highest ethical standards.
  • To extend the knowledge acquired and new knowledge generated for the development of the community.


  • To be at the forefront of innovation by consistently up-dating curriculum, course content and practices enabling the students to be competent and well versed in the respective field of study.
  • Provide use of cutting edge technology and resources available to ensure effective transaction of the course content.
  • To complement classroom learning with interactive learning systems and hands on learning by creating a collaborative Industry University Interface.
  • Provide freedom to continuously evaluate the evaluation systems and be at the forefront of innovation to enable and incorporate best practices.
  • To promote research in the frontier areas of the subject by encouraging the faculty and students by inculcating ethical principles in research.
  • To facilitate knowledge exchange by organizing seminars, symposia, workshops, lectures and other such activities.
  • To facilitate communication and collaboration with academia, industry and society.
  • To create advanced centers of research by developing state-of-the art facilities and meaningful collaborations.



About The College

Yenepoya Physiotherapy College(YPC) was established in 2003 under the Islamic Academy of Education Trust (IAE) and the college was affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. The College is recognized by The Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP).
YPC was brought under the ambit of Yenepoya University (Deemed-to-be university under section 3(A) of the UGC Act 1956 as per notification number  F 9-11/2007 U-3 dated 27-02-2007) in the year 2009. YPC offers under graduate(BPT), postgraduate (MPT) level courses and as well as Phd. The institute is well known for its discipline, quality education and clinical research. Thus ensuring the quality of teaching, learning and services to the society and the country as a whole.

The annual intake for the BPT (Bachelor in Physiotherapy) Course is 60. The first batch of BPT students successfully completed their program and were awarded their degrees in 2008. Postgraduate courses MPT have since begun in 3 elective branches of Neurology, Cardiothoracic & Orthopaedics  under RGUHS in the year 2007. India only few colleges offer specialty in physiotherapy, Yenepoya Physiotherapy College is one among them. By the year 2010 the college has 5 following specialty branches.
2.Cardio- Pulmonary Sciences
3.Orthopaedics and Sports
5.Manual therapy

The Yenepoya Physiotherapy College is well staffed and furnished. Didactic classes are conducted in 4 spacious lecture halls & small group discussions in 2 seminar halls. The college building houses separate common rooms for boys and girls. 

There are two well-equipped laboratories: the electrotherapy laboratory and the therapeutics laboratory.

The clinical section of the Physiotherapy College has an Exercise therapy department, Hydrotherapy department, a Play room for children, and Staff rooms & offices.

The college has a full time Campus Officer and student counselor. Under teacher mentor scheme a faculty member is assigned for 12-15 students to take care of their academic needs and individual difficulties. Parent Teacher & Student Meetings are held at-least twice a year to discuss the progress of the students.

The data in respect to attendance, scholastic performance & overall progress of the students is recorded and stored in a retrievable form using a software program called Students Information System (SIS). Parents are updated regarding the progress of their wards every month by email, SMS, and postal communication.


Digitalized Central Library

Central Library contains 17,204 Medical books of which 527 books (444 Physiotherapy titles) pertain to physiotherapy. The collection is being continuously updated with new editions of Books, Journals and periodicals. The postgraduate section is in the lower basement floor of the dual level library. Postgraduate students are encouraged to actively participate in the seminars, journal clubs and E-learning processes. For the benefit of students the central library remains open from 9am to 12 midnight.
[Central Library]

The College Library

The Physiotherapy College has its own departmental library which has171 books (144 Physiotherapy titles). Students are encouraged to utilize these services to the maximum.

Library Book List

Clinical and research facilities

Other facilities

  • Computer
  • Wi –Fi 
  • Soccer ground
  • Endurance complex
    • Indore Sports Complex
    • Mini Theater
    • GYM
  • Hostel

Academic Calendar



Report of the Physiotherapy College 2012-13


Contact Details

Yenepoya Physiotherapy College
Yenepoya University
University Road, Deralakatte, Mangalore
Karnataka, India - 575018
Ph No: +91-824-2204668
Fax No: +91-824-2203689
Email : ypcoffice@yenepoya.edu.in

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BPT Regulations


B.P.T First Year

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomechanics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • English*
  • Basic Nursing*
  • Kannada*
  • Orientation to Physiotherapy*
  • Basic Computer Skills*

B.P.T Second Year

  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • First Aid & CPR*
  • Costitution of India*
  • Introduction to Treatment
  • Clinical Observation Posting*

B.P.T Third Year

  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedics & Traumatology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Community Medicine
  • Allied Therapies*
  • Supervised Rotatory Clinical TRaining - I*

B.P.T Fourth Year

  • Orthopedics and Sports Physiotherapy
  • Cardio-Respiratory & General Physiotherapy
  • Neuro-Physiotherapy
  • Community Based Rehabilitation
  • Research Methodology & Biostatistics
  • Ethics, Administration and Supervision*
  • Evidence Based Physiotherapy Practice*
  • Project*
  • Supervised Rotatory Clinical Training - II*


  • Orthopedics and Sports Physiotherapy
  • Neurosciences
  • Cardiopulmonary
  • Pediatrics
  • Community Based Rehabilitation

Ph.D (Faculty of Allied Health and Basic Sciences)

  • Ph.D

Certificate Courses, Application Oriented Courses (AOC) and Value added Courses

  • Applied Ethics for Bachelor in Physiotherapy (BPT) Interns
  • Value added course on Bioethics teaching (for BPT and MPT)


YRC for Multidisciplinary Research

Centre for Biomaterials and Medical Devices


Centre for Craniofacial Anomalies


Centre for Ethics


Prof.S Padmakumar

Department List