The BPT (bachelor in Physiotherapy) is a four and half year degree course under the Utkal University.Four year of class room teaching is divided into 8 semesters, each followed by a University Examination. After the 8th Semester, every student undergoes a compulsory rotating intership for six months.Utkal University award the degree at the completion of the course.
The recent advancement in Technology has turned the rehabilitation sciences into a high-tech medico rehabilitative discipline. The rehabilitation & health sciences have great career prospects within the country as well as abroad after the successful completion of the course. The students after completing their Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy can opt for higher studies both in India and abroad. They can do their specialization(Post Graduation & Ph.D.) in Orthopaedics, Neurology, Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation, Cardio-Thoracic, and Paediatrics etc. The students are guided and supported for better career opportunities and professional advancement by the Placement Cell of I.H.S. There is a great demand for qualified physiotherapists all over the world. They have bright chances of getting a job abroad in developed countries like U.S.A. , U.K. , Germany , Canada & Australia .
It is a science, linked to healthcare profession, which views human movement as central to the health & well being of individuals. “Physiotherapists” Identify & minimize movement disorders, develop potential through health promotion, preventive healthcare, treatment & rehabilitation. “Physiotherapists” deal with the treatment of different diseases conditions by various physical agents like Manual or manipulative therapy and Therapeutic use & application of Electro-physical modalities.
Exercise Therapy deals with the treatment of disease conditions relating to Neurological diseases and damages, Orthopedic conditions like Chronic Mosculo-Skeletal disorders, Back pain & Neck Pain, Cervical Spondylosis, Respiratory care and Cardiovascular reahabilitation, Cerebral Palsy & syndromes of cerebral dysfunction, Gynaecological condition, Post trauma care, Sports injuries & special needs of the sports persons.
Physiotherapists work in Hospitals, Medical colleges, Private Clinics, Rehabilitation establishments and fitness centres. Teach in Medical Colleges, Engage in research to enhance knowledge to do their specialization in Orthopadics, Neurology, Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation, Cardio-Thoracic & Paediatrics.
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