Physiotherapy/Physical Therapy is a health care profession dedicated for the improvement of overall quality of life, prevention of disability and promotion of positive health. The BPT curriculum at College of Health Sciences, GMU is in line with global standards to keep up the knowledge base of Physical Therapy and top priority is given for one-to-one clinical teaching at our well established clinical education facilities. To enhance the clinical skills along with class room teaching, students will be posted at various centers throughout the duration of the study. This program is extended over a period of four years including 6 months of Advanced Clinical Practicum. On successful completion of this program, the student will be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) and qualify as a Physical Therapist, which would be a stepping stone to a challenging career.
Dr. Watson Arulsingh
Who is a physical therapist?
- Physical Therapists (PTs) provide functional diagnosis and treat patients of all ages with systemic problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.
- PTs evaluate the client/patient by using appropriate clinical methods and procedures associated with physical therapy practice
- PTs develop a treatment plan of care by using a range of physical therapy techniques and procedures to alleviate pain related to movement, promote the individual’s functional ability, overall quality of life and prevent disability.
- PTs perform physical therapy intervention procedures by using appropriate clinical and research decisions/tools for rehabilitating clients/patients.
- PTs promote health in general as well as competitive level, in areas such as sports, work productivity and geriatrics by effectively interacting and maintaining a good interpersonal relationship with other health care providers based on ethical and legal guideline