Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) Program

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.

Who is a physical therapist?

  • Physical Therapists (PTs) diagnose and treat the individuals of all ages, who have 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 promote the individual’s functional ability and overall quality of life by restoring the functions 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 guidelines.


Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) program envisions to be recognized internationally for quality education, evidence-based physiotherapy practice, clinically integrated education through collaboration from specialized professionals and excellence in research.


  • Advance the profession of physiotherapy in UAE as well as globally by graduating highly skilled physiotherapists’ in a dynamic health care environment.
  • Prepare a highly capable physiotherapy workforce with excellence in patient care delivery, multifaceted leadership to improve the health of individuals and communities in adherence to regional standards.
  • Prepare the graduates for interdisciplinary roles as physiotherapists, educators, and researchers.

Core Values

  • Professionalism
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Team work
  • Patient care
  • Collaboration
  • Community happiness

Admission requirements for BPT program

  1. The applicant must have completed a minimum of 12 years of school education.
  2. All applicants must complete 17 years of age on or before the 31st of December in the year of admission.
  3. The applicant must have passed any one of the following English Language Proficiency Tests with a minimum score as follows:
    • 1100 in Emirates Standardized Language Test (EmSAT)
    • 500 in TOEFL (CBT 173 – iBT 61)
    • 5.0 in IELTS for Academic
    • 36 – 44 in PTE A / or equivalent in any other standardized internationally recognized test approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE
  1. Applicants from various educational systems must comply with the minimum requirements listed below:
Country Education System Minimum Grade requirements as per UAE Grade Equivalence for BPT  program

(Advanced Track/Stream or Abu Dhabi Education Council criteria)

Student should secure an overall minimum score of 70% in the 12th Grade.

(Student should complete all three Science subjects (Biology, Chemistryand Physics in 10th, 11th or 12thGrade).

India Indian State Board or

Indian Central Board-CBSE/ICSE

Student should secure an overall minimum score of 50% in the 12th Grade.

(Student should complete all three Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades).

Pakistan Bangladesh Pakistan Board
Bangladeshi Board
Student should secure an overall minimum score of 50% in the 12th Grade.

Student should complete all three Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades).

UK IGCSE/GCE Student should have been studied all the 3 Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics in O Level with a Minimum of:

·         ‘C’ in all ‘O’ level subjects and

·         ‘D’ any of the two Science subjects in AS level or ‘E’ inany of the two Science subjects in A Level

Science subjects are Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

ECTS International
Student should have secured an overall minimum 24 points.


(Must have at least 2 Science subjects (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics)

USA American Diploma Student should have secured an overall minimum score of 70%.

(Student should complete all Science subjects (Biology, Chemistryand Physics in 10th,11th or 12th Grade).

(SAT Chem / Math) to be completed for equivalency)

Africa WAEC


Student should secure an overall minimum score of 50% in the 12th Grade.

(Student should complete all three Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades).

    • Applicants from any other non-UAE educational systems not listed above must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 70% as per International Grade Conversion Table published by World Education System.
  1. Applicants from any other non-UAE educational systems must submit an Equivalency Certificate of their High School certificate from Ministry of Education, UAE.
  2. Applicantshould complete science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, in 10th, 11th or 12th Grade).Applicants who did not study the science subjects (Biology or Chemistry or Physics), may register for the preparatory course offered by the University.
  3. All applicants shall be evaluated for cognitive and non-cognitive traits demonstrating their aptitude for the chosen area of study by the Admissions Committee which includes Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) and personal interview.
  4. Admission is finalized on competitive basis.

Upon successful completion of the program and fulfilling the local license/regulatory requirements, the student can:

  • Work as
    • Physical therapist in multi and super specialty hospitals, outpatient and home care clinics, rehabilitation centers.
    • Ergonomist in industrial sectors and other occupational environments.
    • Instructor in fitness and sports training facilities.
  • Self -employed/home care physical therapist.
  • Pursue career as a research assistant.
  • Advance in career by pursuing Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)  and PhD in specialties like musculoskeletal, neurology, cardio-pulmonary, women’s health and pediatrics.

The BPT Program Outcome Competencies are developed following the NPAG Essential Competency Profile for Physiotherapists, Canada 2017.