MPT in Sports-Physiotherapy is a 2-year postgraduate course about Physiotherapy in the field of Sports. Physiotherapy is a broad field of medicine and health care, designed for improving the health of people suffering from movement-related disabilities. Physiotherapeutic modes of treatment to such patients include:
In the field of Sports, Physiotherapy acquires importance with sportspersons being in constant need of:
Students enrolled to the course are taught on an advanced level:
Sports injuries are different from everyday injuries, since performance is expected from athletes. Sports Therapists essentially:
Popular areas of employment for such Sports Physiotherapists include health areas such as hospitals, private or sport clinics, special schools, community centers, nursing homes, etc. They can become Sports Coaches for sports teams and guide the players to follow healthy routines to enhance productivity.
The average course fee in India ranges between INR 40,000 and 2 lacs for the total duration. The average annual salary offered to such professionals in India ranges between INR 2 and 4 lacs.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||Graduation completed from a recognized university|
|Admission Process||Based on performance in entrance exam and/or round of Personal Interview|
|Course Fee||INR 40,000 - 2 lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 - 4 lacs|
|Top Recruiting Organizations||Cricket, Hockey, Kho-Kho teams of local, regional, State, and national levels, sports academies, hospitals, physiotherapy centers, etc.|
|Top Recruiting Areas||Sports teams, academic roles, research, health and fitness centers, hospitals and private practice, clinics and rehabilitation centers, special schools, multinational companies, etc.|
|Top Job Profiles||Sports-Physiotherapists, Osteopath, Chiropractor, and such.|
Candidates wishing to apply for the course need to fulfil the following eligibility criteria
|Master of Physiotherapy in Haryana||Master of Physiotherapy in Rajasthan||Master of Physiotherapy in Kerala||Master of Physiotherapy in Madhya Pradesh|
Most institutes in India offering the course admit students based on their performance in a relevant entrance test. Some institutes also admit students based on the candidate’s obtained merit at the level of graduation, while some conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process generally varies across colleges
Common Entrance Test (CET) is the most popular entrance test conducted for admission to the course in India.
Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each.
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees per annum in INR|
|Maharishi Markandeshwar University - Mullana Campus||Ambala||47,000|
|Dr. D Y Patil University||Navi Mumbai||1,85,000|
|Guru Nanak Dev University||Amritsar||18,600|
|Cherraan’s College of Physiotherapy||Coimbatore||56,000|
|Dr. DY Patil Vidyapeeth||Pune||14,300|
|Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology||Hisar||1,20,000|
|Jamia Hamdard University||New Delhi||1,09,000|
|Himalayan University||Papum Pare||22,000|
|Lovely Professional University||Jalandhar||1,09,000|
MPT in Sports-Physiotherapy is an academic specialization in prevention and management of sport-related injuries. The course has been designed to equip eligible candidates with adequate skills and advanced learning in:
methods and exercises that can help alleviate such physical pain.
Such qualified Sports-Physiotherapists may work in a variety of settings, including:
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Research Methodology and Biostatistics||Clinical/Journal Club I|
|English Language and Communication Skills||Sports Biomechanics|
|Review of Core Science||Sports Psychology|
|Physical and Functional Diagnosis of Sports Injuries||Sports Physiotherapy I|
|Clinical/Journal Club II||Dissertation I|
|Exercise Physiology and Nutrition||Management and Ethics in Physiotherapy|
|Athletic Training and Emergency Management||Sports Physiotherapy II|
|Clinical/Journal Club III||Clinical/Journal Club IV|
Eligible candidates for the course would ideally possess:
Excellent interpersonal skills
Upon successful completion of the course, such postgraduates generally become Sports Physiotherapists. However, other career options include:
Sports Physiotherapist are essentially responsible for:
Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful postgraduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Sports Physiotherapist||Sports Physiotherapists provide emergency aid to players, athletes, and trainees in sport and exercise environments. They examine injuries and determine if it is major or minor. They judge whether the athlete or participant can continue with the sport or not. Also, they treat and heal injuries to alleviate pain and return normal bodily functioning of the player. They treat injuries through manual therapy techniques, apparatus, and electrotherapy.||1-3 lacs|
|Osteopath||They treat patients by stimulating different body parts using physical techniques like touching, stretching, and massaging. These techniques increase the blood flow to different parts of the body.||2-4 lacs|