Department of Physiotherapy, Manipal College of Health Professions, Manipal

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The department of Physiotherapy has been in existence, in Kasturba Hospital, since 1972. Initially it was under the department of Orthopedics. From 1981- 1991, the department conducted a 2-year diploma course. From 1992, a Bachelor's programme was offered and Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) was started in 1997. Since 1996, it has been an independent department and with the inception of the College of Allied Health Sciences, now the Manipal College in Health Professions, in 1999, physiotherapy became an integral part of it.

Since then, it has been the leading department in education, clinical services and research. The Department has initiated Bachelor’s program and Master’s program in various specialities of Physiotherapy with full time PhD programs on offer as well.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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