Alvas College of Physiotherapy

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About college :

Alvas College of Physiotherapy Moodbidri  is approved by Government of Karnataka, Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, and Recognized by the Indian Association of Physiotherapists.

It was established in the year 1995. The college inspire Students to enjoy their work which is the core for extraordinary brilliance.

Their unique features include personalized assistance to students in academic and clinical posting, field exposure under the guidance of experienced faculty to handle sports emergences during various meets, Tie up with NGOs for assistance of parents with disabled kids undergoing treatment, Organizing Community awareness and screening programs for disability prevention and care.

This college is listed as one of the Best Physiotherapy Colleges in Mangalore.

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Course details


The Courses offered at Alvas College of Physiotherapy are Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Master of Physiotherapy and PhD. The medium of Instruction and for examination of these courses is English.

Duration of Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) Course shall be 4 and half years including 6 months internship.

Subjects Offered at Alvas College of Physiotherapy:

I Year: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Biomechanics, Psychology, Sociology

II Year: Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Exercise Therapy, Electrotherapy

III Year: General Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedics & Traumatology, Orthopedics & Sports Physiotherapy, Cardio-Respiratory & General Physiotherapy

IV Year: Neurology & Neurosurgery, Community Medicine, Neuro-Physiotherapy, Community Based Rehabilitation, Research Methodology & Biostatistics

Duration of Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) Course shall be 2 years.

Subjects offered in MPT at Alvas College of Physiotherapy:

Core Subjects: Principles of Physiotherapy Practice, Research Methodology and Biostatistics, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Electrophysiology,  Physical and Functional Diagnosis, Physio therapeutics

Elective Subjects: Musculoskeletal Disorders and Sports, Neurological and Psychosomatic Disorders, Cardio-Respiratory Disorders, Community Rehabilitation, Pediatrics

Duration of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Course shall be 5 years with yearly pattern of examination.


Alvas College of Physiotherapy consists of full-fledged functional specialty departments. There are 9 departments involved in rendering physiotherapeutic care in wide range of conditions. The teaching therapists are directly involved in clinical education, which helps to apply the theoretical concepts in practical. There is a constant up-gradation of the clinics to accommodate the latest trends in physiotherapy. Students are also posted in Alva’s Health center hospital and other specialty hospitals for inpatient exposure.

Library with more than 3000 books and journals on various physiotherapy topics. Digital library with internet facility for access to various e-journals

Alvas College of Physiotherapy Moodbidri has a well structured Fitness lab for strength and endurance training.

The college has Research labs consisting of hi-tech gadgets for assisting research studies in Physiotherapy.

The Students are exposed to the dissected cadaver; specimen of different organs and bones of human body and also various physiological experiments in the laboratories.


Alvas College of Physiotherapy Moodbidri Admission Procedure:

BPT- Candidates who have passed Intermediate/ 10+2/ NOS / PDC/ HSSC with Biology, Physics & Chemistry as optional subjects. Candidates who have passed Vocational Intermediate in Physiotherapy are also eligible provided the bridge course is completed. Candidates should have completed the age of 17 years as on 31st December of a year of admission.

MPT- Candidates who have passed BPT degree from NTR University of Health Sciences or BPT or B.Sc. (PT) degree from any other Universities in India or abroad recognized as equivalent by NTR University of Health Sciences with more than 50% of marks in aggregate are eligible. Candidates possessing the degree from a university other than NTR University of Health Sciences must produce Equivalency Certificate issued by NTR UHS.

PhD- Master Degree in the related subject.


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  • Established 1995
  • State Karnataka
  • City Mangalore

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