Bachelor of Physiotherapy - Kathmandu University

Nepal Health Professional Council

Kathmandu University

Medicine and Health Care

4 year(s)

Physiotherapy started practice was started in Nepal 45 years back with some of the health professional selling need of physiotherapy for patients. Few nurses in Government hospital were provided with physiotherapy training who continued their job as therapist .

Need at physiotherapy gradually increased among medical practicioners. Later certificated level in physiotherapy (CPT) was started by inpatient in institute of medicine (IOM) in 1983 AD. IOM produced few bacthes but at 1990s the course was stoped.

With same aim, certificated level in physiotherapy course was again started by Dhulikhel Medical Institute (DMI) at Kathmandu Univeristy in 2003 AD. Which has produced almost 180 CPT graduates and stopped.

Currently, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences (KUSMS) is the only place where formal undergraduate physiotherapy course is delivered in Nepal. Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) was started in 2010 AD with total 13 students. Currently student intake is increased to 30 students every year.

Aims of Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) program:

To produce graduates who have the ability to solve problems and make decisions, have good communication skills and who have an in depth knowledge of the science and practice of physiotherapy, enabling them to practice safely, effectively and efficiently in a variety of clinical and community settings.Their practice will be patient centred and will include the promotion of health and well-being and the prevention of injury.

The primary objective of physiotherapy education is to prepare a trained health care professional within the country to meet Nepal's demand for qualified physiotherapy services.The graduates will have the opportunity to study further internationally in physiotherapy at masters and PhD level, as well as in related fields, such field as anatomy or kinesiology.

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Admission criteria

1) Results of the entrance examination conducted by University, and

2) Interview

The entrance examination will consist of 100 multiple choice questions (1 mark per question). The duration of the examination will be 2 hours and the pass mark is 50%.

Salient features

Fee Structure of Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) at KUSMS Dhulikhel

  1. At Admission: NRs. 3,39,600/-
  2. Beginning of 2nd Year: NRs. 2,03,200/-
  3. Beginning of 3nd Year: NRs. 2,05,900/-
  4. Beginning of 4th Year: NRs. 1,96,300/-
  5. Total Fee: NRs. 9,45,000/-

Hostel Fee : NRs. 3000 per month (Only residential)


1.The candidate must have completed 10+2 year of education or equivalent qualification with minimum 50 % in aggregate or 2.4 GPA and minimum C+ grade in Physics, Chemistry and Biology separately and minimum C in other subjects .


Completed Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree recognised by the University with one of the following subjects viz: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and at least one other prescribed science subject of the study up to the ancillary level and he/she should have scored not less than aggregate of 50% marks, provided that such candidate should have passed the earlier qualifying examination (10 + 2, I.Sc., or an equivalent examination) with the subjects Biology, Chemistry, Physics and English.


The candidates who have completed prerequisite course equivalent to I.Sc. (Biological group) with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as main subjects after Certificate Level in Health Sciences from Kathmandu University and having secured not less than 50% marks in the subjects mentioned above put together and an overall aggregate of 50%


Completed Certificate level in physiotherapy with 50% marks or more.

2. Must be physically and mentally fit.