I want to do masters of physical therapy in geriatrics or orthopedic or pediatrics. Please explain me the procedure & how much is the expense?

Asked by Rafiya sultana about 2 years ago

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Joshua Borisova

Joshua Borisova

Founder & CEO at TAXA

MPT Pediatrics is a postgraduate-level medical science degree that focuses on a specific form of therapy

used to treat and manage various illnesses and disorders.Candidates who have completed a Bachelor of

Physiotherapy (BPT) program or any other bachelor’s level programs in the field of health sciences can

apply for MPT Pediatrics provided they have scored a minimum of 50% marks.Candidates can appear for

various entrance exams like NEET-PG, CMC Vellore Exam, IPU CET, MAHE OET to get admission in top

MPT Pediatrics Colleges. The average salary of an MPT-qualified physiotherapist varies from INR 3.5 to

8 LPA.

MPT Orthopaedics, is a 2 years full-time postgraduate course.The eligibility criteria of the MPT

Orthopaedics is Graduation degree of Bachelors of physiotherapy with a minimum of 50 per cent marks

from the recognised institute and Internship of 6 Months duration.Admission criteria for admission in MPT

Orthopaedics are offered based on the merit marks obtained in the Bachelors of physiotherapy. Some

institutes also conduct entrance tests. The admission process varies across colleges. An average tuition

fee charged forMPT Orthopaedics ranges between INR 40,000- 2.1 lakhs for 2 years. 

Master of Physiotherapy (Geriatrics)- The course is of two years duration and provides hand-on

training and practical learning experience needed to become a physiotherapy expert. The mode of

admission is an Entrance Examination which is conducted either on any of State, university, and

national levels such as All India Post Graduate Physiotherapy Entrance Test, CET Entrance Exam

for Master’s Program, Guru Govind Indraprastha University Physiotherapy Entrance Exam.



Neema Nigam

Neema Nigam

Sr. Consultant

To pursue a Master's in Physical Therapy with a focus on geriatrics, orthopedics, or pediatrics, you'll need to follow a structured application process and prepare for substantial expenses.

Application Steps:

  1. Choose a Specialization: Decide which area you wish to specialize in—geriatrics, orthopedics, or pediatrics—and select universities that offer these tracks.
  2. Meet Academic Requirements: Complete any prerequisite courses as required by the program.
  3. Prepare for Exams: Many programs require GRE scores and, if you’re an international student, an English proficiency test like the IELTS or TOEFL.
  4. Gather Application Materials: This includes your academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and proof of clinical experience if required.
  5. Apply to Programs: Submit your applications by the deadlines, which typically fall between December and March for programs starting in the fall.

Financial Considerations:

The cost of tuition for Master’s programs in physical therapy can vary, with top programs in the US costing between $30,000 and $100,000 or more for the entire course. Additionally, living expenses, including housing, food, transportation, and health insurance, can significantly increase your budget, especially in urban areas. Many universities offer financial aid options, including scholarships, grants, and work-study positions, to help manage these costs.

Thorough preparation and understanding of both the academic and financial requirements will ensure you are well-equipped to embark on this career path.



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