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 in 1999, physiotherapy became an integral part of it.
The department has grown in stature through guidance from leading physiotherapists. The current state of the department owes its gratitude to BabuShetty, Male nurse, Mr. Babu Samuel, Mr. Joy Varghese, Mr. Chacko, Mrs. Annamma and Mrs. Jean Dennese.
The department was integrated into the School of Allied Health Sciences from 1999 and has been the leading department in education, clinical services and research. Since then, the department has initiated Bachelor’s program and Master’s program in various specialities. Recently, full time PhD programs have been started in the department.
- Excellent infrastructure
- Speciality clinics
- International collaborations
- Attracts overseas aspirants for clinical and research exposure
- Funded projects
- Multi-disciplinary environment
- Highly qualified faculty
- Diverse specialities and hands-on clinical skill training
- Trained in pedagogic and personal effectiveness
- Evidence based curricula
- Research intensive environment
Academic and Research Collaborations
- AIHMSA (Malaysia)
- Robert Gordon University (Scotland)
McGill University, Canada
The Department of Physiotherapy has a well-equipped labs and clinical facilities
The department is one of the team member in a multidisciplinary, tertiary care set up.
State-of-the-art Innovation Centre to facilitate multi-disciplinary research
Laboratories give students the opportunity for practical experience
Sports & Fitness
Marena is the world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash as well as a well-equipped gymnasium
Libraries have publications on the latest developments in oral healthcare
Student hostels are their homes away from homes
Life at Manipal made me stronger and allowed me to take a step ahead in being an independent woman. I love infrastructure and International life here. I truly appreciate every single moment I spent at MAHE
BSc. Medical Imaging Technology
MAHE gave me the confidence to grow personally and professionally, it’s a place of learning, fun, culture, love, literature and more. It gave me an opportunity to enrich my knowledge, learn and grow.
Bsc. Nuclear Medicine Technology
Life in Manipal is unique due to the tranquility we obtain in a contrastingly vibrant town. MAHE and especially the Department of OT have always helped to provide facilities and create the best environment for studying.
Vu Thi Loan
Bsc. Occupational Therapy
Nothing is impossible, I can do it." MAHE has made me strong- it respects and preserves all cultures. The different collegiate events have made me more confident. I will leave this University as a more independent person. (
Bachelor of Audio and Speech Pathology