Physiotherapy Course and Salary comparison: India vs Australia vs UK vs USA

Subarna Debbarma (BPT, DNHE)
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In this article we will compare physiotherapy courses and salary offers in different countries like India, Australia, UK (United Kingdom) and USA (United States). Let's get started.


Physiotherapy is one of the fastest growing professions around the world. Different countries universities provide different courses and salaries are also different around the world.


let's take a look at undergraduate physiotherapy courses in India, Australia, UK and US


undergraduate physiotherapy courses in India, Australia, UK and US


India: 

The entry level undergraduate In Physiotherapy is BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy) it takes a 4 year and 6 months duration program. If students want to enter the BPT program he/she must pass 12 class level school education in science stream.

Australia:

After higher secondary in science school education you can take admission BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy) program and the course duration of BPT in Australia is 4 years.

UK:

After higher secondary education in science or health science subject you can take admission Bsc Physiotherapy program and the course duration of Bsc Physiotherapy in UK ( United Kingdom) is 3 years.


USA:

After completing school education with Science or health sciences you can take admission Bsc Physiotherapy or DPT (Doctor of Physiotherapy) program and the course duration of Bsc Physiotherapy is 3 years and DPT takes 5 years.


let's take a look at PG(post graduate) physiotherapy courses in different countries


Post graduate physiotherapy courses


India:

After the BPT you can take admission into a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) program if you had a Grade A mark in bachelor degree. Otherwise you can take admission into MPT (Master of Physiotherapy) program during will take 2 years.

Australia:

After the BPT you can take admission into a PhD (4 years program) or DPT ( Doctor of Physiotherapy) program it takes 3 years. Otherwise you can take admission into MPT (Master of Physiotherapy) program during will take 2 years.

UK:

After Bsc physiotherapy in UK universities offer Msc physiotherapy, DPT and PhD. If you had a good Mark in Bsc Physiotherapy then you can apply for a direct PhD program it takes 4 years. Otherwise you can go for DPT (3 years program) and Msc physiotherapy (2 years program).

USA:

In the US after the Bsc physiotherapy program you can go for Msc physiotherapy, DPT and PhD. If you had a good Mark in Bsc Physiotherapy then you can apply for a direct PhD program it usually takes 5 years. Otherwise you can go for DPT (2 years program) and Msc physiotherapy (2 years program). Recently in the USA Msc physiotherapy courses are about to close to replace the DPT program.


PhD physiotherapy program in different countries

PhD physiotherapy program in different countries

The PhD program of the physiotherapy profession has different duration in different countries. In India PhD takes 3 to 5 years, you can complete in between 3 to 5 years. In Australia and the UK it takes 4 years, in the United States it's 5 years Program.

Physiotherapy Courses Duration in India, Australia, UK and USA


Physiotherapy Courses Duration in India, Australia, UK and USA

The total duration of physiotherapy program usually takes in India is 11.6 years, in Australia is 11 years, in the UK and US it is 10 years.


Now let's take a look at the salary of a physiotherapist in India, Australia, UK and US

It's interesting, right? So let's explore: 

In India a government sector physiotherapist workers get 42,000 rupees per month, in private sector it's 18,000 rupees and a clinic owner can earn 1,00,000 rupees per month.

The average physiotherapist salary in India is  $3,700 per year. In Australia its average physiotherapy salary is  $86,573 per year . In the UK a physiotherapist salary is £44,951 per year and in the USA a physiotherapist salary is $1,26,117 per year.

salary of a physiotherapist in India, Australia, UK and US


Conclusion:

In conclusion i found that the program duration of physiotherapy in India is more than the other countries but they are getting very low salary (only 10%) compared to other countries like Australia, UK and US.






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