Ashok & Rita Patel Institute of Physiotherapy, a constituent institute of Charotar University of Science & Technology (CHARUSAT) has started its academic session for the year 2009-10. It offers the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.P.T.) programme, Master of Physiotherapy (M.P.T.) programme in 7 specialities and Doctorate (Ph.D.) programme. This institute is the first step in health care project of CHARUSAT on the Education Campus, Changa and it will be focusing on other departments like B.D.S., M.B.B.S courses with multispecialty hospitals in the forth coming years.
It offers 85 seats for its four-and-a-half year Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) course comprising of 8 semesters and 6 months of compulsory rotatory internship, Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) comprising of 4 semesters and Doctorate (PhD) programme.
The evaluation system is based on Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) system and total credits to earn a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree will be 240 credits and Master of Physiotherapy degree will be 100 credits.
The institute has MOU's with various hospitals for a total of 1105 beds towards student's clinical training.
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy programme contains the basic courses, clinical courses, skill development courses and research oriented courses to produce world class physiotherapists. The Master of Physiotherapy programme contains Research oriented courses, Skill development and Advanced Physiotherapeutic courses
The institute runs a full-fledged Outpatient Department (OPD) with highly modern sophisticated and state of the art equipments. It also has a highly modern fitness centre with professional care.
The students at the institute are actively involved in organizing events like free physio camps for rural people, physio week and conference for the Physiotherapy students of Gujarat. The services of the institute are also extended to the subcentres of Anand and Kheda districts. The faculty members of the institute keep themselves updated and participate regularly in various academic activities.