School of Physiotherapy

Chennai Campus

A Unit of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth
A UGC Category 1 Higher Education Institution

School of Physiotherapy

Pondicherry Campus

A Unit of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth
A UGC Category 1 Higher Education Institution

Programme Outcome and Course Outcome

Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) Curriculum in Physiotherapy Program

The School of Physiotherapy at Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth’s Chennai campus is committed to providing a dynamic and flexible learning environment through our Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) curriculum. The CBCS curriculum is designed to cater to the diverse learning needs and career aspirations of our students, allowing them to tailor their education to their interests and strengths. Below are the key components of our teaching and learning approach under the CBCS curriculum:

Core Courses

  • Fundamental courses that provide essential knowledge and skills in physiotherapy.
  • Includes subjects like Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, Exercise therapy, Electro therapy, Kinesiology and Physiotherapy in orthopaedic and traumatology, Sports injuries , Neurology, Pediatrics, Research methodology & biostatistics and Community based rehabilitation..
  • These courses ensure a strong foundational understanding of the field.

Elective Courses

  • Wide range of elective courses that students can choose based on their areas of interest.
  • Electives may include specialized topics such as Soft Skill, Stress Management Patent Search and Analysis, Design Thinking, Patent Drafting for Beginners Enterpeunership, Organizational Behaviour and Educational Leadership allows students to gain expertise in specific domains.

Practical Training

  • Extensive hands-on training in our state-of-the-art facilities, including the 2D Gait Analysis System, Cardio Rehabilitation Unit, and Musculoskeletal and Sports Rehabilitation Units.
  • Regular clinical rotations in our 1800-bed hospital to gain real-world experience.
  • Practical sessions complement theoretical learning and enhance clinical skills.

Small Group Learning

  • Encourages active participation and personalized attention.
  • Facilitates in-depth discussions and peer learning.
  • Promotes critical thinking and collaborative problem-solving.

Problem-Based Learning (PBL)

  • Focuses on real-life case scenarios to develop problem-solving skills.
  • Encourages students to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations.
  • Enhances analytical and decision-making abilities.

Interdisciplinary Learning

  • Opportunities to collaborate with students from other healthcare disciplines.
  • Encourages a holistic approach to patient care and fosters teamwork.
  • Prepares students for integrated healthcare delivery systems.

Research and Innovation

  • Emphasis on conducting independent research projects.
  • Encourages innovation and evidence-based practice.
  • Provides exposure to the latest advancements in physiotherapy and related fields.

Mentorship and Guidance

  • Continuous support from experienced faculty members.
  • Personalized academic and career counselling.
  • Regular feedback and assessment to ensure continuous improvement.

Workshops and Seminars

  • Regularly organized workshops and seminars by experts in the field.
  • Provides insights into advanced techniques and emerging trends.
  • Enhances learning beyond the classroom environment.

Community Engagement

  • Participation in community health programs and camps.
  • Provides practical experience in public health and preventive care.
  • Develops a sense of social responsibility and empathy.

Knowledge Sharing

  • Encourages collaborative learning and sharing of expertise among students and faculty.
  • Fosters a culture of continuous learning and professional growth.

Short Topic Discussions & Weekly Case Presentations

  • Focused discussions on specific topics to deepen understanding.
  • Weekly case presentations to apply knowledge to practical scenarios.

Monthly Scheduled Student Seminars & Assignments

  • Regular seminars for students to present their research and findings.
  • Assignments to reinforce learning and critical thinking.

Periodical Research Advisory Committee Meetings for PG Dissertation

  • Regular meetings to provide guidance and feedback on postgraduate dissertations.
  • Ensures rigorous research standards and successful project completion.

Journal Club Thrice per Month

  • Regular journal club meetings to review and discuss recent research articles.
  • Keeps students updated with the latest advancements and evidence-based practices.

Interactive Lectures and Small Group Discussions

  • Combines traditional lectures with interactive and engaging discussions.
  • Promotes deeper understanding and active participation.

By incorporating these elements into our CBCS curriculum, the School of Physiotherapy ensures a comprehensive and flexible education that prepares our students to excel in their professional careers. Our innovative teaching methodologies, combined with state-of-the-art infrastructure and a strong emphasis on practical training, make our program one of the best choices for aspiring physiotherapists.


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