Background

The Bangladesh Health Professions Institute (BHPI) was established in 1992 with the aim of developing highly skilled multidisciplinary health care professionals. BHPI is the academic institute of the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP). CRP was established in 1979 by Dr. Valerie A. Taylor, a British physiotherapist.

CRP’s vision is to ensure the inclusion of girls and boys, women and men with disabilities into mainstream society. CRP provides medical treatment, rehabilitation and support services focusing on physical, emotional, social, psychological and economic aspects. It promotes the development of skilled personnel in health care and rehabilitation in the country. In order to expand the rehabilitation service throughout the country, CRP felt the need to produce skilled health professionals and hence, BHPI was founded.

The institute currently offers different level of courses for national and international students. These are Master’s Program, Bachelor, diploma and some specific need-based certificate courses. Here the students have excellent academic and co-curricular facilities at a highly secured campus and have access to many international visiting teachers and students for educational purpose which is very useful for further career development.