Chairman of Governing Body

Bangladesh Health Professions Institute (BHPI), the academic institute of Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) was established in 1992. The prime aim of BHPI is to produce skilled health professionals to serve those requiring treatment and rehabilitation. The health professionals especially Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech & Language Therapists are very few to care for those with a disability due to non-communicable disease or disorder. BHPI started its journey by offering Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant courses. Due to the desperate need of health professionals BHPI started the Diploma in medical technology courses in 1995, affiliated to the State Medical Faculty of Bangladesh and Bachelor courses in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy in 1999 and Speech & Language Therapy in 2004 which are affiliated to the University of Dhaka with the administrative approval of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

To ensure the development of the professions and their education BHPI started the Master of Physiotherapy program in 2013 and the Master in Rehabilitation Science program, with the support of the SAARC Development Fund, where students from the SAARC countries have been studying since 2014. It is hoped that the BHPI will also start the Bachelor program in Prosthetics and Orthotics very soon. The work of BHPI is widely recognised in the region and I believe it will continue in the future.

Valerie A Taylor
Chairman of Governing Body,BHPI.

Message from Principal

Bangladesh Health Professions Institute (BHPI) is one of the pioneer institutions in south Asian subcontinent to produce skilled human resource in the field treatment and rehabilitation of person with disability since 1992. The institution was founded by Dr.Valire Ann Taylor as an academic institute of Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP). CRP is well known for its service of excellence towards person with disabilities as well as BHPI. Since 1992 a large number of quality professionals had completed their academic degrees. BHPI is approved by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, the Faculty of Medicine of Dhaka University for the Masters and Graduate programs, besides that BHPI also affiliated to the Bangladesh State Medicine Faculty for diploma courses. BHPI have collaboration with different overseas international universities e.g Duke University, USA; different organizations (Aus Aid, UK Aid etc) for volunteer faculty support and SAARC Development Fund (SDF) for Rehabilitation Science which is only international course.

The institute is currently offering different level of courses for national and international students these are Masters Program, Graduate, diploma and some specific need based certificate course. Rehabilitation Science, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy, Prosthetics & Orthotics, laboratory Science departments are available to administer the courses.

So, I strongly recommend the upcoming students to take the unique opportunity offering by Bangladesh Health Professions Institute (BHPI) to serve the nation. Here the students have excellent academic and co curricular facilities in highly secured campus and we have so many international visiting teachers and students for educational purpose which is very useful for further career development. “Service to sufferer is service to God”.

Professor Dr. Md.Omar Ali Sarker
Email: principal-bhpi@crp-bangladesh.org

Message from Vice Principal

Bangladesh Health Professions Institute (BHPI), the academic institute of CRP, produces highly skilled and competent rehabilitation professionals.The institute started its journey in 1992 with certificate level courses. However,to meet the diverse need of the people with disability and the need of the society, the institute offers degree in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Prosthetics and Orthotics and Rehabilitation Sciences. BHPI started Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in the academic year 1999. Further to it, BHPI introduced Bachelor program in Speech and Language Therapy in 2004. All Bachelor programs that BHPI run are affiliated to the faculty of Medicine, University of Dhaka.

To acquire advanced clinical, research and rehabilitation management skills, BHPI runs M.Sc in Physiotherapy. Alongside, to develop cadre of rehabilitation for advancement of education, research and rehabilitation policy, BHPI has been offering international professional Master program in rehabilitation Science to serve not only Bangladesh but also other member countries of SAARC. The both Master programs are affiliated to the University of Dhaka. BHPI also runs Diploma programs in Prosthetics and Orthotics, Laboratory Medicine, Radiology & Imaging, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy under the State Medical Faculty and C-in Ed for special education course under National Academy for Primary Education. The graduates of BHPI are successfully rendering services across the country with maintaining the highest professionalism, dedication and commitment. The institute will start Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics program under the University of Dhaka from 2019.

Professor Md.Obaidul Haque
Vice Principal,BHPI.