College of Physical Therapy

Duration4 Years

No. of Credits210

Start DateSeptember


LocationCaloocan, MM

Welcome to College of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is a four-year course, with the first two years dealing with General Education subjects, the third and fourth are professional years dealing with the core subjects of Physical Therapy, and the fifth year is ten months of clinical internship. Graduates will have the appropriate knowledge, skills, and attitude in planning, organizing, and directing Physical Therapy programs to care for individuals whose ability to function is impaired or threatened by disease or injury.

Our program aims to develop well-rounded physical therapists who can practice as part of large and varied team personnel, including physicians and other professionals, and assist health specialists and members of the Community.

Our Program focuses on advanced medical sciences, medical and surgical disabling conditions, and physical therapy treatment interventions.

Our faculty have strong and competent profiles as practitioners in different hospitals themselves. This gives our program a leg-up over others as they contribute their ongoing industry experience to the learnings of our Centralino physical therapists, making sure we give up-to-date and relevant knowledge and practices.

Our program has Level II status from the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation, an external body that checks the quality standards of universities. This quality is reflected in our students' passing rates, who are consistently above the national passing rate for the board exams.

Feel free to contact us about our college of physical therapy community and be part of it by applying now.

Location & Contact Details:

Caloocan, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Benefits of Studying BS in Physical Therapy

Get others back on their feet or help them reach their physical goals. Physical therapists are movement experts that improve others’ quality of life via their treatments, patient care, and prescribed exercises. After taking this program, a career in sports, fitness, and healthcare are just some of your options.

Career Opportunities

  • Physical Therapist Clinician
  • A pre-med course
  • Educator
  • Administrator
  • Researcher
  • Social Advocate
  • Community-based therapist
  • Other allied industries

Why Manila Central University?

Bigger, Bolder, Brighter Centralinos!

  • Multiple and Flexible Learning Modalities topped with ideal class size for better learning.
  • Child-Friendly Environment with Open and Green Learning Spaces.
  • State of the Art Facility- Fully equipped learning spaces/places. Continuous Innovation is at the heart of MCU.
  • Efficient Student Care Program. Established Learner Support Program- Homeroom Consultation for Parents and Students, Student Activities and on various skills and interests, such as play and socialization activities, Wellness and Mental Health programs, students' immersion, and experiential learning.
  • Centralino Plus Program
  • Innovative Curriculum on Outcome-Based Education Approach
  • Integrated Educational Technology- LMS, Virtual Laboratory, WorldBook elibrary
  • Secured and Safety Protocol Compliant
  • Integrated Social Learning Program-Homeroom Guidance
  • ISO Certified, Safety Approval by CHED (for some programs), CHED DOH JMC No. 2021-004 Compliant, PAASCU Accredited Level II

AY 2022-2023

Dexter M. Sotto, PTRP, MAG, COMTProgram Head

Elmer C. Bondoc, PTRP,MHAInternship & Community Coordinator

Er D. Petil Jr., PTRP, LPT, PhD (cand)Research Coordinator

Maria Veronica P. Francisco, PTRP, Ed.D.

Allan Dexter Caoili, PTRP, MBA

Dr. Andrea Malvar, MD, FPARM, DPBRMPhysiatrist

Abigail Munio-De Lios, PTRP, MEM, DEM

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We proudly welcome you to join our growing Centralino Community.

Student Organizations

College of Physical Therapy Student Council

The organization that spearheads support towards the achievement of the student’s goals. It represents the values of purpose-driven leadership, academic excellence, respect for self, others, and country, maintenance of value diversity, accountability and community service.

Centralino Wellness Society

An organization that promotes student welfare encompassing physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness among college and university members. It also serves as a conduit for collaboration with other local and international Physical therapy organizations.

Campus Facility

MCU-FDT Learning Resource Center Building
Administration Building
MCU-FDT Learning Resource Center Building
Nursing Laboratory
Nursing Skills Lab
Dentistry Lab
Centennial Gym
Basic Education Complex
Helix Auditorium
Purple Owl Complex
PGT Buidling
MCU Parking Area

The MCU Experience

Through innovative education and a culture of excellence, we have been transforming learners into future leaders since 1904. Equipped with mastery in skills and empowered with steadfast character, to contribute to and overcome the challenges of our rapidly changing world.

Success Stories

Xenah Ann Manalang Bauza

BS Computer Science, Class 2017

Knowledge and skills work hand in hand for career progression. These are 2 key cores that MCU equipped me to be an IT Analyst in a multinational company - a role I just dreamt a few years ago. Armed with innovative education from my Computer Science degree, I feel to deliver values to the business using those diverse exposures I earned being a Centralino

Dr. Eduardo R. Peregrino Jr.

Pioneer batch, College of Physical Therapy

Among the pioneer batch of MCU – College of Physical Therapy, Manila Central University’s Dean of College of Physical Therapy, formally took his oath as the newly appointed Chairman of the Board for Physical and Occupational Therapy Board before the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) administered by its chairman, Hon. Teofilo S. Pilando, Jr., last March 9, 2022 at the Commission's Office at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.

Mark Alexis Balverde

Physical Therapy
Alumni 2010

I am Mark Alexis Balverde an alumnus batch 2010 who is currently working in the United States of America as PT specifically in Pediatric and Geriatric facility. My college life was a bit rough because I am a happy go lucky type of person. I failed but I never intend to quit. After passing my Philippine licensure examination I’ve rested for a while but decided to pursue my dream here in the US last 2016...

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Ms. Dianna Marie E. Trias, RN, RPh

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2011) and Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (2016)

For someone who has difficulties in science subjects, she continued to pursue a science related course. MCU gave her a chance to turn this weakness into strength. She is determined to improve her weakness, to be resilient and to persevere to be what she wants to become...

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Maria Salvacion D. Panlilio,RPh

College of Pharmacy, batch 1987

During her college days, she has been very consistent and one of the top performing students in her class. Likewise, she also excels in co-curricular activities and participated in many worthwhile activities sponsored by the College of Pharmacy and other schools of Pharmacy in the Philippines...

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Ric Jason Javier

Physical Therapy, Class 2015

I always keep in mind to "Ail for the best para if worse comes to worst pasado ako." I remember going to college undecided, not knowing what to take. I enrolled at MCU already on the 2nd week of class. I didn't even know what Physical Therapy is, all I just want is a medical related course...

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