Objective: To find the perceptions of physiotherapy students toward research related activities.
Methodology: The study design was cross-sectional. A questionnaire was distributed and perception of students was assessed by using a 5-point Likert scale.
Results: Out of 64 post-graduation students, 36(56%) strongly agreed that applying research findings to clinical settings for improvement in clinical practice is necessary for professional strength. 28(43.8%) students agreed that reading physiotherapy research literature to update knowledge is an interesting activity while 23(35.9%) agreed that research is an interesting activity and it must be included in physiotherapy graduation and post-graduation programs. 34(53.1%) strongly agreed that the deficiency of resources (financial, time, availability, literature, measurement tools) reduce the interest to research related activities.
Conclusion: Students of post-graduation in physiotherapy perceived the research work and activities related to research process as very important for their professional growth and improvements in clinical practices.
Perception, post graduation, physical therapy, research activities.