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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Faculty of Rehabilitation & Allied Health Sciences

Program Overview:

The first professional degree in physical therapy endorsed by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan(HEC) comprises of 5 years (10 semesters), equivalent 17 years of schooling. The degree program will produce physical therapy professionals who will be Doctors of Physical Therapy and will be competent to diagnose and treat movement dysfunctions due to injuries or diseases by using all physical means including; manual therapy techniques, exercise therapy, electrotherapy and preventative and corrective measures. Physical Therapists with the DPT degree will be practitioners of choice to whom public will have direct access for the diagnosis of, interventions for, and prevention of impairments, activity limitations, participation restrictions, and environmental barriers related to movement, function, and health.

This degree program include foundational science courses, such as anatomy, physiology, histology, exercise physiology, neuroscience, biomechanics, pharmacology, pathology, and radiology/imaging, along with behavioral science courses, such as evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning. In this degree program the students also study the clinically-based courses include medical screening, examination tests and measures, diagnostic process, therapeutic interventions, outcomes assessment, and practice management. The DPT degree is quite different from the four years BS, PT degree in terms of curriculum, duration of study and scope of clinical practice. The DPT degree also fulfills the international requirements for physical therapy education, so the DPT graduates could get equivalency easily abroad.

Scope of DPT:

This course will equip you to become a physiotherapist, helping patients with physical difficulties arising from illness, injury, disability or ageing. Physiotherapists promote health and wellbeing and assist rehabilitation by developing body systems – in particular the neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

Our Aim is to provide a Rehabilitation Sciences program which will develop in its graduates, a life-long commitment to continuing education with enhanced critical reasoning and communication skills, a highly developed awareness of their ethical and professional responsibilities to individual patients and to the community, skills to cope with the challenges of medicine, both technical and humanistic, and an ability to contribute to the continuing evolution of medical knowledge.



Study Level Study Mode Program Length Credit Hours Intake Class Timings
Undergraduate Full Time 5 Years (10 Semesters) 179 Fall Semesters Weekdays Morning


Eligibility Selection Criteria Application

F.Sc (Pre-Medical) with minimum

60% marks or equivalent

Candidates are required to take the entry test & interview. Apply Online
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Course Code Name Credit Hours
DPBI613 Introduction to Computer 3
DPEN613 English-I 3
DPKI613 Kinesiology-I 3
DPPS612 Pakistan Studies 2
DPPH613 Physiology-I 3
DPAN614 Anatomy-I 4
Course Code Name Credit Hours
DPRS613 Sociology 2
DPIS612 Islamic Studies/Ethics 2
DPKI623 Kinesiology-II 3
DPAN624 Anatomy-II 4
DPEN623 English-II 3
DPPH623 Physiology-II 3
Course Code Name Credit Hours
DPAN633 Anatomy -III 3
DPBG613 Biochemistry-I 2
DPBE613 Biomechanical &Ergonomics-I 3
DPCO613 English-III 3
DPPH633 Physiology-III 3
DPCO613 Medical Physics 3
Course Code Name Credit Hours
DPAN643 Anatomy-IV 3
DPBE623 Biomechanics & Ergonomics-ii 3
DPHW613 Health & Wellness 2
DPBG623 Biochemistry-II 3
DPEP643 Exercise Physiology 3
DPBG643 Molecular Biology & Genetics 2
Course Code Name Credit Hours
DPPM612 Pathology & Microbiology I 2
DPPR613 Pharamacology & Therapeutic 2
DPPE613 Physical Agents & Elecrotharopy -I 3
DPTE613 Therapeutic Exercises & Techniques 3
DPPC612 Supervised Clinical Practice I 3
DPBI613 Biostatistics I 3
DPBS613 Behavioral Sciences (Psychology & Ethics) 2
Course Code Name Credit Hours
DPCM612 Community Medicine & Rehabilitation 3
DPRS613 Introduction to Revealed Sciences 3
DPPM623 Pathalogy & Microbology II 3
DPPR623 Pharamacology & Therapeutic II 2
DPPE623 Physical Agents & Electrotherapy -II 3
DPCP622 Supevised Clinical Pracrtice II 3
Course Code Name Credit Hours
DPME613 Medicine I 3
DPMU614 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy 3
DPRD613 Radiology & Diagnostics Imagine 3
DPEB613 Evidence Based Practice 3
DPCP632 Supervised Clinical Practice III 3
DPSU613 Surgery I 3
Course Code Name Credit Hours
DPME623 Medicine II 3
DAUE614 Neurological Physical Therapy 3
DPRM613 Scientific Inquiry & Research Methodology 3
DPEP612 Emergency Procedures & Primary Care 3
DPCP632 Supervised Clinical Practice IV 3
DPSU623 Surgery II 3
Course Code Name Credit Hours
DPCA613 Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy 3
DPCD613 Clinical Decision Making & Differential Diagonasis 3
DPIN612 Integumentry Physical Therapy 2
DPPP612 Professional Practice (Laws , Ethics, Administration) 2
DPRM613 Prosthetics & Orthotics 2
DPCP652 Supervised Clinical Practice V 3
Course Code Name Credit Hours
DPGE612 Geriatric Physical Therapy 2
DPGO612 Gynaecology & Obstetrics Physical Therapy 2
DPPA612 Paediatric Physical Therapy 2
DPRP616 Research Project 6
DPSP612 Sports Physical Therapy 2
DPCP662 Supervised Clinical Practice VI 4

This course introduces students to the various disciplines within the health sciences, including toxicology, clinical medicine, and biotechnology. Students explore the importance of diagnostics and research in the identification and treatment of diseases.