Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

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.

Details and scheme of study:

Eligibility of Admission:
A person holding F.Sc (Pre-medical) with minimum unadjusted 50% marks from Pakistan or an equivalent qualification from any other university/school is eligible for admission.

Entry Test:

All candidates have to appear in the entry test. This test will be of objective type having 100 marks. Following subjects will be included.

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • English
  • Pakistan Studies
  • Islamic Studies
Percentage of Merit:
Entry Test 40 % F.Sc 60%

Age Limit:
16-25 Years
Age specified in the matriculation certificate will be considered as the correct age

Interview:
The students finally selected will be interviewed for personality and aptitude for the Physical Therapy education.

Intake: Offered twice a year in Fall and Spring sessions. (Currently admissions are closed)


Scheme of Studies for 5 years:
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program

SEMESTER/YEAR Course Code NAME OF SUBJECT CREDITS
FIRST PROFESSIONAL YEAR
FIRST DPAN614 ANATOMY -I 4(3-1)
  DPPH613 PHYSIOLOGY-I 3(2-1)
  DPKI613 KINESIOLOGY-I 3(2-1)
  DPEN613 ENGLISH-I 3(3-0)
  DPPS612 PAKISTAN STUDIES 2(2-0)
  DPBI613 BIOSTATISTICS-1 3(3-0)
      18
SECOND DPAN624 ANATOMY -II 4(3-1)
  DPPH623 PHYSIOLOGY-II 3(2-1)
  DPKI623 KINESIOLOGY-II 3(2-1)
  DPEN623 ENGLISH-II 3(3-0)
  DPIS612 ISLAMIC STUDIES / ETHICS 2(2-0)
   DPRS613 INTRODUCTION TO REVEALED SCIENCES 3(3-0)
      18
SECOND PROFESSIONAL YEAR
THIRD DPRN633 ENGLISH-III 3(3-0)
  DPCO613 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER 3(2-1)
  DPAN633 ANATOMY -III 3(2-1)
  DPPH633 PHYSIOLOGY-III 3(2-1)
  DPBE613 BIOMECHANICS & ERGONOMICS-I 3(3-0)
  DPBG613 BIOCHEMISTRY & GENETICS I 3(3-0)
      18
FOURTH DPAN643 ANATOMY -IV 3(2-1)
  DPBE623 BIOMECHANICS & ERGONOMICS-II 3(2-1)
  DPBS613 BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (Psychiatry & Psychology) 3(3-0)
  DPBG623 BIOCHEMISTRY& GENETICS II 3(2-1)
  DPEP643 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY- 3(3-0)
  DPMP613 MEDICAL PHYSICS 3(2-1)
      18
THIRD PROFESSIONAL YEAR
FIFTH DPPM612 PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY I 2(2-0)
  DPPR613 PHARMACOLOGY I 3(3-0)
  DPPE613 PHYSICAL AGENTS & ELECTROTHERAPY -I 3(2-1)
  DPTE613 THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES & TECHNIQUES I 3(2-1)
  DPSO612 SOCIOLOGY 2(2-0)
  DPHW613 HEALTH & WELLNESS 3(3-0)
  DPPC612 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE I 2(0-2)
      18
SIXTH DPPM623 PATHOLOGY & MICROBIOLOGY II 3(2-1)
  DPPR623 PHARMACOLOGY II 3(3-0)
  DPPE623 PHYSICAL AGENTS & ELECTROTHERAPY -II 3(2-1)
  DPTE623 THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES & TECHNIQUES II 3(2-1)
  DPHE612 HEALTH EDUCATION & TEACHING METHODOLOGY 2(2-0)
  DPCM612 COMMUNITY MEDICINE 2(2-0)
  DPCP622 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE II 2(0-2)
      18
FOURTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR
SEVENTH DPME613 MEDICINE I 3(3-0)
  DPSU613 SURGERY I 3(3-0)
  DPRD613 RADIOLOGY & DIAGNOSTIC IMAGINING - 3(2-1)
  DPMU614 MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSICAL THERAPY 4(3-1)
  DPSE612 SPECIAL EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION 2(2-0)
  DPCP632 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE III 2(0-2)
      17
EIGHT DPME623 MEDICINE II 3(3-0)
  DPSU623 SURGERY II 3(3-0)
  DPNE614 NEUROLOGICAL PHYSICAL THERAPY 4(3-1)
  DPEB613 EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE 3(2-1)
  DPPO613 PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS 3(2-1)
  DPCP642 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE IV 2(0-2)
      18
FIFTH PROFESSIONAL YEAR
NINTH DPCA613 CARDIOPULMONARY PHYSICAL THERAPY 3(2-1)
  DPMT613 MANUAL THERAPY 3(2-1)
  DPCD613 CLINICAL DECISION MAKING & DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS 3(3-0)
  DPRM613 RESEARCH DESIGN & METHODOLOGY 3(2-1)
  DPPP612 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (LAWS , ETHICS, ADMINISTRATION) 2(2-0)
  DPIN612 INTEGUMENTRY PHYSICAL THERAPY 2(2-0)
  DPCP652 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE V 2(0-2)
      18
TENTH DPGO612 GYNAECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS PHYSICAL THERAPY 2(2-0)
  DPPA612 PAEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY 2(2-0)
  DPGE612 GERIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY 2(2-0)
  DPSP612 SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY 2(2-0)
  DPEP612 EMERGENCY PROCEDURES 2(2-0)
  DPCP662 SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICE VI 2(0-2)
  DPRP616 RESEARCH PROJECT 6
      18
    TOTAL CREDITS 179