Riphah College of Rehabilitation Science (RCRS) - Introduction
The Riphah College of Rehabilitation Science (RCRS) was established in 2007 under the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS) of Riphah International University with the aim to produce graduates of Physical Therapy and other Rehabilitation disciplines in Pakistan according to international standards. The pioneer institute in the Entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy program (DPT), Post Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy program (PP-DPT) and MS Speech Language Pathology (MS-SLP) in Pakistan (Equivalency of 18 years of schooling/M.Phil as per HEC criteria). The specialized programs and continuing professional development courses in physical therapy have been introduced in the country. The College has the largest and highly qualified faculty of physical therapy. The college has four campuses, Islamabad, Lahore, Faisalabad and Mansehra. RCRS is the only institute that has girls’ only campuses in Islamabad and Lahore with well-equipped labs and hospital attachments for clinical training. Faculty of the college also has great contribution for the uplifting of Rehabilitation Sciences Professions by enhancing the knowledge and skills of the practicing clinicians as well as plays a leading role by developing uniform DPT curriculum in the country. The Director of the College was nominated as Secretary of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) National Curriculum Revision Committee (NCRC) 2011 and Convener of National Curriculum Revision Committee (NCRC) 2016.The college faculty has significant contribution producing quality research and has published 100+ research studies in the national and international recognized journals. The college has quality research Journal by the name “Journal of Riphah College of Rehabilitation Sciences (JRCRS)”. The research culture was introduced in the country by successfully organizing international and national rehabilitation conferences. The college has a good repute in the country for quality and value based education in Rehabilitation Sciences.