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.

Riphah College of Rehablitation Sciences:

The pioneer institute in Doctor of physical therapy program (DPT) and Post Professional Doctor of Physical therapy program (PP-DPT) in Pakistan.

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.

Course Facts

Study Level Study Mode Program Length Credit Hours Intake Class Timings 1st Semester Fee
Undergraduate Full Time 5 Years (10 Semesters) 179 Spring & Fall Semesters Weekdays Morning

206,266/- Local Seat


Foreign Seat

Entry To DPT

Eligibility Selection Criteria Offered at Class Start Date Application

Minimum 60% marks in intermediate (FSc/ ALevels) with pre-medical subjects, from a recognized board/ university/institute.


Degree holders from foreign institutes should submit the equivalence certificate from Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC).



Candidates are required to take the entry test & interview.

Test score of centrally held entrance test by federal or provincial governments, such as UHS test is acceptable.


NTS-NAT is acceptable but not mandatory for admission in DPT.

  • F.Sc 70%
  • Test 30%

Male Campus: G-7/4 Campus Islamabad

Female Campus: WISH Campus, H-8/2, Islamabad




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Program Structure

Program Structure is given in Faculty Prospectus.

Course Code Name Credit Hours
DPBI613 Biostatistics-1 3
DPEN613 English-I 3
DPKI613 Kinesiology-I 3
DPPS612 Pakistan Studies 2
DPPH613 Physiology-I 4
Course Code Name Credit Hours
DPRS613 Introduction to Revealed Sciences 3
DPIS612 Islamic Studies/Ethics 2
DPKI623 Kinesiology-II 3
DPPH623 Physiology-II 3
Course Code Name Credit Hours
DPAN633 Anatomy -III 3
DPBG613 Biochemistry and Genetics - I 3
DPBE613 Biomechanical &Ergonomics-I 3
DPCO613 Introduction to Computing 3
DPPH623 Physiology-II 3
Course Code Name Credit Hours
DPBS613 Behavioral Sciences (Psychiatry & Psychology) 3
DPBG623 Biochemistry & Genetics II 3
DPBE623 Biomechanic & Erogonomics-II 3
DPEP643 Exercise Physcology 3
DPMP613 Medical Physics 3
Course Code Name Credit Hours
DPHW613 Health & Wellness 3
DPPR613 Pharamacology I 3
DPPE613 Physical Agents & Elecrotharopy -I 3
DPSO612 Sociology 2
DPPC612 Supervised Clinical Practice I 2
DPTE613 Therapeutic Exercises & Techniques I 3
Course Code Name Credit Hours
DPCM612 Community Medicine 2
DPHE612 Health Education & Teaching Methadology 2
DPPM623 Pathalogy & Microbology II 3
DPPR623 Pharamacology II 3
DPPE623 Physical Agents & Electrotherapy -II 3
DPCP622 Supevised Clinical Pracrtice II 2
DPTE623 Therapeutic Exercises & Techniques II 3
Course Code Name Credit Hours
DPME613 Medicine I 3
DPMU614 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy 4
DPRD613 Radiology & Diagnostics Imagine 3
DPSE612 Special Education and Community Based Rehabilitation 3
DPCP632 Supervised Clinical Practice III 2
DPSU613 Surgery I 3
Course Code Name Credit Hours
DPME623 Medicine II 3
DPMU614 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy 4
DPRD613 Radiology & Diagnostics Imagine 3
DPSE612 Special Education and Community Based Rehabilitation 3
DPCP632 Supervised Clinical Practice III 2
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 Research Dsesign & Methodogy 3
DPCP652 Supervised Clinical Practice V 2
Course Code Name Credit Hours
DPEP612 Emergency Procedure 2
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
DPCP652 Supervised Clinical Practice V 2

Research Activities & Student Work

Blog about Front Line Defense: Getting into the Patient Payment Red Zone
Bonnie Lau, Elizabeth H. Skinner, Kristin Lo, Margaret Bearman DOI: 10.2522/ptj.20150261 Published September 2016