Doctor of Physical Therapy DPT

Physical therapy is an essential segment of modern health care system. It is a science of healing and art of caring. It pertains to the clinical examination, evaluation, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal, Neurological, Cardio-Vascular and Respiratory systems’ functional disorders including symptoms of pain, edema, physiological, structural and psychosomatic ailments. It deals with methods of treatment based on movement, manual therapy, physical agents and therapeutic modalities to relieve pain and other complications.

Students of TIPHS have an exclusive advantage to be a part of an organisation with the large setup of tertiary care hospitals. The clinical training provides a better chance of learning and practicing the skills in the field hence, prepares future physical therapists to play an important role in the improvement of healthcare quality in society. Students of 3rd, 4th & 5th Professionals complete their clinical training in physical therapy at different hospitals and clinical setups.

Why Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)?

The DPT program has been launched for Medical Students to:

  • Be primary providers of Physical Therapy care.
  • To develop clinical skills to serve as responsible members in the professional community, willing
    and able to assume leadership roles in the communities they serve.
  • Understand and place in context the social, economic and cultural issue of practice and effectively
    advocate for changes in policy.

Facts about (DPT)

Program Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Duration 5 years
Recognition 17 years of schooling, entry level professional Degree Recognized by Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan 
Level Graduate
Study Full time
Eligibility F.Sc./A Levels (pre-Medical) Minimum 60 % unadjusted marks
Syllabus HEC Approved Curriculum (NCRC)
Total credit hours 180
Course Semester Based
Total semesters 10-Semesters
Semester duration 18 weeks per semester
House Job One year (Mandatory)

Minimum Degree Requirements: This program comprises a minimum of 180 credit hours.

Note: The first two years cover the basic medical sciences, communication skill and basic physiotherapy concepts. The last three years will cover clinical medical sciences along with practical physical therapy applications.