Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Doctor of Physiotherapy is a 5-years degree program that equips the aspirants with advanced knowledge about human anatomy and physiology with practical information about physical therapy. BS in Physical Therapy has been termed as Doctor of Physical Therapy degree by American Physiotherapy Association to give a proper title to the degree holders. The patients will be given physical therapy by a specialist doctor that is a doctor of physical therapy. In these 5 years, the aspirants will have extensive knowledge and training in this particular field and will earn the title of doctor. The prerequisite of admission in this degree is FSc (pre-medical) or equivalent education (related subjects) with 60% marks. The marks percentage of Matric will be added to the merit aggregate. The students must have to clear the entry test with the required marks.

Core Courses

  • Musculoskeletal & Neurological Therapy
  • Manual Therapy
  • Therapeutics Exercises & Techniques
  • Health & Wellness
  • Physical Agents & Electrotherapy
  • Biomechanics & Ergonomics
  • Medical Physics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Anatomy & Physiology

Eligibility Criteria

  • Intermediate (FSc Pre-Medical) with 60% marks.
  • Passing marks in the entrance test.

Scope

Doctor of Physical Therapy is a 5 years BS degree program that awards the status of a physiotherapist to the degree holder. Physiotherapy has been termed as a major department of medical sciences that supports reducing pain and healing skeletal muscular injuries. In the past, people had faced many physical movement reductions due to age, any disease, accidents, and post-surgery effects Now such patients have found support from a doctor of physical therapy who guides and trains them in getting their bodies in moving condition with controlling their pain. That’s why the Doctor of Physical Therapy has a high scope in private and government hospitals. Almost all major hospitals of both sectors have developed a separate complete department of physiotherapy. This has increased the demand for more physiotherapists and the paramedical staff having specialty in physical therapy. Besides, a doctor of physical therapy can own his clinic and run it independently. Many patients prefer to meet physiotherapists who work independently in their clinics. With practice, the doctor of physical therapy can pursue a postgraduate degree in this field to gain more specialty.

Universities Offering Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in Pakistan

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