The DPT degree was accredited by American Physiotherapy Association (APTA). Its “Vision 2020” states “By 2020, physical therapy will be provided by physical therapists who are doctors of physiotherapy recognized by consumers & other health-care professionals as the practitioners of choice to whom consumers have direct access for the diagnosis of, intervention for, & prevention of impairments, functional limitations, & disabilities related to movement, function & health."
History of Physiotherapy in Pakistan:-
In 1956, The School of Physiotherapy was established by the Federal Government, Ministry of Health & Social Welfare with the assistance of the World Health Organization (WHO) at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center premises. Initially, the school offered a 2 years Diploma course with the minimum entrance qualification of matriculation (science group). In 1961, the 2 years program was upgraded to a 3 years Diploma. Later on, the program was raised to BSc Physiotherapy Degree (3 years) in 1963, affiliated with the University of Karachi, and pertinent changes were added & made in the syllabus according to the need. The International faculties of Physiotherapy had upgraded their syllabi. To match those standards; in 1999, the BSc Physiotherapy course was upgraded to 4 years BS Physiotherapy Degree Course. Recently, following the “Vision 2020 of APTA”, the 4 years BSPT Program was upgraded to 5 years DPT (Doctor of Physiotherapy) Program in 2008 to meet the International standard. At present, 26 Institutions are serving in the field of Physiotherapy in Pakistan.
The Physio College of Rehabilitation Sciences started the DPT program in 2017. DPT is a five-year degree program, having 10 semesters. Each semester is of 6 months which includes 18 weeks of education, examination and semester break.
The mission of TPCRS is to explore, aware, and practical implementation of knowledge in the various areas of the health sciences.
The college aims to realize this mission by:
Duration: 5 Years
Any one of the following qualifications is necessary for an applicant to be eligible for consideration. All foreign qualifications must be supported by an Equivalence Certificate issued by Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) of Pakistan with the application.
|COURSE CODE||NAME OF SUBJECTS||CREDITS|
|FIRST SEMESTER||FIRST PROFESSIONAL YEAR|
|THIRD SEMESTER||SECOND PROFESSIONAL YEAR|
|DPT-201||ENGLISH-III (Technical Writing & Presentation Skills)||3(3-0)|
|DPT-203||INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER||3(2-1)|
|DPT-209||BIOMECHANICS & ERGONOMICS-I||3(3-0)|
|DPT-211||BIOCHEMISTRY & GENETICS-I||2(2-0)|