Overview of Program:

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, bio-mechanics, 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.

Career Opportunities for Doctor of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist is able to work in following areas:

  • Teaching institutions
  • hospitals & health department (as BS-17 officer)
  • Private Hospitals
  • Autonomous practice (Private clinics)
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation centers
  • Research centers
  • Sports &fitness centers.
  • NGO’s
  • Home health
  • International job placements
  • Medical Technology companies

Details and scheme of study

  • Eligibility of Admission:

A person holding F.Sc (Pre-medical) with minimum 60% marks from Pakistan or an equivalent qualification from any other university/school is eligible for admission.

  • Interview:

The students finally selected will be interviewed for personality and aptitude for the Physical Therapy education.

Dress Code

White Shalwar, Grey Shirt and white Dupatta for Girls and Grey Pants and White Shirt for Boys students. White Overall will be compulsory for all students.

Fee Structure - IIHS

Total dues of 5 years to be paid in favor of Islamabad Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad.

S.#Particulars1st Sem2nd Sem3rd Sem4th Sem6th Sem7th Sem8th Sem9th Sem10th SemTotal Fee
2Admission Fee12000*0000000012,000*
3Tuition Fee81,00081,00081,00081,00081,00081,00081,00081,00081,000810,000
4Registration Fee of SZABMU8000*000000008000*
5Degree Fee0000000016000*16,000*
Total Dues102,00081,00081,00081,00081,00081,00081,00081,00097,000847,000

Note: Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University dues such as Registration fee, Examination fee, Degree fee, Transcript fee etc., are charges that the students are liable to pay as and when required.

Scheme of Studies

Semester I
 Sr. #Course Credit Hours
1Anatomy I4
2Physiology I3
3Kinesiology I3
4English I3
5Pakistan Studies2
6Biostatics I3
Semester II
 Sr. #Course Credit Hours
1Anatomy II4
2Physiology II3
3Kinesiology II3
4English II (Communication Skills)3
5Islamic Studies / Ethics2
6Biostatics II / University Optional3
Semester III
 Sr. #Course Credit Hours
1English III (Technical Writhing & Professional Skills)3
2Introduction to Computer3
3Anatomy III3
4Physiology III3
5Biomechanics & Ergonomics3
6Biochemistry & Genetics I2
Semester IV
 Sr. #Course Credit Hours
1Anatomy IV3
2Biomechanics & Ergonomics II3
3Behavioral Sciences (Psychiatry & Psychology)3
4Biochemistry & Genetics II2
5Exercise Physiology3
6Medical Physics3
Semester V
 Sr. #Course Credit Hours
1Pathology and Microbiology I2
2Pharmacology I3
3Physical agents & Electrotherapy I3
4Therapeutic exercises and techniques3
6Health & wellness2
7Supervised clinical practice I3
Semester VI
 Sr. #CourseCredit Hours
1Pathology & Microbiology II3
2Pharmacology II2
3Physical agents & Electrotherapy II3
4Manual Therapy3
5Technical Methodology & community medicine3
6Supervised clinical practice II3
Semester VII
 Sr. #CourseCredit Hours
1Medicine I3
2Surgery I3
3Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging3
4Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy3
5Human growth, Development & Community based Rehabilitation2
6Supervised clinical practice III3
Semester VIII
 Sr. #CourseCredit Hours
1Medicine II3
2Surgery II3
3Neurological Physical Therapy3
4Evidence based Practice3
5Prosthetics & Orthotics2
6Supervised clinical practice IV3
Semester IX
 Sr. #CourseCredit Hours
1Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy3
2Emergency Procedures & Primary care in Physical Therapy2
3Clinical Decision Making & Differential Diagnosis3
4Scientific Inquiry & Research Methodology3
5Professional Practice(Law, Ethics, Administration)2
6Integumentary Physical Therapy2
7Supervised Clinical Practice V3
Semester X
 Sr. #Course Credit Hours
1Obstetrics & Gynecological Physical Therapy2
2Pediatric Physical Therapy2
3Gerontology & Geriatric Physical Therapy2
4Sports Physical Therapy2
5Supervised Clinical Practice VI4
6Research Project6