List of Top DPT Colleges & Universities in Pakistan – Doctor of Physical Therapy


Top DPT Colleges and Universities in Pakistan

DPT or Doctor of Physical therapy discipline is a growing on rapid pace in Pakistan. Many Public & Private Colleges and Universities started offering Doctor of Physical Therapy programs in Pakistan. More private sector colleges are offer DPT compared to government universities or colleges in Pakistan. We have prepared a list of top DPT colleges in Pakistan for those people who want to take physiotherapist field as their career have to go through a five-years /four-years Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.

List of the top DPT institutes in all provinces of Pakistan is as follow:

Top DPT Colleges and Universities in Punjab

This list includes universities offering DPT in Lahore as well:

  • University of south Asia
  • Lahore Medical & Dental college
  • University of the Punjab
  • Government College University Lahore
  • UMT Lahore or University of Management & Technology
  • University of Health Sciences
  • University of Sargodha
  • Sargodha Medical College
  • The University of Faisalabad
  • University of Sialkot
  • The University of Lahore
  • Mukabbir College Gujrat
  • Fazaia medical college
  • Armed forces postgraduate medical institute
  • Fatima memorial medical college
  • Rashid latif medical college
  • Kinnaird College For Women University
  • Gulab Devi Post Graduate Medical Institute
  • GC university Lahore
  • Nur international university
  • Margalla institute of health sciences
  • Quaid-i-azam university
  • Shifa tameer-e-millat university
  • Green international university
  • Allied college of health sciences, Multan
  • Yusra medical and dental college
  • Rawalpindi Medical University
  • Amna Inayat Medical College
  • Foundation University Rawalpindi Campus
  • CMH Lahore Medical And Dental College

Top DPT Colleges and Universities in Sindh

  • Indus University Karachi
  • Zia uddin University North Campus,Karachi
  • United Medical & dental college
  • Ziauddin University
  • Baqai Medical University
  • Sohail University
  • Iqra university
  • Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences For women, Nawabshah
  • Dow University of Health Sciences
  • Jinnah Sindh Medical University
  • Nazeer Hussain University Karach
  • Institute of physical education & rehabilitation, Karachi
  • Shaheed zulfiqar ali bhutto medical university
  • Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences

Top DPT Colleges and Universities in KPK

  • Khyber Medical University
  • Rehman Medical College
  • Gomal Medical college, D.I Khan
  • Gajju Khan medical college, Swabi
  • Saidu Medical college, Swat
  • Gandhara University, Peshawar
  • Jinnah Medical College, Peshawar
  • Khyber girls medical college, peshawar
  • Bannu Medical College

Top DPT Colleges and Universities in Balochistan

  • University of Balochistan, Quetta
  • University of Turbat
  • University college of Dera Murad Jamali
  • Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences

What is Physiotherapy or The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Physical Therapy is also known as physiotherapy is mainly a health care profession comes under Allied Health Sciences, this discipline is majorly connected with the change in the life quality in order to  improving the physical independence and mobility of the people in a society.  It has become the vital part of modern health care system that covers the preventive, promotive, curative, diagnostic and rehabilitative parts. Physiotherapy is a treatment which deals with methods by movement, manual therapy, manipulation, physical agents & therapeutics modalities. Physiotherapy is focused to treat a range of conditions including Musculoskeletal, Women Health, Geriatrics, Cardio-Respiratory, Pediatrics, Neurological, Sports Injuries & Others.  In this scenario physiotherapists deal with patients of different in demographic, age, gender  and are motivated to treat both  chronic and acute health issues. To summarize this,  Physical Therapy is a evolving discipline; helps in rehabilitation of people who are disabled by pain,  diseases or injuries; and treat them by using physical therapeutic measures.

DPT or Doctor of Physical Therapy is a life saving profession; the main aim of the degree is to produce a group of highly qualified physiotherapists to serve the people to rehabilitate  the people who are disabled by pain,  diseases or injuries. People who want to take physiotherapist field as their career have to go through a five-years /four-years Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program:

PROGRAM DURATION:                 05 Years or 4 Year


A minimum overall score of 60% in Pre-Medical studies of Higher Secondary School Certification (HSSC) or equivalent in Pakistan.

Note: All foreign qualifications must be supported by an Equivalence Certificate from IBCC of at least 60% HSSC pre-medical qualification.

Standard 5 Years Scheme of the Study for DPT

First Year Subjects

  • Anatomy I
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry I
  • Kinesiology
  • English
  • Introduction to Computers

Second Year Subjects

  • Anatomy II
  • Physiology II
  • Biochemistry & Genetics II
  • Biomechanics & Ergonomics
  • Islamic Studies
  • Pakistan Studies

Third Year Subjects

  • Pathology & Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Behavioral sciences.
  • Physical Agents & Electrotherapy
  • Including Medical physics
  • Therapeutic exercises & Techniques &
  • Manual Therapy

Fourth Year Subjects

  • Medicine including Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging.
  • Clinical decision making & differential diagnosis
  • Evidence based physical therapy & professional practice.
  • Physical therapy treatments & technique I(Musculoskeletal sports, grammatology including geriatrics, pediatric physical therapy and supervised clinical practice (I,II, III)
  • Community medicine including sociology, biostatistics & research methodology.

Fifth Year Subjects

  • Surgery
  • Emergency procedures & primary care physical therapy.
  • Exercise physiology & health & wellness.
  • Physical therapy treatment & techniques II (Cardiopulmonary, Neurological, Gynecological & Obstetrics, Integumentary physical therapy & supervised clinical practice IV, V, VI)
  • Prosthetics, orthotics, human development & community based rehabilitation.

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