Undergraduate Program

Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT)


Welcome to our Health Aid College of Nursing and Health Sciences (HACN&HS) comprehensive Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, a distinguished five-year degree designed to shape the next generation of healthcare professionals in the field of physical therapy. As a leader in higher education and healthcare training, our institution is committed to providing an outstanding educational experience that prepares students to excel in this dynamic and rewarding profession.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is at the forefront of healthcare education, equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and clinical expertise required to become adept practitioners in the realm of physical therapy. This comprehensive program is carefully crafted to meet the evolving demands of the healthcare industry and to empower graduates to make a significant impact on the lives of individuals seeking physical rehabilitation.

Our DPT program stands out for several key reasons:

  • Experienced Faculty
    Our program is led by a team of highly qualified and experienced faculty members who are dedicated to the success of our students. They bring real-world expertise and a passion for teaching, ensuring that students receive the highest quality education.

  • Cutting-Edge Curriculum
    Our curriculum is designed to reflect the latest advancements in the field of physical therapy. It blends foundational knowledge with evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning, and critical thinking skills, providing students with a solid foundation for their careers.

  • Clinical Experience
    Practical experience is a cornerstone of our DPT program. Students have the opportunity to apply their classroom learning in real-world clinical settings through a series of supervised clinical rotations, enabling them to develop their clinical skills and build confidence in their abilities.

  • Interdisciplinary Approach
    We emphasize collaboration and teamwork by fostering an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare. Our DPT students interact with students from other healthcare disciplines, preparing them for a healthcare landscape that values cooperation and holistic patient care.

  • Research Opportunities
    For those interested in advancing the field through research, our program offers opportunities to engage in meaningful research projects alongside faculty mentors, contributing to the body of knowledge in physical therapy.

  • Community Engagement
    We believe in giving back to the community. Our students have opportunities to participate in community outreach and service projects, allowing them to apply their skills while making a positive impact on underserved populations.

  • State-of-the-Art Facilities
    Our university boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including well-equipped laboratories, simulation centers, and clinics, providing students with the resources they need to excel in their studies.

  • Career Support
    Graduates of our DPT program have a strong track record of success in obtaining license and securing rewarding positions in various healthcare settings. Our career services team provides valuable support and guidance throughout the job search process.

We are proud of our Doctor of Physical Therapy program and the positive impact our graduates make on the health and well-being of individuals and communities. If you are passionate about helping people, interested in the science of movement, and dedicated to pursuing a fulfilling career in healthcare, our DPT program is the ideal stepping stone towards achieving your goals.


The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) profession holds immense significance in the field of healthcare and the lives of countless individuals. As trained experts in human movement and rehabilitation, physical therapists play a pivotal role in restoring, enhancing, and maintaining the functional abilities of patients across the lifespan. They contribute significantly to improving the quality of life for those affected by injuries, chronic conditions, or physical limitations.

The profession’s significance lies in its holistic approach to patient care, focusing not only on treating specific conditions but also on addressing the underlying causes and preventing future issues. Physical therapists are instrumental in reducing pain, improving mobility, and promoting overall wellness, thereby reducing healthcare costs and minimizing the burden on individuals and healthcare systems.

Moreover, as advocates for patient-centered care, physical therapists foster empowerment, education, and self-management in their patients, encouraging them to actively participate in their recovery and well-being. In an increasingly sedentary and aging population, the expertise of DPT professionals is vital in promoting health, preventing disability, and maximizing the potential for individuals to lead fulfilling, active lives. In essence, the significance of the DPT profession lies in its dedication to enhancing the physical, emotional, and social well-being of individuals and communities, making it an indispensable component of modern healthcare.


In a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, you will study a comprehensive curriculum that covers various subjects and topics to prepare you for a successful career as a physical therapist. While specific courses may vary slightly from one institution to another, here are the common subjects and areas of study typically included in a DPT program:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
    Understanding the structure and function of the human body is fundamental to physical therapy. You’ll study the musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory, and other body systems in detail.

  • Kinesiology and Biomechanics
    These courses delve into the mechanics of human movement, including the principles of joint motion, muscle function, and posture.

  • Pathology
    You’ll learn about various medical conditions, diseases, and injuries that can affect the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems, as well as their implications for physical therapy.

  • Clinical Assessment
    These courses focus on evaluating patients’ physical conditions and functional abilities through techniques like manual muscle testing, range of motion assessments, and gait analysis.

  • Therapeutic Modalities
    You’ll explore the use of physical agents and modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and heat/cold therapy for pain management and tissue healing.

  • Exercise Physiology
    Understanding how exercise impacts the body, including its cardiovascular and muscular effects, is crucial for designing effective rehabilitation and fitness programs.

  • Orthopedics
    This subject covers the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, which are common in physical therapy practice.

  • Neurology
    Neurological physical therapy involves the assessment and treatment of patients with conditions affecting the nervous system, such as stroke, spinal cord injuries, and multiple sclerosis.

  • Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy
    These courses focus on patients with heart and lung conditions, including cardiac rehabilitation and pulmonary rehabilitation.

  • Pediatric and Geriatric Physical Therapy
    Understanding the unique needs of pediatric and elderly populations is essential, as physical therapists often work with patients of all ages.

  • Evidence-Based Practice
    You’ll learn how to critically evaluate research and apply evidence-based principles to make informed clinical decisions.

  • Professional Ethics and Communication
    Building strong communication and ethical decision-making skills is crucial for developing positive patient-provider relationships and maintaining professional standards.

  • Clinical Experience and Internships
    Throughout your DPT program, you’ll participate in supervised clinical rotations in various healthcare settings. This hands-on experience allows you to apply your knowledge and skills in real-world situations.

  • Research and Capstone Projects
    Some DPT programs require students to complete research projects or capstone projects to demonstrate their ability to contribute to the field of physical therapy.

  • Healthcare Systems and Administration
    Understanding the healthcare system, insurance, and healthcare policies is essential for managing patient care effectively.


After completing a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree, physical therapists have the opportunity to further specialize in various areas of their choosing. These specialization degrees allow them to focus their expertise and skills on specific patient populations or conditions.

  • Orthopedic Physical Therapy
    Orthopedic physical therapists specialize in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, including injuries to bones, joints, muscles, and soft tissues. They work with patients recovering from surgeries such as joint replacements or those managing chronic orthopedic conditions. Their expertise includes manual therapy, exercise prescription, and bio-mechanical analysis to restore function and alleviate pain.

  • Sports Physical Therapy
    Sports physical therapists work with athletes of all levels, from amateur to professional, to prevent and treat sports-related injuries. They are skilled in performance enhancement, injury prevention, and rehabilitation tailored to the specific demands of sports and physical activities. Their goal is to help athletes return to their peak performance safely and efficiently.

  • Neurological Physical Therapy
    Neurological physical therapists specialize in working with patients who have neurological disorders or conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease. They focus on improving mobility, balance, coordination, and overall function, often employing techniques like neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) and task-specific training.

  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    These specialized physical therapists assist patients with heart or lung conditions, such as heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or cardiac surgery recovery. They design exercise programs and lifestyle interventions to improve cardiovascular and pulmonary function, enhance endurance, and reduce the risk of further complications.

  • Women’s Health Physical Therapy
    Women’s health physical therapists specialize in addressing musculoskeletal and pelvic floor issues related to women’s health. They provide care for conditions such as pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, prenatal and postpartum musculoskeletal concerns, and more. These therapists employ techniques like pelvic floor muscle training and manual therapy to improve the quality of life for their patients.

Specialization in one of these areas often requires additional coursework, clinical experience, and certification. It allows physical therapists to become experts in their chosen field, providing highly specialized care to patients with specific needs. Specialization degrees not only broaden career opportunities but also contribute to the ongoing advancement of the physical therapy profession by promoting excellence in patient care and outcomes.


Physical therapy degree holders, specifically those with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree, have a wide range of career opportunities across various healthcare settings. Here are some of the places where DPT graduates can find employment:

  • Hospitals
    Many hospitals have physical therapy departments where DPTs work with patients recovering from surgeries, injuries, or acute medical conditions. They play a crucial role in helping patients regain mobility and function.

  • Outpatient Clinics
    Private outpatient physical therapy clinics are common workplaces for DPT. These clinics focus on musculoskeletal and orthopedic rehabilitation, catering to patients with conditions like sports injuries, back pain, and joint problems.

  • Rehabilitation Centers
    Rehabilitation centers often employ DPTs to work with patients who require intensive rehabilitation due to stroke, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or other neurological disorders.

  • Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities
    DPTs in these settings provide care to elderly patients who may have mobility issues, chronic illnesses, or age-related conditions. They aim to improve quality of life and maintain functional independence.

  • Home Health Care
    DPTs can work as home health therapists, visiting patients in their homes to provide personalized rehabilitation and mobility assistance.

  • Sports and Athletic Settings
    DPTs can find employment in sports medicine clinics, fitness centers, and as part of sports teams’ medical staff, helping athletes recover from injuries and improve performance.

  • Schools and Educational Institutions
    Some DPTs work in school settings, helping children with disabilities or developmental delays to improve their physical abilities and access education.

  • Research and Academia
    DPT graduates interested in research can pursue careers in academia or research institutions, contributing to the advancement of knowledge in the field of physical therapy.

  • Occupational Health and Ergonomics
    DPTs can work with businesses to improve workplace ergonomics, reduce injuries, and promote employee well-being.

  • Military and Government
    DPTs may find opportunities in the military or government healthcare systems, providing care to service members or working in veterans’ healthcare.

  • Telehealth
    With the growth of telehealth services, DPTs can also provide virtual consultations and therapy sessions to patients, offering greater accessibility to care.

  • Specialized Clinics
    Some DPTs choose to work in specialized clinics such as pediatric physical therapy, women’s health, or aquatic therapy centers, focusing on specific patient populations or treatment modalities.

The versatility of a DPT degree allows graduates to adapt their skills to various healthcare needs and populations. Additionally, as healthcare continues to evolve, new opportunities for DPTs may emerge, making it a dynamic and rewarding profession with a range of career paths to explore.

We invite you to explore our website further to learn more about our DPT program, faculty, admission requirements, and the opportunities that await you as a student in our esteemed institution. Your journey to becoming a skilled and compassionate physical therapist starts here.


  • Matric Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology as compulsory subjects)
  • FSc (Pre-Medical)/A-Level with 60% minimum marks
  • 50% minimum marks in the HACN&HS internal entry test is a prerequisite for admission


  • 5 years


Sr. #Course TitleTheoryClinicalSkills/LabTotal Credit
3Kinesiology-I 2.00-1.003.00
4English-I [Functional Eng]3.00--3.00
5Pakistan Studies 2.00--2.00
6Biostatistics-I 3.00--3.00
Sr. #Course TitleTheoryClinicalSkills/LabTotal Credit
3Kinesiology-I 2.00-1.003.00
4English-II [Comm. Skills]3.00--3.00
5Islamic Studies / Ethics2.00--2.00
6Biostatistics-II / University Optional 3.00--3.00
Sr. #Course TitleTheoryClinicalSkills/LabTotal Credit
1English-III [Tech. Writing]3.00--3.00
2Introduction to Computer2.00-1.003.00
5Biomechanics & Ergonomics-I3.00--3.00
6Biochemistry & Genetics-I2.00--2.00
Sr. #Course TitleTheoryClinicalSkills/LabTotal Credit
1Anatomy-IV [Neuro Anat.]2.00-1.003.00
2Biomechanics & Ergonomics-II2.00-1.003.00
3Behavioral Sciences 3.00--3.00
4Biochemistry & Genetics-II 2.00--2.00
5Exercise Physiology 3.00--3.00
6Medical Physics2.00-1.003.00
Sr. #Course TitleTheoryClinicalSkills/LabTotal Credit
1Pathology & Micro.-I2.00--2.00
3Physical Agents & Electrotherapy-I2.00-1.003.00
4Therap. Exercises & Tech.2.00-1.003.00
5Sociology 2.00--2.00
6Health & Wellness2.00--2.00
7Supervised Clin. Practice-I-3.00-3.00
Sr. #Course TitleTheoryClinicalSkills/LabTotal Credit
1Pathology & Micro.-II2.00-1.003.00
3Physical Agents & Electrotherapy-II2.00-1.003.00
4Manual Therapy 2.00-1.003.00
5Teaching Methodology & Community Medicine3.00--3.00
6Supervised Clin. Practice-II-3.00-3.00
Sr. #Course TitleTheoryClinicalSkills/LabTotal Credit
2Surgery-I 3.00--3.00
3Radiology & Diag. Imaging2.00-1.003.00
4Muscle Physical Therapy2.00-1.003.00
5Human Growth, Rehab.2.00--2.00
6Supervised Clin. Practice-II-3.00-3.00
Sr. #Course TitleTheoryClinicalSkills/LabTotal Credit
3Neurolog. Physical Therapy2.00-1.003.00
4Evidence Based Practice2.00-1.003.00
5Prosthetics & Orthotics2.00--2.00
6Supervised Cl. Practice-IV-3.00-3.00
Sr. #Course TitleTheoryClinicalSkills/LabTotal Credit
1Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy2.00-1.003.00
2Emergency Procedures & Primary Care in Physical Therapy2.00--2.00
3Clinical Decision Making & Differential Diagnosis 3.00--3.00
4Scientific Inquiry & Research Methodology2.00-1.003.00
5Professional Practice [Laws, Ethics & Administration]2.00--2.00
6Integumentary Physical Therapy 2.00--2.00
7Supervised Clinical Practice-V-3.00-3.00
Sr. #Course TitleTheoryClinicalResearchTotal Credit
1Obs. & Gynecological Physical Therapy2.00--2.00
2Pediatric Physical Therapy 2.00--2.00
3Gerontology & Geriatric Physical Therapy 2.00--2.00
4Sports Physical Therapy2.00--2.00
5Supervised Clinical Practice-VI-4.00-4.00
6Research Project --6.006.00