Students study DPT program to get a degree in physiotherapy. This is an undergraduate program conducted in medical or health-based universities/ institutions. In Pakistan, DPT programs are available in both public and private universities.
DPT is a five- year program which grants the student the degree of Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) so he/she can work as an independent physiotherapist at clinics, hospitals and other health-related destinations.
In Govt. colleges the course costs around one lac sixty thousand rupees while in private institution this figure goes up to four lacks. The Admissions are announced once a year in leading newspapers and at the institute’s official websites where these courses are conducted.
Physiotherapists not only diagnose the physical impairments or limitations, in fact, these professionals rule out the right treatment plan to cure disability issues and also establish effective schemes that can maximize the functions of the human body.
Students who have completed their intermediate or equivalent qualification with biology as a major subject can apply for admission in DPT. students who secured at least 50% marks in intermediate, A-levels or equivalent examination can apply for the DPT program. Generally, the entry test is also conducted prior to the admission. These tests and their acceptable passing scores vary with the institution. The minimum score to pass this entry test is 50%
The Doctor of physiotherapy is a professional degree and the degree holder can practice in Hospitals and clinics in Public Sector (Grade 17) as well as in private setups. Rehabilitation centres also offer a good opening for DPT graduates. Various NGO’s have set up their rehabs and old age centres where the doctors of physiotherapy are essentially required. Nowadays sports organizations are also hiring physiotherapist to treat the physical injuries of their players. There is always good room in research and teaching for a DPT graduate willing to pursue his postgraduate study. After DPT graduate you may be taken job opportunities in the following:
Hospitals and clinics in Public Sector (Grade 17)
The scope is bright as regions like Europe U.S.A , Australia, Kuwait, Dubai, Sharjah grant license after passing the entrance test for practice NPTE in USA .For international students good score in G.R.E or IELTS are also required.