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DPT Syllabus 2022

There is no separate official DPT Council for DPT Curriculum and DPT study scheme.  As per HEC DPT Curriculum, DPT Degree is taught in both annual and semester system and there are 175 total credit hours for DPT. In annual system, two consecutive semesters will be considered for one year. You will find DPT syllabus pdf and DPT semester subjects including DPT 1st semester subjects to last semester on this page.

Duration of DPT

As per the National Curriculum Revision Committee (NCRC) of Higher Education Commission (HEC), DPT duration is five years which means that it is a five year undergraduate degree program. One year of house job will also be part of DPT degree after the completion of five years education. You are advised to go through DPT course content and DPT subjects given below.

DPT Course Syllabus 2022 Table of Contents

DPT Syllabus HEC Higher Education Commission

In Pakistan, some institutes/universities/medical colleges offer this program annually and some offer on semester basis depending upon the admission policy and criteria of respective institution. HEC has issued syllabus for Doctor of Physical Therapy DPT. We have provided you course outline of DPT by HEC. You can download from the link below:

DPT Course Outline and Syllabus of First Year

Following are the DPT first year subjects and DPT first year syllabus. The students can know DPT 1st year syllabus from this course outline:

Semester Year Subject Name Credits Syllabus
First First Professional Year     Download
    Anatomy-I 4(3+1)  
    Physiology-I 3(2+1)  
    Kinesiology-I 3(2+1)  
    English-I(functional English) 3(3-0)  
    Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)  
    Bio Statistics-I 3(3-0)  

DPT 1st Year Syllabus

Below is the DPT exam syllabus for first year:

Semester Year Subject Name Credits Syllabus
Second First Professional Year     Download
    Anatomy-II 4(3+1)  
    Physiology-II 3(2+1)  
    Kinesiology-II 3(2+1)  
    English-II(functional English) 3(3-0)  
    Islamic Studies/Ethics 2(2-0)  
    Bio Statistics-II (Optional) 3(3-0)  

DPT Second Year Syllabus

Following consists of DPT 3rd semester syllabus and DPT 2nd year syllabus:

Semester Year Subject Name Credits Syllabus
Third Second Professional Year     Download
    English-III (Technical Writing & Analytical Skills) 3(3+0)  
    Introduction To Computer 3(2+1)  
    Anatomy-III 3(2+1)  
    Physiology-III 3(2+1)  
    Biomechanics & Ergonomics-I 3(3-0)  
    Biochemistry & Genetics I 2(2-0)  

DPT Second Year Course Outline

DPT curriculum for 2nd year along with DPT subjects list is as follows:

Semester Year Subject Name Credits Syllabus
Fourth Second Professional Year     Download
    Anatomy-IV 4(3+1)  
    Biomechanics & Ergonomics-II 3(2+1)  
    Behavioral Sciences 3(2+1)  
    Biochemistry & Genetics II 3(3-0)  
    Exercise Physiology 2(2-0)  
    Medical Physics 3(3-0)  

DPT Third Year Syllabus

Below is syllabus of DPT for 3rd year and DPT 5th semester syllabus:

Semester Year Subject Name Credits Syllabus
Fifth Third Professional Year     Download
    Pathology & Microbiology-I 2(2-0)  
    Pharmacology I 3(3+0)  
    Physical Agents & Electrotherapy I 3(2+1)  
    Therapeutic Exercise & Techniques 3(2-1)  
    Sociology 2(2-0)  
    Health & Wellness 2(2-0)  
    Supervised Clinical Practice I 3(0+3)  

3rd Year DPT Curriculum

You can download DPT curriculum pdf of third year including 6th semester.

Semester Year Subject Name Credits Syllabus
Sixth Third Professional Year     Download
    Pathology & Microbiology-II 3(2+1)  
    Pharmacology II 2(2+0)  
    Physical Agents & Electrotherapy II 3(2+1)  
    Manual Therapy 3(2+1)  
    Teaching Methodology & Community Medicine 3(3-0)  
    Supervised Clinical Practice II 3(0+3)  

Fourth Professional Year Syllabus DPT

Here is DPT program curriculum for 4th year:

Semester Year Subject Name Credits Syllabus
Seventh Fourth Professional Year     Download
    Medicine I 3(3+0)  
    Surgery I 3(3+0)  
    Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging 3(2+1)  
    Musculoskeletal physical therapy 3(2+1)  
    Human Growth Development & Community Based Rehabilitation 2(2-0)  
    Supervised Clinical Practice III 3(0+3)  

DPT 4th Year Syllabus

Below is the DPT exam syllabus for fourth year:

Semester Year Subject Name Credits Syllabus
Eight Fourth Professional Year     Download
    Medicine II 3(3+0)  
    Surgery II 3(3+0)  
    Neurological Physical Therapy 3(2+1)  
    Evidence Based Practice 3(2+1)  
    Prosthetics & Orthotics 2(2-0)  
    Supervised Clinical Practice IV 3(0+3)  

5th Year Syllabus For DPT

DPT curriculum for 5th year is as follows:

Semester Year Subject Name Credits Syllabus
Ninth Fifth Professional Year     Download
    Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy 3(2+1)  
    Emergency Procedures & Primary Care in Physical Therapy 2(2-0)  
    Clinical Decision Making & Differentials Diagnosis 3(3+0)  
    Scientific Inquiry & Research Methodology 3(2+1)  
    Professional  Practice (Laws, Ethics & Administration) 2(2-0)  
    Integumentary Physical Therapy 2(2-0)  
    Supervised Clinical Practice V 3(0-3)  

Final Year DPT Syllabus

Here is DPT program curriculum for final year:

Semester Year Subject Name Credits Syllabus
Tenth Fifth Professional Year     Download
    Obstetrics & Gynecological Physical Therapy 2(2+0)  
    Pediatric Physical Therapy 2(2+0)  
    Gerontology & Geriatric Physical Therapy 2(2+0)  
    Sports Physical Therapy 2(2-0)  
    Supervised Clinical Practice VI 4(0-4)  
    Research Project 6  

DPT FAQs

  • Q: Which are the subjects of DPT program?
    Ans: DPT is the five year degree program consists of 10 semesters. In these 10 semesters, the following subjects are taught to the students: • Anatomy -1 • Physiology -1 • Biostatistics -1 • English communication skills • Islamic studies/ ethics • Biomechanics & ergonomics • Biochemistry & genetic-1 • Exercise physiology • Medical physics • Pharmacology • Supervised clinical practice-1
  • Q: What is the course of DPT for Ist professional year?
    Ans: The first year of DPT consist of 2 semesters. In the first professional year of DPT, following subjects are taught to the students: • Kinesiology -1 and practical • Anatomy-1 and practical • Pakistan studies • English-1 (functional English) • Anatomy-2 and practical • Physiology-2 and practical • Kinesiology-2 and practical • Islamic studies/ ethics
  • Q: What is the difference in syllabus for DPT in different universities?
    Ans: In Pakistan, the syllabus of DPT is given by Higher Education Commission HEC. The syllabus of DPT may be difference in different universities. There is only a slightly difference in the syllabus of DPT in different universities. The basic topics and subjects for DPT are same in all universities.
  • Q: Is DPT hard to study?
    Ans: DPT stands for Doctor of Physiotherapy. The physiotherapists deal with the joints and bone related therapies. In DPT programs, the students are taught the basic anatomy and physiology. The students need a lot of hard work for understanding. DPT is considered as a difficult degree.
  • Q: Which subjects are taught in the fifth year of DPT course?
    Ans: In the last 2 semesters or fifth year of DPT course, following subjects are taught to the students: • Cardiopulmonary physical therapy • Clinical Decession making & differential diagnosis • Integumentry physical therapy • Supervised clinical practice • Scientific inquiry & research methodology (practical) • Obstetrics & Gynaecological physical therapy • Pediatric physical therapy • Sport physical therapy • Research project
  • Q: How can we get DPT syllabus pdf 2022?
    Ans: The students who want the syllabus of DPT in pdf can get it from Ilmkidunya website which is issued by HEC.
  • Q: Which country is the best for DPT study?
    Ans: As there is the demand of DPT in foreign countries, the students go abroad for DPT study. The USA, the UK, Canada, Germany, Kuwait, New Zealand and Europe are the best countries for DPT course. In these countries, the students can easily get job after DPT program.

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