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A professional degree of Doctor of Physio Therapy is 5 years (10 semesters) duration course, equivalent to 17 years of schooling. The degree program will bring out Physio Therapy professionals who will be competent as well as autonomous practitioners to diagnose and plan treatment for movement dysfunctions. Dysfunctionalities which might be by injuries or diseases are cured by using all physical means including; manual therapy techniques, exercise therapy, electrotherapy, preventative and corrective measures.

Scope of DPT

This course will enable you to become an autonomous Physio Therapist, aiding patients with physical dependency arising from illness, injury, disability, or aging. Physio Therapists promote health, wellbeing and assist rehabilitation by developing body systems – in particular the neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems.

Study LevelStudy ModeProgram LengthCredit HoursIntakeClass Timings
UndergraduateFull Time5 year (10 semesters)179Spring & FallWeekdays Morning

Specialties after DPT:

  • Orthopedic Physio Therapy
  • Cardiovascular Physio Therapy
  • Neurological Physio Therapy
  • Gynecological / Obstetric Physio Therapy
  • Pediatrics Physio Therapy
  • Geriatric Physio Therapy
  • Sports Physio Therapy

Eligibility criteria:

Degree ProgramEligibility
DPT (Doctor of Physio Therapy)FSC (Pre-Medical 60% minimum marks) A-levels or for foreign student’s SAT-Ⅱ (550 minimum) or Inter Board Committee
of Chairmen (IBCC)
  • Candidates are required to clear the entry test &
  • The selected students will be interviewed for personality and aptitude for the profession of Physio Therapy.
  • Test score of centrally held entrance test by federal or provincial governments, such as UHS test is
  • Admissions will be granted on strictly merit subject upon clearing Entrance test, Personal Interview and in accordance with criteria & policy laid down by the statutory bodies with selection criteria of Matric 10%, F.S.C 60% and Entry Test 40%.

 

Admission requirements:

  • Students have to observe all the required criteria of admission as set by Institute.
  • Admission test is announced by the Institute twice a year. At the time of admission, students have to submit two sets of following attested documents:
    1. Candidate’s CNIC
    2. Father’s CNIC
    3. SSC certificate
    4. HSSC certificate
    5. 4 Passport size pictures
  • Students waiting for results would have to submit hope

Seats:

  • All seats are filled on merit and there is no reserved quota.

Affiliation and Recognition by Governing bodies:

National Institute of Modern Studies (NIMS) has been affiliated with;

  • Higher Education Commission (HEC)
  • Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU)

Teaching Hospitals:

For the purpose of harnessing practical skills, NIMS has access to teaching facility of following three large scale and well equipped general hospitals:

  • Federal General Hospital, Islamabad
  • Rawal Institute of Health Sciences, Lehtrar Road, Islamabad
  • Park Lane Hospital, Stadium Road, Rawalpindi

    Curriculum & breakdown of courses into semesters:

 

Fee Items Category

Admission Fee (Rs.)

Admission Fee (once) 10,000
University Fee 5,000
Tuition Fee (1st semester) 126,000
Security Deposit 10,000
Examination Fee 3,000
Learning Management System (LMS) To be decided
Co-curricular Activities 1,000

Total

158,000

Scholarship criteria

The scholarship will be provided to the students on the basis of their academic performance.

1st position holder shall be entitled to 20% scholarship with regard to concerned tuition fee, second position holder to 15% while 3rd position holder shall be awarded a scholarship to the extent of 10%

Fee description:

  • Students are expected to follow the allocated deadline for payment of dues. Institute may impose a fine in accordance with its notified policy upon delay or non-compliance to follow payment deadlines.
  • In case of financial constraints, tuition fee may be paid in two installments. First installment is payable at the time of admission whereas second installment is payable by the mid of semester or as date approved/announced.
  • The Admission fee shall be paid only once at the time of admission.
  • Tuition fee is not applicable to outstanding balance and no deduction shall be made against the deposit. Tuition fee once paid is not refundable irrespective of whether a student leaves the course voluntary or is asked to leave the course due to any academic, disciplinary or other grounds.

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Course Outline for 1st Semester

Code Subjects Cr. Hrs.
DPAN614 Anatomy-I 4(3-1)
DPPH613 Physiology-I 3(2-1)
DPKI613 Kinesiology-I 3(2-1)
DPEN613 English-I (Functional English) 3(3-0)
DPPS612 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
DPBI613 Introduction to Computer 3(3-0)
Total Credit Hours: 18

Course Outline for 2nd Semester

Code Subjects Cr. Hrs.
DPAN624 Anatomy-II 4(3-1)
DPPH623 Physiology-II 3(2-1)
DPKI623 Kinesiology-II 3(2-1)
DPEN623 English-II (Communication Skills) 3(3-0)
DPIS612 Islamic or Religious Studies/Ethics 2(2-0)
DPSO612 Sociology 2(2-0)
Total Credit Hours: 17

Course Outline for 3rd Semester

Code Subjects Cr. Hrs.
DPAN614 Anatomy-I 4(3-1)
DPPH613 Physiology-I 3(2-1)
DPKI613 Kinesiology-I 3(2-1)
DPEN613 English-I (Functional English) 3(3-0)
DPPS612 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
DPBI613 Introduction to Computer 3(3-0)
Total Credit Hours: 18

Course Outline for 4th Semester

Code Subjects Cr. Hrs.
DPAN614 Anatomy-I 4(3-1)
DPPH613 Physiology-I 3(2-1)
DPKI613 Kinesiology-I 3(2-1)
DPEN613 English-I (Functional English) 3(3-0)
DPPS612 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
DPBI613 Introduction to Computer 3(3-0)
Total Credit Hours: 18

Course Outline for 5th Semester

Code Subjects Cr. Hrs.
DPAN614 Anatomy-I 4(3-1)
DPPH613 Physiology-I 3(2-1)
DPKI613 Kinesiology-I 3(2-1)
DPEN613 English-I (Functional English) 3(3-0)
DPPS612 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
DPBI613 Introduction to Computer 3(3-0)
Total Credit Hours: 18

Course Outline for 6th Semester

Code Subjects Cr. Hrs.
DPAN614 Anatomy-I 4(3-1)
DPPH613 Physiology-I 3(2-1)
DPKI613 Kinesiology-I 3(2-1)
DPEN613 English-I (Functional English) 3(3-0)
DPPS612 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
DPBI613 Introduction to Computer 3(3-0)
Total Credit Hours: 18

Course Outline for 7th Semester

Code Subjects Cr. Hrs.
DPAN614 Anatomy-I 4(3-1)
DPPH613 Physiology-I 3(2-1)
DPKI613 Kinesiology-I 3(2-1)
DPEN613 English-I (Functional English) 3(3-0)
DPPS612 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
DPBI613 Introduction to Computer 3(3-0)
Total Credit Hours: 18

Course Outline for 8th Semester

Code Subjects Cr. Hrs.
DPAN614 Anatomy-I 4(3-1)
DPPH613 Physiology-I 3(2-1)
DPKI613 Kinesiology-I 3(2-1)
DPEN613 English-I (Functional English) 3(3-0)
DPPS612 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
DPBI613 Introduction to Computer 3(3-0)
Total Credit Hours: 18

Course Outline for 9th Semester

Code Subjects Cr. Hrs.
DPAN614 Anatomy-I 4(3-1)
DPPH613 Physiology-I 3(2-1)
DPKI613 Kinesiology-I 3(2-1)
DPEN613 English-I (Functional English) 3(3-0)
DPPS612 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
DPBI613 Introduction to Computer 3(3-0)
Total Credit Hours: 18

Course Outline for 10th Semester

Code Subjects Cr. Hrs.
DPAN614 Anatomy-I 4(3-1)
DPPH613 Physiology-I 3(2-1)
DPKI613 Kinesiology-I 3(2-1)
DPEN613 English-I (Functional English) 3(3-0)
DPPS612 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
DPBI613 Introduction to Computer 3(3-0)
Total Credit Hours: 18

This scheme of curriculum is also applicable to annual system; in which two consecutive semesters will be considered as one professional year. Credit hours’ distribution is as following;

  • Theory: one credit hour shall be equal to one hour of teaching per week throughout the semester
  • Practical / lab: one credit hour shall be equal to two hours of lab work per week throughout the semester
  • Clinical: one credit hour shall be equal to three hours of clinical work per week throughout the semester
  • Thesis: one credit hour shall be equal to three hours of research work per week throughout the semeste

Assessment Methods & Examination Policy:

  • This is a 5-year undergraduate program of full time study. Each year of study comprises of two semesters. The duration of each semester is 16 weeks. At the end of 8th week there will be Mid-Term and Final-Term Exams at the end of 16th The first two years cover the basic medical sciences, communication skills and basic Physio Therapy concepts. The last three years will cover clinical medical sciences along with research project in last semester.
  • The students shall be evaluated in each course on the basis of Assignments/Quizzes, Mid Semester and End Semester Examinations as per the weightage given

Sr. No

Evaluation

Percentage weight

1

Sessional Assessment (quizzes, assignments , presentations )

20%

2

Mid Examination

30%

3

Final Examination

50%

  • Grading system in numerical grades, letter grades and grade points represented in the Table below:

Percentage Marks

Letter Grade

Point Grade

90 – 100

A+

4

80 – 89

A

4.0

70 – 79

B

3.0 – 3.9

60 – 69

C

2.0 – 2.9

50 – 59

D

1.0 – 1.9

Less than 50

F

0.0

Replaced Grade

R

Withdrawal

W

  • A student will be placed on “Probation” if the CGPA less than 75.
  • “Academic Relegation” means that a student will have to repeat the previous academic year (all courses) by joining a junior entry/batch.
  • A student shall be academically relegated if his/her CGPA is below 1.75 in any academic year.
  • A student will undergo academic dismissal if he fails to achieve a CGPA of 1.75 at the end of academic year in which he/she was placed on
  • A student who does not attend two semesters and is not in contact with the Institute’s management his/her name shall be struck off from its rolls of students; however, he/she may seek re-admission in the same semester(s) as and when
  • Re-admission in the first semester, without going through the admission process, is granted to only those undergraduate students who have been dismissed on academic grounds but only for once. There is no second re-admission.

Orientation week:

The orientation week consist of following events:
  1. Visiting the Institute
  2. Seminar based on scope of DPT
  3. Refreshments
  4. Pamphlets

Attendance Policy:

  • A minimum of 75% attendance is compulsory in every course. From the date of commencement of a course, a maximum absence of 4 sessions in regular semester shall be allowed. Attendance below 75% would restrict students to appear in

   Dress Code:

  • Un-till otherwise notified, the students are required to wear clean, white coat and display their Institute’s ID card in all settings within the NIMS
  • FOR BOYS: Trousers and shirt tucked in, along with tie/coat/ sweater with sleeves. Kameez Shalwar and Suit along with coat or
  • FOR GIRLS: Kameez Shalwar with dupatta along with coat/ sweater with sleeves with tied/ covered

Fee Description:

  • Students should respect the allocated deadline for payment of dues. Institute may put a fine upon delay or non-compliance to follow payment
  • In case of financial issue, tuition fee for the year can be paid in two installments. First installment is payable at the time of admission and the Second installment is payable on mid of semester or as date approved or announced by Finance

Fee Items

Category

Admission Fee (One Time) 10,000
University Fee (Semester) 5,000
Tuition Fee (First semester) 120,000
Security Deposit (Refundable) 10,000
Examination Fee 3,000
LMS charges (Per semester) 10,000
Co-curricular Activities 1000
Total 1,59,000
  • Tuition fee once paid, is not refundable irrespective of whether the student leaves the course voluntary or is asked to leave the course on academic, disciplinary or any other Refundable component has been indicated in aforementioned table.

Scholarship Criteria:

Scholarship will be provided to the students on the basis of their academic performance. 20% scholarship shall be announced to 1st position holder, 15% to second position holder and 10% to 3rd position holder.