Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) is 5-year under graduate program approved by the Board of Advanced Studies and endorsed by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC), equivalent to 17 years of education. A fair amount of course work is completed by carrying out hands-on training on real patients in Physiotherapy department of the hospitals and clinics that are part of the University’s network. The degree is focused on the future needs of the Physiotherapy profession both locally and internationally. The course work is rigorous and demanding, includes the study of underlying theoretical and conceptual frameworks of academic & clinical disciplines in the field of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Sciences.
Students who believe in diversity of profession, are interested in health sciences and want to excel their career in the Physiotherapy profession should join this degree, that gives them the “Doctor” title as Prefix and “Physiotherapist” as Suffix to their names. The degree provides students with a comprehensive, integrated course in the theory and practice of physiotherapy to assess, diagnose and treat disorders of human movement and covers basic parameters of healing sciences i.e. prevention, promotion, diagnosis, rehabilitation and curative.
Vision and mission
To produce professionals in the field of physiotherapy as advanced clinicians, researchers and educators who provide ethical, efficient and cost effective services, reduce disability, optimize movement and promote community health & wellbeing
The mission of physiotherapy program at USA is to foster clinically competent physiotherapists with foundation in basic, social, and applied health sciences, committed to life-long learning and professional self-development through evidence based knowledge, have the spirit of serving humanity, deliver client centered and value driven care through collaborative and innovative health care models guided by international ethical standards of practice. The program faculty and students will be recognized locally, nationally, or internationally as leaders in contemporary and emerging areas of physiotherapy practice across the life span through clinical education and professional services.