Faculty of Life and Health Sciences

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The Faculty of Life and Health Sciences is committed to deliver dynamic sharing of knowledge and research beyond the walls of University of South Asia by offering exceptional learning opportunities of professional education and encourages its staff, students and alumni to share their knowledge and expertise in public domains nationally and internationally. There’s an exciting future ahead in life and health sciences and the Faculty is ready to play a leading role in it by finding cure to nutritional diseases, introducing new physiotherapy interventions and improving quality of life through vast research based resources continuously being developed at University. Among its signature degree programs are; Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT), Bachelor of Food and Nutrition (BFN).

Degree Programs

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Prepare outstanding health care professionals through renowned faculty members who are leading educators, clinicians and researchers in their respective specialties.


Empower leadership among faculty, staff and students enabling them to be change agents committed to address health disparities in the community with highest levels of ethical and intellectual standards. These compassionate professionals will strive to make the most effective and efficient use of available resources for physical, emotional, and social well-being of the public.

HOD’s Message

we foster professionals who excel through knowledge and research to provide best services to improve health and wellness of diverse communities with zeal and dedication.
Dr Ahsan Javed
Head of Department
Health Sciences

Degree Programs

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Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2019-20202019-06-27T11:00:21+00:00
Academic Calendar 2019-2020
Description Fall 2019
Spring 2020
Orientation and Start of Classes Monday, September 02, 2019 Monday, February 03, 2020
Last Date for Course Add/Drop Friday, September  13, 2019 Friday, February 14, 2020
Mid-Term Examinations  November 04 – 08, 2019  March 30 -April 04, 2020
Last Date of Withdrawal of Courses Friday, November 22, 2019 Friday, April 24, 2020
Last Date of Fee Deposit For Next Semester Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Monday, May 11, 2020
Final Examination January 06 – 11, 2020   June 01- 06, 2020
Final Paper Viewing Thursday, January 16, 2020 Thursday, June 11, 2020
Result Notification by Examination Department Friday, January 17, 2020 Friday, June 12, 2020
Public Holidays2019-06-27T11:33:51+00:00
Public Holidays
Eid ul Edha** August 12- 15, 2019
Yaum e Aushura** September 09-10, 2019
Eid Milad ul Nabi** November 10, 2019
Quaid-e-Azam Day December 25, 2019
Kashmir Day February 05, 2020
Pakistan Day March 23 , 2020
Labor Day May 01 , 2020
Eid ul Fitar** May 25 – 27 , 2020
Independence Day August 14 , 2020
**Subject to the sighting of moon.

Rules & Regulations

  • A student shall register himself/herself for the course(s) of study and 75 % attendance shall be required in each course/component (lectures, lab work, seminars, presentations, internship etc.) to qualify for appearing in the Final Term Examination of each semester in the respective course(s).
  • A date-wise record of the attendance of students shall be maintained by each teacher by using online University portal and/or manually as well.
  • The list of eligible students for the Final Examination shall be notified by the Controller of Examinations one week before the start of Final Term Examination of each semester.
  • A student, who does not have the required attendance percentage and is declared Not Eligible for the Final Term Examination of enrolled course(s), shall not be allowed to appear in the Final Term Examination of concerned course(s) and shall be treated as having withdrawn from the course(s). The course(s) shall appear on the transcript with a letter Grade “W”. Such student shall have to repeat the concerned course(s) in a forthcoming Semester which offers the course(s).
  • In case a student due to some unavoidable circumstances (Performing Hajj, accident, serious illness or such other genuine reasons) having less than 75 % attendance but more than 60% in the course(s), may be allowed to appear in the Final Term Examination of course(s), having made up the deficiency in the form of attending extra classes/ submitting extra assignments arranged by the concerned teacher upon recommendation of head of department.
  • A student involved in University Level Society/ Sports and participating in Inter-University/ HEC/ National/ International Tournament/ Event, he/ she may be allowed to appear in the Final Term Examination of course(s) in which he/she has attended at least 60% of the lectures delivered in the class, having made up the deficiency in the form of attending extra classes/ submitting extra assignments, arranged by the concerned teacher upon recommendation of head of the department. The application for duty leave of such student shall be forwarded to the concerned head of academic department by Registrar/Director Sports, prior to the conduct of event and Examination.

Eligibility for Appearing in Examinations
A student shall qualify to appear in an Examination provided that he /she has:
Registered/enrolled himself /herself for specific course(s) within the stipulated time limit after commencement of academic year/ semester and in accordance with laid down schedule and procedures of the University.
Examination Regulations 125 Attained at least 75% attendance in respective course(s) or obtained a waiver from the Competent Authority as per rules.
Has paid all the outstanding and current University dues including tuition fee/ hostel fee etc. before the commencement of the Examination.

  • All quizzes, tests, Mid Term and Final Term Examination shall take place on the University Campus. In extra ordinary circumstances the Examination Centre may be created outside the University for the Conduct of Final Term Examination.
  • The record of tests/ marked answer scripts / assignments / Quizzes/ Projects/ attendance etc. used for internal assessment of student semester work, shall be maintained by the respective teacher/department and disposed-off as per instructions of the Examination Department.

Grading System

Score % (out of 100) Score % (out of 100) Grade Grade Points
90-100 45-50 A+ 4.00
80-89 40-44 A 4.00
75-79 38-39 B+ 3.50
70-74 35-39 B 3.50
65-69 33-34 C+ 2.50
60-64 30-32 C 2.00
55-59 28-29 D+ 1.50
50-54 25-27 D 1.00
Less than 50% Less than 25% F 0.00
P (Exempted) 0.00
Withdraw W (Withdraw) 0.00
Incomplete I (Incomplete) 0.00
Audit Au (Audit) 0.00

Conversion of Annual System Marks to GPA/CGPA

Percentage Obtained in
Annual System
Grade Grade Points
85% & Above A+ 4.00
70% & 84% A 3.99
55% & 69% B 2.66 – 3.65
45% & 54% C 1.66 – 2.65
33% & 44% D 1.00 – 1.65
Less than 33% Fail F 0.00

a) The range of marks defined above for a particular grade may be split further to reflect incremental grade points.
b) This conversion table is only for the purpose of students who have obtained degrees under the annual system.

Lab Work Assessment
In laboratory work/practical, each experiment, project, assignment, design and drawing etc. will be determined by the concerned teacher in the computation of cumulative performance on a scale of 50, from all assessment instruments completed during a regular or summer semester.

Award of Letter Grades

a) The letter grade in a course shall be determined by the instructor on the basis of percent marks earned cumulatively in all Examinations and assessment exercises (as required for the course), in accordance with the prescribed Grading System.
b) In a course where the practical work credit(s) is incorporated, the student shall be required to pass the practical assessment separately from other
assessment in theory (quizzes, assignments, etc.)

Earned Credits
The term “Earned Credits” shall imply on the successfully Earned Credit Hours of a duly completed course including the Examination(s) and other assessment exercises, as prescribed for the course.

“GPA” and “CGPA”
The terms “GPA” and “CGPA” shall imply “Grade Point
Average” and “Cumulative Grade Point Average”
respectively and shall be calculated in accordance with
the following relationships:

GPA= Sum of Grade Points earned during Semester/Sum of Credit Hours earned during Semester
CGPA= Sum of Grade Points earned during the program/Sum of Credit Hours earned during the program

Incomplete Course / Award of ‘I’ Grade

a) An instructor may designate a course award as ‘I’ (incomplete) only in exceptional circumstances beyond the control of the student.
b) The requirement of an Incomplete Course, as prescribed by the Instructor shall be fulfilled by the student within ten days of the declaration of the semester result, and, thereafter, with due assessment/finalization of the Grade, and submission of the result to the Controller of Examinations by the instructor within five days of the receipt of the assignment; the assigned Grade shall replace ‘I’ in the result / transcript.
c) In case a student fails to meet the requirement as prescribed under Para a and Para b above, within the prescribed time limit, a Letter Grade appropriate to the percent marks obtained otherwise shall be assigned automatically


Academic Integrity2018-07-17T05:13:26+00:00

University of South Asia is an academic community. Its main purpose is the pursuit of knowledge.

Like all flourishing communities, the University can function properly only if its members adhere to clearly established goals and values.

Essential to the fundamental purpose of the University is the commitment to the principles of truth and academic honesty. Accordingly, the Code of Academic Integrity- Policy on Plagiarism  is designed to ensure that the principle of academic honesty is upheld. While all members of the University share this responsibility, the Code of Academic Integrity is designed so that special responsibility for upholding the principle of academic honesty lies with the students.

The University’s Code of Academic Integrity is a world recognized honor code. Any of the following acts, when committed by a student, shall constitute academic dishonesty:

1. Cheating: fraud, deceit, or dishonesty in any academic course or final year project or final thesis in an attempt to gain an unfair advantage and/or intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic course or final year project or final thesis.

2. Fabrication: intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation in any academic course/ final year project/ final thesis.

3. Facilitating academic dishonesty: Intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another student to violate any provision of the Code of Academic Integrity.

4. Plagiarism: Intentionally or knowingly representing the words or ideas of another as one’s own in any academic course or exercise.

If it is determined that an act of academic dishonesty has occurred, the matter is referred to Discipline Committee for further deliberation.

Academic Regulations2018-07-17T05:14:22+00:00

If it is determined that an act of academic dishonesty has occurred, the matter is referred to Discipline Committee for further deliberation.

Academic Probation and Dismissal2018-07-17T05:15:18+00:00

Probation & Relegation

Probation is a status given to a student whose academic performance falls below an acceptable standard. A student with a Probation warning cannot
enroll/register courses in the subsequent semester without approval of the concerned Dean/HOD.
A student of undergraduate program who scores CGPA between 1.50 and 2.00 in a Semester; may be conditionally promoted to the next semester and he/ she shall be placed on first probation.
In case a student fails to score 2.00 CGPA in the Semester of First Probation, another chance shall be given to such student. He/she shall be conditionally promoted to the next semester and shall be placedon the last Probation.
If the probation count of a student becomes three (3) after Last Probation, he/she shall be relegated. A Relegated student shall not be allowed to register any new course(s) and only enroll/reregister his/her repeatable course(s). During relegation, he/she shall have to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00. To remove the relegation status, he/she shall have to earn a minimum CGPA of 2.00. The relegation period shall be counted towards the maximum period allowed for the program.
If a student cannot earn a minimum GPA of 1.0 in the first semester, then he/she shall be dismissed from the program. In case GPA of a student in the first semester falls below 1.5 but equal to or above 1.0 then he/she shall be given a serious warning (the last chance to attain a semester GPA of 2.0 or above).
A student on serious warning shall be dismissed from the program if he/she fails to achieve minimum semester GPA of 2.0.

Readmission in the Program is only allowed once. However, under exceptional circumstances upon recommendation of concerned Dean/HOD, the
Vice Chancellor may allow the student, a second readmission into the Program. Such student shall have to complete the Degree within the maximum
duration allowed for program completion from the date of first admission in the program.
The student shall pay the readmission and registration fee (as prescribed by the University) if he wishes to join the program in the next regular semester after abandoning the degree program.
If such student remains absent/ or does not apply for readmission/re-registers for next (3rd consecutive) semester, then he/she shall cease to be a student of the University and shall not be readmitted in the same program.
For Undergraduate level program, a student who gets readmission in the program shall get exemption for the courses which he/ she has qualified with Grade higher than C+. Such student shall have to complete the Degree within the maximum duration allowed for program completion from the date of first admission in the program.

Cancellation of Enrollment
If a student fails to pay a semester fee before the final Exam of that semester or to attend any class exercise/ activity during the first four weeks after the official commencement of the semester, his/her enrollment/ admission shall stand cancelled automatically from the roll of the University without any notification, on a reported absence by the course instructor.

Student Conduct2018-07-17T05:16:18+00:00

Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct. For all graded presentation and competitions, students are expected to dress professionally- for men that is wearing a suit with a tie and shirt buttoned up, and for women that is wearing professional colors and well- ironed clothes.

Cases that may result in suspension or expulsion are heard by committees, comprised of faculty members. Acts of violence, intimidation, disruption, or rioting; substantial theft or damaging university property; fraud or forgery; use or distribution of illegal drugs; wrongful use of technology; are forms of misconduct that most frequently result in dismissal from the University.

Prohibited Conduct

The following is general list of what constitutes prohibited conduct and is subject to disciplinary action:

– Initiating or causing to be initiated a false report, warning or threat of fire, explosion or other emergency
– Possession of any weapon
– Causing physical harm or threat of harm to faculty or fellow students or any management member
– Serious Crime committed off-campus
– Violating the terms of any disciplinary sanction imposed
– Distribution or possession for purposes of distribution of any illegal drug
– Furnishing false information to the University
– Interfering with the freedom of expression of others
– Theft of property or of services; possession of stolen property
– Destroying or damaging the property of others
– Engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct
– Failure to comply with the directions of university officials
– Use or possession of any illegal drug or controlled substances
– Use or possession of fireworks
– Use or possession of any alcoholic beverage
– Violation of published university regulations or policies including the hostel contract, as well as those regulations relating to entry and use of University facilities, use of vehicles, campus demonstrations, misuse of identification cards, sexual misconduct, hazing, acceptable use, and parking regulations.

Those students found guilty of any of the following acts will be immediately dismissed from campus:

Assault, theft, damaged property, fire-setting, or other serious misconduct related to a University-sponsored event, occurring on- or off-campus, that results in harm to persons or property or otherwise poses a threat to the stability of the campus or campus community may result in disciplinary action.