The Top Five Institutes To Get A Degree In Physiotherapy

or anyone wishing to get associated with the medical profession without treading the usual route of MBBS or BDS, a degree in physiotherapy is a great choice. And one that is becoming increasingly in demand.  Owing to modern living patterns that involve a lot of sedentariness, low nutrition from foods we consume and a general lack of activity, many human beings are falling prey to physical ailments that basically stem from disuse or misuse of the human body. This is where physiotherapy and physiotherapists step in to do their magic. Physiotherapy is a healthcare field designed at improving and changing the physical mobility and wellbeing of people who require assistance in carrying out routine physical functions. These mobility issues could be result of accidents, postural mismanagement or a result of a generally inactive lifestyle. Students who complete a degree in physiotherapy are awarded with the title of Doctor of Physical Therapy, usually after a five year program. A doctor of physiotherapy is a greatly respected professional degree the world over and professionals of the field are usually high in demand, especially in fields such as professional sports.If you too are interested in a degree in physiotherapy, consider these five universities that have top notch degree programs in the field.

Bahria Medical and Dental College 

Bahria University is a federally chartered public sector university established in 2000 by the Pakistan Navy. It has since grown into one of the leading higher education institutions in Pakistan. The university’s Bahria Medical and Dental College (BUMDC) offers medical and dental related degree programs and began offering its Doctor of Physiotherapy degree in 2017 with an updated and highly researched curriculum. The Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) degree program spans five years, after which students can work as certified physiotherapists Bahria Medical and Dental College is listed in the international Avicenna Directory and International Medical Education Directory (IMED).

CMH Lahore Medical College 

Founded in 2006, CMH Lahore Medical College is part of the Combined Military Hospital Lahore. The college is affiliated with National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) and is recognized by PMDC. It is also included in the Avicenna Directory for medicine and international Medical Directory of FAIMER and ECFMG. The college is under the direct administration of the Pakistan Army. CMH is also recognized by the Medical Board of California and hence its graduates are eligible to apply for a Post Graduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL) or a Physicians and Surgeons Certificate. CMH School of Allied Health Sciences offers a professional five year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program that is centered on providing students the best theoretical as well as practical knowledge for a successful career in physical therapy.

University of Management and Technology

University of Management and Technology Lahore is a private university that offers degree programs in multiple fields. UMT’s School of Health Sciences offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in health sciences, including physiotherapy, biomedical laboratory sciences, health management, public health, imaging & radiation sciences, ultrasonography and nutrition sciences. The Doctor of Physiotherapy is a 5-year under graduate professional degree program approved by the Board of Advanced Studies and endorsed by 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 the university’s Clinical Skills Center and at physiotherapy departments of various hospitals and clinics. 

Dow University of Health Sciences

Founded as Dow Medical College in 1945 and chartered as a university in 2003, the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) offers a multitude of undergraduate and postgraduate programs that cater to the needs of healthcare sector by providing quality human resources. The university provides excellent academic facilities through its fully equipped laboratories and museums and through incorporation of information technology. The doctor of physiotherapy (DPT) program is offered at DUHS’ Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (IPM&R). The DPT program has a duration of five years and ten semesters. It also offers a BS Degree in Occupational Therapy Program which is a four years and eight semester’s program. The university extends the list of programs by offering a BS Prosthetics & Orthotics Program of four years. The university remains one of the oldest and most prestigious medical training institutions in Pakistan.

Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University 

The department of physical therapy at Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University was established in 2013 under the banner of Allied Health Sciences and now offers a five-year entry level degree program that leads students to becoming doctors of physical therapy (DPT).The university has a federal charter and offers a wide range of medical and dental programs. The Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University is clinically associated with the prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited Shifa International Hospital. The students obtaining the DPT degree also participate in clinical rotation in Shifa International Hospital between 5th and 10th semesters, gaining crucial hands-on experience of operating as able physiotherapists.