Establishing of Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences in Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST) has opened new eras of health caring knowledge in Kashmir as well as Pakistan. Definitely, worth mentioning honor is there for me to be the pioneer Chairperson of Department of Physiotherapy. As being an educationist, I am always determined to make efficient and transparent administration. The environment will be made conducive to learning, equipping the youth with practical knowledge so that our graduates may prove to be a beneficial addition in professionalism of under developed region. The developing needs and increased recognition of Physical Therapist’s skills in diagnosing, treating and preventing illness and injuries has necessitated the profession to reevaluate its goals for the future and move towards more autonomy in patient. The DPT degree is quite innovative degree in terms of curriculum, duration of study and scope of clinical study. This degree also fulfills international requirements for physical therapy education, so the DPT graduates could get equivalency easily abroad. I welcome students and wish them a pleasant, safe and productive stay at Mirpur university of Science and Technology and beautiful city of Mirpur.

Dr. Mian M. Zeeshan Javaid

chairperson.dpt@must.edu.pk

Chairperson

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Physical Therapy is one of the most essential segment of primary health care apparatus. Being associated with both sciences of healing and art of caring; its pertaining to the clinical examination, evaluation, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal, neurological, cardio vascular and respiratory systems. Its scope broadens towards functional disorders including symptoms of pain, edema, physiological, structural and psychosomatic ailments. The actual methodology includes methods of treatment based on movements, manual therapy, physical agents and therapeutic modalities to relieve the pain and other complications.

Program Vision

“Better health through optimization of movements”

Program Mission

To serve the community through a dynamic profession with an established theoretical and scientific base clinical applications in the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal physical function; thus developing leadership roles in rehabilitation; in prevention, health maintenance, and programs that promote health, wellness, and fitness; and in professional and community organizations.

Degree Requirements: 

F.Sc. (Pre-medical) or equivalent with 60% minimum marks

Duration:         Five Years (10 Semesters)

Total Semesters             10-14

Total Credit hours                   178