Islamabad, January 10, 2019: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has advised the universities to ensure adherence to its guidelines for the launch of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree programme.
In a letter addressed to Vice Chancellors and Rectors of all public and private sector universities, HEC has reiterated that National Curriculum Review Committee (NCRC) has approved the DPT curriculum and recommended that DPT can only be taught in universities which have relevant faculty, infrastructure, required laboratories, and attached hospitals for clinical practice. FSc/ HSSC or equivalent (Pre-medical with minimum 60 per cent marks) will be the basic entry level educational requirement for admission in DPT programme.
It is reiterated that minimum requirement for launching of DPT programme is attachment of 200-bed hospital with well-equipped physical therapy department, besides other pre-requisites of faculty and infrastructure.
Failure to abide by the accreditation requirements will lead to halting of the academic programme, or closure of the institution in case of repeated violation.