The Doctor of Physical therapy or simply DPT is a 5-year clinical doctorate degree that allows an individual to start professional career as a ‘Physical Therapist’. Physical therapy is an essential segment of modern healthcare system that has been defined as a ’science of healing and art of caring’. It pertains to the evaluation, assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal, Neurological, Cardio-Vascular and Respiratory systems’ functional disorders including symptoms of pain, oedema, physiological, structural and psychosomatic ailments. It also deals with methods of treatment based on movement, manual therapy, physical agents, and therapeutics modalities to relieve pain and other complications. Hence, Physical therapy covers basic parameters of healing sciences i.e. preventive, promotive, diagnostic, rehabilitative and curative.
The physical therapy program is dedicated to excellence as demonstrated through national recognition. It is committed to academic inquiry and expression by fostering evidence-based healthcare research, teaching, service and public engagement.
It focuses to cultivating leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in the students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
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