Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)


This course is the first of its kind offered in the region and is designed to enhance the clinical and research skills of the candidates who have completed their Bachelor studies in Physical Therapy. Master of Physical Therapy program emphasizes on advanced trends in the clinical practice and evidence based approach to patient care with a curriculum that meets international standards.

The program has received initial accreditation by Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, UAE w.e.f from March 2013.

On successful completion of the program, the student will be awarded the degree of Master of Physical Therapy, that would be a stepping stone to a challenging career in Physical Therapy.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in medicine from a University / Institute listed in WHO directory of medical schools.
  • A valid UAE – G.P license.
  • Distinct undergraduate performance of GPA of 3 on a 4-point scale, or equivalent grade (“B”).
  • The applicant must have proficiency in spoken and written English. The applicant must have passed the English language proficiency test. A minimum score of 1400 EmSAT Achieve ( UAE Standardized test in English Language), TOEFL (iBT 80), IELTS Academic 6.0, PTE A (52-57), or any other standardized internationally recognized test approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE.
  • Relevant academic and professional experience.
  • Work in Hospitals or clinics either in the government or the private sectors, Rehabilitation / Sports Medicine Centers in the country or abroad as a beginner in the specialty.
  • Join university teaching hospitals as a Lecturer.
  • Pursue a PhD / DPT in the field of Physical Therapy.
  • Become a Research Assistant and pursue a career in research.
Semester Course Code Pre-requisites Course Topics Credit Hour/s LH PH
I MPT-PMS 301 NIL Physical Therapy in Musculo Skeletal Conditions 4 2 4
MPT-SPR 301 NIL Sports Rehabilitation 1 1 0
MPT-PSD 301 NIL Physical Therapy in Systemic and Psychosomatic Disorders 4 2 4
MPT-ERG 301 NIL Ergonomics 1 1 0
MPT-PMK 301 NIL Patho- Mechanics and Kinesiology 2 1 2
MPT-EPN 301 NIL Exercise Physiology and Nutrition 2 1 2
Total 14    
II MPT-PND 301 NIL Physical Therapy in Neurological Disorders 4 2 4
MPT-PPD 301 NIL Physical Therapy in Pediatric Disorders 1 1 0
MPT-PCR 301 NIL Physical Therapy in Cardio Vascular & Respiratory Conditions 4 3 2
MS- RM 401 NIL Research Methodology 2 1 2
MS- BS 304 NIL Bio Statistics 2 1 2
Total 13