Saturday, 24 June 2017

DPT Education in India by NUMSS (USA)

DPT Education in India for Physiotherapists

Qualified physiotherapists in India have the option of taking the postgraduate DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) program of National University of Medical Sciences (USA) through online or on-campus education in Mumbai.

The on-campus DPT program is open only to those physiotherapists who are members of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP). The online DPT program is open to all physiotherapists.

To request information about on-campus program please contact NUMSS (USA) Professor Dr Ali Irani, PhD (SM), PhD (ABMD), DPT president of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP), at . Dr Irani is in charge of coordinating the campus based transitional DPT program in Mumbai (India). For the online program contact the university directly at

Physiotherapists with a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy can complete the online or on-campus DPT program in two years. Those with a master’s degree or equivalent in physiotherapy can complete the program in 1 year.

Tuition is $3,850 per semester ($7,700 per year). Tuition is same for online and on-campus programs. Scholarships are provided to qualified students excelling in first semester towards tuition fees of the second semester.

Paid clinical internship at a number of hospitals in Mumbai is available for selected qualified Indian physiotherapists who are members of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists.
To view the DPT curriculum please click on:

NUMSS (USA) is registered with the Department of States (Florida, USA) on March 02, 2016. Its license has been renewed by the Secretary of States on February 28, 2017. The registration number of NUMSS (USA) with the Department of States of Florida is P16000020575.

NUMSS (USA) post professional DPT students in India are eligible to join the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as international members for annual membership fee of $50.

Indian students who are residents of Canada are eligible to receive tuition and textbooks tax credit from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as NUMSS (USA) is accepted as a foreign university by the Canadian government.

Indian students who reside in the United States of America are eligible to use the expenses associated with obtaining NUMSS (USA) DPT degree to reduce business income tax. In most other countries NUMSS (USA) tuition can also be used as business expenses to lower business tax.
To read more about the DPT program of NUMSS (USA) in India please visit:

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