About FUCP

Foundation University College of Physical Therapy, also known as FUCP, is a constituent institute of Foundation University Islamabad. Established in 2014, the institute aimed at offering and providing the best learning experience for Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students by ensuring quality teaching and training. Since its inception, Foundation University Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences has managed to become a prominent name among the best physical therapy institutes of not only twin cities but also of Pakistan, by setting a benchmark for quality education and the latest evidence-based clinical- practice training. At FUCP, we continuously strive to set new standards for excellence in physical therapy education. That's fantastic news for Foundation University! Achieving full accreditation from World Physiotherapy is a significant accomplishment and speaks to the university's commitment to maintaining high standards of education and practice in physiotherapy.Our dedication to quality teaching and training ensures that our students are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and practical experience needed to excel in their field. Join us at FUCP, where we are shaping the future of physical therapy education in Pakistan and beyond.

Programs Offered

  • Foundation University College of Physical Therapy (FUCP) takes pride in offering comprehensive programs designed to cultivate highly skilled and professional physical therapists. Our flagship program is the 5-year professional Bachelor's degree program of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), which provides students with a solid foundation in physical therapy principles and practices.

  • In addition to the DPT program, FUCP offers a range of postgraduate opportunities to further enhance the expertise of our graduates. Our 2-year Postgraduate degree of MS Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy (MSPT-MSK), Neurological Physical Therapy (MSPT-NPT), and Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy (MSPT-CPT). These programs provide in-depth exploration of specialized areas within physical therapy.

  • Furthermore, FUCP is committed to ongoing growth and innovation in our academic offerings. We are currently planning to introduce additional postgraduate courses in Women's Health, Sports Physical Therapy, and other specialized areas. Additionally, we are excited to announce the upcoming launch of a Ph.D. program in Rehabilitation Sciences, further advancing our mission to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and practice in the field of physical therapy.

Clinical Setting

  • At Foundation University College of Physical Therapy (FUCP), we take pride in providing our students with unparalleled clinical training opportunities to complement their academic learning. Our students have the privilege of receiving hands-on experience at Fauji Foundation Hospital Rawalpindi, an esteemed 850-bed tertiary care hospital affiliated with Foundation University Islamabad.

  • Fauji Foundation Hospital, offering both outpatient and inpatient services. Additionally, the hospital is home to one of the largest and most renowned Artificial Limb Centers (ALC) in the country. With cutting-edge technology and expertise, the ALC develops over 7000 artificial limbs and supporting orthoses annually.

  • The indigenous clinical and research laboratory of Foundation University College of Physical Therapy (FUCP) is equipped with the latest & state-of-the-art technological equipment for patient care and advanced clinical research such as anti-gravity treadmill, gadgets like virtual reality, dynamic post urography and marker less gait and running analysis.

  • At FUCP, we are dedicated to providing our students with a comprehensive and immersive learning experience that prepares them to excel in their careers as physical therapists.

Facilities & Faculty:

  • Foundation University College of Physical Therapy (FUCP) providing a conducive environment for learning and growth. Our facilities include state-of-the-art lecture halls, well-equipped multi-disciplinary labs, a comprehensive library, and comfortable student common rooms.

  • At FUCP, our Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences comprises highly qualified and esteemed professionals, each specialized in various domains of rehabilitation sciences. In our pursuit of academic excellence and global engagement, Foundation University Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences has established international collaborations, including a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the University of Hasselt in Belgium and Oklahoma USA. This collaboration serves as a valuable platform for strengthening academic and research ties between FUI, UHasselt and Oklahoma. Through faculty and student exchange programs, joint research projects, and resource sharing initiatives, this partnership offers invaluable opportunities for enhancing learning and research experiences. Already, this collaboration has yielded positive outcomes, including the joint success in securing an Erasmus+ international grant for faculty and student mobility, facilitating training opportunities in Belgium and Oklahoma.

Research Ventures

  • Research and scholarly endeavours are integral components of Foundation University College of Physical Therapy's (FUCP). Over the years, our faculty members have demonstrated excellence in securing research grants, totalling more than 8 million rupees, from esteemed institutions such as the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Foundation University. These grants have supported a variety of research projects aimed at addressing key challenges and advancing knowledge in the field.

  • Moreover, our faculty and students have showcased their research findings at numerous national and international forums and conferences, where they have delivered keynote speeches and presented research papers.

  • In addition to conference participation, Foundation University College of Physical Therapy has taken proactive steps to foster a culture of research excellence. We have successfully organized four national and international conferences, providing platforms for scholars and practitioners to exchange ideas, collaborate on research initiatives, and advance the frontiers of knowledge in our field.