BS Speech Language Pathology (BS-SLP)


The bachelor of sciences in Speech-Language Pathology is a four-year program that aims to produces graduates in the country who will be competent to identify, assess, evaluate, manage, treat, educate and help to prevent language, speech, voice, fluency, cognitive, and other related communication disorders and swallowing problems.  This degree program will cover communication disorders due to neurological disorders, hearing impairment, language learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, autism, cleft palate, brain injuries, feeding and swallowing difficulties.

This degree program include foundational science courses, such as anatomy, physiology, histology, exercise physiology, neuroscience, biomechanics, pharmacology, pathology, and radiology/imaging, along with behavioral science courses, such as evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning. In this degree program the students also study the clinically-based courses include medical screening, examination tests and measures, diagnostic process, therapeutic interventions, outcomes assessment, and practice management. The DPT degree is quite different from the four years BS, PT degree in terms of curriculum, duration of study and scope of clinical practice. The DPT degree also fulfills the international requirements for physical therapy education, so the DPT graduates could get equivalency easily abroad.

Program Objectives

The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Speech and Language Pathology (BS-SLP) is to:

  • Understand trends and issues related to speech pathology.
  • Attain knowledge regarding assessment, identification, and treatment of a wide variety of communication disorders.
  • Understand the social and cultural bases of speech and language behaviors.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge for identification, assessment and treatment of communication disorders in closely supervised, competency-based clinical activities on-campus setting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply such knowledge in a variety of clinical settings.
  • The only University has foreign SLP qualified faculty in Pakistan.
  • The only University that has first Foreign Ph.D. Faculty
  • The pioneer University for MS programs in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Collaborations with International Universities
  • Conducive environment for Islamic Ethical Values and Evidence-Based Education.
  • A University with International campuses Mauritius, and U.A.E.
  • The employability rate of Riphah Speech Pathology graduates is 100%.
  • Riphah qualified Speech and language clinicians are in leading roles in Government and Private
    Institutions across the country.
  • Riphah Rehab Hospital and College
  • Pakistan Railway Hospital
  • Child Development Centre
  • Sihala Hospital
  • Max Health Centre
  • Speech-language pathologists work as a consultant in a variety of fields and environments.
  • Government and Private Sectors Hospitals
  • BPS17/18 scale jobs in tertiary care hospitals
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Public and Private Special Schools
  • Universities
  • Private Practices
  • Early Childhood Intervention Centers
  • UN, NGOs & social sectors


Study Level Study Mode Course Length Credit Hours Class Timings First Semester Fee Application Deadline
Full Time
4 years
8am to 4pm
Admissions are open


Eligiblity Criteria Address Scholarship Admisisons Criteria Commencement Classes Start Date Application Deadline
FSc Pre-Medical with minimum 50 % marks or equivalent qualification
Westridge Campus: Potohar plaza, main peshawar road, Rawalpindi.
Need & Merit based scholarships
Qualifications: 60% Interview : 40%
September March
Fall (September) Spring (March)


UAN: 033-11-000-111,
UAN Lahore: 042-111-747-424