This three-year, full-time, on-campus program is designed for students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and wish to become licensed as a physical therapist. The CAPTE-accredited program begins in May and continues year-round (summer, fall, and spring terms) for each of the three years. After completing all studies and clinical training, including a six-month clinical internship, you will be eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination.

You must complete a minimum of 91 credits, including all required courses and a minimum 44 weeks of full-time clinical experience, to fulfill degree requirements. The DPT curriculum is designed for full-time study: part-time enrollment is not an option. All requirements must be completed within three years from the time of matriculation.

Additional standards and requirements include:

  1. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 during the three professional years. This GPA consists of all courses included in the professional curriculum.
  2. A minimum grade of C in all required courses in the professional program.
  3. Demonstration of appropriate professional behaviors as described in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Academic Policy and Procedure Manual.
  4. Membership in the American Physical Therapy Association.
  5. Current CPR certification is required for all clinical affiliations.
  6. You may not repeat more than two courses in the professional program or you will be terminated from the program. No individual course may be repeated more than once.
  7. For additional program policies and procedures, please refer to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Academic Policy and Procedure Manual.