Doctor of Physical Therapy, DPT

Graduates of the doctoral program in physical therapy (PT) are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination for licensure, which is required in all states to work as a PT. Students in the program complete a curriculum that begins with foundational discipline-specific content, followed by courses covering tests and measures, interventions, professional responsibility, evidence-based practice, and patient management. Courses focus on the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary, and cardiopulmonary systems and include content that covers the lifespan. Students in the second year of the program apply skills while treating clients in the on-site clinic. Graduates of the program possess the knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to work autonomously as entry-level clinicians in any practice setting.

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