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Arnold School of Public Health


Graduate Degree in Physical Therapy

Our clinical doctoral program, the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), will provide you with necessary skills to diagnose, manage, restore and prevent movement dysfunctions with an ultimate goal of transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience. Our Physical Therapy Program is dedicated to preparing students who possess personal and professional characteristics, knowledge and motor skills necessary to excel in the delivery of the elements of physical therapy practice. 

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

The program focuses on providing students with a philosophy that the standards of physical therapy practice are dynamic and requires the application, evaluation and adaptation of existing, and the generation of new, evidence-based knowledge. This program prepares you to evaluate and treat individuals of all ages that have health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move.

As a physical therapist, you will diagnose and enhance physical and functional abilities; restore and promote optimal physical function; and prevent the onset and progression of limitations that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions or injuries. Physical therapists provide care for people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings and nursing homes. Students will graduate with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT).