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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

As the U.S. population ages, there is increasing demand for trained healthcare professionals who can help individuals recover from injuries, prevent loss of mobility, and function at their highest level. As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, you’ll play a critical and rewarding role in the evolving future of health care.

The USciences DPT degree program is a hands-on clinical program taught by doctoral-trained, clinically certified specialists. You’ll start working with real patients in the first year of your professional curriculum, and participate in full-time clinical work at locations nationwide, with more than 200 companies. If you enter the program as a USciences freshman, you can complete the DPT in just six years. We also admit transfer and graduate professional students. More information about admission and the application process.

In the DPT program, you will learn to work as a member of an interprofessional healthcare team through a collaborative clinic with medical students from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).

What Sets Us Apart?

  1. The USciences DPT degree program requires no reapplying for the professional years as long as you maintain the required GPA.
  2. If you enroll in the DPT program as a freshman, you can earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy in just six years.
  3. Learn from a faculty of doctoral-trained, clinically certified specialists with rich, diverse backgrounds.
  4. Our DPT program is immersive and evidence-based. You will learn by doing through our pro bono community clinics and full-time clinical experiences.
  5. USciences Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) graduates are in high demand, typically receiving several job offers before graduation.

Accreditation

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 215-596-8677 or email l.packel@usciences.edu

The 2-year graduation rate is 94.45% (2018-2019). The two-year ultimate pass rate on the national licensure examination for the DPT classes of 2018 and 2019 is 98.6% (100% 2018; 97.2% 2019). The first-time pass rate for the DPT class of 2019 is 89.0% and the first-time pass rate for the DPT class of 2020 is 84.5%. For USciences graduates who responded to the alumni survey, 100% were employed within 6 months of passing the licensure exam (2019). To access further details on pass rates, visit this link on the FSBPT website.


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