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Physical Therapy (DPT)

The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program prepares students to diagnose, evaluate, and treat movement-related disorders in a variety of clinical and community settings. The program is three years in duration, full-time and year-round, beginning in July of each year. View Curriculum

Classes begin each July, during the Summer II semester. Over the course of the entire professional program, students will complete, as part of the professional program, a total of 42 weeks of full-time (40 hours/week) clinical internships at a large nation-wide network of clinical sites.

When not participating in full-time clinical internships, students carry an average of just over 16 credits per semester and can expect to spend approximately 20 hours per week in the classroom or laboratory settings. Click here for overview of curriculum.

Graduates of the program provide professional service in a variety of clinical and community settings, including hospital, rehabilitation centers, pediatric and geriatric settings, home health agencies, schools, sports, orthopedic settings and community agencies.

We also offer exceptional undergraduate students the admissions option of a 3+3 Baccalaureate/Doctor of Physical Therapy to earn both degrees in six years instead of seven.

The DPT program is accredited by the *Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. Learn more about the program outcomes and essential functions, or feel free to provide feedback, concerns or complaints regarding the program.


*The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Temple University 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