- Elon, United States
- Program Type:
- Full Degree
- Degree Level:
- Physical Therapy
- Program Description:
Elon has taken pride in developing an outstanding educational program from the inception. Partnering with Alamance Regional Medical Center, the program began as a Master of Physical Therapy in 1998, and transitioned to a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2003. Elon’s DPT program produces highly skilled, clinical generalists. Alumni exemplify compassion for individuals of every age, means and ethnicity, and are prepared for leadership, possessing professional integrity as they become part of the healthcare team. Alamance Regional's values mirror those of Elon University: excellence, compassion, efficiency, creativity and leadership. The partnership with Alamance Regional provides continuing professional growth for the physical therapy faculty and offers clinical and research opportunities for students.
Elon’s three-year modular curriculum is carefully designed to build on a solid science foundation while integrating hands-on clinical practicums. Each module is made up of related courses, and the length of the modules – ranging from four to 24 weeks — is driven by course content. The program begins in January, allowing graduates to enter the job market in December —a different time than most schools. The Elon DPT program includes 48 weeks of clinical practice — above the national average. Beginning the second year, students complete three eight-week clinical practicums. Elon has contacts at approximately 550 patient-care settings in 39 states. The program culminates with a 24-week internship, generally at select North and South Carolina facilities that have developed clinical and research partnerships with Elon.
Beginning January 2012, classes moved to the new Gerald L. Francis Center, a state-of-the-art facility that houses Elon’s School of Health Sciences. In order to keep pace with the increasing demand for physical therapists, the DPT program expanded the scope of its offerings and grew the cohort from 36 to 44 students. As part of the program’s continued dedication to a low student-faculty ratio a new core faculty line was approved to bring the total number of full-time core faculty to 14.
Additional Program Information
- Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
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