Program Details

Four year, 120-credit program, including academic courses and extensive clinical practica in physical therapy.
Location:
South Orange, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Doctorate
Specialty:
Physical Therapy

Program Overview

Program Description:
The need for physical therapists is expected to grow exponentially through 2014, as more individuals with disabilities or limited functioning demand therapy services. The Doctor of Physical Therapy program (D.P.T.) in the School of Health and Medical Sciences provides real-world learning for students and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).Physical therapists are clinicians who work with patients to alleviate pain and prevent the onset and progression of impairment, functional limitation, disability or changes in physical function and health status. A four-year (full-time) program, the Doctor of Physical Therapy prepares entry-level practitioners to critically analyze and convey information to patients, colleagues and health professionals, as well as adapt to the rapid changes in the profession and the healthcare delivery system. The comprehensive 120-credit program is supported by doctoral faculty who educate students to become autonomous practitioners.

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
The Doctor of Physical Therapy program (D.P.T.) in the School of Health and Medical Sciences provides real-world learning for students and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
Financial Aid:
Yes

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