Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree

Created with a dedication to innovation in the areas of Physical Therapy curriculum and teaching methodologies.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) entry level degree

The program a doctoral program leading to the clinical doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT). The clinical doctor of Physical Therapy is a three year (115 credits) program that is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The program utilizes a variety of instructional methods including traditional lectures, problem-based case studies and computer based instructional material to foster student learning to meet the APTA Vision 2020 of becoming Doctors of Physical Therapy.

The mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is to educate exceptional future physical therapists, promote student and faculty scholarship, and to actively engage in clinical practice and professional service.

Graduates of the physical therapy program are mature, critical thinkers prepared for independent practice and leadership, and able to adapt to the changing health care environment. Faculty and students contribute to advancement of evidence-based practice and scholarship of teaching and learning. Excellence in clinical practice and professional service is embedded throughout the curriculum and community-based activities. The mission supports the mission and goals of the University, the Marieb College of Health & Human Services, and the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.

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Marieb College of Health & Human Services

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965