The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) program prepares students to diagnose, evaluate, and treat movement-related disorders in a variety of clinical and community settings. D.P.T. students gain hands-on experience through 40 weeks of clinical internships throughout the three-year program.
Graduates 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.
In addition to the standard D.P.T. program, we also offer exceptional students the admissions option of a 3+3 Baccalaureate/Doctor of Physical Therapy program to earn both degrees in six years instead of seven.
Both DPT and the 3+3 B.S./ D.P.T. programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.
Located on Temple's Health Science Campus, the D.P.T. program incorporates multidisciplinary interactions with other healthcare providers and enhances the educational experience with a new state-of-the-art cadaver dissection laboratory, a clinical simulation laboratory, and medical library.
The 15 full-time faculty members include researchers and clinical track professors offering knowledge and clinical experience from relevant research and clinical viewpoints.
There are a total of 40 weeks of full-time clinical internships available at more than 300 sites nationwide, providing students with hands-on instruction in a variety of clinical settings. In the final year of the program, students can expect exposure to clinical skills that go beyond those of entry-level practitioners.
The program is three years in duration, full-time and year-round, beginning in July of each year.