DOCTORATE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY (DPT)
Why Study With Us?
UD's Physical Therapy Department provides academic and clinical training commensurate with the doctorate of physical therapy (D.P.T.) degree. This entry-level degree program qualifies the graduate to sit for the national physical therapy examination to become licensed in the United States as a physical therapist. The UD D.P.T. program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). This full-time, two-and-one-half-year program encompasses the regular fall and spring semesters as well as UD's summer and winter sessions. Part-time matriculation is not permitted.
The program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico , and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education based on the following: Accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant program by CAPTE satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, please refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at www.fsbpt.org.