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Our innovative 32-month curriculum utilizes lectures, small group discussions, small group anatomy and clinical skills labs, team-based learning, synthesis research projects, community-based service, interprofessional education initiatives, integrated clinical experiences, and full-time clinical experiences. Students experience both basic science and clinical coursework within a movement sciences framework. An emphasis is placed on the development of clinical decision-making abilities, based on scientific principles, patient values, clinical evidence, and collaborative practice.

Our faculty are committed to the scientific underpinnings of contemporary practice and scholarship of teaching and learning, which transforms entry-level doctoral education to prepare the next generation of physical therapists and movement scientists.

  Updated Curriculum Chart



The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree program prepares graduates for the national physical therapy exam (NPTE) and state licensure. Learn more via the links and resources below.

  • Motor Control Framework
    Curriculum in the DPT program is built around Motor Control Framework, which enables students to diagnose and treat movement dysfunction.
  • Clinical Education
    The DPT curriculum has four full-time clinical education experiences; learn more.
  • Global Health
    Explore our faculty research efforts, student opportunities and resources related to global health and physical therapy.
  • Technical Standards
    See a list of the skills fundamental to physical therapy practice and to our training curriculum.


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