Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

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Northwestern University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is set in a premier academic medical environment where we prioritize the discovery and integration of new knowledge with education and clinical practice. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We educate and train the next generation of physical therapists and scientists who will advance clinical professional practice and movement sciences to promote wellness and optimal health outcomes for the patient, the community, and society.



Find all the information you need to apply to the program, including deadlines, prerequisites and application requirements.



Explore our program curriculum, browse student resources and learn about our training emphasis on global health.



Learn how we foster a culture of equity and inclusion where our diverse community can thrive and feel a sense of belonging.


Mentorship Program

In the Roadmap Professional Development and Mentoring Program, each class of students has access to mentors who provide support in areas including career planning, academic counseling, and more. These individuals, although not the only mentors that they will have during their Feinberg tenure, are an invaluable resource to students.

About the Mentorship Program

Class Profile & Outcomes

See the demographics for our latest entering class, including their GPA and GRE averages. Plus, see the success rates of our recent graduates.


For Northwestern Undergrads

Northwestern University undergraduate students are invited to apply early as part of the Northwestern Undergraduate Pre-Physical Therapy Scholars Program.



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The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Northwestern University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 312-908-8160 or email The PhD-MRS, DPT/PhD (Eng), and residency programs are not accredited by CAPTE. Information about filing a complaint with CAPTE is available here.

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