Doctor of Physical Therapy

 

Program

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  • The DPT curriculum bridges theory and practice. Students complete several clinical education experiences, including three clinical internships, to gain skills in a variety of practice settings. Students explore specialty areas including cardiopulmonary, clinical electrophysiology, geriatrics, orthopedics, neuromuscular, pediatrics, and sports.
  • Students work closely with a faculty advisor on a yearlong evidence-based practice scholarship project. Students identify the most relevant literature to guide clinical decision-making and then share their work with practicing clinicians.
  • A hallmark of the program is a focus on professional behaviors, clinical reasoning, and evidence-based practice.
  • A small class size of 36 students allows faculty members to provide personalized attention.
  • Students come from all over the country, with undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of subjects. They bring diverse and pre-professional experiences to the classroom. Classes include graduate students seeking their first professional degree and adults preparing for another career.



Putting Knowledge to Work

Students can apply what they learn in the new SAU Interprofessional Health Clinic. Accepting clients in November 2015, the clinic will provide health services to the underserved population.

Whats Next

Service in the Quad Cities Community

Students can apply what they learn in the new SAU Interprofessional Health Clinic.