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.