Department of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy students learning in an anatomy labAs a student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Dayton, you'll prepare to be a knowledgeable, service-oriented, adaptable and reflective practitioner. You'll grow personally and professionally as you develop your skills in critical thinking, lifelong learning and ethical decision-making. Using the latest in evidence-based practice, you'll test your ability to provide independent judgments concerning the needs of the patient and the community.

Combining learning with experience

Our innovative three year (eight-semester) program combines classroom and hands-on training from day one that will prepare you to meet the demands of a rapidly changing health care system. Our program is fully accredited by the Ohio Board of Regents and the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Closer look: Our program in action

Hear what our students and faculty have to say about the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Dayton:

Closer look: Our program in action

Hear what our students and faculty have to say about the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Dayton:

Program highlights

  • Four integrated clinical rotations (38 weeks total) of full-time clinical training.
  • Unique small group problem-based learning, focusing on real patient cases.
  • Hands-on clinical research and service learning.
  • Independent study and practice electives in your area of interest.

Our faculty and graduates contribute to society and the physical therapy profession through practice, teaching, administration and research.

We give you a competitive edge

The need for highly trained physical therapists continues to rise, and our program will put you at the front of the curve:

Proven record of success

98%

Program graduation rate (2014-16)

100%

Ultimate Licensure Exam pass rate (2012-14)

100%

Employment rate for graduates who wish to be employed in the field of physical therapy

CONTACT

Department of Physical Therapy

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2925
937-229-5600
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