Doctor of Physical Therapy

The physical therapy program is a 6-1/2 year professional program resulting in a bachelor's degree and a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree. During the first 3-1/2 years, the student completes the requirements for a bachelor's degree in an area of the student's choice. Click here for information on academic majors offered by the University. The student enters the professional curriculum in the spring semester of the fourth year. The professional curriculum includes eight semesters. Students accepted into the pre-DPT program as freshmen are guaranteed progression into the DPT program, as long as academic criteria are met.

There is no need to re-apply for the graduate phase of the program.

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The Physical Therapy program at Misericordia University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245;

Any person may submit to CAPTE a complaint about an accredited or developing program. Complaints must allege violation of one or more of the following:

  1. One or more of the Evaluative Criteria for Accreditation.
  2. One or more of CAPTE's expectations related to program integrity.

Academic Criteria for Progression

Links to Program Information

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A team of Misericordia University medical imaging majors captured first place in the annual Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists Technibowl competition that was held during the spring conference and business meeting in Caraopolis, Pa. Misericordia University juniors Allison McIntyre, Ashland, Pa., and Kaitlin Fink, Catawissa, Pa., earned first place in the academic competition where students compete to answer questions in the field of medical imaging. McIntyre, the daughter of Cathy Canfield and Michael McIntyre of Ashland, and Fink, the daughter of Joel and Deborah Fink of Catawissa, captured the title for Misericordia University in sudden death after answering 30 questions that addressed radiation protection, equipment operation, imaging production and evaluation, radiographic procedures, and patient care and education.
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