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. http://www.misericordia.edu/academics/. 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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Accreditation

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Accreditation

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;
email: accreditation@apta.org;
website: www.capteonline.org.

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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