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

Physical Therapy Clinic

The Physical Therapy faculty have partnered with NovaCare to provide physical therapy services to the community and educational opportunities for Misericordia Physical Therapy students.

For further information, please send an e-mail with details about your physical therapy needs to:

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