Doctor of Physical Therapy
Misericordia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree program provides an education that produces physical therapy practitioners who are critical thinkers, educated consumers of research, and advocates for life long learning.
As an entry level professional post-baccalaureate program, the physical therapy curriculum reflects a commitment to the complementary relationship between liberal arts and professional studies that enables graduates to adapt and deal with constantly evolving societal and professional needs.
First-Time Pass Rate (2019)
2017 & 2018 grads employed within 1 year of graduation
Graduation Rate for Classes of 2018 & 2019
Overview and Highlights
- 6-½ year professional program resulting in a bachelor’s degree and a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree
- Students can choose from a variety of disciplines for undergraduate study (pre-DPT)
- 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 to the graduate phase of the program.
Variety of Disciplines for Undergraduate study
I loved the supporting and caring community surrounding every aspect of the MU DPT program. Each faculty member brought something unique to our education.
Heather Fritz, PT, DPT
Assistant Director of Clinical Education
Compassion and caring sets our students apart. This is demonstrated through work in the clinic and through service in the community and internationally.
Trever Reed '18
The physical therapy program at Misericordia was awesome and provided me with the tools that I needed to be successful as a student while on clinical rotations and now as a new-grad out in the field.
See how the Physical Therapy Clinic at Misericordia not only supports the community, but also gives our students practical experience with real clients.
Also, hear from a current student why she chose PT at Misericordia University.