Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy
The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program prepares people with Bachelor's degrees in other fields to become licensed physical therapists. The program:
- Is a 3-year, full-time program that starts each summer.
- Includes an intensive academic, clinical and research program of study over the first 2½ years.
- Culminates in a full-time, year-long paid internship for more than 94% of its students (3-year average). The internship program is being used as a model by schools across the nation.
The DPT Program at MGH Institute of Health Professions is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandris, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. The program is scheduled for its next accreditation site visit in spring 2014.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for licensure in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The DPT program at MGH Institute is ranked 7th in the country and first in New England by U.S. News & World Report. The 100-credit curriculum is designed to educate students to serve patients in the areas of health promotion, disease prevention, and rehabilitation.
Our faculty include clinical experts and national leaders in the profession who use a variety of teaching methodologies, including case based and active learning, to enable students to meld theory with practice throughout the program; and, as a result, more readily apply what is being learned to skilled patient-centered care.
With careful support, 90% of our students graduated in the normally expected time, and 95% graduated within 150% of the normally expected time (CAPTE standard for these data).
Prepared for the Future
Over the past three years, 100% of our graduates successfully passed the professional licensure exam and 100% obtained professional positions within 6 months of successful completion of the physical therapist licensure examination.
The DPT program provides a strong foundation in evidence-based clinical practice, preparing our graduates to become leaders in their professional communities.
Go to the DPT Application Process for prerequisites and other admission requirements.