Doctor of Physical Therapy

College

  • Center City Campus
  • College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Doctorate

Program Length

3 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

Term Start

Pre-Fall (May)

Prerequisites

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Contact

Name: Susan Flannery Wainwright, PT, PhD
Positions:
  • Chair and Associate Professor
  • Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Medicine
Position: Department of Physical Therapy
Telephone: 215-503-8961

Graduates of our Program are prepared to examine and treat musculoskeletal and neuromuscular problems and to develop injury prevention and health maintenance programs for people at all stages of life, and to apply scientific knowledge, humanistic values, critical analysis and a systematic approach to patient care when making clinical decisions.

Program Overview

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program is a 3-year (10 semester) full-time program. The curriculum is built on a strong basic science foundation with emphasis on evidence-based physical therapy practice, and integrated part-time experiential learning activities and 36 weeks of full-time clinical education. Graduates of our program are prepared to examine and treat musculoskeletal and neuromuscular problems and to develop injury prevention and health maintenance programs for people at all stages of life. Graduates are prepared to apply scientific knowledge, humanistic values, critical analysis and a systematic approach to patient care when making clinical decisions.

In short, a Jefferson education moves students beyond the skills and knowledge of physical therapy to becoming professionals who can be responsive within a dynamic healthcare environment.

Curriculum