Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy


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 42 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.