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RMUoHP's next entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) cohort begins May 12, 2014*.
The mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program is to provide a student-centered education that prepares graduates for socially responsible, outcomes-oriented, evidence-based, autonomous and collaborative practice. The successful applicant will have a bachelor’s degree and meet the prerequisites detailed below. The program is an on-site, residential program that includes a mix of traditional lecture/lab and blended/online courses during 8 continuous semesters of classroom and clinical experiences. By design, the DPT program relies on the progressive clinical and academic model demonstrated in current University programs. The DPT program incorporates technological and clinical advances as well as contemporary educational theory. RMUoHP, acknowledged for its excellence in faculty and educational programming, recognizes that even with the best technology and curriculum the heart and soul of the program is its students. The program caters to highly motivated students who wish to be active participants in their education.
The DPT program is committed to the development of a professional who can:
For the 2013-2014 application cycle, the Doctor of Physical Therapy program will participate in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service, known as PTCAS. Applicants to the entry-level physical therapy program for the May 2013 entering class will apply online beginning on July 1, 2013 using the PTCAS application. The priority application deadline is December 16, 2013. Applications received after January 15, 2014 will only be considered if seats in the class are still available.
Over 100 students are currently enrolled in our DPT degree program. For the class entering in summer 2012 we received almost 400 applications, and matriculated 45 students.
The graduation rate for the class of 2012 was 90%. The overall National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) licensure pass rate was 78% and overall employment rate was 100%.
To learn more about the PTCAS application process, please visit the PTCAS web site at www.ptcas.org.
* A two semester anatomy and physiology combination course, with lab, may be used to fulfill the human anatomy and physiology requirement (7 semester hours including labs).
Introductory level courses for non-science majors will not be accepted as prerequisite courses.
Please visit the RMUoHP PTCAS program page for a more detailed list of acceptable course prerequisites.