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Physical Therapy DPT

Health Sciences


The Physical Therapy Department provides academic and clinical training commensurate with the Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. This entry-level degree program qualifies the graduate to sit for the national physical therapy examination to become licensed in the United States as a physical therapist. The UD DPT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The program is full-time and of two and one-half years duration, including all summer and winter sessions. Part-time matriculation is not permitted.

Students enrolled in the program may also earn a Master of Science in Anatomy and Clinical Health Science after successful completion of 31 credits of academic DPT degree-required coursework, including 3 credits of an advanced anatomy course, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0. The MS in Anatomy and Clinical Health Science will be offered only to students admitted into the UD DPT Program. Students may not apply directly into the MS degree program, nor will students be permitted to transfer into this program from another major.

The Physical Therapy Department is currently housed in in the Health Sciences Complex at the STAR Campus. The Department has modern, well-equipped laboratories for research, teaching, and clinical practice. In addition, there are two on-site, full-service physical therapy clinics, which provide clinical practice opportunities and training for DPT students and residents.

UD Tuition:

The 2020-2021 UD published graduate student tuition rate per credit hour:

Physical Therapy–DPT: $1,898.00

Physical Therapy–DPT
  DE Resident: $1,051.00;   US Student: $1,051.00;   International: $1,051.00

Application Deadline:




December-15 Final Deadline.

Decisions about applicants will be made on a rolling basis with final decisions on all applicants anticipated by early-March. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to ensure space availability in the incoming class. Offers will be extended to qualified applicants beginning with the first deadline and continuing until fully enrolled. Anticipated interview dates may be cancelled should the incoming class be at full capacity.

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