Incoming freshman can earn a bachelor's degree plus a doctoral degree in physical therapy in just 6 years.
Physical therapists work with patients who are functionally impaired from injuries or disease.
As a physical therapist, you will assist individuals to regain function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities.
D'Youville College's highly-regarded physical therapy program prepares students for general therapy practice. Once you enter practice, you may choose to specialize in an area such as pediatrics, geriatrics, sports medicine, or orthopedics.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has set the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree as the entry-level degree for the profession.
D'Youville College offers 2 different pathways to earn the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree:
- Enter our combined degree program pathways as a freshman. Earn a bachelor's degree plus your doctoral degree in six years.
- Students with a bachelor's degree can enter our three-year professional program which leads to a doctor of physical therapy degree.
Six-Year Combined Bachelor's + Doctoral Degree
Note to applicants: Be sure to check out the application and admission requirements for these programs.
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