Physical Therapy

D'Youville offers 2 different pathways to earn the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, the entry-level degree for this fast-growing healthcare profession.

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.

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has set the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree as the entry-level degree for the profession.

Pathways to earn a DPT Degree

Mission & Goals

Consistent with the mission of D'Youville, the Department of Physical Therapy prepares students for professional success as Doctors of Physical Therapy and leaders in their communities. The Department uses evidence-based learning and community service to develop student skills and contributes to the PT profession through faculty and student scholarly activity.

Students graduate as knowledgeable professional Doctors of Physical Therapy committed to life-long learning, leadership and service to society.

The DPT program prepares students with the skills to provide sound patient care, as well as offer preventive, educational, administrative, and consultative services that respect individuality in changing healthcare environments.