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Physical Therapy

D'Youville's highly-regarded physical therapy program prepares students for general therapy practice.

D'Youville offers two 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 diseases. 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. With DYU’s unique sequential pathway option, you can earn a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Physical Therapy in as little as six years. 

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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at D'Youville University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:  If you need to contact the program/institution directly, please email Justin Popp at

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Three-Year Doctoral Degree

Our online application is free and easy to submit.

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.

DPT Strategic Plan

  • Explore the degrees offered at D'Youville. Find a program that will lead to your success in the classroom and after graduation.

  • Visit to learn more about our exceptional academic programs. Take a campus tour and meet faculty and students. Maybe sit in on a class.

  • With our centrally-located student center, answers are always nearby - whether you're ready to enroll or about to enter your career.

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