Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Our Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program prepares highly qualified therapists for exemplary professional practice in physical therapy. As a student, you’ll become a physical therapist who is able to recognize and meet existing and emerging health care needs.
The program seeks to give you values and skills for lifelong learning, ethical behavior in practice, and a commitment to the enrichment and promotion of the physical therapy profession. Courses in anatomy, clinical sciences, organization and delivery of health care, research methodology, and statistics enable you to develop advanced problem-solving skills, a broad knowledge in the science and practice of physical therapy, and a clinically-based understanding of administration, research, and evidence-based practice. Part- and full-time clinical experiences in approved clinical education facilities round out the program.
Our program offers unique experiences as you learn, such as opportunities to:
Engage in service learning as an ambulation assistant in a local hospital during junior year
Participate in the on-campus Stroke Exercise Group starting in year one of DPT program
Provide clinical services to students who need physical therapy in the campus clinic in year one of DPT program
Participate in student physical therapy organization activities, which include DPT students mentoring undergraduate students
Attend the American Physical Therapy Association National Student Conclave as a DPT student
Best of all? Our program outcomes back us up. And, from 2011-14, 100 percent of our graduates were employed within six months of taking the National Physical Therapy Exam, so you can feel confident knowing your career is just around the corner.
Doctoral Degree, DPT, Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Director of Graduate Admissions
The Springfield College physical therapy program is primarily an early-assurance/dual-degree BS to DPT program. As a result, the number of graduate entry candidates we can enroll is limited. The 2019-2020 admissions cycle for graduate applications is closed. Prospective graduate students who wish to apply to the program will need to wait for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle with a program start date for successful applicants of May 2021.