DPT

Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is one of the fastest growing and most rewarding careers in the United States. Today's physical therapists play a significant role in the concept of total patient management and are specialists in addressing movement dysfunction while focusing on preventative care to minimize disability for a wide range of age groups in a variety of settings.

The Walsh University Physical Therapy curriculum, an intensive three-year (8-semester) program, including summers, leads to a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Coursework builds upon a foundation of basic sciences and problem-solving skills. Students gain knowledge and develop skills in teaching and scientific inquiry as well as physical therapy patient diagnosis and intervention. Students must perform original research and present their work prior to graduation. Students take a comprehensive examination at the end of the third year and must pass that examination to graduate. Upon successful completion of the academic and clinical components of the curriculum, graduates meet the educational requirements to take the licensure examination required in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and in the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and Guam to practice as a physical therapist. 
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Morgan Gilbert
Enrollment Manager
Office: 330.490.7421
mgilbert@walsh.edu 

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ACCREDITATION STATUS

The Physical Therapy Program at Walsh 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: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 330-490-7286 or email pcrum@walsh.edu.

On November 1, 2000 the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) granted Accreditation to the physical therapist educational program at Walsh University. Based on Walsh's 2015 Self-Study, CAPTE reaffirmed accreditation of our physical therapy program through 2025, with commendation. 

Accreditation affects the physical therapy graduate's ability to practice. All individuals applying for licensure in all 50 states, the territory of Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia must graduate from an accredited program to sit for the licensing examination.

 

Outcomes Information 

GRADUATION YEAR

GRADUATION RATE
(percent of students that start the program who ultimately graduate) 

ULTIMATE PASS RATE LICENSURE EXAM
(percent of graduates who have passed the licensure exam on one or more attempts) 

EMPLOYMENT RATE
(percent of graduates employed 12 months after passing licensure exam) 

2020

96.8%

100%

100%

2019

96.8%

100%

100%

Two year average

96.8%

100%

100%

Graduation Year

Entered

Graduated

Graduation Rate

2021

32

29

91%

2020

32

27

84%

2019

32

31

97%