Physical Therapy 4+D.P.T. Program
Leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree
About the Physical Therapy 4+D.P.T. Program
This is a 4+D.P.T. year pathway leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) degree from Arcadia University. Students frequently pursue an undergraduate major in a discipline such as Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, Business or Health Administration, but students can choose any major that captures their interest and that enables them to complete the prerequisite courses.
Prerequisite courses needed for graduate-level study include Biology, Human Physiology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology and Statistics.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) advocates a strong liberal arts background and doctoral training. Its Vision Statement says that by 2020, physical therapy “will be provided by physical therapists who are doctors of physical therapy and who may be board-certified specialists.” The 4+D.P.T. year program offered by Arcadia University—four years of study leading to a bachelor’s degree plus approximately 3 years of graduate study leading to a Doctor of Physical Therapy—meets these recommendations. More.
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