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Department of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a hands-on profession. Through Saint Joseph’s University’s Department of Physical Therapy, your practical, hands-on clinical experience starts in year one. You’ll learn by doing with expert instruction from doctorally trained, clinically-certified specialists.

When you increase someone’s mobility, you restore their quality of life. The Department of Physical Therapy empowers you to make a major difference as a movement specialist trained in evidence-based techniques that optimize patients’ function, health and wellbeing. We offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, which features an accelerated curriculum built on the Movement System Framework. The program prepares you to practice independently and work collaboratively in diverse healthcare environments. There are three pathways to Saint Joseph’s DPT:

three pathways to physical therapy

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Direct Entry 

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Transfer

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Graduate

100% 

Employment rate in clinics, hospitals, office settings and more.
 

82.7%

Of Saint Joseph’s DPT graduates pass the licensure exam (FSBPT 2020).
 

350+

Number of full-time clinical practice sites available to Saint Joseph’s PT students.
 

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