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Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT)

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Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT)

Concordia DPT Mission Statement

The mission of the Concordia, St. Paul Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is to prepare students for autonomous practice across the lifespan. Our students and graduates will apply and contribute to evidence-based practice while epitomizing the art of physical therapy. Our graduates embody lifelong learning and will be leaders in education, scholarship, and Christian service within their communities..

Program Candidacy Application

Our candidacy application was submitted to the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education on December 1, 2013.  Our CAPTE site visit was on January 21-22, 2014. Effective August 28, 2014, the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Concordia University St. Paul has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidacy is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation.

Student Application Deadline

Our application deadline for our Fall 2014 inaugural class was May 1, 2014.

Tuition Cost

Tuition is $785 per credit for the 111-credit program.

Curriculum Highlights

Highlights of the three-year DPT curriculum include:

  • A firm foundation in all aspects of physical therapy clinical practice
  • An extensive clinical education component, beginning in the first year of the program
  • Content to prepare our graduates to be primary medical practitioners
  • Service learning opportunities

Approval Notice

Concordia University, St. Paul's Doctor of Physical Therapy program has attained conditional approval from the Higher Learning Commission. Concordia has obtained Candidacy for Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Accreditation Status Announcement

Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Effective August 28, 2014, the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Concordia University St. Paul has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidacy is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation.

Where can you go from here?

    Possible employment opportunities include positions in: 
  • Hospitals
  • Sports Medicine Centers
  • Schools and colleges
  • Nursing Homes
  • Private Practice
  • Rehabilitation centers and institutions
  • Patient's homes

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