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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.  CAPTE will meet to make the final decision on our candidacy status on April 25-30, 2014.

Student Application Deadline

Our anticipated application deadline for our Fall 2014 inaugural class is 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 the Higher Learning Commission. Concordia must obtain accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) before enrolling the first students into this exciting new program. We anticipate notification of their final decision in April 2014.

Pre-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.

Concordia University, St. Paul is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program will submit an Application for Candidacy by December 1, 2013, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted 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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