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Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

Overview

The Doctorate in Physical Therapy is a 111-semester credit program. The program’s mission is to prepare students for autonomous practice across the lifespan. Students in the program and graduates from the program will apply and contribute to evidence-based practice while epitomizing the art of physical therapy. Graduates will embody lifelong learning and will be leaders in education, scholarship, and Christian service within their communities.  The program's motto is: Follow in the footsteps of the greatest Healer the world has ever known.

Program
Details

Course Length

111 Credits

Location

On Campus

  • 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 and health promotion opportunities

     

  • CSP DPT Class of 2020
    Graduation Rate 100%
    National Physical Therapy Examination Pass Rate – First Time 93%
    National Physical Therapy Examination Pass Rate – Total TBD

     

    CSP DPT Class of 2019
    Graduation Rate 100%
    National Physical Therapy Examination Pass Rate – First Time 93%
    National Physical Therapy Examination Pass Rate – Total 96%
    Employment Rate 100%

     

    CSP DPT Class of 2018
    Graduation Rate 100%
    National Physical Therapy Examination Pass Rate – First Time 96%
    National Physical Therapy Examination Pass Rate – Total 100%
    Employment Rate 96%

     

    CSP DPT Class of 2017
    Graduation Rate 93%
    National Physical Therapy Examination Pass Rate – First Time 92%
    National Physical Therapy Examination Pass Rate – Total 100%
    Employment Rate 100%
  • 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.

Accreditation

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Concordia University, St. Paul is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org.

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 651-641-8850 or email rundquist@csp.edu.


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Curriculum Expectations

Classes consist of 111 credit hours, a combination of lecture, discussion, laboratory, and clinical activities.

Program Curriculum

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  • 100-91%: A

    90-81%: B

    80-71%: C

    61-70%: D

    60 and below: F

  • Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.  Additionally, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA to participate in full-time clinical education experiences.

  • Competence in professional behavior is defined as performing at the beginning level on all items of the Professional Behaviors Assessment Tool (May, Kontney, Iglarsh, 2010) in year one, at the intermediate level in year two, and at the entry level by the end of year three of the program.

  • Each state has different requirements for professional licensure and certifications. The primary requirements for physical therapy licensure are successfully completing a Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) accredited program and passing the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE).  CSP’s Doctorate in Physical Therapy is a CAPTE-accredited program, which currently meets the educational requirements for licensure in all states. Check with your state licensing authority to confirm their licensure requirements. Please see the contact information for Physical Therapy licensing boards here.