Doctor of Physical Therapy

The DeSales Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program's contemporary graduate curriculum will prepare you to succeed in a variety of physical therapy settings.

DeSales has long been recognized as a leader in health care education. Now you can pursue your passion to become a highly-educated physical therapist and movement expert right here in the beautiful Lehigh Valley.

We are currently accepting applications for our graduate and undergraduate programs for the Fall 2018 session. 

 

Program at a Glance

  • Graduate program (4+3 year program) 
  • Undergraduate program (3+3 year program) starting Fall 2015
  • First-year human anatomy series with cadaver dissection
  • Emphasis on servant leadership
  • Systems-based differential diagnosis and intervention series
  • 5-course research series, culminating in a faculty-mentored student project
  • 36 weeks of clinical education with 16-week terminal experience option

Your Future as a Physical Therapist


News & Notables

DeSales DPT Program seeking volunteers for an Infant/Toddler Lab

by Heidi Troxell | Sep 19, 2016

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at DeSales University is seeking infant and toddler volunteers for a laboratory session on October 26, 2016.  The lab will run from 9:00 am to Noon.  We are looking for infants and toddlers and a parent to come in for approximately one hour to interact with second year DPT students and faculty. 

Students, under the direct supervision of faculty members, will be working on observation and assessment of gross motor skills across this age group.  Students and faculty will also utilize standardized assessments and also apply some intervention skills within this lab.

If you have a child between the ages of 2 months and 18 months and are willing to participate in this lab session, please contact Sue Migliore at 610-282-1100 x 2145 to register and select a time slot to come in.

 


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* Important Notice:

Effective August 4, 2014, DeSales University 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).  Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses and that the program is progressing toward accreditation.  Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

CAPTE 
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA  22314
phone 703-706-3245
accreditation@apta.org

Fall 2018 Graduate Program:

Early application deadline: 12/1/17
Final application deadline: 2/1/18

Fall 2018 Undergraduate
(BS in Health Sciences 3+3 majors):

Application deadline: 12/15/17
 



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