The DeSales Difference

Even though our doctor of physical therapy degree is a brand-new program, DeSales University has long been recognized as a premier healthcare education provider in the Lehigh Valley and greater Philadelphia area. We are confident that our DPT program will soon enjoy the same reputation and success as our Physician Assistant and Nursing programs.

What makes the DeSales program so special? 

First year cadaver anatomy:
3-course series in cadaver anatomy taught by regions of the body across the entire first year of the program, and directly integrated with our courses in kinesiology, pathophysiology, biomechanics, and musculoskeletal physical therapy

State-of-the-art simulation center and service-learning community outreach experiences:
Didactic coursework is integrated with practical case-based application in our 4-course Clinical Reasoning series

Innovative and fresh teaching approaches:
Our diversely talented and passionate faculty team delivers a highly integrated curriculum within a student-centered, learning environment  

Generous community partners:

Share their
contemporary physical therapy practice settings for meaningful clinical education experiences

"Intellectual collisions" between DPT, physician assistant and nursing students:
The Gambet Center for Business and Healthcare Education provides excellent opportunities for interprofessional interactions to better prepare you for the complex healthcare environment of today and tomorrow

Salesian philosophy and Christian Humanism: 
The DeSales program is centered on the values of respect for the individual, of gentleness and humility, and of treating each other with dignity and honesty 

To really get the sense of what makes DeSales special, please come for a visit. Because part of the magic here is in our people and our helpful attitudes. Let us show you around while we discuss how you can strengthen your career.  

To arrange a visit, please email or call 610.282.1100 ext. 1898

Fall 2019 Graduate Program:

Early application deadline:  10/15/18
Final application deadline:  1/10/19

Fall 2019 Undergraduate
(BS in Health Sciences 3+3 majors):

Application deadline: 12/15/18

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