What sets the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Program apart?

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Team-Based Learning

DPT students can establish a sense of cohesion, deeper learning, and more inter-professional connections with their colleagues throughout Duke.

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STEPs® Program

Student Team Experience in Practice (STEPs®) allows students to gain hands-on clinical experience under the direction of a skilled clinician.

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Global Health

Duke administers global programs in Norway, Kuwait, and Jamaica, while DPT faculty focus on emerging international collaborations.

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Research

Our faculty pursue research through innovative clinical practices, educational research, improving diagnostic accuracy, and more.

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Mission Statement

The Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

is committed to enhancing the health, wellness function, and participation in the social and civic lives of all individuals.

As a community of scholars engaged in discovery, dissemination, and utilization of knowledge in the best care of patients, our mission is to educate the next generation of clinical and scientific leaders through active learning experiences that promote critical thinking, so that our graduates will be engaged professionals, experts in movement science, and grounded in the discovery of knowledge for best physical therapy practice.

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Student Spotlight

Thomas Hammett, SPT

As I look forward to clinical rotations, I cannot help but look back first and reflect on my first two (incredible!) years as a DPT student at Duke. 

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Duke DPT by the Numbers

100%Employment Rate for Duke DPT Graduates

200Duke DPT Students Each Year Working with Faculty in Exploring Research

100%Committed to Inclusion and Diversity

84%Acceptance Rate of Early Decision Applicants Who Are Interviewed

Latest News & Articles

12.8.2016
NewsWe are pleased to announce that planning will soon begin for construction of a new building to house Duke’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and...
12.8.2016
Awards and RecognitionWe are pleased to announce that Paul A. Salamh, PT, DPT, PhD, will be graduating next week as the Doctor of Physical Therapy program's first, official Faculty Resident to...
12.8.2016
NewsAs of the new year, James A. Nunley II, MD, MS, will be stepping down as head of Foot and Ankle. Dr. Nunley built and led the premier Foot and Ankle program in the country. His incredible hard...
12.7.2016
EventsWe would like to congratulate the Arthritis Avengers from the Orthopaedic Research Labs, who had another great showing this year at the Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run. Their team helped...
12.7.2016
Education and TrainingThe Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Residency and Fellowship Programs prepare physicians for productive careers in orthopaedic surgery through rigorous clinical training, extensive...