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

Travis Rhea

Travis describes his non-traditional path to Duke, what appealed to him about the program, and where he hopes to go next. 

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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

9.26.2016
NewsDuke joint replacement surgeon, Thorsten M. Seyler, MD, PhD, has been featured by The Wall Street Journal answering the question, "Are you healthy enough to have surgery?" About 80% of patients...
9.26.2016
ResearchLast week, a group from the 82nd Airborne visited the K-Lab. Please enjoy photos from their visit below:
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Awards and RecognitionFrom left to right Dr Steve Olson – President OTA, Dr. Anthony Maina – 2016 OTA scholar, and Dr. Jun Valera – 2016 OTA scholar On Thursday September 22, 2016, Steve Olson, MD,...
9.22.2016
ResearchOn Thursday, September 22, 2016, Duke medical student, Riikka Nomides, presented her project, "Nonunion and unplanned reoperation rates in adult proximal femoral fracture: a meta-analysis,"...
9.22.2016
Awards and RecognitionDr. Jim Urbaniak (left), pictured with Dr. Ben Alman (right), was featured as a “Legendary Leader” at the 85th Anniversary Celebration of the PDC on Saturday, Sept 17, 2016. ...