What sets the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Program apart?

With our accomplished faculty, close teacher-student relationships, consistently high rankings, and association with one of the world’s great medical schools, few Doctor of Physical Therapy programs can offer prospective students the unique opportunities available at Duke.

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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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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 an inclusive community of scholars engaged in discovery, dissemination, and utilization of knowledge in the optimal care of patients and instruction of learners. Our mission is to develop the next generation of the profession's leaders, committed to health equity and expertly prepared to integrate the best-available evidence in the patient-centered management of function and quality of life within in a dynamic health system.

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The application process is managed through the APTA approved RF-PTCAS network.  For complete information go to the APTA’s ABPTRFE website.

Student Spotlight

Amanda Beaty, SPT

With one more internship ahead, and 6 months until graduation, I am humbled by this new profession and the opportunities it offers me to grow, to care, to advocate, and contribute to the well-being of another.

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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

1.17.2019
Awards and RecognitionWe would like to recognize Kun Li, PhD, Educational Technology Specialist within the Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, who had an article published in the Computers &...
1.17.2019
Awards and RecognitionDuke Orthopaedic Researcher, Amy McNulty, PhD, was recently awarded an NIH Research Project Grant (R01). The project entitled “Mechanotransduction in Meniscus Health and Repair...
1.15.2019
Awards and Recognition  The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Toronto hosted the Ben Alman Research and Science Rounds. The inaugural event, which took place on Friday, January...