What sets the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Program apart?


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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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

Awards and RecognitionWe would like to recognize Louis C. Almekinders, MD; Melanie Frank; Phillip H. Horne, MD; Paul F. Lachiewicz, MD; and Donald F. O'Malley, MD, who participated in the Triangle...
Awards and RecognitionWe are delighted to welcome Laura Pietrosimone PT, DPT, PhD, SCS, who has joined the Doctor of Physical Therapy Division within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as an ...
EventsWe are excited to announce that the contractor for the new 102,000-square foot facility that will house Duke’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the School of Medicine’s Doctor of Physical...
ResearchReposted from Duke Office of Licensing & Ventures Duke has signed an exclusive option to license with New Jersey-based Sparta Biopharma to fund research for new materials in cartilage...
Awards and RecognitionOn Friday, July 6, 2017=8, the following DPT students presented their Capstone projects and joined their families and friends, along with DPT faculty and staff, in the Duke...