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

1.19.2017
EventsOn Saturday, January 14, 2017, several faculty and residents from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke attended the 24th Annual SNMA Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet. The Student...
1.19.2017
EventsDuke Sports Medicine Physical Therapy presents a: Running Clinic Date: January 28, 2017 Time: 9:00 AM –  11:30 PM Educational Topics will include: Mindful running Benefits of running on stress...
1.19.2017
Awards and RecognitionWe would like to welcome Lindsay Ballengee, PT, DPT, who has joined the Duke Department of Orthopedic Surgery as the newest Faculty Development Resident in the Doctor of...
1.19.2017
Awards and RecognitionWhile our Duke Orthopaedic surgeons are in the operating room or clinic, the APP's that work on 6100, a team of 4 NPs and 1 PA, are caring for the orthopaedic post-op patients...
1.19.2017
Awards and RecognitionWe would like to congratulate Brenda Bell, who will be retiring from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery after an over 46 year long career. Brenda had an impact professionally...