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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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

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12.7.2017
Awards and RecognitionWe would like to recognize team physicians for Duke Basketball, Drs. Ned Amendola and Jeff Bytomski, who traveled to Portland, Oregon for the PK80- Phil Knight Invitational....
12.7.2017
ResearchAs an undergraduate Duke cheerleader, Hattie Cutcliffe held the record for the most back handsprings across Cameron Indoor Stadium. Now a Duke scientist & PhD candidate, she's studying...
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Awards and RecognitionWe would like to congratulate Steven A. Olson, MD, who has been selected to serve as the chief of the Duke Orthopaedics Trauma-Oncology-Pediatric (TOP) Division. In this role,...
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Awards and RecognitionThis holiday season, the Duke Sports Sciences Institute (DSSI) made it their mission to bring joy to the lives of less fortunate children here in Durham. They chose to contact...
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EventsOn Saturday, December 2, 2017, Duke Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine participated in the Knightdale Holiday Parade. At 1:00 (1 hour) into the below coverage, you can see the Duke team! Please...