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 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

A new era of orthopaedic medical education Welcome to the first “Chair’s Corner” at Duke Orthopaedics. In this column, I will periodically update you on issues facing our department,...
New Faculty Reception Thursday, September 29, 5:30-7:00pm Doris Duke Center at Duke Gardens This informal reception is an opportunity to network, meet colleagues in the Schools of Medicine and...
Above: Ben Alman, MD, leading a discussion “Why Orthopaedics/Duke” with the Diversity Committee Above: Mohammed Omer presenting on Diversity in Orthopaedic Surgery Over the past several...
We would like to recognize the following residents who will be presenting research, or have their research presented, at the SOA Annual Meeting this weekend in Naples, FL: Andrew P. Matson, MD:...