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

Events  Dr. Benjamin Alman and the Department of Duke Orthopaedic Surgery is hosting the OREF-ORS Resident Research Symposium on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 starting with the 12:00 PM registration...
EventsOn Monday, September 17, 2018, the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy hosted early decision interviews.  Despite the rainy weather, we had a excellent turnout! 
Events  Coding Essentials! Converting your work into reimbursement. Chet Deshmukh, MBA CEO TherAccess Dametra Arrington, BS, CPC Revenue Manager, Duke Orthopaedics Monday, October 22, 6:00-8:00 PM at...
News  We would like to recognize the Team at Duke Ortho at Page Road! They came together to donate and assemble 201 hygiene kits for the PDC Day of Giving for Durham Urban Ministries! That adds up to...
NewsWe are pleased to welcome baby Charlotte Clare Casey to the Duke Ortho family! Charlotte was born on September 14, 2018, and arrived at 11:45 a.m. at 8lbs 8oz and 20 inches. We are happy to...