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

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

8.26.2016
We would like to welcome visiting scholar Yannick Tousignant-Laflamme, PT, PhD, to the DPT division. Dr. Tousignant-Laflamme is a visiting scholar from University of Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada, and...
8.26.2016
We would like to extend a HUGE congratulations to Duke University Medical Student, Perez Agaba, who was selected as the 2016 recipient of the Anthony V. Seaber Student Fellowship Award for his...
8.25.2016
We would like to congratulate Dr. George, who was recently selected as the 2016 recipient of the FPTA Award for Scholarly Impact on Practice. This award acknowledges and honors a physical therapist...
8.25.2016
We would like to congratulate Will Eward, MD, DVM, who was recently featured in People Pets: Veterinarian Goes Back to Medical School to Help Save Dogs and Humans from Rare Cancer BY MICHELLE BOUDIN...
8.18.2016
We would like to congratulate all team members from the Duke Sarcoma Clinic for receiving the Top Performer Score for the July 2016 CAHPS Global Rating for Patient Experience! This honor was...