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

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

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Awards and RecognitionWe would like to recognize Duke Orthopaedics of Raleigh PA, Josh Smith, who recently worked with the US Olympic Bobsled, Luge, and Skeleton Team as their athletic trainer. ...
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Awards and RecognitionWe would like to recognize Sergio Mendoza-Lattes, MD, who was named one of the top Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®) reviewers for 2017. Reviewers on this list...
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Awards and RecognitionIn September 2017, current and former Duke residents and fellows, including Drs. Rhett Hallows, Beau Kildow (PGY-4), Daniel Mangiapani (Residency Class of '17), Tim Randell (...
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Awards and RecognitionWe would like to recognize Benjamin A. Alman, MD, who gave the Herman Suit Lecture, "Sarcoma: Community Matters," at this year's Connective Tissue Oncology Society Annual...
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Awards and RecognitionWe would like to recognize James A. Nunley II, MD, MS, who contributed to the Wall Street Journal article, "Ankle replacements take off, but questions about devices remain."...