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

Awards and RecognitionCongratulations to the 397 students from the Duke University School of Medicine who graduated on Sunday, May 13, 2018, marking the successful culmination of their hard work and...
EventsWe would like to recognize James K. DeOrio, MD, who taught participants how to do the Vantage Ankle Replacement at the AAOS/AOFAS Course: Total Ankle Arthroplasty in 2018 - The Newer Kids on...
Awards and RecognitionWe would like to congratulate Derek Clewley, DPT, PhD, FAAOMPT, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation in February of 2018, and was conferred PhD in May 2018 by Rocky...
Awards and RecognitionPictured left: Dr. Eugene A. Lewis, Logan College of Chiropractic commencement speaker on April 28, 2018 (left), with Logan college president Dr. Clay McDonald (right). We would...
Awards and RecognitionIn the Duke Orthopaedics Spotlight series, you will get to know various faculty and staff members who make up the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery - what brought them to Duke,...