DPT faculty and students have access to the high-tech education facilities available at Duke University Medical School, including the Human Soft Tissue Laboratory located in Duke’s main quad.

Clinical instruction is provided at a number of approved clinical education sites throughout the United States, including:




Erwin Square

Located just across the street from the Duke campus in Erwin Square, the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy program offers students access to study and research space, faculty offices, resource rooms, and lounges virtually around the clock. Parking is free and steps from classrooms. Duke’s medical center complex and the world-class anatomy lab is a short walk or bus ride.




Duke’s New Building to house the School of Medicine’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the School of Nursing, and Interprofessional Education

Starting in Fall 2019, the Doctor of Physical Therapy program will be housed in a new, five-story building that will replace the one-story, 14,000-square foot Elizabeth C. Clipp Research Building on Trent Drive and will connect to the Duke University School of Nursing Christine Siegler Pearson Building. 

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery administration and Graduate Medical Education offices will occupy roughly half of the building. The School of Nursing will occupy the other 50 percent of the new building, and will be home to the School’s Ph.D. Program, Center for Nursing Research, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Student Services, Duke Health Center for Inter-Professional Education, a simulation suite and more.

You can view construction progress of the new building by clicking here.


Located on the Center for Living Campus off Erwin Drive, Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Lab (K-Lab) focuses on the preservation of long-term joint health through injury prevention and rehabilitation following injury. The K-Lab brings together a multidisciplinary team of orthopaedic surgeons, biomedical engineers, kinesiologists, physical therapists, and athletic trainers.




Trent Semans Center for Health Education

The Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education is the first new home for medical education at Duke since 1930. The six-story, 104,000-square-foot health education building opened to students in January, 2013. 

The facility is centrally located on the medical center campus, close to Duke University Hospital, laboratory and research buildings, medical clinics, the Duke Cancer Center and the Duke Medicine Pavilion.

Featuring a floor dedicated to simulation laboratories that can transform from mock clinical exam rooms to surgery suites and emergency rooms, the Trent Semans Center also includes a ground floor auditorium, a learning hall, and flexible, state-of-the-art classrooms with moveable walls and chairs to accommodate team-based activities. Spaces on the third and fourth floors provide dedicated study rooms for students and areas where faculty and trainees can meet informally.


Contact us

If you have questions regarding our program, contact us at 919-681-4380.