When you come to Duke, you get more than a great classroom experience—you’ll benefit from a diverse and engaging social environment, too.
You’ll interact with students and faculty from around the world. Our current students come from 37 states, 3 foreign countries, and 116 undergraduate institutions. Their backgrounds include science, teaching, education, entertainment, the arts, politics, public policy, government, business, technology, sports, and non-profit sector work.
During your time at Duke, you’ll have many opportunities to explore a variety of activities, both on campus and off. Durham and North Carolina’s Research Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) are rich with award-winning entertainment and restaurants. Learn more about life in the Triangle.
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DPT students are regularly recognized for their outstanding academic achievements. The program has a proud history of awards from the American Physical Therapy Association, including the Mary McMillan Scholarship and the Minority Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence.
Complementing the national accolades, each year students are recognized through awards given by the Duke DPT program and the Duke Physical Therapy Alumni Association. These include the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Diversity Award, the Outstanding Student Recognition Award, and the Helen Kaiser Alumni Award and Scholarships.
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Multicultural Resource Center: Highlights of resources on Duke’s campus
The program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following: CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at www.fsbpt.org. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 919-681-4380 or email email@example.com.