In an average week students should expect to be in class from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. every day. This time is split between the classroom, lab, and clinic.
Especially during the first semester, students hit the books more often, in study and review sessions.
Classes are generally held in the IPE building, Erwin Square, or anatomy lab on campus.
In the classroom, students might be taking part in a TBL (team-based learning) exercise, completing an individual or group readiness assessment, describing case studies, or learning new techniques and modalities.
In the anatomy lab, students dissect cadavers to learn the intricate anatomy of the human body.
But it’s not all academics. DPT students are also frequently involved in extracurricular activities within Duke and the community.
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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.