Our doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program's mission is based on what we affectionately call "The 3 Cs".
Our soft deadline is November 1, and our hard deadline is December 2.
You will complete one part-time and three full-time clinical experiences throughout the three-year program, exposing you to inpatient and outpatient settings and individuals with various health conditions.
Students will be enrolled full-time and will complete the coursework as a cohort.
The program will give students in depth knowledge of the basic and clinical sciences relevant to physical therapy and prepare students to understand, correlate, and apply theoretical foundations of knowledge to the practice of physical therapy.
The admission deadline for both the Graduate School AND the DPT Program is December 2, 2019. Prerequisites: Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation.
Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).Most importantly, you're treated as an individual in the program, with professors who understand and work with your specific needs, questions and goals.The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Youngstown State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: [email protected]; website: With each of the four clinical practice courses, you'll experience elevated expectations so you're ready for entry-level practice before graduation.At Widener, you'll give back to the community by working at our interprofessional student-run pro bono clinic, the Chester Community Clinic, which provides compassionate and cost-effective physical therapy and occupational therapy care to uninsured and underinsured members of the Chester community.Clinical internships with over 30 regional hospitals and medical centers; hospital-based internships in pediatric vestibular research and in shoulder disorder research (Mayo, Nemours, and Brooks Rehab); post-professional residencies in orthopedic and neurological physical therapy; contracts with many outpatient private practices.Our entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program offers an integrated, case-based approach to learning, community service and research that prepares you to become a professional in the field of movement and health.From leading weekly sustainable physical activities, to holding mobility clinics on MLK Day of Service, to hosting a variety of conferences and professional education opportunities, you will go hands-on working and engaging with community clients.You graduate well-prepared to pass the National Physical Therapy Exam and launch your professional practice.Candidates must apply separately to both the University Graduate School and the DPT Program.Satisfaction of minimum University requirements does not guarantee admission to the DPT program.