Entry-Level Programs: Physical Therapy Degrees
Arcadia’s innovative and highly-regarded entry-level DPT program is available in both residential and hybrid formats. Each is 25 months in duration.
Physical Therapy (DPT)
Study how to utilize physical therapy in hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient centers, homes, nursing facilities, schools, and private practice in the Residential DPT program. Gain the skills you need to take on important roles in education, research, and consulting.
Public Health/Physical Therapy
The Master of Public Health/Doctor of Physical Therapy dual degree program, students attain the knowledge required for careers as physical therapists and train to become leaders in health promotion and health policy, and impact healthcare in innovative ways both domestically and internationally.
Arcadia Hybrid DPT
Our integrated, case-centered curriculum gives students the skills they need to excel in any clinical setting. Learn from our world-class faculty, and hone your skills through our local and global experiential learning opportunities.
Embark on your pathway to becoming a Physical Therapist. This is a 4+DPT year pathway leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Arcadia. Students frequently pursue undergraduate major in Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, Business, or Health Administration.
Pre-Physical Therapy, Accelerated Program
This is an accelerated program from a Biology major into the graduate Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree program at Arcadia University. Qualified applicants will be contacted by Enrollment Management for review.
Our post-professional programs enable physical therapists to be leaders in their practice, their profession, and their communities.
Healthcare Management and Leadership Certificate
This certificate prepares the next generation of healthcare managers for a lifelong pursuit of professionalism, knowledge, innovation, stewardship, and leadership.
Orthopaedic Residency and Musculoskeletal Certificate
Our Orthopaedic Residency uses a hybrid teaching model that combines online classes, on-campus lab experiences, and clinical mentoring to prepare students to become certified clinical specialists.
PhD in Movement Science
Arcadia’s PhD in Movement Science is designed to prepare the next generation of faculty leaders through advanced training in research and mentored teaching experiences.
Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy
This fully online program allows practicing physical therapists to advance their practice and earn a doctoral degree.
Interested in continuing education about physical therapy topics? Arcadia University has a calendar of continuing education offerings:
The Department of Physical Therapy provides a Running Injury Clinic, and Pro Bono Clinic, along with the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program.