Pursue a Physical Therapy Career With an Online DPT
Physical therapists play an integral role in today’s rapidly expanding healthcare system. At Arcadia University’s College of Health Sciences, you can earn your Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree online. Our hybrid program will help you prepare to pursue licensure and enter the field as a skilled, compassionate physical therapist.
Arcadia DPT Online delivers the same evidence-based curriculum as our on-campus DPT program in an innovative hybrid format, so students can pursue a high-quality physical therapy degree online without needing to relocate. The program:
Combines clinical, behavioral, and research-driven approaches to physical therapy to prepare students for licensure
Includes live online classes, immersion experiences, and 32 weeks of clinical rotations
Features nationally and internationally known faculty and speakers
Must be completed in 25 months on a full-time schedule
Join a community of physical therapists dedicated to improving societal health, one patient at a time. Request information today to discover the hybrid DPT program from Arcadia University.
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Online DPT Admissions Requirements
Arcadia’s online Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program has one cohort per year that begins in August.
The College of Health Sciences maintains the same admissions standards for the hybrid DPT program as its on-campus program. We welcome applicants from all experience levels and backgrounds to apply, and we review each application holistically.
To qualify for the program, you must:
Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, ideally with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Complete prerequisite courses in Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, and Statistics
Submit a GRE score that is no more than five years old
Have completed observation hours working in both inpatient and outpatient settings
Designed and led by the same world-renowned faculty who teach on campus, the online Doctor of Physical Therapy program combines interactive online classes and hands-on experience to create an innovative, hybrid curriculum.
Our hybrid DPT curriculum integrates three distinct elements to prepare students for careers as research-driven, clinical experts who effectively and compassionately care for patients. It shares the same course content, objectives, and learning outcomes as our on-campus program.
Organized into 20 patient-based modules, the Arcadia DPT Online curriculum covers movement systems, diagnosis, and treatment. Each course integrates knowledge from every practice area of physical therapy, and the courses build in complexity and depth as the curriculum progresses. Online DPT students take live online classes and complete self-guided coursework to complement instruction.
Exposure to Physical Therapy in a Health Care System
Differential Diagnosis and Intervention
Integrated Patient Management
Management and Leadership Principles in a PT Setting
In our hybrid DPT program, students gain valuable real-world experience through supervised, hands-on clinical training. Over the course of 32 weeks, students will put their classroom learning into practice and work in a variety of physical therapy settings.
Arcadia DPT Online students will attend eight on-campus immersions throughout the program. These provide opportunities to work alongside professors and peers as you practice hands-on skills, use physical therapy equipment, and strengthen the interpersonal skills that will help you succeed as a physical therapist.
Prepare to pursue physical therapy licensure at Arcadia. Learn more about our hybrid DPT program today.