Public Health / Physical Therapy

About the MPH/DPT Dual Degree Program

With dual degrees, students gain knowledge in two fields as they prepare for their professional careers.

The dual-degree program enables graduates to apply both their public health and clinical skills within diverse work settings. The MPH trains professionals to promote the health of individuals, families, communities, and the environment. This is accomplished through a program that integrates education, research and practice in a global environment. 

Dual degree candidates must be accepted into each of the programs in order to pursue dual degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) and Master of Public Health (M.P.H.).

Arcadia’s entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program, where students enter with a bachelor’s degree and prerequisites, is ranked 20th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

The Master of Public Health Degree with a concentration in Community Health trains graduates to work effectively as public health professionals in a wide array of health-related organizations. It provides training in public health focusing on the health needs of communities and populations domestically and internationally. The core curriculum includes the five core areas of public health (epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences, environmental health, and health care administration), an internship and capstone that prepare graduates to work as program planners, researchers, evaluators, and educators.