Introduction

DPT students checking a patient's knee

The University of Evansville offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program for those who want to become a physical therapist. For nearly 40 years, this program has been preparing graduates to successfully work in a complex and ever-changing healthcare environment.

Over the course of three years or nine semesters, students receive a blend of professional studies and clinical training to develop technical, critical thinking, compassionate care, and leadership skills. Students spend several hours in a state-of-the-art facility that allows program material to be offered in a real-world and modern format. Through classroom learning, labs, and clinical internships, graduates will have the ability to transform lives and promote human health and patient function.

The Department of Physical Therapy is committed to providing quality physical therapy education, service, and research. These efforts are proven by our positive student and faculty relationships and strong, local community support. Our department is dedicated to delivering an educational experience of the utmost quality to students who will become the physical therapists of the future. Graduates will be prepared to offer evidence-based physical therapy services to persons locally, nationally, and globally.

95%

graduation rate (2018-2019)

97.5%

ultimate pass rate for licensure examination (2018-2019)

91%

first-time pass rate for licensure examination (2018-2019)

100%

of graduates are employed or in residencies within 6 months of passing the exam (2018-2019)

$89K

average annual salary (BLS; 2019)

22%

projected job growth through 2028 (BLS; 2018)
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The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Evansville is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 812-488-1209 or email js698@evansville.edu.

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Office Phone:
812-488-1209

Office Email:
pt@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, 515 Bob Jones Way, Room 3001, Evansville, IN 47708