Des Moines University

College of Health Sciences

Doctor of Physical Therapy


3200 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50312

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

At Des Moines University, our DPT program emphasizes hands-on manual treatment coupled with strong clinical training. Students here enjoy a cooperative campus environment, developing lifelong skills to stay abreast of changes in physical therapy and health care delivery. Clinical skills training begins early in the program and is interspersed throughout the curriculum. The DPT program features innovative teaching tools, including the Human Performance Lab, which combines diagnostics and biotechnology to evaluate and treat movement deficits and physical conditions. Applications for the DPT program will begin in August 2008 for the program that starts in August 2009. Averages for students enrolling in 2007: Overall GPA 3.5; prerequisite GPA 3.51; average age 24. Class size is 50. Faculty: student ratio is 1:13.


Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association. Des Moines University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

International Student Requirements:

International students must meet all SEVIS requirements. Students who have earned their undergraduate degree outside the United States are encouraged to spend at least one year studying in the U.S. before attending DMU.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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