Des Moines University

College of Health Sciences

Doctor of Physical Therapy Online



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Physical Therapy Online

Format: Online

Program Description:

The online post-professional doctor of physical therapy (PPDPT) program at Des Moines University offers physical therapists a convenient way to advance their careers while continuing to practice.

The post-professional D.P.T. program at DMU is one of the only programs in the nation that allows you to complete your degree online. It builds on your knowledge as a physical therapist by augmenting your clinical competencies and decision-making skills for developing therapeutic plans. The program also emphasizes administrative and management skills, promotes preventive health and wellness and emphasizes manual therapy to help you provide more effective patient care.


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.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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