Saint Francis University

School of Health Sciences

Doctor of Physical Therapy


School of Health Sciences Graduate Admissions

PO Box 600

Loretto, PA 15940

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

A Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree will be awarded upon successful completion of the 3-year professional curriculum. Students are prepared for physical therapy as generalists. The physical therapy program covers 9 semesters (including summer terms) for a total of 115 credits. It includes such courses as gross anatomy, movement science, cardiopulmonary, health care systems, neuroscience, modalities, pharmacology, administration, research, a series of patient client management courses and four clinical education experiences. Students begin the program in the summer term (usually mid-June). Full-time study is required. While the entire curriculum is taught on campus, selected educational experiences may occasionally require short-distance travel to local health care facilities. All clinical education coursework requires travel to clinical sites for practical experience under the supervision of a physical therapist. Candidates should apply for admission by January 15 for the following summer semester. See our website to obtain the application.


Saint Francis University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Saint Francis University physical therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703)706-3245.

International Student Requirements:

International applicants must submit satisfactory scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants whose native language is English are exempt from this requirement. International students must send their transcripts to an international agency where the transcripts will be converted to the American academic scale. International applicants must also submit an affidavit of financial support after acceptance to the University. International students should apply for admission and the required testing well in advance in order to ensure evaluation of their credentials in a time frame which is equitable to themselves and the admissions committee.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 115

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 930 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Saint Francis University offers an affordable master's degree program. Once you have been accepted, we will schedule a time for you to talk with our financial aid office to assist you in making your education affordable. FAFSA Code: 003366

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

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