Virginia Commonwealth University

School of Allied Health Professions

Physical Therapy, DPT


PO Box 980149

PO Box 843051

Richmond, VA 23298

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

VCU's Department of Physical Therapy offers a three-year degree program leading to a Doctor of Physical Therapy. The DPT Program prepares students for entry into the profession by teaching them to evaluate and manage patients with physical therapy problems effectively and in accordance with ethical principles. It also provides students with strategies to continually define and meet their own educational needs in order to keep skills and knowledge current throughout their professional careers. The t-DPT program is designed for practicing clinicians and offers a didactic augmentation of clinicians’ professional education to meet current and future expectations for physical therapy practice. Our first cohort of students matriculated in January 2005 and we are pleased to report that 162 students will have completed the program as of December 2009. More than 100 students are currently enrolled.


Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE); Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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