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Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is consistently ranked as one of the top, fastest-growing job opportunities in the U.S. And Messiah University’s CAPTE-accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is designed to prepare competent therapists for meaningful careers as practitioners, educators, administrators and consultants in a variety of professional settings including hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, homecare programs, schools and private practices. Our program is a full-time, residential, 110-credit program located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 12 miles from the state capital of Harrisburg.

Messiah's DPT program features locked-in tuition -- what you pay per credit your first semester is what you will pay during your last semester. 

  • A 110-credit program that can be completed in eight semesters.
  • A cohort-learning model.
  • A state-of-the-art, 37,000 square-foot educational facility custom-designed for physical therapy (PT).
  • A program that incorporates community service and cultural relevancy
  • The academic distinction of a nationally ranked, accredited private Christian university. Messiah University is the first institution within the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic Region to offer a graduate program in PT.
  • Faculty who are experienced Christian educators, PT professionals and accomplished scholars who will take time to mentor you in your education, faith and career.
  • Networking and partnership opportunities with the local PT community.

The Messiah University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is a welcoming community engaged in graduating ethical, compassionate, autonomous doctors of physical therapy who are prepared to practice with diverse populations in various settings. Graduates are life-long learners informed by evidence-based practice who exemplify the mission of Messiah University and the physical therapy profession.

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