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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 graduates ethical, compassionate, autonomous doctors of physical therapy who are competent to practice in diverse settings. Graduates are life-long learners informed by evidence-based practice who exemplify the values of Messiah University and the physical therapy profession.

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