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What sets the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Program apart?

With our accomplished faculty, close teacher-student relationships, consistently high rankings, and association with one of the world’s best medical schools, few Doctor of Physical Therapy programs offer prospective students the range of learning and professional opportunities. 

Ranked #7 in the United States
U.S. News & World Report assessed 120 medical schools and ranked the Doctor of Physical Therapy No. 7 among 239 programs evaluated.

Mission Statement
To foster learning through a community that embraces equity and inspires discovery. 

Vision Statement 
To transform physical therapy through innovative education, research, and practice. 

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The DPT application process is managed through the APTA-approved RF-PTCAS network. For complete information go to the APTA’s ABPTRFE website.

DPT Student Outcomes

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100% Average Graduation Rate
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100% Average Employment Rate
DPT Boards Pass Rate
99% Ultimate Boards Pass Rate
82% First Time Boards Pass Rate

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The program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following: CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at www.fsbpt.org. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; 703-706-3245

To contact the program directly, please call 919-681-4380 or email dptadmis@dm.duke.edu.