DPT Newsroom

Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2024 White Coat Ceremony

Ninety-five Doctor of Physical Therapy students received their new crisp white coats in a ceremony at the Duke Chapel today. 

The Class of 2024 White Coat Ceremony marked a milestone for the students who have finished the didactic portion of the program and set out to begin a year of clinical experiences before graduating next May.

DPT Students Travel to Serve Others in Honduras

Second-year DPT students, Brenna Hammer, SPT, LAT, ATC, and Noelle Cedeño, were part of a School of Nursing and School of Medicine trip to Honduras.  The team served individuals who live and work in Santa Cruz Lempira and La Laguna.

The Duke team -made up of PT, nursing, and medical students – provided evaluations and treatments for underserved populations, ranging in age from a few months old to 90-plus years.

Join Us for Information Sessions on June 21 and July 20

Are you interested in becoming a physical therapist?

The Duke DPT Admissions Office is hosting virtual information sessions on June 21 and July 20. Join us to learn more about our program and hear from our faculty and students.

June 21, 2023 

6 p.m.  - 7 p.m. EDT

July 20, 2023

6 p.m. - 7 p.m. EDT

Shawn Armstrong Honored with Helen Kaiser Alumni Award

Class Vice President Shawn Armstrong received the Helen Kaiser Alumni Award at a celebration honoring the 2023 graduates. He has demonstrated leadership within the Class of 2023, the School of Medicine, and as part of the American Physical Therapy (APTA) Student Assembly.

Morria Heilman Receives the Robert Bartlett Student Recognition Award

Morria Heilman received the 2023 Robert Bartlett Student Recognition Award for Service and Leadership Excellence at a ceremony honoring the 2023 graduates. 

Dr. Heilman was class treasurer and chair of service and philanthropy. She worked as a graduate assistant and as an interview day volunteer. She also served as the Allied Health Representative on the Duke University Judicial Board for one year and as a mentor for the Duke F1rsts Program, a network for first-generation graduate students.

New Grads Join a Rich Duke Legacy

Members of the Class of 2023 were hooded Saturday, May 13, earning their doctorates in a special ceremony held at the Washington Duke Inn.  It marked the 79th class to graduate from the Duke physical therapy program.

“As you celebrate your accomplishments today, think about how now you are now part of the Duke DPT legacy, “ said Division Chief Todd Cade. “Not many programs have as rich of a history and legacy as we do.”