Doctor of Physical Therapy

Trine University, United States Ranked #60 in North America

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Next enrollment cycle

April 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 27,376

Course Accredited By

THLC

  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree

There is a growing demand for physical therapists and the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Trine University helps to meet that need. As the knowledge base in the field has grown, physical therapists have had to increase their studies, making doctorate degrees the new standard.
 

The first doctoral program established at Trine University, the Doctor of Physical Therapy program is an intensive three-year, full-time program that once complete will prepare you to sit for licensure and finally practice in a clinical setting. The program consists of lectures, labs, and clinical education with an emphasis on real patient care experiences.

Students will complete the didactic and practical learning in the newly renovated Trine University Fort Wayne education center on the Parkview Hospital Randallia campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana, using state-of-the-art classrooms, clinical skills labs and gross anatomy lab. The program partners with many local health providers, including Parkview Health and Lutheran Health Network, for clinical education during the first two years of the program as well as full-time internships in the final year.

 

Enrollment Cycles

  • April 2022
  • June 2022
  • November 2022
  • Evidence a bachelor's degree will be completed prior to entry into the program
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • No grade lower than a B for prerequisite courses*

Evidence the below prerequisite courses will be completed prior to entering the program:

  • 2 biological science courses with lab (excluding botany and zoology)
  • 2 general chemistry courses with lab
  • 1 human anatomy course with lab
  • 1 human physiology course with lab
  • 2 general physics courses with lab
  • 1 psychology course
  • 1 statistics course

Total Credit Hours - 119

Fall 1 - 16 Credit Hrs.

• DPT 5111 CARE I - 1

• DPT 5124 Anatomy of Movement I - 4

• DPT 5134 Applied Physiology I - 4

• DPT 5143 Clinical Practice I - 3

• DPT 5152 Health Behaviour Science - 2

• DPT 5162 Professional Development I - 2

Spring 1 - 14 Credit Hrs.

• DPT 5211 CARE II - 1

• DPT 5224 Anatomy of Movement II - 4

• DPT 5234 Applied Physiology II - 4

• DPT 5243 Clinical Practice II - 3

• DPT 5352 Pharmacology - 2

Summer 1 - 12 Credit Hrs.

• DPT 5254 Applied Neuroscience - 4

• DPT 5311 CARE III - 1

• DPT 5361 Outcome Assessment - 1

• DPT 5343 Clinical Practice III - 3

• DPT 5372 Evidence Based Practice I - 2  

• DPT 5381 Integumentary System - 1

Fall 2 - 16 Credit Hrs.

• DPT 6111 CARE IV - 1

• DPT 6124 Musculoskeletal PT I - 4

• DPT 6134 Neuromuscular PT I - 4

• DPT 6142 Imaging and Laboratory Testing - 2

• DPT 6152 Lifespan I: Growth and Development - 2

• DPT 6172 Evidence Based Practice II - 2

• DPT 6191 Anatomy Seminar I - 1

Spring 2 - 17 Credit Hrs.

• DPT 6211 CARE V - 1

• DPT 6224 Musculoskeletal PT II - 4

• DPT 6233 Neuromuscular PT II - 3

• DPT 6242 Cardiopulmonary PT - 2    

• DPT 6252 Lifespan II: Geriatrics - 2

• DPT 6272 Evidence-Based Practice III - 2

• DPT 6282 Healthcare Delivery I - 2

• DPT 6291 Anatomy Seminar II - 1

Summer 2 - 12 Credit Hrs.

• DPT 6314 First Full-time Clinical Education Experience - 4

• DPT 6342 Orthotics and Prosthetics - 2

• DPT 6352 Primary Care Practice - 2

• DPT 6362 Professional Development II - 2

• DPT 6382 Healthcare Delivery II - 2

Fall 3 - 18 Credit Hrs.

• DPT 7118 Terminal Full-time Clinical Internship Experience I (8 weeks) - 8

• DPT 7128 Terminal Full-time Clinical Internship Experience II (8 weeks) - 8

• DPT 7262 Professional Development III - 2

Spring 3 - 14 Credit Hrs.

• DPT 7214 Terminal Full-time Clinical Internship Experience III (14 weeks) - 14

 

 

Tuition Fees Class of 2021 $13,688 / semester

Fees:  

• DPT Fee First year $350/semester  

• DPT Fee Second year $150/semester  

• DPT Fee Third year $50/semester  

CastleBranch Fee*:  

• First year $90

• Second year $30

• Third year $30

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