Doctor of Physical Therapy

Plymouth State University has developed a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program (see important note below regarding DPT accreditation), making us the first public institution of higher education in New Hampshire to offer the DPT degree. The program features early opportunities for clinical practice sustained throughout the program. This is aligned with the mission and vision of Plymouth State University, including our motto: Ut Prosim (That I may serve).

Students interested in learning more about the program should visit the Department of Physical Therapy website or plan a campus visit.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Professor Sean Collins, PT, ScD, (603) 535-2891.

To Apply

The Department of Physical Therapy at Plymouth State University participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service, known as PTCAS. Applicants applying to the entry-level physical therapist education program for the entering class which begins in June 2019 will apply online using the PTCAS application beginning fall 2018. To learn more about PTCAS, visit

DPT Accreditation

Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; (703) 706-3245; is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Effective November 9, 2016, the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Plymouth State University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

NOTE: Students admitted and matriculating into the the program in 2017, 2018 and 2019 should be aware that if the program fails to achieve accreditation that they will not be eligible to sit for the licensure examination to practice physical therapy.