Plymouth State University is the first public institution of higher education in New Hampshire to offer a fully accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. Early opportunities for clinical practice sustained throughout the program aligns with the mission and vision of Plymouth State University, including our motto: Ut Prosim (That I may serve). Graduates will be positioned to enter the field ready to practice and for life-long learning, leadership, innovation, and transformation. The DPT Program is a 117-graduate-credit program run in a cohort-based model beginning in early June each year.
The DPT curriculum at Plymouth State University features hands on clinical practice experiences early and often. Students are involved in practice experiences starting with their first semester and throughout the entire curriculum whether on campus though the Integrated Clinical or off campus through Clinical Education. In addition to this highly practice oriented feature, the curriculum includes a theoretical depth and breadth commensurate with the broad Vision set by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for the profession: “Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.”
The DPT graduate of Plymouth State University will be positioned to enter the field ready to practice and be positioned for lifelong learning, leadership, innovation and transformation. The curriculum’s required 117 graduate credits are a well balanced mix of foundational and clinical theory course work and clinical practice course work and experiences. Faculty and students work together to foster an environment, both in and out of the classroom, of learning and scholarship.