Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
3200 Grand Avenue Des Moines University 3200 Grand Ave. Des Moines IA 50312 United States
Phone+1 515.271.1499
Phone 2 +1 515.271.7864
Private
CAPTE Accredited
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  • PostedTuesday, August 17, 2021 at 1:52 PM
Program Description
The DPT program at Des Moines University begins in August of each year and runs for 34 consecutive months. Clinical internships are integrated throughout the curriculum to correlate closely with classroom instruction. The program has an emphasis on movement systems, manual treatment, and a patient-centered focus related to functional improvements.

Founded in 1898, Des Moines University comprises three colleges offering eight graduate degrees in medicine and the health sciences. The Physical Therapy program was established in 1988 within the College of Health Sciences. In addition to the DPT degree, the College of Health Science offers programs in health care administration, public health, and physician assistant studies. The University also offers degree programs in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, anatomy and biomedical sciences. Total university enrollment is more than 1,700 students.
General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with the PT degree
DPT/MHA (Master of Healthcare Administration)  
DPT/MPH (Master of Public Health)
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$500
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposits are non-refundable
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/14/2022
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
52
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
53
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
74%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
26%
Sex
% Male
30%
% Female 
70%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
6%
% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2%
% Asian
2%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
0%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
91%
% Two or More Races 
0%
Additional information about the class profile
Des Moines University's DPT program does not give preference to in-state applicants. 

To be considered for admission, individuals must be either a U.S. Citizen or U.S. legal permanent resident. 
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