Methodist University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
5400 Ramsey St Fayetteville NC 28311 United States
Phone+1 910.480.8493
CAPTE Accredited
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    You can still apply to MU DPT after October 1! Our application cycle does not close until January 17, 2022, so don't panic if you can't make the October 1 date!

    You can still apply to MU DPT after October 1! Our application cycle does not close until January 17, 2022, so don't panic if you can't make the October 1 date!

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As of May 18, 2018, Methodist University was granted full accreditation status by The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).   

Program Description

The Methodist University Doctor of Physical Therapy (MU DPT) Program engages students in interactive learning and teaching, producing graduates that are practice-ready and respect the equity and diversity of all. MU DPT faculty and students promote the health of society by enhancing movement through contemporary, evidence-based physical therapy education, alongside fostering servant leadership, efficacious clinical reasoning, and compassionate, reflective practice. Our graduates are recognized for collaborating as servant-leaders for healthcare who act compassionately, demonstrate excellence in clinical reasoning, and utilize a holistic approach to advance the overall human experience. 

The MU DPT Program is housed in the contemporary Thomas R McLean Health Sciences Building. The building was designed to provide innovative, collaborative, and inviting learning spaces to meet the needs of our Physical Therapy students and faculty. 

We welcome a new cohort of 40 students to the DPT Program every August. The 3 year (36 months), 8 semester program consists of 92 didactic credits and 19 clinical credits, which includes 38 weeks of clinical education. The curriculum provides learning opportunities designed for the synthesis of content in a sequential and progressive manner and strikes an integrated balance between foundational, applied, clinical, and behavioral sciences.

Our philosophy of education embraces the core value that learning is a shared responsibility between the faculty and students. Our students work collaboratively with expert clinicians immersed in the contemporary clinical environment and are exposed to interprofessional educational experiences throughout the curriculum. Through the MU DPT Program, there are also opportunities available for both local and international service-learning experiences. We believe that this approach enables the program to consistently challenge, engage, and empower the physical therapists of tomorrow to enhance the profession and enrich the communities they serve. 

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