Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences Mary Baldwin University 100 Baldwin Boulevard Fishersville VA 22939 United States
Phone+1 540.887.4110
CAPTE Accredited
Program Description


The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences (MDCHS) prepares students as entry-level physical therapists who can work in any practice setting upon graduation and licensure. Our unique interprofessional approach enables students from various health professions to work collaboratively in class and lab settings.  Interprofessional activities also extend to service opportunities for the local and regional communities.

Murphy Deming's DPT program develops critical thinking skills through evidence-based practice to optimize patient outcomes within the context of compassionate care delivery. In addition, students learn through innovative teaching strategies utilizing current technologies in a state-of-the-art facility specifically designed for health sciences education.

MDCHS' full-time DPT is a post-baccalaureate entry-level professional doctoral degree.  The curriculum consists of 125 didactic, clinical and research credits completed over three years (9 semesters). Course content focuses on the four primary areas of physical therapy practice (musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular and pulmonary, and integumentary) while concentrating on medical wellness across the lifespan. Students complete a total of 40 weeks of full-time clinical experience (2, 4-week and 2, 16-week rotations) while in the program.

Our 91% graduation rate and 98% NPTE pass rate proves that our renowned faculty and commitment to interprofessional education prepares students for professional life beyond the classroom.  Visit our website to learn more or request info!


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Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences has articulation agreements with partner institutions and gives guaranteed interviews to applicants who meet the criteria of those agreements. 

For the current list of participating schools, please visit our website: