Regis University School of Physical Therapy
Office of Admissions 3333 Regis Blvd. A-12 Denver CO 80221 United States
Program Description

Regis University's Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program offers you an outstanding education at a university known for its academic excellence and commitment to service and social justice. Our DPT program focuses on leadership, professional, and clinical skill development while gaining an appreciation of health disparities and social determinants of health. As a community of faculty, staff and students, we understand that we can only improve health access, equity and outcomes by addressing the racism and discrimination that exists in our healthcare system. We seek to unite our program in advocating for diversity in our community and actively speaking and acting against injustices to create a more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive space for all regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, religion, sexuality, sex, or ability. Further, we recognize that embracing diversity and inclusion means seeking to recruit and retain diversity in leadership, faculty, staff, and students and welcoming a critical richness of perspectives.  We desire to foster a strong sense of belonging for individuals from all marginalized groups. At Regis University, physical therapy education is about caring for the whole person and being "for and with others." We are called to unite in the pursuit of justice on behalf of all persons.

The DPT curriculum focuses on an evidenced-based model, taught by our nationally recognized faculty who expose students to the most current clinical techniques available. That means you'll learn how to diagnose and plan physical therapy interventions that are personalized for each individual. The curriculum explores motor control and movement theory as foundation principles of physical therapy education. Students study movement and its effects on each body system and how it relates to physical therapy management across the lifespan. Extensive study of the foundation sciences is incorporated into the curriculum. Numerous faculty facilitate small group activities where in-depth clinical problems and issues are explored. 

The DPT program is 110 semester hours of full-time study, offered in eight consecutive semesters over three calendar years. A total of 38 weeks of clinical experience is integrated within the curriculum. The School of Physical Therapy is affiliated with clinical facilities located throughout the U.S. and some internationally. During any one rotation, students are given choices within a subset of these sites. New clinical instructors are continually being added for new and varied experiences. During clinical experiences, students have the opportunity to integrate knowledge gained from courses and refine their skills in examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, outcomes, and communication with diverse populations. Students are expected to participate in one rural experience and one out-of-state experience to facilitate an appreciation for various practice settings. 

Graduation requirements include completion of a research project and capstone portfolio. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and are eligible to take the national physical therapy licensure examination. This degree prepares students to be autonomous general practitioners equipped with the necessary tools to practice physical therapy in a dynamic health care setting. 100% of all licensed DPT graduates are employed within six months of graduation (2019-2020).

All this in a setting that allows you to enjoy the cultural aspects of a big city and the abundant outdoor adventure that Colorado has to offer! Become a leader in physical therapy at Regis University!

Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
Institution's Religious Affiliation
Jesuit Catholic
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Additional information about interviews

As a final step of the admissions process, a select number of qualified candidates will be invited to interview. While on-campus interviews on our Northwest Denver campus are recommended to maximize the candidate experience, we will continue to follow health and safety guidelines set forth by the state and accommodate requests for a limited number of virtual interviews. Both on-campus and virtual interviews will be scheduled in January 2023. 

Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Total cumulative deposit
Additional Information about Deposit
This non-refundable deposit will be applied directly toward the first semester's tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
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Incoming Class Profile
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Additional information about the class profile
Regis University is a private University. No preference is given to applicants based on residency (in-state vs. out-of-state) or religious affiliation. Applicants must have a minimum prerequisite GPA of 2.75 with a recommended minimum cumulative, anatomy and physiology, and science GPA of a 3.0 to be considered for admission. Regis University offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No