Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Blackwood/South) Doctor of Physical Therapy Program - South
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program- South Rutgers School of Health Professions 200 College Drive, Jefferson Hall Blackwood NJ 08012 United States
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Phone 2 +1 856.566.6458
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Rutgers University is pleased to announce the consolidation of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program campuses (Blackwood and Newark), to the Newark campus, effective with the class entering our DPT program in 2022.  Applicants are invited to submit their application to the Rutgers University DPT program located in Newark, NJ.  The Newark campus features a newly constructed laboratory, lecture halls, and classroom space, to accommodate the consolidation of the campuses. 

Program Description

The Rutgers DPT-South Program strives to recruit a qualified student population that reflects the diversity in our region and society. We are committed to an open and inclusive environment that is welcoming to underrepresented minority groups with the overarching goal of contributing to a Physical Therapy workforce built on the strengths of our diversity. 

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) South Program of Rutgers University is an entry-level physical therapy program designed to prepare health professionals who will function competently and creatively as members of a team of health professionals in a dynamic healthcare environment. The Program has been continuously accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1990, and is currently accredited through 2029. Rutgers University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which is a voluntary, nongovernmental, peer-based membership association dedicated to promoting standards of excellence and improvement in higher education. The Program is part of the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) School of Health Professions (SHP).

Graduates of our program are employed in a variety of educational and practice settings throughout the country. Faculty members are highly qualified and represent a broad spectrum of physical therapy practice and research and scholarly interests. The faculty includes board-certified clinical specialists in the areas of hand, orthopedic, neurologic, pediatric, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.

The DPT Program facilities are located in Blackwood, New Jersey on the campus of Camden County College. We are conveniently located one-half hour from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and one hour from the New Jersey shore. This Program is year-round and open to full-time students only. Thirty-eight weeks of full-time clinical experiences are integrated through the curriculum. 

The Doctoral Programs in Physical Therapy have a shared mission to graduate entry-level physical therapists who are engaged in contemporary practice, with faculty and students who embody the core values of the physical therapy profession and who are committed to humanistic principles through education, scholarship, service, and practice.

The Program's graduate degree curriculum builds upon liberal arts education and integrates the humanities, scientific theory, and clinical experiences to provide entry-level competence in patient care, management, health care programming, community education and service, and scientific inquiry.

Students are provided with early integrated clinical experiences and required to participate in community service. This allows students to integrate clinical reasoning and provide care for populations who are underserved.

The Program's three-year curriculum begins the in the Summer semester each year. Students complete 110 credits in this full-time program.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend at least one Program meet-and-greet or information session prior to applying to the Program.

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?
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
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Additional Information about Deposit
A non-refundable $750 deposit is required in order to secure your seat in the DPT South Program class.  This deposit will be credited to the tuition after enrollment.
Deposit Refundable?
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