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Sacred Heart University Doctor of Physical Therapy
Office of Graduate Admissions 5151 Park Avenue Fairfield CT 06825 United States
Phone+1 203.365.4735
Private
CAPTE Accredited

This page is intended for current college students and graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information about the freshman-entry program.

Program Description

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) curriculum at Sacred Heart University emphasizes clinical decision-making, self-directed learning, and hands-on, real-world experience. Students graduate with the skills, knowledge, and experience needed for a successful career. The DPT is a professional educational program leading to a clinical doctorate as the entry-level degree for professional practice. The program is three years in length, including eight to 10 weeks of full-time clinical work in each of the summers between the first and second years.

The DPT curriculum is organized around carefully designed patient or professional practice problems that students study, discuss, and research in small groups. As a result, students graduate with the experience, confidence, and communication skills needed for a successful career. 

Graduates have a 100% ultimate pass rate on the national PT licensure exam (NPTE).

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Institution's Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about interviews

Academically qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. The interview sessions consist of an introduction to the program, a group interview, a personal interview with a faculty member, and a tour/informal Q&A with a few of our current students.

Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$1000
Additional Information about Deposit
The deposit is applied directly to the first semester tuition and is non-refundable.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
12/01/2022
Cost
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
$121000
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
$121000
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
72
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
81
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
32%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
68%
Sex
% Male
21%
% Female 
79%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
13%
% Asian
8%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
6%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
79%
% Declining to State 
6%
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No