Sacred Heart University Doctor of Physical Therapy
Office of Graduate Admissions 5151 Park Avenue Fairfield CT 06825 United States
Phone+1 203.365.4735
CAPTE Accredited
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    We will be flexible with our observation requirement given the restrictions facilities are placing on volunteers! Application deadline is October 15th!

    We will be flexible with our observation requirement given the restrictions facilities are placing on volunteers! Application deadline is October 15th!

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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).

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
Roman Catholic
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
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.

Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Total cumulative deposit
Additional Information about Deposit
The deposit is applied directly to the first semester tuition and is non-refundable.
Deposit Refundable?
Due Date of First Required Deposit
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
% Male
% Female 
% Asian
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
% Declining to State 
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No