University of Dayton Physical Therapy
University of Dayton Department of Physical Therapy 300 College Park Dayton OH 45469-2925 United States
Phone+1 937.229.5611
Phone 2 +1 937.229.5600
Program Description
At the University of Dayton’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program, you will graduate as a knowledgeable, reflective and service-oriented practitioner. You will also be equipped with the education and leadership skills needed for the future. You will grow personally and professionally as you develop your skills in critical thinking, lifelong learning and ethical decision-making as you test your ability to render independent judgments concerning the needs of the patient and community using the latest in evidence-based practice.

Our three-year (eight-semester) program is fully accredited by the Ohio Board of Regents and the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic research university committed, in the Marianist tradition, to educating the whole person and linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service. Our innovative program combines classroom and hands-on training from day one that will prepare you to meet the demands of a rapidly changing health care system.

Program highlights include:
• Four integrated clinical rotations (39 weeks total) of full-time clinical training.
• Unique small group problem-based learning (PBL) focusing on real patient cases.
• Hands-on clinical research and service learning.
• Independent study and practice electives in your area of interest.
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
Catholic and Marianist
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Additional information about interviews
On campus interviews are required for admission to the program and are invitation only. Interviews typically begin in November and continue into December.
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Total cumulative deposit
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposit must be made electronically and is non-refundable.  Accepted applicants will be provided with instructions for making the required deposit.  Deposit is applied to first semester tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
Additional Information about Refunds
Deposit is non-refundable.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
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