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University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, and Athletic Training
Phone+1 913.588.6799
Public
CAPTE Accredited
Program Description

KU's DPT program is nationally recognized for excellence in education and research in the field. A department of the School of Health Professions, the KU Department of Physical Therapy,  Rehabilitation Science, and Athletic Training is located on the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) campus in Kansas City, Kansas. In collaboration with The University of Kansas Health System adjacent to KUMC, students benefit from the opportunity to interact with a large number of health care professionals and leading researchers in real-world environments. 

Our DPT program is an accredited 3 year full-time graduate program designed to prepare a generalist physical therapy practitioner and to foster lifelong professional development. The program begins in late May and includes classroom, laboratory, research and clinical learning experiences. Students must complete 36 weeks of full-time clinical internships. As an Academic Health Science Center, KUMC provides ample opportunity for physical therapist students to interact with a large number of health care professionals, as well as students from other disciplines. 

Admission to the DPT program at KUMC is a competitive process. The faculty values a well-rounded applicant; one who has demonstrated their academic and cognitive abilities as well as their personal, professional, and leadership potential. Class size is restricted; we generally admit no more than 60 students in any single year.

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with the PT degree
Dual degree options offered in conjunction with KU's Doctor of Physical Therapy program include the DPT/Master of Business Administration (MBA), DPT/Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA), and DPT/PhD in Rehabilitation Science. 

Further information is available on our department website: https://www.kumc.edu/school-of-health-professions/academics/departments/physical-therapy-rehabilitation-science-and-athletic-training/academics/doctor-of-physical-therapy/dual-degree-programs.html
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
No
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$400
Additional Information about Deposit
The deposit is non-refundable but is applied to the tuition and fees of students who matriculate in the program.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2023
Cost
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
$62000
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
$124000
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
62
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
62
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
70%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
30%
Sex
% Male
32%
% Female 
68%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
6%
% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0%
% Asian
3%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
10%
% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
81%
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No