University of Lynchburg Doctor of Physical Therapy
300 Monticello Avenue University of Lynchburg Lynchburg VA 24501 United States
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Program Description

The University of Lynchburg Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is designed to meet the needs of the community by graduating entry-level physical therapists capable of providing services across all practice settings and age groups. The faculty are committed to an evidence based curriculum that emphasizes the foundational sciences, clinical sciences, leadership, and advocacy.

The DPT program is housed in the University of Lynchburg Graduate Health Sciences Building. The building has 37,000 square feet of space dedicated to physical therapy and physician assistant education. All didactic courses are taught in the Graduate Health Sciences Building providing onsite access to study and recreational areas. Faculty offices are also located in the Graduate Health Sciences Building, thereby promoting close working relationship between students and faculty.

Clinical education experiences are placed throughout the curriculum to allow students to practice and incorporate information learned through didactic instruction and to further develop the skills necessary to become an efficient and effective practitioner. The clinical aspect of the curriculum integrates a total of 40 weeks of clinical practice in various patient/client settings.

The entire curriculum has been designed with the learner in mind, with each course carefully designed to accomplish the mission of the DPT program: to educate entry-level physical therapists to assume the role of health care practitioner through the provision of ethical, competent, evidence-based practice in a variety of clinical settings; and to promote active participation and effective leadership in all aspects of professional life.

The DPT program at the University of Lynchburg, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. A person qualified for the DPT program is one who has met academic standards and is able to meet the essential functions of a physical therapist.

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?
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Total cumulative deposit
Additional Information about Deposit
$500 will be applied toward tuition of your first academic session and $500 will serve as a contingency deposit for the duration of your enrollment at the University of Lynchburg. The contingency deposit will remain on your account during the duration of enrollment and may not be used for any other purpose. The remaining amount will be refunded after graduation after any remaining balances have been paid.

Deposit Refundable?
Additional Information about Refunds
Additional refund schedule information upon acceptance to the program. 
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
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% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S/non-Canadian) students
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Additional information about the class profile
The DPT program accepts applicants from any regionally accredited school. In addition, the DPT program has articulation agreements with University of Lynchburg, Hampden-Sydney College, Randolph College, Roanoke College, Liberty University, Salem College, and Sweet Briar College.
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No