University of the Pacific Department of Physical Therapy
Department of Physical Therapy 3601 Pacific Avenue Stockton CA 95211 United States
1851 500 to 3000
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Program Description
Pacific's Doctor of Physical Therapy program consists of 25 months of classroom, laboratory, and clinical learning. A new class enters each fall. The program has nine full-time academic faculty members and nearly 20 physical therapists, physicians and other health care professionals from the community actively engaged in the on-campus learning experiences. The mission of Pacific's physical therapy program is to prepare lifelong learners who are skilled, reflective, autonomous practitioners. The program is committed to furthering the body of knowledge of physical therapy and providing leadership within the profession advocating for optimal health, wellness and performance for all members of society. We accomplish this through a concise program of study emphasizing evidence-based reasoning and creative skills grounded in the basic and clinical sciences.

Our academic program is enhanced by a wide variety of innovative clinical experiences and involvement in professional societies. Excellence in classroom teaching is emphasized for faculty. Students generally spend approximately 30 hours each week in lecture or laboratory classes with a minimum of two faculty in each laboratory session. All students enroll in each course. There are elective courses in the latter portion of the curriculum to allow students to explore selected areas of their own interest in physical therapy in more depth. Students graduate following the completion of the sixth trimester. The final two trimesters include 26 weeks of full-time clinical internships, for a total of 30 weeks full-time clinical education.
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
Accepted applicants must submit the deposit within 2 weeks of the date of their acceptance letter.
Deposit Refundable?
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
Due Date of First Required Deposit
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
% of students from IN-STATE
% of students from OUT-OF-STATE
Additional information about the class profile
Through its competitive admissions process, the program strives to assemble a diverse student body representative of our society.
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution Yes
Minority-Serving Institution
Asian America and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI)
Employees500 to 3000