University of the Pacific Department of Physical Therapy
Department of Physical Therapy 3601 Pacific Avenue Stockton CA 95211 United States
Phone+1 209.946.2526
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.
General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
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?
Yes
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$600
Additional Information about Deposit
Accepted applicants must submit the deposit within 2 weeks of the date of their acceptance letter.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2021
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
36
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
36
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
90%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
9%
% of CANADIAN applicants accepted
1%
Additional information about the class profile
Through its competitive admissions process, the program strives to assemble a diverse student body representative of our society.
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