University of Toledo Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
2801 West Bancroft Street 2801 W. Bancroft St. Toledo OH 43606 United States
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Program Description

The University of Toledo Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is fully accredited and spans 2.5 years which includes 36 weeks of full-time clinical education. Our DPT program mission is to prepare students to become physical therapists who are influential contributors to the ever-changing health care system.   Since 1983, we have been successful in educating students through innovative teaching and hands-on skill activities throughout the curriculum.   Our eight-semester curriculum starts in the summer and ends in the fall with the final two semesters immersed into clinical education. 

Our students excel in leadership because of the highly involved student organizations offered within our program at the University of Toledo.  Our students are engaged in leadership positions within the Student Physical Therapy Organization or the Multicultural Leadership Council.  These are student-run organizations and have received numerous awards within the university and state-wide for their leadership and service projects. Please visit our student organization website at

UToledo also has a Medical Center which includes a hospital and specialty clinics in which our students have the opportunity to engage in a variety of learning settings including acute care and comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation, and at an inpatient post-acute rehabilitation center on our health science campus. Interprofessional learning experiences include students of other health care disciplines, including occupational therapy, speech language pathology, athletic training, nursing, physician assistant, pharmacy, and medicine. They also have the benefit of working with advanced simulation technologies and clinicians and scientists who are engaged in health-related research and advanced patient care. The University of Toledo's Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center provides students the opportunity to develop their clinical, communication, and interprofessional skills in a realistic environment before engaging in clinical education. 

The UToledo DPT program faculty is comprised of professionals with extensive experience in physical therapy education, and who are accomplished clinicians and researchers. We have faculty members who are Board Certified Clinical Specialists, and who engage in clinical practice at the University of Toledo Medical Center. In addition to the core faculty, other health care professionals including physicians, nurses, and psychologists are involved in the students' physical therapy educational experience.  For more information on our faculty and program excellent outcomes, please visit our website at 

UToledo DPT students may choose to pursue educational opportunities in addition to their DPT degree. The DPT program, in collaboration with the Exercise Science graduate programs, offers a DPT/PhD track that enables students to pursue clinical (DPT) and academic (PhD) doctoral degrees in which DPT academic credit can contribute, in part, to the fulfillment of the PhD degree. The PhD degree is in Exercise Science and has an emphasis on research. Students can also choose to pursue a graduate certificate in gerontological practice while earning their DPT degree. Graduate certificate course work is completed through an online delivery system.

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Our interview process is an invitation only and is an opportunity for students to meet faculty, clinicians, and students.
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The non-refundable deposit will be used toward summer tuition during the first year of the program.  
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The Program gives preference to qualified applicants who have completed at least half of their coursework or who will earn their undergraduate degree from the University of Toledo.
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Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No