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Tufts University - Boston, MA Doctor of Physical Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy School of Medicine 145 Harrison Avenue Boston MA 02111 United States
Phone+1 617.636.3504
Private
CAPTE Candidate
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  • Tufts University - Boston, MA , shared an update
    PostedThursday, September 8, 2022 at 11:00 AM
    Do you want to know what it's like to be a student in the Tufts DPT Boston hybrid program? Register for the upcoming student experience open house to hear from current first year DPT students. https://phpd.admissions.tufts.edu/portal/dpt-bos-events
    Do you want to know what it's like to be a student in the Tufts DPT Boston hybrid program? Register for the upcoming student experience open house to hear from current first year DPT students. https://phpd.admissions.tufts.edu/portal/dpt-bos-events
  • Tufts University - Boston, MA , shared an update
    PostedWednesday, July 20, 2022 at 11:31 AM
    Do you want to learn more about Tufts University's hybrid, accelerated DPT program in Boston? Join our faculty and students to learn about our program, get your questions answered, and see if our program is right for you. Click the link below to register for one of our upcoming admissions events. In the meantime, feel free to email us your admissions and program questions to DPT.Admissions@Tufts.edu https://medicine.tufts.edu/admissions-financial-aid/admission-program/doctor-physical-therapy/dpt-admissions-events
    Do you want to learn more about Tufts University's hybrid, accelerated DPT program in Boston? Join our faculty and students to learn about our program, get your questions answered, and see if our program is right for you. Click the link below to register for one of our upcoming admissions events. In the meantime, feel free to email us your admissions and program questions to DPT.Admissions@Tufts.edu https://medicine.tufts.edu/admissions-financial-aid/admission-program/doctor-physical-therapy/dpt-admissions-events
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This program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE - 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 617-636-3593 or email megan.donaldson@tufts.edu.

Program Description

Tufts University is excited to offer an innovative Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program uniquely positioned in the Tufts University School of Medicine. Similar to other Tufts School of Medicine programs, the DPT program is student-centered and focused on academic and clinical excellence. Tufts DPT faculty are nationally recognized educators, clinicians, scholars, and leaders within the physical therapy profession.

Tufts DPT Boston program offers an innovative accelerated hybrid education model starting in the summer semester annually and graduating just seven semesters later. The DPT program's curriculum is intentionally designed by our expert faculty and support from Tufts educational technologists as instructional designers, create an engaging virtual classroom to engage students in high-quality, interactive learning opportunities. Our innovative 7-semester, evidence-informed curriculum gives students access to an engaging virtual classroom from all over the country. The program uses best practices for face-to-face live class sessions, and active learning strategies, while the immersive on-campus skill labs provide critical hands-on training and feedback for learning to meet the unique needs of remote learners. Tufts DPT curriculum spans seven academic semesters and utilizes two campuses to maximize the Tufts Boston DPT student experience and use of training facilities. Our DPT program labs are located at Tufts University in Medford, MA and at the School of Medicine's Health Science Campus in Boston MA for the anatomy, clinical skills, and simulation training experiences. Tufts DPT program allows the flexibility for students to live anywhere in the country and travel to Boston for intensive hands-on clinical skills training experiences, as required. Tufts DPT clinical education curriculum consists of 31-weeks of training through three separate experiences, to provide an exposure of a variety of clinical settings, patient populations and exposure to unique clinical learning experiences nationwide. 

Our DPT program is dedicated to developing excellent, high-performing, healthcare professionals who demonstrate interprofessional collaborative practice core competencies for to serve and advance the health and well-being of an increasingly diverse population. Tufts DPT graduates will be market-ready physical therapists, demonstrating a blend of skills and perspectives necessary to meet the healthcare demands in the 21st century.

Program Mission:

Our programs prepare future professional physical therapists to positively impact societal health and improve the human experience through our commitment to excellence, inclusion, discovery, and meaningful service. Our DPT program values academic, personal, and moral growth within a safe, challenging, and responsive community. Our core values include a commitment to excellence, humanism, social responsibility, and professionalism. In alignment with the Tufts University School of Medicine, our core values guide the program's quality, student experience, and program mission. 

Please contact the Boston DPT Program's admission team directly with any questions at dpt.admissions@tufts.edu.

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
Additional information about interviews

Applicants are selected for interviews based on a holistic evaluation of their application and supporting materials. Submission of all required application material does not guarantee an interview. Applicants who are interviewed will submit recorded video responses to interview questions. 

Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
A non-refundable $500 deposit is required for graduate students. The $500 deposit will be applied towards tuition for the first semester. 
Deposit Refundable?
No
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/16/2023
Cost
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
$126660
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
$126660
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
100
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
90
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
24%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
76%
Sex
% Male
31.2%
% Female 
68.8%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
9.2%
% Asian
6.9%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
11.5%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
65.5%
% Two or More Races 
6.9%
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No