Tufts University (for Jan. 2022 Start) 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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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. Like 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, researchers, and leaders within the physical therapy profession.

Tufts DPT offers an accelerated hybrid education model. Our 2-year evidence-based curriculum gives students, from all over the country, access to an online virtual classroom. Tufts DPT uses best practices for face-to-face live class sessions, and engaging virtual active learning strategies, while the blended immersive skill training sessions on campus provide critical hands-on learning. Tufts DPT curriculum includes 67 weeks of educational curriculum spread across six academic semesters, including a service-learning project, and interprofessional educational activities with other Tufts School of Medicine programs. Tufts DPT program allows the flexibility for students to live anywhere in the country so long as they can travel to Boston for intensive hands-on clinical skills training experiences, as required. Tufts DPT clinical education curriculum offers integrated and full-time clinical experiences to maximize students market readiness. The clinical education training consists of 31-weeks of full-time clinical training in a variety of clinical settings nationwide. The clinical education can be tailored to meet the needs of students. Most students choose to go to three different clinical sites, while others select a 23-week internship option.

Our DPT program is dedicated to developing excellent healthcare professionals who demonstrate core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice 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 demands of team-oriented healthcare in the 21st century.

Program Mission:

Our program provides educational excellence to a diverse student body within a dynamic and innovative environment. We are committed to developing Doctors of Physical Therapy as professionals who live purposeful lives with a personal commitment to excellence, life-long learning, critical inquiry, and meaningful service to positively impact the human experience and societal health.

Please contact the Program 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
Due Date of First Required Deposit
04/23/2021
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
88
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
20%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
80%
Sex
% Male
37.5%
% Female 
62.5%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
5.7%
% Asian
17%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
3.4%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
57.9%
% Two or More Races 
15.9%