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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
"This page is intended for college transfer students and graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information about the guaranteed freshman-entry program. Do not apply using PTCAS."
Welcome to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine - Knoxville site (LMU-DCOM Knoxville). As you explore our website at www.lmunet.edu/dpt , you will find a thoughtfully organized curriculum designed to integrate traditional didactic educational content with contemporary clinical experiences that emphasize the importance of evidence-based and patient-centered care. Our program is unique in that it is housed on a campus with programs from the following health care professions: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Physician Assistant with Surgical Focus, and Doctor of Occupational Therapy. We are committed to providing students with an interprofessional education that will prepare them to excel in a dynamic healthcare environment. We invite you to visit our campus, ask questions, and learn more about our program. We encourage you to consider pursuing your education at Lincoln Memorial University and we look forward to helping you achieve your professional goals. Please do not hesitate to contact us at DPTKnoxville@LMUnet.edu with any questions.
Program Mission: The mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is to advance physical therapy practice using best evidence and interprofessional educational opportunities that engage and support students in their development into knowledgeable, skilled, reflective, and collaborative practitioners. These characteristics will reflect the values and principles of contemporary health care with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life of all communities, holding a deep commitment to the vast Appalachian region.
Interview offers will be made on a rolling basis as applications are VERIFIED by PTCAS. Please remember that verification by PTCAS is an additional step after submission of an application. We encourage students to be proactive and submit materials early to ensure ample time for PTCAS verification. Only applications verified by the December 1st date will be reviewed and considered.
Applicants granted acceptance into the DPT program for the incoming class are required to pay a non-refundable $500.00 reservation fee to secure their seat. The reservation fee will be applied to the cost of tuition once the applicant matriculates into the program.
Program gives preference to applicants who previously attended or are current students at Lincoln Memorial University.