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Tufts University - Phoenix, AZ Doctor of Physical Therapy
Phoenix AZ United States
Phone+1 617.636.3880
CAPTE Candidate
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  • PostedMonday, August 29, 2022 at 12:50 PM
    We have a virtual Open House happening this week! This Wednesday, August 31st, come hear about Tufts DPT-Phoenix, and our approach to delivering an excellent DPT education in a hybrid, accelerated model. Our faculty and staff would love to meet you - you can register here:
    We have a virtual Open House happening this week! This Wednesday, August 31st, come hear about Tufts DPT-Phoenix, and our approach to delivering an excellent DPT education in a hybrid, accelerated model. Our faculty and staff would love to meet you - you can register here:

Per CAPTE: 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: 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.

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. This DPT program is offered in Phoenix, AZ.

Tufts DPT offers an accelerated hybrid education model, and our 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. 

The Tufts DPT-Phoenix curriculum is spread across seven academic semesters, beginning in June and graduating students 27 months later. The curriculum includes 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 Phoenix 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. 

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 an excellent education to a diverse student body within a dynamic and innovative environment. We are committed to developing Doctors of Physical Therapy professionals who live purposeful lives with a personal commitment to excellence, life-long learning, critical inquiry, and meaningful service who positively impact the human experience and societal health. Both of our DPT programs value academic, personal, and moral growth within a safe, challenging, and responsive community. In alignment with the Tufts University School of Medicine, the DPT program core values guide the program's quality, student experience, and program mission. These values include a commitment to excellence, humanism, social responsibility, and professionalism.

Please contact with any questions.

Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Additional information about interviews

Applicants who are selected to complete an interview will be contacted directly by an Admissions Counselor with further instructions. All interviews will be conducted remotely using a web-based video platform. Applicants will video-record and upload their responses to interview questions in real-time for review by the DPT Admissions Committee.

Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Total cumulative deposit
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?
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
Due Date of First Required Deposit
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
Additional information about the class profile
Tufts DPT program in Phoenix, AZ enrolled their inaugural class in June 2022. Since this is the first year of the program, class profile data was not available at the time of this directory page creation. 
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No