Per CAPTE: "This program has begun the process toward accreditation by submitting an Application for Candidacy. A review of the Application for Candidacy is scheduled and a determination on candidacy is anticipated prior to their stated matriculation date. Submission of an Application for Candidacy does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved."
Should the program not obtain Candidate for Accreditation status and not be eligible to admit students, applicants to the program will not be refunded the PTCAS application fee paid to apply to the program.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is a joint Oregon Tech and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) program that boasts brand new, state-of-the-art labs, 4 national and regional clinical rotations, and a service-learning capstone. This program will provide a comprehensive entry-level and post-baccalaureate DPT education, with the unique focus of preparing high quality graduates with the skills to become practitioners of choice and leaders in rural physical therapy practice. The DPT program will ensure graduates develop competence in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with health or medical conditions that may affect movement and mobility.
Graduates will complete all eligibility requirements to sit for the state licensure exam and will be prepared for employment as autonomous practitioners in a variety of clinical settings. As led by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), graduates will be encouraged to pursue advanced learning and mentorship opportunities, including but not limited to: residency & fellowship, ABPTS specialist certification, post-professional degree, leadership development, credentialed clinical instructor program, and advanced proficiency pathways.
Clinical training sites throughout Southern Oregon and in other rural communities have been identified, serving the essential critical function for preparing practitioners for the exciting generalist roles required in serving rural health communities. In addition, we seek to provide an important linkage between students on rotations, clinical and core faculty given the joint program with Oregon Tech and OHSU. Oregon???s academic medical center, OHSU, provides experiences across a range of clinical settings including high complexity acute care and ICU, pediatrics, and outpatient rehab across a range of specialty areas.
What sets DPT at Oregon Tech apart?
Our founding director, Dr. Marc Campolo joins Oregon Tech/OHSU after serving as Dean of the College of Health Professions at South University in Savannah, Georgia. Preceding his position at South University, Dr. Campolo spent a decade at Samson College of Health Sciences in Pennsylvania, where he worked primarily in the Department of Physical Therapy and was integral in getting the College???s Doctor of Physical Therapy program fully accredited. In the Department of Physical Therapy, he served as associate dean of inter-professional education, department chair, and associate professor with tenure, and co-director at USciences Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic. Before this, he held chair and faculty positions at Seton Hall University in New Jersey
Interviews are extended to a select group of competitive applicants and will be conducted in January on campus in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
The deposit acts as your confirmation that you will be attending Oregon Tech in the upcoming year, and holds your spot in the incoming class. The deposit is applied to your first term tuition and is not an additional fee.
Students will need to make their deposit no more than 3 weeks after an offer of admission is made.