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Arcadia University’s hybrid Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program prepares aspiring physical therapists to become the next generation of innovative, patient-centered practitioners.

Designed by the same world-renowned faculty from the College of Health Sciences’ on-campus DPT program, Arcadia’s hybrid DPT program positions graduates to enter the field as skilled, evidence-based clinicians, who may then choose to become educators, researchers, practice owners and managers, and authors.

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)1, Arcadia’s on-campus DPT program is ranked in the top 10% of all DPT programs in the country.2

Why Arcadia’s Hybrid DPT Program?

Preparation for Licensure: Our curriculum purposefully prepares graduates to pursue licensure and sit for the National Physical Therapy Exam. Since 2016, 100% of on-campus students passed the national licensure examination with greater than 95% of students passing on their first attempt.3

Acclaimed Faculty

DPT faculty model and pursue scholarship, innovative teaching, and leadership. Faculty are recognized FAPTA associates, textbook authors, editorial board members of leading national journals, and officers of APTA specialty sections.

In-Field Preparation

With expert guidance from our faculty and affiliated clinical instructors, our hybrid blend of online courses, in-person immersions, and clinical education experiences enable students to apply classroom principles to real patients.

Program Overview


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Each course of the patient-focused curriculum is built so that students can apply the material to the patient, enabling them to develop their skills as they advance through the program.

Pursue a Fulfilling Career and Start Changing Lives

By combining the accessibility of online classes with on-campus immersions and in-person clinical education experiences, Arcadia’s hybrid DPT program enables you to learn in a highly collaborative and engaging setting while delivering valuable hands-on experience.

Connect with an Arcadia hybrid DPT program admissions counselor and find out how the hybrid model can prepare you to become a skilled, service-oriented physical therapist.

GRE and bachelor’s degree required.

Join a community of DPT scholars committed to excellence, cultural diversity, and integrity.

Request information to find out how Arcadia’s hybrid DPT program can position you to become part of an exciting and rewarding profession as a licensed physical therapist.

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1 The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Arcadia University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 215-572-2950 or email ptadmission@arcadia.edu. arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

2 U.S. News and World Report, Best Physical Therapy Schools, most recently ranked in 2016 arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

3 Arcadia University’s on-campus DPT student outcome data arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference