Physical therapy is an allied health profession that promotes optimal health and function through the application of scientific principles to prevent, identify, assess, correct or alleviate acute or prolonged dysfunctions.
The goal of physical therapy is to help individuals reach their maximum potential and to contribute to society while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. To practice as a registered (or licensed) physical therapist, an individual must be a graduate of an accredited program and pass a state licensure examination.
Doctor of Physical Therapy at University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org .
We encourage all prospective applicants to attend one of our DPT Open Houses where they will tour our facility, meet current DPT students and faculty, and receive additional information on our DPT program.
The UC DPT Program graduation rate for the period of 2012-2014 is 97%. The 3 year period of 2012-2014 are the most current statistics reported to CAPTE.
The class of 2016 achieved 100% initial pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE). This is the third year in a row UC DPT had 100% initial pass rate! Our three year (2014-2016) initial pass rate is 92%. The national average for this time period is 91.9%. The 3 year mean scale score of UC DPT graduates on the NPTE was 700 and the national mean scale score was 677.
Graduates from our program are highly sought employees and many have multiple job offers prior to graduation. All of our students (2014-2016) who sought employment in the field were employed within one to six months of graduation. Informal data shows that students are typically employed within one month of graduation pending their passing of the licensure examination.