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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) 

Career Opportunities

UC’s DPT program provides ​you with the education ​you need to sit for the board licensing exam. Once ​you graduate and pass the board exam, and any state laws and rules exam that is required, you are eligible to work as a licensed Physical Therapist.

Physical therapists practice in a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, and private offices that have specially equipped facilities. They provide care to people of all ages who have functional problems, including but not limited to:

  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Conditions (heart attack, cystic fibrosis, bypass surgery)
  • Integumentary Conditions (wounds, burns)
  • Neurological Conditions (cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, stroke)
  • Orthopedic Conditions (sprains, fractures, sports injuries, amputations, back and neck pain). 
  • The Surgeon General recently urged physicians to battle against opioid addiction. Physical therapy is recommended as a first-line approach.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of physical therapists is expected to grow by 36 percent from 2012 to 2022, and believes that job opportunities for licensed PT's will be good in all practice settings. Forbes ranked physical therapists as having 1 of “The Ten Happiest Jobs,” according to articles published in 2013.  

 

Physical Therapy student instructs patient through an exercise.

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Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
3202 Eden Avenue
PO Box 670394
French East Building
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394
Phone: 513-558-7477
Fax: 513-558-7474
Email: rehabsci@ucmail.uc.edu

 

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