DPT in Physical Therapy

About the Program

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: accreditation@apta.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. 

Student Outcomes

The UC DPT Program graduation rate for the period of 2009-2011 is 92%.

UC DPT graduates have a 98% pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Exam for the period of 2009-2011 and the ultimate pass rate is 100%

Graduates from our program are highly sought employees and many have multiple job offers prior to graduation. All of our students 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.  

Open Houses

Prospective students interested in learning more about the DPT program are invited to attend a DPT Open House. Attendees will learn more about the program, have a chance to meet current faculty, staff and students, and participate in a tour of the facilities.