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Physical Therapy, DPT

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This graduate program is administered by the area of Health Sciences and Wellness  in the School of Health Sciences and Wellness .

You must complete all of the required coursework in the DPT for successful completion of the program. Program endorsement is required for registration for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) licensing examination, and verification of graduation is required for physical therapy licensure in all states.

The DPT program required coursework is 112 credits. 81 credits are associated with core instructional courses; 15 credits are associated with the Integrated Clinical Practice sequence which includes clinical lab practice in rehabilitation practices; 16 credits are associated with clinical internships (see Culminating Experiences below).

Required Courses:

Culminating experiences

Completion of two clinical internships as assigned by the Director of Clinical Education in conjunction with DPT 960  and DPT 961  are required.

You must complete a capstone project associated with DPT 991  and present the project for peer review. The capstone may be a case report, literature review/critically analyzed topic, or other project developed at the discretion of the course instructor and similar to an area of interest by a member of the DPT core faculty.

Accreditation Information

Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone: 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states. 

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. On November 22, 2021, the program submitted an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document 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.. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation. ¹

¹ CAPTE Rules of Practice and Procedure 7.8 (f) Page 51 December 2018

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